It came so quickly, but here we are for the finale of MasterChef Junior season three! It’s 12-year-old Nathan, self-proclaimed superman of the sauté pan, facing off against 11-year-old Andrew.
They have just 90 minutes to cook the best three course meal of their young lives– an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. They must accomplish this task in front of their families, friends, and former competitors, then serve to Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich (for the last time on this show, wahh!), and Graham Elliot.
Former competitor Quincy calls this match up between “the quiet mouse in the corner and the big lion.” I agree with this– these two are so different in personality and food! I’m still stuck on Andrew thinking dessert is useless, while Nathan’s desserts have blown the judges away! Andrew is cooking Tuscan-style and Nathan is cooking traditional French-style.
Here is what Nathan cooks:
Here is what Andrew cooks:
The judges assess the meals they’ve just eaten and as usual, have the young home cooks switch places with them as they make the announcement. The winner of MasterChef Junior is, starts Gordon, then leaves a long pause…
Congratulations, Nathan! I was cheering you on!
I loved watching this dark horse get more vocal and rise to the top of the pack. And his menu? I’d totally want to eat that! Are you as happy as I am with our next MasterChef Junior?