Back in the practice kitchen, Bobby and Vinnie get to work on the most difficult part of their meal, the pistachio creme brulee dessert. It is baked in a water bath, but Bobby stresses the importance of not letting even a drop of water get into the brulee dishes. "That's why brulee is such a risky dish," he explains to Vinnie, who tiptoes his brulees over to the oven but still manages to let water seep in.
Vinnie had a slight mishap with his risotto, which he started over, but still is able to keep his time-management issues in check and get his entree plated beautifully. Bobby's not allowed to help, but he coaches Vinnie from the sidelines. The judges are impressed: "It is very ambitious to take on squab and risotto," says Marcus.
Despite how much they both want to win, Kelli and Vinnie have become tight over seven weeks of Boot Camp. When cooking is finally over and both have sent out their desserts, they share a victory hug. Both feel like winners for making it this far from their very humble culinary beginnings.
The recruits and their chefs face the panel of food experts for the final verdict. "I've been judged before, but being judged on someone else's food is a new one. Every time they take a shot at Vinnie, they take a shot at me too," says Bobby. The judges say all four of them should be proud, and they wish they could hire Kelli and Vinnie for their own kitchens.
In the end, Kelli's meal edged out Vinnie's. That means Chef Anne also scores a third-straight Worst Cooks victory. Both Red Team members shriek in excitement: "I cannot believe I pulled it out and I won. My family is not going to believe it!" says the former Worst Cook in America, Kelli. She's moved far beyond that title.
In addition to the prize money, Kelli and Vinnie will both take home complete kitchen sets from Kohl's. Now they're all set to keep improving their cooking skills. "I can carry on the legacy of food that my Nana passed on to me," says Kelli. Vinnie is a great sport: "I didn't win the money, but the win for me is getting the family back together around the table."