With three chefs battling for the coveted title in the MasterChef Season 13 finale, only one will raise the trophy. Given that this season celebrated Tastes of America, which region will earn the bragging rights as the best of the best?
Throughout MasterChef Season 13, the three remaining chefs, Jennifer, Grant, and Kennedy, have had many highs and a few lows. While each one has been able to cook their way out of trouble, the finale is a different ballgame.
Similar to previous MasterChef finales, each chef must cook a three course meal. More importantly, the dishes need to be impeccably plated and mimic the quality of a highly regarded restaurant. Whether or not one of the dishes would be worthy of a Gordon Ramsay menu remains to be seen, but these food choices are farm from a local mom and pop establishment.
Looking at the three remaining chefs, the competition is relatively even. Kennedy has a keen knack for cooking less traditional proteins well. She earned her apron with a very difficult dish. In this challenge, everyone expects her to go big. Sometimes swinging for the fences can reap big rewards.
For Grant, he started strong and had a few missteps along the way. But, when he faltered he came back even stronger. Right now, he might have the momentum going into the MasterChef Season 13 finale. It seems certain that his dishes will have an Italian slant. Since he has made a few pastas, everyone is wondering will a pasta be plated in this challenge.
Lastly, Jennifer should give a blend of Southern with classic twist. While her plating can sometimes be a little off, this challenge needs attention to detail. If she can execute well, Jennifer could be hard to beat.
While the individuals will earn the title, there are bragging rights for the region. Unfortunately, the Northeast is not represented. Maybe there will be another opportunity down the line for those New Yorkers to get their due.
Ready to watch the MasterChef Season 13 finale? Be sure to tune into the two-hour program on FOX, Wednesday, September 20 at 8 p.m. Episodes can be streamed the next day on Hulu.