In Chapter 3 of Little Nightmares, you will find yourself entering an area known as The Kitchen, which will be the longest chapter in the game. The game picks up the pace from this point, and you will need to evade Chefs, a new type of enemy.
Throughout this chapter, you will have multiple close calls with the Chefs. Various puzzles need to be solved for your character to progress, requiring you to be quick and stealthy as the Chefs will be right on your tail throughout.
Snack On A Rat
After escaping the Janitor in Chapter 2, you will find yourself in a tunnel. Follow it until you reach a ladder and climb up into the next room. Here you will see hooks moving across the ceiling. Using the heap at the end of the room, grab and hold onto one of the hooks.
Hold on until you reach the next room, then let go. You will drop onto a heap of wrapped meat, and as you climb down, your character will experience hunger pangs. In the next room, you will find a rat in a trap. Eat the rat.
After the cutscene, climb the laundry bins to go through the doorway into the next room. Climb onto the laundry bin in the middle of the room and push the metal slab leaning against it. Use the makeshift bridge to get to the end of the laundry room.
Instead of going through the door in front of you, turn back, and walk further into the room. Using your lighter, you should be able to spot a small hole in the ground that you must go through.
Follow the tunnel until you reach a secret room. There will be a Geisha statue waiting for you.
Climb the ladder to the right of the screen, and you will end up in the laundry room again. Go through the doorway and push the cart across the room. Use it to climb through the window and enter the Kitchen. The cart can only be pushed from one side of the room and will need to be angled, so you can climb through. Be quick, as it will begin to roll back in the opposite direction as soon as your character lets go.
Making A Secret Stew
Once you enter the Kitchen, you can immediately unlock the Kitchen’s Hand achievement. You will need to toss three ingredients into the boiling pot of water in the Kitchen area while evading one of the Chefs. If you are not interested in unlocking all the achievements in the game, then this section can be skipped as it is quite time-consuming.
After dropping from the window, pick up one of the carrots lying on the ground. This is your first ingredient. Sneak across the room and into the hallway area while carrying the carrot. You will see a vent next to the entrance to the next room. Go through this vent instead of the door to avoid being seen by the Chef.
You will see one of the Chefs chopping meat on a counter. Quickly sneak past him and underneath the table he is working on. This sequence is timed, and you will have to act quickly once you reach the vent to enter the next room. Be careful not to knock over the bottles, as the Chef will follow you into this room and any noise will give away your location.
Run over to the table next to the stove with the open oven and hide underneath. The Chef will look for you, but stay hidden. He will eventually walk away. This is your opportunity to sneak towards the boiling pot of water at the back of the room, hold the throw button, and toss the carrot into the pot. You will need to stand very close to achieve this.
As soon as you have completed this step, run underneath the table on the right. Here you will find a fish head. This is your second ingredient. If you look carefully in the foreground behind the wine bottles, you will be able to spot your third ingredient, a piece of cheese.
Upon collecting the fish head, the Chef will come back (since the sequence is timed, he might not do so) and search for you. He will look under the table you are currently at so just evade him by running and hiding underneath the table next to the oven again. He will eventually lose interest and move to the opposite side of the room. Quickly move to throw the ingredient in the pot, and then run and hide under the table where you found the fish head.
Wait for the Chef to finish preparing the fish on the table and turn towards the shelves behind him. Sneak behind him towards the location of the cheese. Hide behind the crates here until the Chef moves to the opposite side of the room. Quickly jump up and grab the cheese without disrupting the wine bottles, then quickly jump down and hide underneath the table again.
Wait for the Chef to move across the room. If he sees you, evade him by hiding underneath the table next to the stove again. Quickly move to throw the piece of cheese into the pot, then run back and hide underneath the table on the right side of the room.
Two Chefs Are Better Than One
When the Chef is distracted, run towards the stairs to the right of your screen. The Chef might have spotted you by now so be quick and make your way towards the white cupboard against the back wall. Climb it quickly and be sure to avoid knocking over any bottles on top. This will alert the Chef to your location.
Jump across to the platform on the left and follow the path across the beams until you reach the grated cages on the opposite side. You will encounter a pot along the way that you will need to move to be able to pass. Knocking it over will alert the Chef, but he will not be able to find you.
Climb the cages until you reach the vent at the top and climb through. You will end up in a washroom that you will have to return to later for collectibles. Go through the doorway and continue across the hallway until you reach the next door. Open it and sneak into the room quietly, as the second Chef will be sleeping on one of the beds.
Move towards the heater at the back of the room and climb up. You will see a key hanging above you. Jump and hold onto the key. Swing back and forth until the key dislodges and drops to the ground. Immediately hide underneath the bed, as the noise from the drop will wake the Chef, and he will get up.
Once he leaves the room, pick up the key and carry it into the hallway. Do not move too close behind him, as he might come back into the room and you will be caught.
Drop the key at the bottom of the stairs and go back to the washroom. You will find a Nome waiting in the far-left corner of the room. It might be hard to spot, so be sure to use your lighter. After hugging the Nome, climb the toilet pot and jump across to the shelf on the left side of the screen, directly above where you found the Nome. Here you will find a candle you can light.
The Nome will only appear in the washroom after you have collected the key.
The Elevator Game
Go back to where you left the key and go up the staircase. Pull the lever by the door, so you can enter the elevator. Take the key in with you and wait until you reach the next floor. Once the doors open, drop the key by the vent to the right side of the screen. After doing this, go into the room on your left to find your next Nome. Be prepared to move quickly.
You will find a brown jar in the room that is shaking. The Nome is inside this jar. Be sure to grab the jar on the first try as it will make quite a bit of noise otherwise. Once you have it, toss it and the jar should break. The noise will alert the Chefs, and they will be on their way to the room. Hug the Nome and then sprint and slide underneath the shelf closest to the doorway and hide.
There is a chance the Chef might not hear you, but if he does, wait until he inspects the broken glass where you broke the jar. Sneak out behind him, quickly grab the key, and go through the vent. The second Chef will be here, so be careful that he does not see you.
If the second Chef does spot you, hide underneath the table next to the vent until he loses interest.
You will find yourself back in the kitchen area. Follow the initial path and sneak underneath the table. The Chef will come back into the room at this point, so be careful. When he turns his back, go through the vent into the larger kitchen area. The Chef will follow you into this room. Hide underneath the table you just jumped down from until he starts busying himself with the stoves.
Sneak across the room while holding the key and go underneath the table with the fish head on the counter. Quickly sprint up the stairs to the door with the padlock on it. Use the key to unlock the door and enter the next room.
Try to be quick, as the noise will alert the Chef of your presence. Proceed to climb up onto the table once the door is opened. Climb up onto the box against the wall to climb through the vent.
Three Hocks Of Ham
Use your lighter and go underneath the table. You will find a Nome here that you can hug.
Next, climb into the brown lift on the left side of the screen. The lift will take you to a freezer. Upon entering, drag the piece of ham on your right to the edge of the table, before jumping down. Climb back up and push it to the ground. Drag the meat to the trap door on the floor where there is already one hock of ham.
Climb the cupboard to your left. Once on top, jump and hold on to the hook closest to your character. Swing back and forth before jumping and holding on to the hock of ham on the second hook. The ham will dislodge from the hook and fall to the ground. Drag the ham to the trap door and place it next to the other two pieces. Make sure all three hocks of ham are properly within the outline of the trap door.
There will be a vent to the right of the screen next to where you have placed the ham. Go through this vent. There will be a lantern for you to light. Near the lantern, there will also be a Geisha statue in the corner that you can smash.
Go back into the freezer room and climb into the lift. It will take you back to the previous room. Climb up onto the table and jump to pull the lever hanging from the ceiling. This should open the trap door, allowing all three hocks of ham to drop into the machine. Turn the lever at the bottom of the machine, and this should create a string of three sausages to the right of the screen.
Jump towards the sausages and hold onto them. Swing back and forth until you can jump into the vent. Crawl through the tunnel and enter the next room.
Trying To Evade The Chef…Again
Once you have entered the larger freezer room, run until you see the elevator. Be quick as you pull down the lever for the elevator, before rushing back into the previous room. There will be an empty wooden crate that you can hide in.
The Chef will come up with the elevator and enter the room shortly after you have hidden away. He will rummage through the crate you are hiding in for cheese. Wait until he is finished and walks to the opposite end of the room. While his back is turned, run for the elevator. He will chase you.
The elevator will take you one floor down. Once the doors open, immediately run towards the vent on the right side of the screen and climb inside it to hide. The Chef will come up in the elevator shortly after you have hidden in the vent and will be looking for you.
Wait for the Chef to open the door on the opposite side of the hallway. Once he enters the room, climb out of the vent, and follow him. Climb up onto the table by the door and walk across to the back. Try to be quick as the Chef might see you. Climb the barrels at the far end of the table and jump to the shelf on your right. You will find a candle here that you can light.
Climb down the way you came and brace yourself before dropping to the ground, as it will alert the Chef. Immediately run underneath the table and crawl to the opposite end. Wait underneath the cover of the table until the Chef ceases to look for you.
Once he walks away, sprint into the next room and push the button on the meat grinder. The noise will alert the Chef, and he will come running into the room. Quickly run towards the vent on the right of the screen. If his back is turned, you can go through the vent or out the door. Run and climb up onto the table in the previous room and grab the key.
Sprint into the elevator, as the Chef will chase you once again. Once you reach the next floor, quickly use the key to unlock the padlock on the door to the right of your screen. The elevator is going back up to fetch the Chef.
Once the door is open, run into the room and hide in the opening of the metal laundry bin. The Chef will follow you into the room. Stay hidden until he exits the room through the door to your right.
Once he exits the room, climb onto the bin you were hiding under and jump towards the brown shaft door to open it. Drop, climb back onto the laundry bin, and then climb into the shaft. You will drop into a room filled with garbage. In the foreground on the left side of your screen, you will find a Geisha statue to smash.
Two Is A Crowd
Go to the right of the room and climb up the ladder. You will enter a vent. Walk along the vent until you reach the opening right near the table where the two chefs are washing dishes. Climb out of the vent and sneak across the room to the right. Once the Chefs see you, sprint underneath the table closest to you.
The Chefs should momentarily be stranded here. Take this opportunity to sprint into the next room and hide underneath the table on the far right of the screen. The Chef will enter the room and look underneath the table next to yours and then leave. The Chef may not always follow you into the room, but hide for a few seconds to make sure.
Once the Chef leaves, climb up onto the table and pull the lever. This will activate the hooks attached to the ceiling, and they will begin to move. Immediately jump down and crawl underneath the table as the Chef will come rushing back because of the noise. Crawl into the deep corner to the left of the screen and stay there. The Chef will not be able to find you here.
Wait for the Chef to leave. Once the Chef’s back is turned in the previous room, sneak across the floor behind him and hide underneath the table until the second Chef is also preoccupied. Quickly sneak towards the hole you initially came out of and drop down.
Timing is very important for the next step. Wait until one of the Chefs moves away from the table and climb out of the vent. Run towards the table where they are doing the dishes. Climb the table and stay behind the plates, so the Chef does not see you. Climb the plates to the top. Grab the first hook and hold on to it.
The hooks will carry you back through the room with the lever and then into the next room. Here you will see one of the Chefs and two laundry bins filled with plates. Drop onto the second bin, immediately jump down to the ground, and start sprinting. One of the Chefs will burst through the door and chase you.
Slide underneath the table and continue sprinting towards the wooden box. Both Chefs will now be pursuing you. Quickly climb the wooden box until you are on top of the laundry bin and jump and hold onto one of the hooks. Be sure to grab onto the first hook available. The Chefs will not be able to reach you. However, if you wait too long, they will catch you.
The hooks will carry you to an opening in the wall. Drop onto the metal pipe before the opening and go through the small gap to begin Chapter 4.
Upon completing this chapter, you should have collected 95 percent of your lanterns, 70 percent of your Geisha statues, 69 percent of your Nomes, and unlocked 46 percent of your overall achievements.