MasterChef Junior is at its top 4 and that means it is time for an epic challenge and a fun tag team competition with some WWE stars.
Each of the junior chefs was paired with one of the WWE stars, with each chef tagging in to cook a portion of the dish (technically dishes). And what did they have to cook? Finger foods of course (next level appetizers). With only 60 minutes to make the dishes, it is the junior chefs starting things and the wrestlers coming in next.
Speaking of teams, the break down was The Miz being paired with Ivy, Molly getting Dolph as her teammate, Liya got Natalya, and finally Grayson was paired with Ember.
On the sidelines, the WWE chefs started out as cheerleaders for their junior chefs. And with five finger foods to create, there is a lot of work that needs to be done. Right away, it is clear that our WWE stars are not comfortable taking on the kitchen, and after 15 minutes on the sidelines, they are tagged in to take over from our MasterChef Junior cheftestants.
The WWE infiltrates the MasterChef Junior kitchen for a tag team competition
From the sidelines, the young chefs immediately take over telling their WWE partners what to do next to get their dishes created. This was definitely a stressful time in the kitchen, as the wrestlers didn’t know what to do and at one point, Natalya dropped a pan with her teams popovers on them (luckily three stayed on the pan).
The junior chefs tagged back in with 20 minutes to go. And this meant that they had to get as much done in 10 minutes as possible because for the last 10 minutes it was all about the WWE stars getting things plated. It was pure chaos and it was amazing!
Honestly, these teams were amazing and it was so much fun watching the junior chefs bossing the WWE stars around from the sidelines. And even at the judging table it was fun watching Molly as Dolph what he did or The Miz trying to convince everyone his over salted lobster rolls were perfect.
So which team won the tag team challenge? In the end, the winners were Liya and Natalya! And that means Liya and her family get a trip to WrestleMania.
And that was just the beginning. It is time for the last elimination challenge and it will definitely be the hardest one yet.
In order to get into the top three, our MasterChef Junior chefs have to cook a Gordon Ramsay dish at the same time as he is cooking it. They have to be perfectly in sync with the chef and create a dish just as delicious as his.
So what are they making? Truffled Egg Yolk Ravioli!
Once Gordon Ramsay finishes his ravioli, they have 60 seconds to finish theirs.
Things started off strong, but it seemed like the efforts to keep up were definitely a challenge at different points. And of course, a broken egg yolk for Grayson led to him having to start over on the filling of one of his ravioli too, which was certainly a setback he didn’t need.
It was an amazing cook for each of the chefs. And at this point, it truly feels like these junior chefs matched Gordon Ramsay step by step, in a way that even adults have struggled to do.
For Molly, the visuals were not great as she ran out of time in the end, but she had a perfect egg yolk and good seasoning, although the pasta was raw. For Grayson, the visuals were great as Ramsay said it had finesse, and the dish was good all around so he did great once again. Next we had Liya, who had a good visual dish and a win on her egg yolk, and who ultimately received good comments on the flavors, but did have a complaint about her pasta. Finally we have Ivy, who was lacking a few mushrooms on her dish, but who had great comments on her yolk and pasta, with only one or two criticisms.
In the end, it was clearly a tough challenge for our junior chefs, but one they were amazing at. And it was so emotional seeing someone get sent home after doing so well. But unfortunately, it was Molly who did not make the top three.
This means that our semifinalists are Ivy, Liya, and Grayson.