Chopped Teen Tournament, Season 3: Battle Rounds in Review

Relive top moments from the Chopped Teen Tournament and find out which young chefs made it to the finale.

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Four Finalists Fighting for the Win

Part 4 winner Eliana, Part 3 winner Gabriel, Part 2 winner Lyanna and Part 1 winner Kamryn have returned for one last battle in the Chopped kitchen. On the line are the title of Chopped Teen Champion and $25,000 in prize money. Only one can win. Click through to find out who.

Hatching a New Game Plan

"I'm going to bring my A game," says uber-Chopped fan Kamryn, deciding to turn the merguez sausage and mussels from the appetizer basket into a crostini. "My dish is coming along pretty well until I burn the bread," she says after a momentary misstep. She decides to switch her entire dish to a salad. "I think the merguez sausage is a little bit lost," Scott says of her dish.

Cooking for a Repeat Success

"I definitely want to do something from scratch again," says Eliana, who made tortillas in her last round; this time she's making Filipino egg roll wrappers called "lumpia." For the filling she sautes the cipollini onions from the basket, along with the sausage and mussels, but she doesn't seal the ends, and her filling comes out in the fryer. The judges can't get over how delicious it is, but Amanda points out that hers has very little filling.

Hard Lessons Learned

"So did you learn anything from the last competition?" Scott asks Gabriel. "I can't forget the onions," he replies. "I didn't mean to scare you," says Scott, apologizing for his raw onion rant last round. Ted lightens the mood, saying, "It scared me too." Upon sampling Gabriel's dish, Geoffrey finds Gabriel's salad wilted under his sausage and mussel saute. Unfortunately Gabriel's chopped at the end of the round.

Spiced-Up Sales Plan

"I created my first spice blend when I was 8 years old," says Eliana, who has decided to feature spices heavily in her entree, just as she did in her last battle. She immediately starts processing the dried crab with oregano, paprika and garlic powder for a rub to go on the prime rib in the basket. "That spice mixture is really good," Scott tells her. Eliana reveals that she'd like to start her own spice line, and she thinks the blend she created could be a good start.

Risking a Change of Direction

"I want the judges to understand I'm not just the lemon-garlic-shallot girl," says Kamryn, deciding on a Japanese direction for all her components, even a tempura-battered okra. She creates what she calls a hibachi-like sauce using the dried crabs and the funnel cakes from the basket. Eliana turns out unsuccessfully fried okra, but the judges love Kamryn's. Scott compliments Kamryn on the flavor of her sauce, but Geoffrey disagrees. "I liked the way you cooked the steak; I don't like the sauce," he says.

A Taste of Going Home

"Since I work in an Italian kitchen, I don't get to use much of my culture in my dishes," says Lyanna, inspired to take the ingredients in a Caribbean direction. She makes a callaloo-style sauce out of the okra and dried crab in the basket. The judges love the marinade on her steak, but Geoffrey finds her callaloo mucus-like because of the okra having been pureed. Lyanna's chopped for a dish with a great concept but not a successful execution.

Reducing the Heat in the Kitchen

"A few nights ago, I had a dream that mango was in the dessert basket and that I was going to make mango float," says Eliana, who is overjoyed to see the fruit in the dessert round. The basket's graham crackers and cream cheese also fit into her recipe plan. "The best thing about this dessert is that there's no heat involved," she explains, layering her flavored cream with graham cracker crumbs and mangoes.

Last-Minute Save

"I'm using the gelatin kind of like a binding agent," Kamryn explains of her use of the gelatin fishbowl in her mango fritters. As time counts down, and Ted announces the five-minute mark, the judges remind the teens to make sure they've used all four ingredients. Kamryn realizes she hasn't yet used the graham crackers, so she whips together a quick crumble, refusing to give up to the pressures.

Dreams Can Come True

"I love the idea of the play [of textures]," Geoffrey says about Kamryn's dessert. But Amanda says she thinks Kamryn's fritters could have used more sugar, which Kamryn thought wasn't going to be an issue this dessert round like it was last time. "I dreamed that I won the last episode, and then I did win it," Eliana reveals to the judges. "I hope you didn't dream you won this one," adds Kamryn, leaving everyone laughing. Amanda calls Eliana's dessert "textbook." And Scott tells her, "You figured out the basket."

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Meet the New Chopped Teen Champion

After considering all rounds, the judges decide to chop Kamryn. "You did amazing this entire tournament," Scott tells her, explaining that she was just outcooked by Eliana. Ted announces that Eliana is the new Chopped Teen Champion and winner of the $25,000. "It is all yours," he tells her. "I've wanted this for such a long time; it's pretty amazing," she says, nearly speechless. Considering her sense of accomplishment, she says, "No matter what your age is, if you can dream it, then you can achieve it."

Battle 4 for One Final Spot

Eliana, Jonas, Shawna and Jeffrey are competing in the fourth and final preliminary battle of the five-part Teen Tournament for a chance to land the last spot in the finale. There the last teen standing will walk away with $25,000. See how the young cooks competed, and find out which one earned the final spot.

Impressive Kitchen Moves

"What can I say, I'm an overachiever," says Eliana, after she sees Scott is just flabbergasted at the sight of her making tortillas from scratch. She decides the appetizer ingredients of rabbit in a can and porcini mushrooms make the perfect tostada topping. Unfortunately her tortillas start to crumble. "Maybe this is a bad idea," she says, but she powers through. "I've never seen anybody in here make a tortilla like that," Alex tells her.

Texture vs. Flavor

"With rabbit and porcini, I think it's an insanely sophisticated choice from the pantry," Alex says of Jonas' decision for his salad-and-sandwich combo. When Shawna sees her competitors' results, she worries her salad "looks like mush," she says, because she's wilted the arugula too much. It's exactly the comment she hears, whereas Jonas' only negative feedback is that his flavors are too sweet, Amanda points out.

Trained to Be the Dark Chef

"I feel at home in chaos," says Jeffrey, used to having limited space in a large family. And his secret to dealing with the stress of working in professional restaurants is getting in the zone, like Batman. He turns the basket ingredients into a spicy soup with toast made from the Linzer cookies. But the judges find it too spicy, and Scott calls the texture of the rabbit unpalatable. Jeffrey is chopped.

Risking It for the Reward

"I knew the first thing everyone was going to do was to grill it," says Shawna of the bison skirt steak in the entree basket. Looking at the other ingredients, snap peas, guanciale and chocolate-covered potato chips, she says, "I want to do something crazy." She decides to stuff the entire basket into individual roulades that she deep-fries. "I have mad respect for what you did," Alex tells Shawna of her success.

Overspiced and Outplayed

"This is a perfect opportunity to create one of my spice blends," says Eliana, deciding to bring her spice arsenal this round. And Jonas goes in a Korean BBQ direction, using the potato chips in a marinade. The judges, however, find fault with both of the young chefs' use of spices. Luckily for Eliana, the judges love her side dish enough that she makes it into the next round, but Jonas does not.

Nervous on the Sidelines

"Make sure you're cooking everything," Alex hollers at the competitors, namely Shawna, who still hasn't cooked her meat. "You should be plating," Amanda yells," holding her head in her hands. She lets out a nervous squeal as she, Alex and Scott nervously watch the teens plate up until the last moment. "So this is what it's like to be a parent," Alex says as the judges take a sigh of relief.

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Dessert Determination

"I'm super surprised to be here," says Shawna, who after hearing Alex's comments feels like she can do dessert, despite it not being her strong suit. She turns the bee sting cake and sparkling cider from the basket into a pound cake batter. Once it has baked, she cuts the cake into dainty rounds that she fills with a cream filling and grapes, finishing her plating with a raspberry coulis.

Risky Bread Pudding

"Right now it could be either of us," says Eliana of herself and her competitor. She decides to repurpose the cake as a bread pudding, which also includes the seedless red grapes. "[It] could really turn into mush," Alex says, worried about Eliana's dish. But Eliana's more concerned about pulverizing the building block candies, which won't break down. Luckily there's enough powder in the bottom of the food processor bowl to sweeten her whipped cream.

Impressive and Surprising Results

"You know I don't like bread pudding, right," Alex says after tasting Eliana's dessert. "This is delicious," Alex adds, impressed at how Eliana combined the ingredients. Scott just calls it "awesome." Amanda's one critique is that the flavor of the cider is undetectable. After seeing Shawna's dessert, Amanda calls it "probably the smallest dessert we've ever had," but she does appreciate the French macaron inspiration.

The Battle 4 Teen Champion

"We want to commend you on the tremendous amount of risk that you took in all the cooking that you did," Alex tells Shawna after she is chopped, explaining that her mushy appetizer and her undersized and overly sweet dessert got her chopped. Ted names Eliana the champion of the round, which means she earns the last spot in the tournament's finale. "I definitely want to wear the red coat," she says. "It would feel incredible to say that I am a Chopped Champion."

Rushing Into Battle 3

Remmi, Gabriel, Brittany and Mukanjo are competing in the third battle of the five-part Teen Tournament for a chance to land a spot in the finale, where the last teen standing will walk away with $25,000. See how the young cooks competed, and find out which one earned that coveted spot in the last battle.

Sacrifice but No Reward

"I came here to win the whole tournament," says Gabriel, upset with himself after cutting his finger while chopping bell peppers. "What if I'm immediately chopped?" he says. Once he's bandaged, he rushes back in. Unfortunately the judges' comments on the peppers are negative: "They don't really serve a purpose," Scott says. Aarón wishes Gabriel would have roasted, grilled or pickled them.

Overreaching, Underdelivering

"I have to make sure I stand out, out of all of them," says Mukanjo, comparing himself to his competitors. He decides spices are the way to go, so he seasons the basket's Korean short ribs with turmeric and smoked paprika, but he makes the novice mistake of adding the ribs to a cold pan. "You'll develop a lot more flavor if you just had a really hot pan," Scott advises him.

Funky Flavoring

Remmi decides to combine the apple green tea cooler and the Gorgonzola dolce, both from the basket, in a sauce to which she also adds milk, apricot jam and cinnamon. "My sauce looked really weird, but, like, a good weird," she says of the consistency. Unfortunately not all of the judges find it that appealing. "They're a little bit of a clash," Scott says of the flavors.

Opinions Without Filters

"That is probably the worst cheese I have ever tasted in my life," says Brittany after sampling the Gorgonzola dolce. "It tastes like crap," she adds. But she ends up whipping it with sour cream and spreading it onto the Korean short ribs. She decides to make a roux-based sauce to serve with her dish, but it comes out too starchy, and she's chopped for it.

Laying Down the Critiques

"Criticism is really hard," says Gabriel after getting through to the entree round. "But it's really important to listen to the judges because it helps me become a better cook," he adds. With the skate wing in the entree basket, he decides to do a tempura batter. But serving it with a salad featuring raw red onions draws Scott's wrath. "I hate to be this guy," Scott sighs. "These onions are horrible."

A Cluttered Mind, a Cluttered Station

"Remmi is talking to herself," Scott points out to his fellow judges. "I do that a lot," Remmi interjects. "These Remmis in my head ... they're my best buds up there," she adds. With no idea what to do with the basket's rainbow pasta, Remmi chops it up and adds it to her sauteing bok choy, another basket item. As time runs out, she has no choice but to plate in her arms, as there's no clear counter.

Outsmoking the Competition

"I feel like I still know a little bit more than they do," says Mukanjo of going up against Remmi and Gabriel in the entree round. But once his sauteing skate flakes apart, he has to switch to grilling the fish, which doesn't work out better. Maneet finds it has "a burnt aftertaste." Scott does compliment him for his talent at creating flavors, but it's not enough to save Mukanjo from the chopping block.

Differences in Expectations

"There's no better thing to do right now than deep-fry it," says Scott of the prepared pate a choux in the dessert basket. But since Remmi is health-conscious, she decides to use the food processor to turn it into a tart dough, filling each crust with the cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinegar, both from the basket. But Scott gets frustrated seeing that she keeps opening the oven to check on them.

Adapting to the Heat of the Moment

With just 10 minutes left, Gabriel starts on an ice cream mixture incorporating the basket's chocolate milk. But while he's loading the machine, he senses his bread puddings might be burning in the oven. "I have to figure out a way to save this bread pudding," he says, deciding to add some of the leftover custard to the ramekins. "Nothing will stop me, not even the basket ingredients," he says, forging ahead.

Critiques Accompanied by Drumrolls

After presenting his dessert, Gabriel's surprised by Scott's comment. "Do yourself a favor: Never make it again," Scott says, adding, after a dramatic pause, "because it's never going to be as good as this." However, not all of the feedback is positive, as Maneet finds the texture of the bread pudding unappealing. Despite all the glowing comments on Remmi's tarts, Aarón points out that "the dough is raw."

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The Battle 3 Teen Champion

"We love your energy, your point of view on food," Scotts tells Remmi, complimenting her performance after she's chopped, but he points out that her baking the pate a choux "was the wrong approach." Gabriel is named the champion of the round, which means he's succeeded in landing the third spot in the finale. "I'm so excited for the next round," Gabriel says. "I'm really, really proud of myself."

Teens Head Into Battle 2

Nathan, Samantha, Tommy and Lyanna are competing in the second battle of the five-part Teen Tournament in order to earn a spot in the grand finale. There the winner will walk away with $25,000. Find out how the teens competed, and see who earned a spot to cook in the last battle.

Frozen from Stage Fright

"Samantha is literally standing there frozen," says Scott as she stares at her appetizer basket of saucisson en croute, quinoa, white harissa and seaweed salad. "You've got to start moving," he yells over to her. Having trouble making a decision, she starts cooking the quinoa and heads to the refrigerator to see what she can find. "I don't know how all of these things are going to come together," she says.

Confident Despite a Setback

"I think it's going to cook the same as couscous," says Nathan of the quinoa, pouring hot water over it and letting it steep. Deciding his dish needs a sauce, he starts chopping an onion, but then he cuts himself. But with less than two minutes left, he doesn't have time to make a sauce. "I'm very disappointed," he says, but he's confident his dish will still be good. "The food that I make is normally fantastic."

Presentation Almost Perfect

"I'm about to show the judges what I can do," says Lyanna, focusing on her presentation. She uses a ring mold to plate her quinoa and seaweed, which she tops with her sausage-and-pepper stir-fry. Aarón calls her presentation "very buttoned-up," but Marc points out that the quinoa is overportioned. And Scott feels her "three different layers ... are not necessarily integrated."

Questionable Quinoa

"I think this dish was a product of fear, determination and instincts," says Samantha. Aarón thinks her quinoa cooked perfectly, but Marc advises her to "come up with an idea when that basket opens up" instead of wasting time thinking. Samantha blames it on nerves. Conversely, Aarón believes Nathan's quinoa is undercooked, pointing out the technique Nathan used works only on couscous. Nathan is chopped.

Pleasing the Pasta Expert

"This time my strategy is to take a little bit less time planning," Samantha says, going into the entree round. Instead of melting down the lemon candies in the basket, she grinds them using the mortar and pestle, and she plans to use them as a flavoring for her seafood linguine. "I want to cook pasta very carefully," says Samantha, especially because Scott is watching.

Ingredient Judiciousness

"The shrimp cocktail is throwing me a little bit," Tommy says of the basket ingredient. Deciding he doesn't want to use two proteins, he chooses just to use the squid from the basket and the cocktail sauce, not the shrimp. Also making pasta, Tommy cooks it late in the round, but then he doesn't have time to toss it in his sauce. "I know Scott's going to call me out on it," he says.

Taking a Different Direction

Knowing that both of her competitors are cooking pasta, Lyanna decides to use a spiralizer on the basket's kusa squash to turn it into pasta-like ribbons, which she blanches. Worried that the lemon flavor on her shrimp might be too subtle, she makes a sauce from the lemon candies. "I can see that my candy sauce is already hardening ... like a brick on the plate," she says after time is called.

Adhering to the Rules of Pasta

"I want to keep going back and eating it over and over," Scott says of Tommy's sauce, but the judge notes the undercooked and untossed pasta, which Tommy feared. And Marc missed the shrimp. Samantha's pasta is cooked perfectly, but her sauce is too sweet. The judges love Lyanna's dish, except for her cooking of the squash — and the sauce. The judges decide to chop Tommy for his mistreatment of the pasta.

Pastry Prodigy in the Making

In the dessert round, the teens face cooking with French pastries, strawberries, citrus soda and a pirate's breakfast, which is basically bacon and eggs. Aarón hopes he'll see the bacon embraced. Lyanna decides to use it in her crust, which she'll fill with strawberry compote and top with meringue. "I have professional pastry experience," she says, and she's able to pull off her dessert, but she runs out of time to brown her meringue.

Horrified by Creepy Crepes

"I'm so nervous going up against a pastry chef," says Samantha, challenging herself by using the citrus soda to make crepes that she'll top with a crumble made from the French pastries and bacon. Unfortunately she leaves less than five minutes to prepare them, and the first one is "a burnt, crumbly mess," she says, with the rest no better. "It's like watching a horror movie," says Marc.

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The Teen Champion of Battle 2

"You can tell you spent a lot of time doing pastries," Scott compliments Lyanna. But Aarón finds her meringue too eggy, and he feels Samantha's crepe is texturally off. Marc compliments her on her inventiveness, but it's not enough to spare her from the chopping block. Lyanna wins Battle 2, earning the second spot in the finale. "Amazing," Lyanna says of how it feels to win. "In the finale I'm bringing it all."

Teens Take On Chopped

Nick, Myla, Jared and Kamryn are competing in Battle 1 of the five-part Teen Tournament to earn a spot in the finale. The ultimate winner will walk away with a $25,000 grand prize. Find out how the young chefs did in this first part of the competition, and see who earned a spot in the final battle.

Salad Wordplay

"Let's do a 'Chopped' chopped salad," says Kamryn, working with the appetizer basket ingredients of waffle tacos, yogurt-covered pretzels, Broccolini and speck. "I think you went a little heavy-handed with the pepper," Scott tells Kamryn, who also gets called out for not making the best use of the pretzels by just serving them as a topping.

Coated in Creativity

"I'm just going to make sure the other competitors know that I mean business," says Jared, who decides to process his yogurt-covered pretzels with chipotle to use as a coating for the brisket, which he's frying. Alex loves his chicken-fried steak, calling it "killer creativity — that's how you win." But Scott doesn't think Jared's addition of blue cheese works.

Misplaced Ingredients

To go with his speck rollatini, Nick decides to grill romaine, but his grill pan catches on fire. He sautes the romaine instead. After time is called, he realizes he forgot to plate his sauteed Broccolini. By chance, Alex gets some of the vegetable on her plate. "I've never seen broccoli make anyone so happy," Scott says after seeing Nick's face light up. Unfortunately it's not enough to save him from the chopping block.

Herbal Overload

"My strategy going into this entree round is not to use too much heat," says Kamryn. She opens the basket to find a capon that she says is bigger than her head, purple cabbage, ranch dressing and pizza casserole. She infuses the bird with an herb marinade using the vacuum sealer. Although Scott thinks Kamryn cooked the bird perfectly, Alex thinks Kamryn overused dried herbs.

Chicken Parm Problems

Using the ranch dressing on the capon, Myla decides to deep-fry the meat for a take on chicken Parmesan. She tries to cook down the cabbage with fresh tomatoes and the ricotta from the pizza casserole for a sauce. "I'm fighting with this sauce," she says. There's not enough time for it to cook, so she purees it. The judges love the capon, but Scott calls her out for the sulfurous flavor in the sauce.

Plate Envy

"OK, Jared won this round," says Kamryn after looking over at her competitors' plates — she and Myla both share the same sentiment that their plates aren't their best. Geoffrey compliments Jared's clean plating, and Scott praises the young cook for his perfectly cooked capon. And Alex calls it "brilliantly executed" and restaurant-worthy, but she's disappointed he made the pizza casserole disappear in his slaw. In the end, Myla is chopped for her undercooked sauce.

Imbalanced Sweetness

"Dessert is not my strong suit," says Kamryn, admitting that her practice runs at home ended in disaster. She decides to repurpose the banana split brownies from the dessert basket by deep-frying them. She accidentally burns her ribbon candy and berry compote, so she has no other choice but to add the required candy to her wasabi peanut crumble. Scott calls the fried brownie "super clever," but Alex thinks it's not sweet enough compared to all the other components.

An Underdeveloped Finish

Using just the bananas from the brownies, Jared combines them with berries to make a crumble. He plans a whipped cream to serve on the side using the avocados from the basket, but the glass bowl of his mixer breaks. "It's pretty much a good symbol for how I'm doing this round," he says, having to start over again. And while he's plating one of his crumbles, the ramekin flips over. "This dish suffers from a lack of development," Scott tells Jared.

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The Teen Champion of Battle 1

The judges decide to chop Jared, and Alex tells him, "We cited your tremendous creativity as truly something to watch." Kamryn is named the champion of Battle 1 and advances to the finale. "I can't believe I'm a Chopped Champion — it feels insane," she says. "My task is not compete. This is only the first step in winning the finale. I'm ready for it."

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