Season 3 begins with the introduction of 19 new cooks, who tackle their first mystery-box challenge by making a dish with only the ingredients they are given. The winner gets to pick the pasta the other contestants will prepare for the judges.
The junior chefs take part in a sweet competition as they battle it out to see who can top all of their pies with whipped meringue first.
Twelve cooks remain for a mystery-box challenge using ingredients that get better with age. Later, the contestants work with the most dangerous protein in the show's history.
A pantry hunt pits the winners from the previous challenge against one another to match the most ingredients in the time allotted. Later, the 10 remaining contestants team up in pairs to complete an elaborate sushi dish.
In the next mystery box challenge, the eight remaining junior home cooks will create unique banana dishes. The junior home cook who most impresses the judges will win a significant advantage in the next elimination challenge. Later, special guest and Gordon Ramsay's daughter, Matilda Ramsay, will introduce the home cooks to their next elimination challenge dish, a Ramsay family favorite, Salmon en Croute.
In one of the toughest challenges of the season, the six remaining junior home cooks face the restaurant takeover challenge. The contestants will split into two teams and take over a real Los Angeles restaurant. Find out which team is victorious and who will advance to the Top 4.
The competition heats up as the 4 remaining junior home cooks must prepare 20 crème brulees. The home cook who successfully brulees the most cremes in the allotted time will earn a significant advantage in the next elimination challenge. Next, the junior home cooks will have to each make a complex raspberry dessert dish. The two contestants who impress the judges the most will earn their spot in the finale and be one step closer to the title.
In the exciting season finale, the two finalists will compete head-to-head and prepare the most important menu of their young lives. Find out which talented junior home cook will earn the MASTERCHEF trophy and a 0,000 prize.