Top Moments from Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off

Relive the competition and find out which kids won challenges and who was sent home.

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Episode 1: Kids, Defining Their Points of View

For the first challenge, each kid must define his or her culinary point of view, and immunity from elimination is on the line. "What is your culinary statement?" host Rachael Ray asks the kids. Guest judge Robert Irvine tells the kids they must create one single bite to blow the judges away.

One Bite of Perfection

"I'm twice your size — I need to eat more than you," Robert says, going in for seconds of Chris' catfish deviled eggs, which Rachael says are perfect. She also commends Chris for "physically cooking while talking" during his video presentation, which few did. Chris ends up winning the advantage of immunity.

The Culinary Odd Couple

For their "Fusion: Impossible" Cook-Off challenge, the kids are paired up. Rachael tells them to create "a dish that represents you, but still complements your partner's dish." And she explains of matching messy Nick with cleanly Juliana: "You two are together to see if you can stand working together."

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The First Kid to Go Home

Robert names Juliana and Nick the best overall team. "Even though Juliana yelled at me, 'clean up, clean up,' she was still my partner, and she was very good," says Nick. Unfortunately, Zach is eliminated. "I'm definitely still going to keep cooking," says Zach. "I'm not going to stop."

Episode 2: Taking Fast Food for a Spin

"This whole challenge today is going to be about messy food you can eat in a car," Rachael explains to the seven remaining kid contestants. Guest judge Daymon Patterson gives the kids some advice: "If your food cannot take me for a roller coaster ride, you've done something wrong."

Only One Top Dog

"There's no way you can hate a hot dog," Rachael says, hinting at the kids' first challenge. But Chandler disagrees, deciding to hide his hot dog with pizza toppings. Nick makes a Brazilian street dog topped with bell peppers, onions, garlic and tomatoes. Daym gives Nick a "5 All Day" — his highest score.

The Comeback Kid

Using one of Daym's favorite ingredients, the kids must cook a fast-food dish. Using bacon, Chandler decides to make venison burgers. "While I'm plating, my burger looks overcooked," says Chandler, letting his nerves get to him. But after Daym's encouragement, Chandler pulls off a successful video.

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When Plan Bs Are Meant to Be

Even though Chris couldn't get his waffles to turn out for his chicken sandwiches, he was able to change gears and make French toast. "That is the way to stay calm," Rachael commends him. Chris is named the winner. Unfortunately Olivia is sent home. "I really think that I could have done better," she says.

Episode 3: Pasta La Vista, Baby

For the Short-Order Cook challenge, Rachael and guest judge Fabio Viviani task the kids with making a pasta dish with five ingredients or less. "You don't have to have a hundred ingredients in a recipe," Rachael explains. "I usually like tons of stuff in my dishes," says Chris.

And It's on to Plan B

"I'm the Italian chef, so I can't mess up pasta," says Juliana, making a variation on carbonara. But making pasta from scratch within the 20-minute time limit is more difficult than she expected, so she switches to dried and turns out a successful dish. "You've got ninja-level skills," Fabio tells her as he awards her immunity.

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A Successful Cook and Salesman

For the main challenge the kids must develop a food product along with a dish to feature it. "Let me know when that is bottled," Fabio tells Chris of his Kung Pow BBQ Sauce, which both Fabio and Rachael find really successful on Chris' baked wings. Chris wins the challenge, two weeks in a row.

Not Delivering on a Promise

Although Rachael and Fabio think Nick's camera challenge was great, his curry sauce doesn't deliver on what Rachael calls a "promise of a lot of heat." "You're the one that reminds me of myself the most," Fabio compliments Nick, but unfortunately Nick's lack of flavor puts him in the bottom, and he's sent home. "I'm not going to stop cooking," he says.

Episode 4: Practicing Their Storytelling Skills

"It's all about building a picture with your words," says guest judge Sunny Anderson of this week's challenges. "I want to hear you guys really describing food, flavor and yourselves," Rachael tells the kids. After a practice session with Sunny, the kids are off; each contestant much cook a meal for one of his or her parents highlighting an ingredient the parent dislikes.

A Small Fry with Bigger Fish to Fry

"Everything tastes good deep-fried," says Juliana, deciding to make her dad's most-disliked ingredient, sardines, for the Short-Order Cook challenge. Nearly running out of time, Juliana borrows Sabrina's fryer and is finally able to finish. "Tell me that you don't love that," Rachael says to Juliana's dad. "It's really good," he says. Sunny picks Juliana as the winner.

Growing by Leaps and Bounds

"Rabbit was the first game that I ever tasted," Chandler explains of his rabbit stew recipe for the Main Dish challenge, which has each of the kids cooking a family-style dish based on the first meal that inspired him or her to get into cooking. Sunny calls Chandler's cooking technique "poetry in motion," and Rachael commends him for his vast improvement in the camera challenge.

A Double Whammy

Sunny names Juliana the winner, which means she's two for two, having won both the Short-Order Cook and Main Dish challenges. "I had immunity," says Juliana, surprised. "I didn't have to do well to stay here." And in another twist, Sunny announces that everyone is staying and no one is going home. "That's how well you cooked," Sunny shouts. But next week, two kids will be eliminated.

Episode 5: Classics Turned Up a Notch

"You nailed it," Jeff tells Juliana after he tastes her grilled cheese sandwich with Calabrian chile sauce, which Rachael would have loved more of. For the challenge, the kids had to come up with a new take on a classic sandwich, and Juliana's grilled cheese and Chandler's PB&J impressed Jeff the most. "I didn't have a bad bite today," says Jeff. But someone has to be eliminated after the Short-Order Cook.

Not Adhering to the Sandwich Rules

Jeff announces that Sabrina and Scarlett are in the bottom two. Unfortunately, Sabrina's take on a ham and cheese sandwich, a croque monsieur, turned out soggy. "It's not as excellent when you hit the basement of the sandwich," Jeff points out. And Scarlett didn't have enough turkey in her club sandwich. "You are the next generation that's going to inspire kids," Rachael tells Sabrina after she is eliminated.

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Turning a Negative Into a Positive

"I feel lucky, extremely lucky that I'm still here," says Scarlett after her friend is sent home. "I really need to use that to motivate me to do better." For their main challenge, the kids must cook a Halloween-inspired dish. "I can't stop eating it," Jeff says of Scarlett's S'Korean Skull with Korean BBQ and Kimchi. And Rachael compliments Scarlett on the camera challenge: "best descriptions of food today."

Only 3 Advance to the Finale

"You did signature food," Rachael tells Scarlett after Jeff reveals she's won the main challenge. But one more kid has to be eliminated, and Jeff announces it's between Juliana and Chris. "This is the most-stressful experience of my life — all 11 years of it," says Juliana as she waits for the results. In the end she's sent home. "I couldn't have picked a better mentor than Rachael Ray," she says.

Episode 6: With a Little Help from My Friends

"I'm so happy that my friends get to come back," says Chandler after Rachael brings in Nick, Sabrina and Juliana to help the three finalists. "I get Juliana as my sous chef, and she's not happy," says Chris, but Rachael makes a joke out of it. "He's just not himself today," Juliana says, noticing Chris is having trouble remembering his rice recipe. "You're letting you get the best of you," Rachael tells him. "Focus!"

An Honorary Scandinavian

"I have a little strategy for this presentation," says Chandler, greeting all the judges before he presents. Nervous at the start, he finds his stride as soon as he opens his mouth: "I really love Nordic culture," he says, describing his roasted fish dish. "I grew up in the Nordic culture, and this is amazing," says Marcus Samuelsson, one of four Chopped judges in attendance. "I'm now going to give you a Swedish passport."

The Final Verdict from the Chopped Judges

"You're fully representing everything you're talking about," Amanda Freitag tells Scarlett about her SoCal Korean concept. Scott Conant adds, "There are so many interesting, thoughtful, delicate touches inside your food." But Alex Guarnaschelli says it best: "You kind of crushed it." "You've got a lot to think about," Rachael tells the panel, leaving before the judges deliberate and determine a winner. "It's all in your hands."

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The Journey to the Win

"I could not be prouder of each of you if I were your own parent," Rachael tells the kids before the judges announce their decision. She reminds them that the winner will leave with $20,000 and earn his or her own Web series. "As much as I'm going to say you were all winners, there really was one winner," Alex says, announcing Scarlett has won. "This is beyond anything I've ever thought it could be," Scarlett says.

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