The eight remaining home cooks are dropped off in a Los Angeles neighborhood to prepare food for a "MasterChef" block party. The three head judges - Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, and Joe Bastianich - greet them and explain that 200 hungry kids are on their way.
The contestants will need to prepare a slider and a side for each kid. But there's a catch: They cannot use beef or potatoes. And the kids aren't just the guests; they are the judges, too.
Christian and Christine won the last elimination challenge, so they are named team captains. Christian picks Adrien, Derrick, and Jennifer, while Christine chooses Tracy, Ben, and Suzy. The losing team will then face a difficult Pressure Test. Before they begin, Gordon warns them, "This challenge is anything but child's play." They are given two hours prep and 60 minutes to serve.
Christian decides that his Blue Team will make a grilled turkey slider with cheese, ketchup, mustard, and a sweet pickle. For a side, they will make slices of raw apple with a caramel dipping sauce. Since he refuses to listen to any of his team's suggestions, Derrick hopes the fact that their team leader has a nine-year-old kid himself means that his menu is a good one.