Season 3, Episode 7

Kicked Off By Kinfolk

The recruits have to impress their hardest critics yet in hopes of moving on to the finale. First they'll feed 30 screaming third-graders, then they'll have to cook a family-style meal for their loved ones who sent them to boot camp.
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Hazelnut Cake with Nutella Mousse

Apple Crepe with Fresh Ricotta, Orange Sauce and Brown Butter

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Back to School

For their last Skill Drill, the recruits face their toughest critics yet: 30 second-graders. The chefs give their teams fair warning: "They may be small, but these are some of the most vocal critics you'll ever meet."

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Cafeteria Upgrade

Anne and Bobby demo kid-friendly dishes — chicken tacos and chicken quesadillas — in the school's kitchen. The recruits must put their own spin on these, plus create a healthy vegetable side dish.

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Near Disaster

The chefs cringe as Melissa brushes her barbecue sauce on raw chicken, as this could cause salmonella. With some guidance from Bobby, she avoids disaster by re-cooking the sauce so it's safe for the kids to eat.

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Slowpoke

Vinnie feels great about this challenge: "I have three kids. I know what kids like." But he spends way too much time cutting his carrots and doesn't end up with enough to feed all the kids.

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Tough Critics

Bobby and his group of second-graders are at odds: Bobby likes Melissa's food, but the kids aren't so excited by it. They prefer Vinnie's meal, so Bobby has to let the majority rule and gives him the win. Kelli wins on the Red Team by a hair.

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Welcome, Guest Diners

Back at the Worst Cooks kitchen, some special guests arrive for the final Main Dish Challenge: the recruits' loved ones from back home. Everyone is emotional, but David and his wife, Tenae, have the most dramatic reunion.

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Stakes Are High

The chefs throw out yet another twist: The recruits' family members will taste their food, but won't know who made which dish. They could end up sending their own loved one home. Melissa is worried that her fiance, David, won't pick out her dish: "Unless we're making margaritas, David has no idea what I like to cook!"

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Seafood Strikes Again

Kelli is feeling ambitious and wants to make a "really decadent seafood platter," her husband Matt's favorite. It's the potatoes that have her the most worried, since she's already messed them up twice in the competition.

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Steak for Son

Vinnie wants to make a great steak to show his son Ryan just how far he has come in Boot Camp. "Ryan would describe my past steak experience in one word: leather."

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Moment of Truth

On the Blue Team, both dishes are very well received. Vinnie's son says his steak "melted in my mouth," and Melissa's fiance calls her pork tenderloin "perfect."

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Waiting in the Wings

Melissa and Vinnie get to watch their loved ones' reactions via TV screen. Fortunately, everything works out as it should: Melissa's fiance votes for her pork and Vinnie's son puts his steak on top.

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So Long, Veganism

David's wife has gone vegan to avoid eating his cooking, but she's now willing to give meat another try. His pork chops look so impressive, she says, "I can't believe David might have made this dish!"

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All Smiles

Kelli and David also watch everything unfold on screen. Kelli's husband is blown away by her seafood dish: "I feel like I'm in a restaurant right now," he says. Fortunately, both get top votes from their respective partners.

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Close Call

Bobby is so impressed with his final two that he struggles to pick a winner. Ultimately, it's Vinnie who will represent him in the final cook-off. Vinnie is all smiles, but Bobby warns him that the toughest challenge is yet to come: "Don't get happy yet. Up until now, this Boot Camp has been kindergarten."

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Money's on Kelli

Anne also struggles to pick who to put her money on for the final challenge. In the end, Kelli is her girl. Will she come through for Anne and lead her to a third-straight Worst Cooks victory?

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