Next Level Chef Season 3 finale exclusive clip: Do not leave anything behind

Next Level Chef Season 3 finale
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As three chefs battle for the FOX culinary title crown, this Next Level Chef Season 3 finale exclusive clip brings poignant words of advice. Season 2 winner, Chef Tucker Ricchio hopes to inspire these three chefs to the best cook of their lives.

Battling for the title in the finale are Christina, Gabi and Zach. Each one represents a different chef mentor as well as a different background. But, at this point in the competition, the only thing that matters is executing the best meal of their life.

Throughout Next Level Chef Season 3, the chefs have earned high praised and received some cutting criticism. Even though Immunity Pins and Time Advantages are a distant memory, one challenge remains. Three courses, three platform grabs, and three well-executed dishes stand between the chefs and that coveted culinary title.

As the Next Level Chef Season 2 winner, Chef Tucker understands the pressure of the final cook. Even though every chef dreams of making the ultimate meal to impress Gordon Ramsay, Nyesha Arrington, and Richard Blais, the task is never quite that simplistic.

FOX graciously provided FoodSided with this Next Level Chef Season 3 finale exclusive clip.

While the three finalists’ excitement to see Chef Tucker in the kitchen was obvious, her advice was clear. Do not leave anything behind. It might be a simple statement, but it is a profound one. No one wants to have regrets.

Even if a safe cook might be comfortable, it never wins food television titles. The judges want to see growth. Given that the three remaining chefs come from each of the categories, professional chef, social media chef, and home cook, they need to showcase that they are not defined by that description. This meal needs to prove that they have listened and applied the feedback throughout the season.

Given that a 1-year mentorship is a fundamental component of winning Next Level Chef, that ability to adapt, listen, and apply knowledge is key. The whole goal of this food television experience is to catapult a chef to the next stage of greatness. If the judges do not see that fire, excitement, and hunger in the finale meal, that chef might not win the title.

While many people will be cheering for their favorite chef, it is impossible to pick a winner. Christina, Gabi, and Zach have had impressive dishes and have faced elimination. It will really come down to which chef has the best total meal.

Which chef will earn the Next Level Chef Season 3 winner title? Could Team Blais finally earn a victory or will Team Ramsay or Team Arrington become two time winners?

Watch the Next Level Chef Season 3 finale on FOX, Thursday, May 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Catch up on the entire season by streaming episodes on HULU.