Hell's Kitchen Episodes

2005, TV Show

Hell's Kitchen episodes

Nov 12, 2014: 9 Chefs Compete
Nov 05, 2014: 11 Chefs Compete, Part 2
Oct 29, 2014: 11 Chefs Compete
Oct 15, 2014: 12 Chefs Compete
Oct 08, 2014: 13 Chefs Compete
Oct 01, 2014: 14 Chefs Compete
Sep 24, 2014: 15 Chefs Compete
Sep 17, 2014: 16 Chefs Compete
Sep 10, 2014: Top 17 Compete
Sep 10, 2014: Top 18 Compete
Sep 10, 2014: Top 18 Compete; Top 17 Compete
Jul 24, 2014: Winner Chosen
Jul 17, 2014: 4 Chefs Compete
Jul 10, 2014: 5 Chefs Compete
Jul 10, 2014: 5 Chefs Compete; 4 Chefs Compete
Jul 03, 2014: 6 Chefs Compete
Jun 26, 2014: 7 Chefs Again
Jun 19, 2014: 7 Chefs Compete
Jun 12, 2014: 8 Chefs Compete
Jun 05, 2014: 9 Chefs Compete
May 29, 2014: 10 Chefs Again
May 22, 2014: 10 Chefs Compete
May 15, 2014: 11 Chefs Compete
May 08, 2014: 12 Chefs Compete
May 01, 2014: 13 Chefs Compete
Apr 24, 2014: 14 Chefs Compete
Apr 17, 2014: 15 Chefs Compete
Apr 10, 2014: 16 Chefs Compete
Apr 03, 2014: 17 Chefs Compete
Mar 27, 2014: 18 Chefs Compete
Mar 20, 2014: 19 Chefs Compete
Mar 13, 2014: 20 Chefs Compete
Jul 25, 2013: Winner Chosen
Jul 25, 2013: 2 Chefs Compete
Jul 25, 2013: 2 Chefs Compete; Winner Chosen
Jul 18, 2013: 4 Chefs Compete
Jul 11, 2013: 5 Chefs Compete, Part 3 of 3
Jul 04, 2013: 6 Chefs Compete; 5 Chefs Compete, Part 1 of 3
Jun 27, 2013: 5 Chefs Compete, Part 2 of 3
Jun 20, 2013: 5 Chefs Compete, Part 1 of 3
Jun 13, 2013: 6 Chefs Compete
Jun 06, 2013: 7 Chefs Compete, Part 2
May 30, 2013: 7 Chefs Compete, Part 1
May 23, 2013: 8 Chefs Compete
May 13, 2013: 9 Chefs Compete
May 13, 2013: 10 Chefs Compete
May 13, 2013: 10 Chefs Compete; 9 Chefs Compete
May 07, 2013: 12 Chefs Compete
Apr 30, 2013: 13 Chefs Compete
Apr 23, 2013: 14 Chefs Compete
Apr 16, 2013: 15 Chefs Compete
Apr 09, 2013: 16 Chefs Compete
Apr 02, 2013: 16 Chefs Compete, Part 1
Mar 26, 2013: 17 Chefs Compete
Mar 19, 2013: 19 Chefs Compete
Mar 12, 2013: 20 Chefs Compete, Part 2
Mar 12, 2013: 20 Chefs Compete, Part 1
Mar 12, 2013: 20 Chefs Compete
Sep 10, 2012: Winner Chosen
Sep 04, 2012: 2 Chefs Compete
Aug 27, 2012: 4 Chefs Compete
Aug 20, 2012: 5 Chefs Compete
Aug 13, 2012: 6 Chefs Compete
Jul 30, 2012: 9 Chefs Compete
Jul 24, 2012: 7 Chefs Compete
Jul 23, 2012: 8 Chefs Compete
Jul 23, 2012: 8 Chefs Compete; 7 Chefs Compete
Jul 17, 2012: 9 Chefs Compete
Jul 16, 2012: 9 Chefs Compete
Jul 09, 2012: 10 Chefs Compete
Jul 03, 2012: 11 Chefs Compete
Jul 02, 2012: 11 Chefs Compete
Jun 26, 2012: 12 Chefs Compete
Jun 25, 2012: 13 Chefs Compete
Jun 19, 2012: 13 Chefs Compete
Jun 18, 2012: 14 Chefs Compete
Jun 12, 2012: 15 Chefs Remain
Jun 11, 2012: 16 Chefs Compete
Jun 05, 2012: 17 Chefs Compete
Jun 04, 2012: 18 Chefs Compete
Sep 19, 2011: Winner Chosen
Sep 19, 2011: 4 Chefs Compete
Sep 19, 2011: 4 Chefs Compete; Winner Chosen
Sep 12, 2011: 5 Chefs Compete Again
Sep 05, 2011: 5 Chefs Compete
Aug 29, 2011: 6 Chefs Compete
Aug 22, 2011: 7 Chefs Compete
Aug 22, 2011: 8 Chefs Compete
Aug 22, 2011: 8 Chefs Compete; 7 Chefs Compete
Aug 15, 2011: 9 Chefs Compete
Aug 09, 2011: 10 Chefs Compete
Aug 08, 2011: 11 Chefs Compete
Aug 02, 2011: 12 Chefs Compete
Aug 01, 2011: 13 Chefs Compete
Jul 26, 2011: 14 Chefs Compete
Jul 25, 2011: 15 Chefs Compete
Jul 19, 2011: 16 Chefs Compete
Jul 18, 2011: 18 Chefs Compete
Dec 15, 2010: 2 Chefs Compete
Dec 08, 2010: 4 Chefs Compete - Part 2
Dec 01, 2010: 4 Chefs Compete - Part 1
Nov 24, 2010: 5 Chefs Compete
Nov 17, 2010: 6 Chefs Compete
Nov 10, 2010: 8 Chefs Compete - Part 2
Nov 10, 2010: 8 Chefs Compete - Part 1
Nov 10, 2010: 8 Chefs Compete
Oct 13, 2010: 9 Chefs Compete - Part 2
Oct 13, 2010: 9 Chefs Compete - Part 1
Oct 13, 2010: 9 Chefs Compete
Oct 06, 2010: 11 Chefs Compete - Part 2
Oct 06, 2010: 11 Chefs Compete - Part 1
Oct 06, 2010: 11 Chefs Compete
Sep 29, 2010: 13 Chefs Compete - Part 2
Sep 29, 2010: 13 Chefs Compete - Part 1
Sep 29, 2010: 13 Chefs Compete
Sep 22, 2010: 16 Chefs Compete - Part 2
Sep 22, 2010: 16 Chefs Compete - Part 1
Sep 22, 2010: 16 Chefs Compete
Aug 10, 2010: 2 Chefs Compete: Winner Chosen
Aug 03, 2010: 4 Chefs Compete Again
Jul 27, 2010: 4 Chefs Compete
Jul 20, 2010: 5 Chefs Compete
Jul 20, 2010: 6 Chefs Compete
Jul 20, 2010: 6 Chefs Compete; 5 Chefs Compete
Jul 06, 2010: 7 Chefs Compete
Jul 06, 2010: 8 Chefs Compete
Jul 06, 2010: 8 Chefs Compete; 7 Chefs Compete
Jun 29, 2010: 9 Chefs Compete
Jun 29, 2010: 10 Chefs Compete
Jun 29, 2010: 10 Chefs Compete; 9 Chefs Compete
Jun 22, 2010: 11 Chefs Compete
Jun 22, 2010: 12 Chefs Compete
Jun 22, 2010: 12 Chefs Compete; 11 Chefs Compete
Jun 15, 2010: 13 Chefs Compete
Jun 15, 2010: 14 Chefs Compete
Jun 15, 2010: 14 Chefs Compete; 13 Chefs Compete
Jun 08, 2010: 15 Chefs Compete
Jun 01, 2010: 16 Chefs Compete
Oct 13, 2009: 2 Chefs to Winner
Oct 13, 2009: 3 Chefs Compete
Oct 13, 2009: 3 Chefs Compete/2 Chefs to Winner
Oct 06, 2009: 4 Chefs Compete
Sep 29, 2009: 5 Chefs Compete
Sep 22, 2009: 6 Chefs Compete
Sep 22, 2009: 7 Chefs Compete
Sep 22, 2009: 7 Chefs Compete; 6 Chefs Compete
Sep 08, 2009: 8 Chefs Compete
Sep 01, 2009: 9 Chefs Compete
Aug 25, 2009: 10 Chefs Compete
Aug 18, 2009: 11 Chefs Compete
Aug 11, 2009: 12 Chefs Compete
Aug 04, 2009: 13 Chefs Compete
Jul 28, 2009: 14 Chefs Compete
Jul 21, 2009: 15 Chefs Compete
Jul 21, 2009: 16 Chefs Compete
Jul 21, 2009: 16 Chefs Compete; 15 Chefs Compete
May 14, 2009: 2 Chefs to Winner
May 07, 2009: 2 Chefs Compete
Apr 30, 2009: 3 Chefs Compete
Apr 23, 2009: 4 Chefs Compete
Apr 16, 2009: 5 Chefs Compete
Apr 09, 2009: 6 Chefs Compete
Apr 02, 2009: 8 Chefs Compete
Mar 26, 2009: 9 Chefs Compete
Mar 19, 2009: 10 Chefs Compete
Mar 12, 2009: 11 Chefs Compete
Mar 05, 2009: 12 Chefs Compete
Feb 26, 2009: 13 Chefs Compete
Feb 19, 2009: 14 Chefs Compete
Feb 05, 2009: 15 Chefs Compete
Jan 29, 2009: 16 Chefs Compete
Jul 08, 2008: Winner Announced
Jul 01, 2008: 2 Chefs Compete
Jun 24, 2008: 3 Chefs Compete
Jun 17, 2008: 4 Chefs Compete
Jun 10, 2008: 5 Chefs Compete
Jun 03, 2008: 6 Chefs Compete
May 27, 2008: 7 Chefs Compete
May 20, 2008: 8 Chefs Compete
May 13, 2008: 9 Chefs Compete
May 06, 2008: 10 Chefs Compete
Apr 29, 2008: 11 Chefs Compete
Apr 22, 2008: 12 Chefs Compete
Apr 15, 2008: 13 Chefs Compete
Apr 08, 2008: 14 Chefs Compete
Apr 05, 2008: 15 Chefs Compete
Aug 13, 2007: Winner Announced
Aug 06, 2007: 2 Chefs Compete
Jul 30, 2007: 3 Chefs Compete
Jul 23, 2007: 5 Chefs Compete
Jul 16, 2007: 6 Chefs Compete
Jul 09, 2007: 7 Chefs Compete (Again)
Jul 02, 2007: 7 Chefs Compete
Jun 25, 2007: 8 Chefs Compete
Jun 18, 2007: 11 Chefs Compete
Jun 11, 2007: 11 Chefs Compete
Jun 04, 2007: 12 Chefs Compete
Aug 14, 2006: 2 Chefs/Winner
Aug 07, 2006: 5 Chefs
Jul 31, 2006: 5 Chefs
Jul 24, 2006: 5 Chefs
Jul 17, 2006: 6 Chefs
Jul 10, 2006: 7 Chefs
Jun 26, 2006: 8 Chefs
Jun 19, 2006: 9 Chefs
Jun 12, 2006: Hell's Kitchen
Jun 12, 2006: Hell's Kitchen
Aug 01, 2005: Hell's Kitchen
Jul 25, 2005: Hell's Kitchen
Jul 18, 2005: Hell's Kitchen
Jul 11, 2005: Hell's Kitchen
Jul 11, 2005: Hell's Kitchen
Jul 11, 2005: Hell's Kitchen
Jun 27, 2005: Hell's Kitchen
Jun 20, 2005: Hell's Kitchen
Jun 13, 2005: Hell's Kitchen
Jun 06, 2005: Hell's Kitchen
May 30, 2005: Hell's Kitchen

9 Chefs Compete Season 13, Episode 10

Following the departure of two contestants from the competition, those remaining are challenged to create Indian-inspired meals, with the winning team earning a day of pampering at a luxurious spa. Later, effective communication serves one group well at dinner service, while some others continue to mess up at their stations. read more

11 Chefs Compete, Part 2 Season 13, Episode 9

The next challenge involves ingredients determined by a roll of the dice. The winning team earns a trip to Las Vegas, while the remaining chefs unload the truck for the dinner service. Later, a contestant deals with an injury while the teams cater to music legends, including Stewart Copeland and Steven Tyler. read more

11 Chefs Compete Season 13, Episode 8

Both teams get new members before being challenged to prepare a tasting menu for an American Kennel Club competition. The winners visit SeaWorld in San Diego, while the losers groom the dogs ahead of the show. Later, the chefs prepare dishes for guests at the dog show. read more

12 Chefs Compete Season 13, Episode 7

The teams are tasked to create dishes inspired by Italian operas, after which the winners receive a shopping trip and a VIP dinner in West Hollywood. Later, the chefs prepare Italian food for special guests during the dinner service. read more

13 Chefs Compete Season 13, Episode 6

The teams are tasked to create unique protein-and-starch dishes. Later, they serve VIP guests at the dinner service, including members of the Dine LA Board of Directors, Olympic medalist Allyson Felix and the NHL's Willie Mitchell. read more

14 Chefs Compete Season 13, Episode 5

The chefs compete in a test that involves identifying proteins and matching them to dishes. The winning team spends a beach day in Santa Monica with Olympic athletes Genai Kerer, Shea Buckner and Tumua Anae. Later, a team struggles with coordination during the dinner service. read more

15 Chefs Compete Season 13, Episode 4

The chefs prepare a breakfast menu for culinary-school graduates and their families, and the winning team earns a trip to San Francisco to meet chef Dominique Chen. Later, both teams encounter problems during the dinner service. read more

16 Chefs Compete Season 13, Episode 3

A unique team challenge involves the chefs completing recipes printed on the backs of their jackets. Later, the teams work together to create specialty dishes for VIP guests, which include talk-show host Wendy Williams. read more

Top 17 Compete Season 13, Episode 2

The challenge entails re-creating Gordon Ramsay's geoduck sashimi, and the team that produces 15 perfect dishes gets to lounge around on a yacht, but the losers are stuck making dinner for everyone. read more

Top 18 Compete Season 13, Episode 1

Season 13 begins with Gordon Ramsay dividing the 18 chefs into two teams of men vs. women and challenging them to create their signature dishes. The victors' spoils include a chance to dine with Wolfgang Puck, while the losers have to set up the contestants' living quarters and the kitchen. read more

Top 18 Compete; Top 17 Compete

Season 13 begins with Gordon Ramsay dividing the 18 chefs into two teams of men vs. women and challenging them to create their signature dishes. The victors' spoils include a chance to dine with Wolfgang Puck, while the losers have to set up the contestants' living quarters and the kitchen. The second hour's challenge entails re-creating Ramsay's geoduck sashimi, and the team that produces 15 perfect dishes gets to lounge around on a yacht, but the losers are stuck making dinner for everyone. read more

Winner Chosen Season 12, Episode 20

In the Season 12 finale, the Top 2 contestants (Scott Commings and Jason Zepaltas) each create five unique dishes and then prepare menus for the last dinner service before one of them is crowned the winner. Chefs Michael Voltaggio, Ben Ford, Quinn Hatfield, Neal Fraser and David Myers serve as judges. The champion receives $250,000 and a head-chef position at Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. read more

4 Chefs Compete Season 12, Episode 19

The Top 4 chefs (Rochelle Bergman, Scott Commings, Melanie Finch and Jason Zepaltas) are challenged to re-create a dish using only a taste test. The winner receives a restaurant tour around Los Angeles, while the losers are put in charge of heavy lifting during move-out day. read more

5 Chefs Compete Season 12, Episode 18

The Top 5 chefs prepare dishes using only leftover ingredients. The winning contestant is featured in Better Homes and Gardens and gets a flight session on a private jet. The remaining contestants prepare for dinner service with comic creator Stan Lee. read more

5 Chefs Compete; 4 Chefs Compete

The Top 5 chefs prepare dishes using only leftover ingredients. Later, the Top 4 chefs are challenged to re-create a dish using only a taste test. read more

6 Chefs Compete Season 12, Episode 17

The remaining six chefs head to the University of Southern California to prepare a tailgate for football fans. The top-voted chefs win a lunch and wine tasting in Malibu, while the others are assigned to trash duty. Also: a black-jacket dinner service. read more

7 Chefs Again Season 12, Episode 16

The Top 7 chefs serve guests from Oxfam America, including Minnie Driver. During the dinner service, two chefs struggle with their stations. read more

7 Chefs Compete Season 12, Episode 15

The seven remaining chefs are challenged to produce a high-quality meal on a small budget. The winning team wins a shopping spree, while the losing team must clean the dorms. Also: Former winners return to judge the contestants. read more

8 Chefs Compete Season 12, Episode 14

The remaining eight chefs are challenged to a blind taste test. The team that correctly identifies the most ingredients wins an ice-skating lesson with Olympian Rachael Flatt, while the losing team prepares homemade ice cream for the next dinner service. read more

9 Chefs Compete Season 12, Episode 13

The teams create their own menus for the dinner service, and the group with the most popular menu wins the challenge and is safe from elimination. read more

10 Chefs Again Season 12, Episode 12

The teams are reorganized and challenged to create dishes using ingredients they blindly chose. The winning team receives a day of pampering at a spa, while the losing team unloads deliveries. Later, the teams prepare a meal for UNICEF representatives. read more

10 Chefs Compete Season 12, Episode 11

Ten chefs remain and are tested on their knowledge of pork. The winning team participates in indoor skydiving, while the losing team prepares for the dinner service. Later, both teams struggle to finish the dinner service and are forced to work together. read more

11 Chefs Compete Season 12, Episode 10

The teams are brought to a Gordon Ramsay eatery and must prepare the restaurant's inspired meals. The members of one team struggle to communicate, forcing them out of the kitchen and putting several of their chefs up for elimination. read more

12 Chefs Compete Season 12, Episode 9

The Top 12 chefs participate in a team challenge, in which they are given 30 minutes to create a meal with surprise ingredients. The winners receive a beachside lunch and volleyball lessons, and the losers are assigned to kitchen duty. Later, the lowest-ranking chefs from each team are pitted against each other. read more

13 Chefs Compete Season 12, Episode 8

The teams prepare Southern dishes for the Phi Mu sorority social committee. The winners receive a trip to Las Vegas, while the losers must prepare the restaurant for the Phi Mu 160th anniversary party. read more

14 Chefs Compete Season 12, Episode 7

Pairs from each team are tasked to create a unique pizza dish. The winners earn a day trip to a hotel while the losers prepare for dinner service. Later, the teams must impress Chef Ramsay's family. read more

15 Chefs Compete Season 12, Episode 6

The 15 remaining chefs work as teams to serve VIP guests. During the meal, one chef serves a dish before it's finished cooking. read more

16 Chefs Compete Season 12, Episode 5

The 16 remaining chefs are challenged to match side dishes with four different types of protein. The winners earn a trip to Laguna Beach, while the losers prepare honey taffy from scratch. read more

17 Chefs Compete Season 12, Episode 4

The remaining 17 chefs are challenged to a competition involving lobster ravioli. The winning team gets a relaxing day by the pool, while the losers must clean the kitchen. Also: Steak dinners are prepared. read more

18 Chefs Compete Season 12, Episode 3

The remaining 18 chefs compete in a physical challenge involving pigs and potatoes. The winners earn a luxurious day on a yacht, while the losers must bathe the livestock from the challenge. read more

19 Chefs Compete Season 12, Episode 2

The 19 remaining chefs are challenged to a tricycle relay race, in which they must work in pairs to complete basic culinary tasks. The winners earn a trip to San Francisco, while the losers go carrot picking at a farm. read more

20 Chefs Compete Season 12, Episode 1

Season 12 begins with Gordon Ramsay dividing the 20 new chefs into two male-female teams. In the first challenge, the teams must prepare their signature dish. The winners are treated to an exclusive dinner with Ramsay, while the losers are left to scrub down the kitchen. read more

Winner Chosen Season 11, Episode 22

In the conclusion of the two-part Season 11 finale, the Top 2 chefs team up with former contestants to execute a final dinner service before the winner is chosen. At stake: a head-chef position at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace. read more

2 Chefs Compete Season 11, Episode 21

In Part 1 of the two-part Season 11 finale, the Top 2 chefs visit Las Vegas before competing in a live cooking challenge. read more

2 Chefs Compete; Winner Chosen

In the Season 11 finale, the Top 2 chefs visit Las Vegas before competing in a live cooking challenge. Later, they team up with former contestants to execute a final dinner service before the winner is chosen. At stake: a head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace. read more

4 Chefs Compete Season 11, Episode 20

The Top 4 chefs—Mary Poehnelt, Jon Scallion, Cyndi Stanimirov and Ja'Nel Witt—participate in a challenge in which they must identify ingredients in one of Chef Ramsay's creations using only their senses of sight, taste and smell, and then re-create the dish. Later, pressure mounts at the dinner service before the final two contestants are revealed. read more

5 Chefs Compete, Part 3 of 3 Season 11, Episode 19

Conclusion. The Top 5 chefs try to impress critics with their gourmet-burger creations, and the winner is treated to a spa day. Later, the chefs serve a VIP guest, but kitchen problems halt the dinner service. read more

6 Chefs Compete; 5 Chefs Compete, Part 1 of 3

The Top 6 chefs are tasked with a relay race, in which each team must prepare three dishes in 30 minutes—with only one chef in the kitchen at a time. After an elimination, the five remaining contestants are surprised by family members; and Chef Ramsay hands out black jackets. read more

5 Chefs Compete, Part 2 of 3 Season 11, Episode 18

Part 2 of 3. The Top 5 contenders design their own menus for the dinner service before competing against a team of returning champions. read more

5 Chefs Compete, Part 1 of 3 Season 11, Episode 17

Part 1 of 3. The five remaining contestants are surprised by family members; and Chef Ramsay hands out black jackets. Later, a pressure-cooker challenge takes place. read more

6 Chefs Compete Season 11, Episode 16

The Top 6 chefs are tasked with a relay race, in which each team must prepare three dishes in 30 minutes—with only one chef in the kitchen at a time. One contestant is eliminated after the dinner service. read more

7 Chefs Compete, Part 2 Season 11, Episode 15

Conclusion. Chef Ramsay evaluates the contestants' work in the signature-dish challenge, and the winner receives immunity for the dinner service, in which the chefs try to impress TV host Maria Menounos and actor Jeremy Sisto. read more

7 Chefs Compete, Part 1 Season 11, Episode 14

Part 1 of 2. The remaining seven chefs compete in a blind-taste challenge, where they must identify ingredients using only their taste buds. Later, the dinner service includes a surprise challenge. read more

8 Chefs Compete Season 11, Episode 13

The remaining eight chefs are challenged to create ethnic dishes using specific ingredients. Later, one team falls behind before the dinner service begins; and a top-performing competitor makes major mistakes. read more

9 Chefs Compete Season 11, Episode 12

Conclusion. The chefs design and execute their own dinner menus. read more

10 Chefs Compete Season 11, Episode 11

Part 1 of 2. The chefs compete for participation in a photo shoot and host dinner for U.S. Army members. read more

10 Chefs Compete; 9 Chefs Compete

The chefs compete for participation in a photo shoot and host dinner for U.S. Army members. Later, they design and execute their own dinner menus. read more

12 Chefs Compete Season 11, Episode 10

Hell's Kitchen holds its first-ever quinceañera party, and the chefs are challenged to put together a tasting menu for the guest of honor. Later, during the dinner service, a betrayal leads to disaster. read more

13 Chefs Compete Season 11, Episode 9

The teams are challenged to create five steak dishes in anticipation of Steak Night at the restaurant. During the dinner service, one diner finds an unpleasant surprise in her food. read more

14 Chefs Compete Season 11, Episode 8

The remaining chefs visit an animal pen to choose a form of protein for the team challenge. During the dinner service, the contestants must impress Gordon Ramsay's family. Chef Jon Shook is the guest judge. read more

15 Chefs Compete Season 11, Episode 7

The chefs are challenged to create six Chinese dishes that will be judged by chef Martin Yan. Later, during the dinner service, problems arise with a disappointed VIP guest. read more

16 Chefs Compete Season 11, Episode 6

Conclusion. Chef Ramsay makes a decision that affects the remaining 16 contestants. Later, he sends one chef from each team to help the waitstaff during the dinner service. read more

16 Chefs Compete, Part 1 Season 11, Episode 5

Part 1 of 2. The teams are challenged to identify the types of protein used in five dishes. Later, they whip up an early-morning breakfast for emergency-medical workers. read more

17 Chefs Compete Season 11, Episode 4

Chef Ramsay leads a 3K run with help from Olympic athletes Maurice Greene, Natalie Coughlin and Danell Leyva. Meanwhile, the teams prepare healthy lunches for the runners; and communication issues arise during the dinner service. read more

19 Chefs Compete Season 11, Episode 3

The 19 remaining chefs participate in a physical challenge involving lobsters. Later, two contestants from each team head into the elimination round after a disappointing dinner service. read more

20 Chefs Compete, Part 2 Season 11, Episode 2

Conclusion. The 20 contestants settle into their dorms and prepare the first dinner service, which goes badly and results in incomplete dishes being served to patrons. read more

20 Chefs Compete, Part 1 Season 11, Episode 1

Part 1 of 2. The 11th season opens with 20 aspiring restaurateurs presenting signature dishes in Las Vegas, where they split into two teams and attempt to impress chef Gordon Ramsay. The winning group receives a night on the town and admission to a concert, while the losing team heads back to Los Angeles. read more

20 Chefs Compete

The 11th season opens with 20 aspiring restaurateurs presenting signature dishes in Las Vegas, where they split into two teams and attempt to impress chef Gordon Ramsay. Later, they settle into their dorms and prepare the first dinner service, which goes badly and results in incomplete dishes being served to patrons. read more

Winner Chosen Season 10, Episode 20

Conclusion. The winner is named after the chefs prepare their final dinner service in the Season 10 finale. read more

2 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 19

Part 1 of 2. The two finalists are chosen and must create one last dinner-service menu, to be judged by a panel of world-renowned chefs. read more

4 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 18

The contestants lead teams of chefs to test their skills directing others in the kitchen. read more

5 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 17

The chefs' abilities to teach are tested when they are challenged to instruct students to prepare recipes using only words for guidance. read more

6 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 16

Former contestants return to challenge the chefs during a dinner service. read more

9 Chefs Compete

The chefs face off against competitive eater Joey Chestnut in a wing-eating competition and take part in a blind taste test. Later, the teams create menus for dinner service, but the pressure proves too much for some chefs, provoking Chef Ramsay's ire. read more

7 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 15

The chefs work on their communication skills before an important dinner service. read more

8 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 14

The chefs are challenged to put a gourmet spin on traditional Southern dishes. read more

8 Chefs Compete; 7 Chefs Compete

The chefs are challenged to put a gourmet spin on traditional Southern dishes. Later, they work on their communication skills before an important dinner service. read more

9 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 13

Conclusion. The teams create menus for dinner service, but the pressure proves too much for some chefs, provoking Chef Ramsay's ire. read more

9 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 12

Part 1 of 2. The chefs face off against competitive eater Joey Chestnut in a wing-eating competition. Later, they take part in a blind taste test. read more

10 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 11

Three guest diners raise the stakes of a pressure-filled challenge which requires the chefs to think on their feet. read more

11 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 10

Conclusion. Personal dramas distract some contestants from the dinner service while competing at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas. read more

11 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 9

Part 1 of 2. The contestants compete at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas. Adding to the tension: A slot machine is used to determine the ingredients in the dishes. read more

12 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 8

Fighting champions Tito Ortiz and Sugar Ray Leonard offer inspiration to the contestants, whom chef Ramsay encourages to fight for their spots in the competition. read more

13 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 7

Conclusion. The runway-show dinner proves distracting for some contestants, while others succeed despite the pressure to time the service perfectly with the show. read more

13 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 6

Part 1 of 2. Fashion and food mix when the contestants prepare a menu for designers that's inspired by high fashion. The winning group receive a new wardrobe, and the losing bunch must set up dinner service for a fashion show. read more

14 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 5

The contestants tackle Mexican cuisine in a challenge judged by executive chefs John Sedlar and Thomas Ortega. read more

15 Chefs Remain Season 10, Episode 4

Challenges facing the 15 remaining chefs include preparing four different lamb dishes. read more

16 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 3

The challenge facing the 16 remaining chefs: prepare all-American fare for a group of special diners. read more

17 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 2

Seventeen chefs vie in the conclusion of the Season 10 opener. read more

18 Chefs Compete Season 10, Episode 1

Eighteen contestants sign on for a shot at a head-chef position at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas. In Part 1 of the two-part Season 10 premiere, they're split up into two teams. Then they prepare their signature dishes, and hope that chef Ramsay won't spit them out. The reward for the winning team: dinner prepared by Season 3 winner Rock Harper and Season 6 winner Dave Levey. The losers must scrub down the kitchen for the first dinner service. Then comes the first elimination. read more

Winner Chosen Season 9, Episode 16

The two finalists compete in the Season 9 finale. The winner gets a chef-de-cuisine post at BLT Steak in New York City. read more

4 Chefs Compete Season 9, Episode 15

Chefs Will Lustberg, Paul Niedermann, Tommy Stevens and Elise Wims compete, with two advancing to the final round and a shot at a chef-de-cuisine post at BLT Steak in New York City. read more

4 Chefs Compete; Winner Chosen

Season 9 finale: Will Lustberg from Jersey City, N.J.; Paul Niedermann from Davie, Fla.; Tommy Stevens from Brewster, N.Y.; and Elise Wims from Pittsburgh compete in the first hour, with two advancing to the final round. The winner gets the gravy: a chef-de-cuisine post at BLT Steak in New York City. read more

5 Chefs Compete Again Season 9, Episode 14

Five chefs compete (again). read more

5 Chefs Compete Season 9, Episode 13

The five remaining chefs trade in their red and blue-piped jackets for black ones and cook together in one kitchen. Four advance to the next round. read more

6 Chefs Compete Season 9, Episode 12

Six chefs remain. The team challenge: prepare three dishes in 30 minutes. The winners go shopping while the losers prep for the dinner service, a black-tie gala benefiting American Cancer Society and the American Humane Association. read more

7 Chefs Compete Season 9, Episode 11

The seven remaining chefs visit New York City, where they tour BLT Steak (the future home for the winner) and take bites of the Big Apple's cornucopia of ethnic foods. Their challenge when they return to Hell's Kitchen: prepare ethnic dishes themselves. For the winners it's a day at the beach, while the losers must prepare for dinner service, at which both teams have difficulty with sea bass. When it's over, Chef Ramsay cuts the field to six. read more

8 Chefs Compete Season 9, Episode 10

The eight remaining chefs face a blind taste test. (Anchovies, Brussels sprouts, egg yolks, pecans and even chicken go unidentified.) The winners ride horses in the Hollywood Hills, while the losers peel grapes. Steak is featured at dinner service, and Hell's Kitchen is overbooked so there are two seatings, with the teams alternating between cooking and serving. The cooking part doesn't go well for either team, giving Chef Ramsay a number of options before he pares the field to seven. read more

8 Chefs Compete; 7 Chefs Compete

The red and blue teams face off in two challenges, with eight chefs competing in the first hour and seven in the second. First up: a blind taste test and a dinner service featuring steak.Then the seven remaining chefs visit New York City, where they tour BLT Steak (the future home for the winner) and take bites of the Big Apple's cornucopia of ethnic foods before preparing ethnic dishes themselves. At dinner service, sea bass trips up both teams, and one chef is dismissed after it's over. read more

9 Chefs Compete Season 9, Episode 9

Sweets for the sweet is the challenge facing the nine remaining chefs, who must create seductive desserts, judged by Beverly Hills pastry chef-restaurateur Jordan Kahn (Red Medicine) and L.A. pastry-shop owner Waylynn Lucas (fonuts). The winners go to Las Vegas (and meet Holly Madison), while the losers turn Hell's Kitchen into a trysting spot for a "date night" dinner service. There's a marriage proposal in the dining room, but less love in the kitchen. Then chef Ramsay cuts the field to eight. read more

10 Chefs Compete Season 9, Episode 8

The 10 remaining chefs must prepare comfort foods, with Wolfgang Puck judging them. But first, each team must choose its strongest member to lead it, then the two selected must choose the teammate they consider the weakest as coleader for the challenge. The winners are treated to a show at L.A.'s Laugh Factory and a ride in a convertible along Sunset Boulevard, while the losers clean the dorms. Coast Guard members are guests at dinner service, at which one team clearly outperforms the other. read more

11 Chefs Compete Season 9, Episode 7

The 11 remaining chefs must cook with beer, and their recipes are judged by beer sommeliers Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune ("The Beer Chicks"). The challenge winners attend the Long Beach Grand Prix IndyCar race while the losers unload kegs of beer and bags of ice at Hell's Kitchen. Recipes featuring beer (mussel and venison dishes) are on the dinner-service menu as well, but it's the old standbys beef Wellington and sea bass that trip up the contestants before one of them is sent home. read more

12 Chefs Compete Season 9, Episode 6

The challenge facing the 12 remaining chefs: prepare Hawaiian-luau dishes for the Culver City (Cal.) High School Class of 1991's 20th reunion. The winners get a day on a yacht while the losers must make Hell's Kitchen look Hawaiian. At the dinner service/luau, raw fish proves to be the biggest bugaboo, and when it's over Chef Ramsay reduces the field to 11. read more

13 Chefs Compete Season 9, Episode 5

The 13 remaining chefs get a demonstration in dessert preparation using sound waves and liquid nitrogen, then must steam, poach or boil protein-based dishes. The winners go to a Beverly Hills spa while the losers clean the Hell's Kitchen fountain. At dinner service, soupy risotto, raw beef Wellington and spaghetti that could pass for baby food irk Chef Ramsay, and raw bass has him steaming. Then he cuts the field to 12. Guests include Ben Roche and Homaro Cantu of Chicago's Moto Restaurant. read more

14 Chefs Compete Season 9, Episode 4

The challenge facing the 14 remaining chefs: prepare chicken dishes using ingredients they choose after catching live chickens. Judging the results are journalists Jen Garcia (People) and Dave Karger (Entertainment Weekly), with the prize being a spread in People. There are also notables at dinner service: volleyball champs Misty May-Treanor and Jen Kessy dine in the Red Kitchen, while Olympic swimming greats Mark Spitz and Janet Evans observe the Blue Team. But neither team wins a gold medal. read more

15 Chefs Compete Season 9, Episode 3

The 15 remaining chefs face a team shakeup and a wakeup call by clowns (because Chef Ramsay thinks that they cook like clowns). Their challenge: prepare pasta and quesadillas for 50 kids and panini sandwiches for their moms. The winners go to Medieval Times in Buena Park, Cal., while the losers prepare a playground for a "family night" dinner service, at which a raw lamb dish sends Ramsay over the edge and the offending chef out to the dining room to apologize. Then a contestant is eliminated. read more

16 Chefs Compete Season 9, Episode 2

The 16 chefs who survived the first elimination of Season 9 try to rebound from their opening-night dinner-service disaster. But first, they must deal with beef, preparing New York strip steaks, rib eyes, filets and burgers. The losers must clean the grills and butcher more beef while the winners sip champagne in Palm Springs. Then comes dinner service, which is marred by burned risotto, raw bass, overcooked duck, poor timing and a not-so-white lie, and when it's over 15 chefs remain. read more

18 Chefs Compete Season 9, Episode 1

Season 9 premiere: Chef Gordon Ramsay welcomes (if that's the word for it) the 18 culinary wannabes vying for a head-chef position at New York City's BLT Steak restaurant. First up: their signature dishes. Then comes the first dinner service, but not before one contestant is rushed to a hospital. Dinner is predictably problematic; in fact Ramsay "benches" three members of one team ("the three stooges"). But other chefs show mastery of those Hell's Kitchen mainstays risotto and beef Wellington. read more

2 Chefs Compete Season 8, Episode 15

In the Season 8 finale, the final two chefs must prepare five-course meals to be judged by five L.A.-area executive chefs and food-service executives. The winner receives a head-chef position at LA Market at the JW Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles. read more

4 Chefs Compete - Part 2 Season 8, Episode 14

The challenge: create a balanced fusion dish. The judges: Top L.A. chefs Philip Dubose (Asia de Cuba), Helene An (Crustacean) and Lee Hefter (Spago). Then, at dinner service, tempers flare and Chef Ramsay must intervene. read more

4 Chefs Compete - Part 1 Season 8, Episode 13

The four remaining chefs must re-create a dish without a recipe, using only their eyesight, their noses and their senses of taste. The winner gets a day at a spa while the losers do the Hell's Kitchen laundry before it's time for another dinner service. read more

5 Chefs Compete Season 8, Episode 12

The five remaining contestants prepare and serve their signature dishes in downtown-L.A. food trucks at lunchtime. The winner receives a Beverly Hills makeover by hairstylist José Eber and fashion guru Steven Cojocaru, while the losers scrub their trucks and prepare Hell's Kitchen for a dinner service that won't go well. read more

6 Chefs Compete Season 8, Episode 11

Chef Ramsay challenges the six contestants to create "a single bite" to make a bold first impression on the Michelin-starred L.A. chefs who do the biting. But dinner-service diners leave disappointed and hungry. Later, one chef is asked to leave. read more

8 Chefs Compete - Part 2 Season 8, Episode 10

The seven remaining chefs are tested on their cooking precision and communication skills, but dinner service proves disappointing to Chef Ramsay and his guests, L.A. restaurateur Josiah Citrin and the NFL's Matt Cassel. In the end, six chefs remain. read more

8 Chefs Compete - Part 1 Season 8, Episode 9

The eight remaining contestants face a women-vs.-men blind taste test. The winners dine at the L.A. restaurant XIV while the losers sort trash. Undercooking and one chef's overheated conversation with Chef Ramsay mar the dinner service. read more

8 Chefs Compete

The eight remaining contestants face a women-vs.-men blind taste test. The winners dine at the L.A. restaurant XIV while the losers sort trash. Later comes a test of cooking precision and communication skills, but dinner service proves disappointing to Chef Ramsay and his guests, L.A. restaurateur Josiah Citrin and NFL quarterback Matt Cassel. In the end, six chefs remain. read more

9 Chefs Compete - Part 2 Season 8, Episode 8

The teams must shop on a budget and prepare elegant dishes for four judges. The winners go sailing and dancing while the losers fumigate Hell's Kitchen. Guests at the black-tie dinner service include four previous winners and cast members of "Glee." read more

9 Chefs Compete - Part 1 Season 8, Episode 7

The nine remaining chefs create dishes using five ingredients selected at random. The winners visit Las Vegas while the losers peel 1000 potatoes. Guests at the "Family Night" dinner service include Jerry Springer and members of Chef Ramsay's family. read more

9 Chefs Compete

The nine remaining chefs must create dishes using five ingredients selected at random. The winners visit Las Vegas while the losers peel potatoes (1000 of them). Later, the teams must shop on a budget and prepare elegant dishes for four special judges. And there are special guests at dinner service. read more

11 Chefs Compete - Part 2 Season 8, Episode 6

The challenge facing the 10 remaining chefs: prepare entrée salads, with the winner to be featured in Bon Appetit magazine. Dinner-service bugaboos: scallops and garnishes. read more

11 Chefs Compete - Part 1 Season 8, Episode 5

The challenge facing the 11 remaining chefs: devise tasting menus for a retro-themed high-school prom, with the losing team having to set up for the prom. Then, appetizers and fish bedevil competitors at dinner service. read more

11 Chefs Compete

Challenges facing the 11 remaining chefs include devising menus for a retro-themed high-school prom (with the losing team having to set up for the prom) and preparing entrée salads (the winner is to be featured in Bon Appetit magazine). Then, undercooking and overcooking bedevil dinner service. read more

13 Chefs Compete - Part 2 Season 8, Episode 4

The 12 remaining chefs must make ravioli from scratch. And the dinner service features Italian dishes, but it's overcooked salmon and undercooked chicken that prove to be the bugaboos. read more

13 Chefs Compete - Part 1 Season 8, Episode 3

The 13 remaining chefs must prepare breakfast for 50 hungry EMTs. At dinner service, dover sole bollixes up both the blue and red teams. read more

13 Chefs Compete

The 13 remaining chefs must prepare breakfast for 50 hungry EMTs and make ravioli from scratch. During dinner service, one contestant's culinary ineptitude threatens a diner's marriage proposal. read more

16 Chefs Compete - Part 2 Season 8, Episode 2

The 14 remaining chefs receive a lesson in preparing sushi from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto before they must do it themselves. One competitor in particular can't seem to learn it. read more

16 Chefs Compete - Part 1 Season 8, Episode 1

Season 8 premiere: Sixteen chefs vie for a head-chef job at an L.A. hotel restaurant and the post of spokesperson for a winery. First, they must prepare their signature dishes. Then comes the first dinner service. read more

16 Chefs Compete

Season 8 premiere: Sixteen chefs vie for a head-chef job at an L.A. hotel restaurant and the post of spokesperson for a winery. First, they must prepare their signature dishes. Next: a lesson in preparing sushi from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto before they must do it themselves. Then comes the first dinner service. read more

2 Chefs Compete: Winner Chosen Season 7, Episode 15

In the seventh-season finale, the final two contestants get assistance preparing their final dinner service, but they also learn the drawbacks of having too much help in the kitchen. Chef Ramsay then selects the winner. read more

4 Chefs Compete Again Season 7, Episode 14

The final four chefs must re-create one of Chef Ramsay's specialties without being told what ingredients are in it. Then, the physical exertion of dinner service proves too much for one of the chefs. read more

4 Chefs Compete Season 7, Episode 13

The chefs must teach bachelors with no cooking experience to prepare a monkfish recipe, and flagging energy makes things trickier during the dinner service. read more

5 Chefs Compete Season 7, Episode 12

Conclusion. Chefs must create a dish for under $10 that tastes priceless. read more

6 Chefs Compete Season 7, Episode 11

Part 1 of 2. Chefs must create a visually appealing dish. read more

6 Chefs Compete; 5 Chefs Compete

Chefs are challenged to create a visually appealing dish, and then to create a dish that costs under $10 but tastes priceless. At dinner service, Ramsay unnerves the contestants when he insists that they switch stations often. read more

7 Chefs Compete Season 7, Episode 10

Conclusion. Chef Ramsay combines the teams before a dinner service at the Hell's Kitchen dinner theater. read more

8 Chefs Compete Season 7, Episode 9

Part 1 of 2. The chefs discover that naming flavors isn't easy when they take a blind taste test; the chefs must devise their own menus at dinner service. read more

8 Chefs Compete; 7 Chefs Compete

The chefs discover that naming flavors isn't easy when they take a blind taste test; and at the episode's first dinner service, they must devise their own menus. Then one ingredient trips up contestants before Chef Ramsay combines the teams for the second dinner service---at the Hell's Kitchen dinner theater. read more

9 Chefs Compete Season 7, Episode 8

Conclusion. Chef Gordon Ramsay shuffles the teams, and new teammates face their first challenge: reinventing a wedding menu for a 50th-anniversary party. read more

10 Chefs Compete Season 7, Episode 7

Part 1 of 2. Chef Ramsay shows his temper---to a patron---during the dinner service that follows the challenge, in which the contestants make deli sandwiches. The losers' penalty: make peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. read more

10 Chefs Compete; 9 Chefs Compete

Chef Ramsay shows his temper---to a patron---during the dinner service that follows the episode's first challenge, in which the contestants make deli sandwiches. The losers' penalty: make peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. Then Ramsay shuffles the teams, and new teammates face their first challenge: reinventing a wedding menu for a 50th-anniversary party. read more

11 Chefs Compete Season 7, Episode 6

Conclusion. The remaining chefs must prepare "mother sauces"---then feed kids at dinner service. Afterwords, Chef Ramsay sends one home. read more

12 Chefs Compete Season 7, Episode 5

Part 1 of 2. The remaining chefs prepare pork barbecue, and after dinner service one must leave Hell's Kitchen. read more

12 Chefs Compete; 11 Chefs Compete

The remaining chefs must prepare pork-barbecue recipes. After one of them is eliminated, the others must prepare "mother sauces"---then feed kids at the dinner service. read more

13 Chefs Compete Season 7, Episode 4

Conclusion. The remaining chefs must prepare recipes using ingredients chosen for them by rolls of the dice. Then, after a typically tense dinner service, chef Gordon Ramsay sends a contestant home. read more

14 Chefs Compete Season 7, Episode 3

Part 1 of 2. The two teams must serve lunch to the USC Marching Band and Song Girls. Then, at dinner service, a member of the red team gets burned before chef Gordon Ramsay sends a chef home. read more

14 Chefs Compete; 13 Chefs Compete

The teams serve lunch to USC's Marching Band and Song Girls, and a red-team member gets burned at dinner service before one chef is asked to leave. Another goes home after a second challenge (using ingredients based on rolls of dice) and dinner service. read more

15 Chefs Compete Season 7, Episode 2

The team challenge facing the 15 chefs: prepare eggs four different ways, with the winners getting an L.A. helicopter tour. Communication woes and an argument with chef Gordon Ramsay mar dinner service, and when it's over Ramsay reduces the field to 14. read more

16 Chefs Compete Season 7, Episode 1

Season 7 opener: The 16 chefs vying for a slot in chef Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in a London hotel are introduced, split into teams (men vs. women) and, for their first challenge, must prepare their signature dishes. Then comes dinner service. Chef Ramsay guarantees that it will be completed, and that means even more pressure than usual for the contestants, one of whom is eliminated. read more

2 Chefs to Winner Season 6, Episode 15

Conclusion. The two finalists go head-to-head in the Season 6 finale. Following the final dinner service, the winner is announced. read more

3 Chefs Compete Season 6, Episode 14

Part 1 of 2. The three remaining chefs must each prepare a dish with components from around the world, and are judged by international culinary experts. The challenge winner's family gets to sample the recipes, prepared by executive chefs. Then, following the dinner service, the field is whittled to the final two. read more

3 Chefs Compete/2 Chefs to Winner

Chef Gordon Ramsay picks a winner in the Season 6 finale following the final dinner challenge, but first there's another dinner challenge to pare the field to two. And before that, the three remaining chefs must prepare dishes from around the world that are judged by an international panel of culinary experts. The challenge winner's family gets to sample those recipes, prepared by executive chefs. read more

4 Chefs Compete Season 6, Episode 13

The final four chefs meet a diminutive version of Chef Ramsay, British child actor-impressionist Felix Light (aka "Little Gordon Ramsay"), then must feed 80 other youngsters---and do it without serving meat. At dinner service, two chefs have a bad night and one goes home. read more

5 Chefs Compete Season 6, Episode 12

The five remaining chefs face an individual challenge: make a dish that looks as good as it tastes. Experts from Bon Appétit magazine help Ramsay with the judging, and the winner gets an evening out with Ramsay and Bon Appétit editor Barbara Fairchild at a Santa Monica luxury hotel. read more

6 Chefs Compete Season 6, Episode 11

The six remaining chefs must replicate dishes they taste, and the winners dine with Season 4 winner Christina Machamer. The teams are merged for dinner service, and when it's over, the field is pared to five. read more

7 Chefs Compete Season 6, Episode 10

The seven remaining chefs take a satellite tour of the Whistler, B.C., restaurant that the winner will run, then must prepare dishes using items flown in from the Whistler area. Olympic medalists Sasha Cohen (skating) and Jonny Moseley (skiing) judge the results. Then, following the dinner service, the field is reduced to six. read more

7 Chefs Compete; 6 Chefs Compete

The field is pared to five in a two-hour episode that also sees the red and blue teams merge. But first, Winter Olympic medalists Sasha Cohen and Jonny Moseley judge dishes the contestants prepare using items flown in from Whistler, B.C., site of the restaurant the winner is slated to run. Later, the chefs must re-create dishes they've tasted. Also appearing (and dining with the contestants): Season 4 winner Christina Machamer and L.A. restaurateur Mark Peel. read more

8 Chefs Compete Season 6, Episode 9

The eight remaining chefs make crepes, with the winners dining at a French restaurant while the losers prepare for a French-themed dinner service. One chef is injured during the prep time, and three others can't make it through the service. read more

9 Chefs Compete Season 6, Episode 8

The nine remaining chefs take a blind taste test. The winners score a dinner date with Chef Ramsay---in a darkened dining room where they can't see what they're eating. Later, meat and potatoes problems (raw meat and no potatoes) mar the dinner service. read more

10 Chefs Compete Season 6, Episode 7

The 10 remaining chefs must roll dice to determine ingredients for their challenge dish, with the winning team earning a trip to Las Vegas. Later, chefs from Gordon Ramsay's restaurants participate in the dinner service, which is marred by repeated mistakes and a bossy teammate. read more

11 Chefs Compete Season 6, Episode 6

The 11 remaining contestants must plan three-course meals that total only 700 calories. The winning team gets volleyball pointers from 2000 Olympian Annett Davis during a day at the beach, while the losers prep both kitchens. At dinner service, one chef snaps back at Chef Ramsay and another is rushed to the emergency room. read more

12 Chefs Compete Season 6, Episode 5

The 12 remaining chefs must plan menus for a gastronomic salute to a returning U.S. marine, with the losing team having to clean and decorate the dining room for the party under the direction of Gordon Ramsay's wife, Tana. Later, cold food during dinner service heats up Chef Ramsay's temper. read more

13 Chefs Compete Season 6, Episode 4

The challenge facing the 14 contestants: make perfectly portioned 6-inch sausages. At dinner service, Drew Lachey, John O'Hurley, Tom Green, Melinda Clarke, Chris "Kid" Reid and Kristy Swanson are among the diners being served cold and salty food. Chef Ramsay isn't amused. read more

14 Chefs Compete Season 6, Episode 3

The 14 remaining chefs are awoken in the middle of the night and ordered to prepare a spaghetti dinner for hungry firefighters. The team that serves up the food first wins; the losers must wash and wax fire engines. Later, two contestants are injured and are rushed to the hospital. read more

15 Chefs Compete Season 6, Episode 2

Conclusion of sixth-season premiere. Spring 2009 contestant Robert, who withdrew for health reasons, returns---and is assigned to the women's team---as the 15 remaining chefs prepare for a seafood-accented dinner service by deveining shrimp. Some do it better than others, but not well enough to stand out at the dinner service, which proves to be a disaster. But it's not as disastrous as the elimination sequence that follows. read more

16 Chefs Compete Season 6, Episode 1

Part 1 of the two-part Season 6 premiere. Sixteen new contestants get a crack at culinary stardom---and a shot at a head chef's job in Canadian resort town Whistler, B.C. First, the contestants prepare signature dishes as part of a team effort. Then it's on to the first dinner service before the field is reduced to 15. read more

16 Chefs Compete; 15 Chefs Compete

Sixteen new contestants get a crack at culinary stardom---and a shot at a head chef's job in the Canadian resort town of Whistler, B.C., a 2010 Winter Olympics event site. In the Season 6 opener, the red and blue teams prepare their signature dishes, but in a departure from past seasons this is now a team effort. Then it's on to the first dinner service (predictably a disaster) before the first chef is eliminated and an old friend returns. The second dinner service is even more disastrous. read more

2 Chefs to Winner Season 5, Episode 15

Season 5 finale: The final two contestants square off in their last dinner-service competition. The winner gets the head-chef job at a new restaurant at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. read more

2 Chefs Compete Season 5, Episode 14

The two finalists go back to Atlantic City to discuss their potential menus with the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa's chief operating officer. But first they work with an architect to design restaurant spaces for their final dinner-service competition. read more

3 Chefs Compete Season 5, Episode 13

The final three contestants prepare a meal for 100 top L.A. chefs. The winner gets to appear on Fox's local morning show while the losers must wash and iron the Hell's Kitchen linens---and watch the winner on TV as well. At dinner service, each of the three must "run the pass," a test that two will pass. read more

4 Chefs Compete Season 5, Episode 12

Chef Ramsay cooks for the remaining four chefs---then tells them to replicate what he had prepared. Later, there's a surprise proposal planned for the dinner service's dessert course. read more

5 Chefs Compete Season 5, Episode 11

After a trip to Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, where one will soon be a top chef, the contestants must prepare a signature dish that they would serve at the Borgata. read more

6 Chefs Compete Season 5, Episode 10

The teams are dissolved and the competition becomes strictly individual as the six remaining chefs must each prepare a dish using 14 simple ingredients. Later, though, the competitors must pull together at dinner service, but things get heated and one chef must seek medical attention. read more

8 Chefs Compete Season 5, Episode 9

The eight remaining chefs must prepare a dish made with king crab, with each team presenting its strongest plate to chef Ramsay. During dinner service, the teams devise their own menus. read more

9 Chefs Compete Season 5, Episode 8

The presence of guest diners Eric McCormack and Robert Patrick intensifies the competition among the nine remaining chefs, who also face a surprise taste-test challenge. read more

10 Chefs Compete Season 5, Episode 7

The 10 remaining chefs must make tapas-style dishes (aka small plates) from leftovers. At dinner service, one chef's mistake nearly derails both teams, and the lack of blue-team cohesion steams Chef Ramsay. read more

11 Chefs Compete Season 5, Episode 6

The 11 remaining chefs cook for a Bar Mitzvah, preparing fine-dining variations on the guest of honor's three favorite dishes. Later, the dinner service goes well---but not well enough for one contestant. read more

12 Chefs Compete Season 5, Episode 5

The 12 remaining candidates shop at an Asian market for ingredients for Asian-fusion beef, poultry and seafood dishes that are judged by chef Ramsay and food writer Tanya Steel, the editor of Epicurious.com. At dinner service, chefs from both teams crack under pressure, and before the field is reduced to 11, Ramsay does something unusual. read more

13 Chefs Compete Season 5, Episode 4

The 13 remaining chefs must serve breakfast to 50 young football players and cheerleaders. One of the teams runs out of eggs. read more

14 Chefs Compete Season 5, Episode 3

The 14 remaining chefs visit a meat locker to learn about various cuts of beef, then put their knowledge into practice when chef Ramsay proclaims Hell's Kitchen a steak house for the night. read more

15 Chefs Compete Season 5, Episode 2

Fifteen chefs compete for what will be 14 slots at the end of the show. read more

16 Chefs Compete Season 5, Episode 1

Chef Gordon Ramsay returns for a fifth season to bedevil would-be culinary superstars, and things begin promisingly as contestants prepare their signature dishes. "Best ever," Ramsay reports. Dinner service doesn't go as well. For starters, the field of 16, the largest ever, is unwieldy, so a member of each team waits on tables. One does so disastrously. And in the kitchen, it's worse. The winner gets an executive-chef position at an Atlantic City, N.J., hotel. read more

Winner Announced Season 4, Episode 15

As the fourth season closes, the two remaining contestants square off in their final dinner service before Chef Ramsay decides which of them will run his Los Angeles restaurant. read more

2 Chefs Compete Season 4, Episode 14

The two finalists visit chef Gordon Ramsay's New York City restaurant, where they must prepare their signature dishes---to be judged by executive chefs of Ramsay's restaurants around the world. Back in L.A., they begin their final challenge: design and run their own restaurants. Whoopi Goldberg makes an appearance. read more

3 Chefs Compete Season 4, Episode 13

Chef Ramsay prepares breakfast for the three remaining chefs---and a few guests---then asks the contestants to replicate the dishes they ate. Later, Ramsay sabotages the dinner service to see how they react to adversity. read more

4 Chefs Compete Season 4, Episode 12

The final four contestants prepare lunch for surprise guests: 80 very hungry, very picky expectant moms. The chef whose dish they favor wins a $1000 shopping spree. The others must clean up after the luncheon. During dinner service, one careless contestant burns Chef Ramsay's hand. He's not pleased. read more

5 Chefs Compete Season 4, Episode 11

Chef Ramsay orders the five remaining chefs to teach cooking-impaired housewives to prepare a gourmet meal, and the one who does it best receives culinary pointers from California chefs Mark Peel and Ben Ford. At dinner service, all five struggle with a dozen appetizers, main courses and desserts. read more

6 Chefs Compete Season 4, Episode 10

Chef Ramsay inspires the six contestants by taking them to the site of the London West Hollywood restaurant that the season's winner will run. Back at the kitchen, the teams are merged, and each chef is given one main ingredient and told to feature it in a dish. During dinner service, one chef accidentally burns the rice while another burns a hand. And that's not all that goes wrong. Rock Harper, the 2007 winner, makes an appearance. read more

7 Chefs Compete Season 4, Episode 9

The seven remaining chefs prepare dishes in a relay race in the opening challenge. The winners earn surfing lessons while the losers must clean the restaurant. At the dinner service, the teams choose their own menus. One group has difficulty, which leads to an unusual elimination ceremony. read more

8 Chefs Compete Season 4, Episode 8

To even out the teams, Chef Ramsay asks for a volunteer from among the eight remaining chefs to switch sides---which immediately changes the group dynamic as the teams face their next challenge: creating four dishes using 20 specific ingredients. One chef slices more than food, however, necessitating a visit from a medic. The winning team goes on a glamorous photo shoot. read more

9 Chefs Compete Season 4, Episode 7

Chef Ramsay makes the nine remaining chefs take a blindfold taste test. The winners get to go to a spa; the losers must clean the dorm. Then, after the dinner service, Ramsay must decide which is worse: raw food or a lack of kitchen communication. read more

10 Chefs Compete Season 4, Episode 6

The 10 remaining chefs must please a picky teen who has come to Hell's Kitchen for her birthday party. The team that designs the menus she prefers wins a teen-themed treat while the losers must help an annoyingly peppy party planner with the preparations. read more

11 Chefs Compete Season 4, Episode 5

The first challenge facing the 11 remaining chefs: make a gourmet pizza. The winning team enjoys gourmet burgers in Santa Barbara while the losers must prepare pizza ingredients for the night's dinner service---and one loser must deliver takeout orders. read more

12 Chefs Compete Season 4, Episode 4

The two teams vie to make the most pasta for the evening's dinner service, with the winners earning a trip to the Santa Monica Pier. That night, an accident in the kitchen lands a contestant in the hospital. read more

13 Chefs Compete Season 4, Episode 3

After being awakened by chickens in their living quarters, the contestants must pluck what once clucked, then cook them for the evening's family-style dinner service. read more

14 Chefs Compete Season 4, Episode 2

In the first challenge, the contestants must slice halibut into 6-ounce fillets. At the dinner service, one member of each team serves as maitre d'. Later, a contestant is eliminated. read more

15 Chefs Compete Season 4, Episode 1

Chef Gordon Ramsay returns for a fourth season of culinary torture, and this time it promises to be more personal than ever before: The winner from among the 15 chefs will get a job in an L.A restaurant owned by Ramsay himself. In the premiere, the 15 are divided into teams (men vs. women), but first they must prepare their "signature dishes." One offering makes Ramsay retch, but he does like several of the others. At the first dinner service, however, he doesn't like much of anything. read more

Winner Announced Season 3, Episode 11

In the third-season finale, tempers flare as the two finalists prepare one last dinner service at Hell's Kitchen before Chef Ramsay picks a winner, who earns a job running a restaurant at a Las Vegas casino-resort. read more

2 Chefs Compete Season 3, Episode 10

In the next-to-last episode of the season, the two remaining contestants take on a final challenge, and it involves more than just cooking. They must design restaurants of their own---the decor as well as the menus---then manage them. read more

3 Chefs Compete Season 3, Episode 9

The three remaining chefs prepare fine-dining versions of classic American dishes for outside judges---their mothers, who don't know whose plates they're sampling. Then each contestant gets to run Hell's Kitchen during dinner service. They must watch for subtle traps set for them by sous chefs MaryAnn and Scott. read more

5 Chefs Compete Season 3, Episode 8

Chef Ramsay consolidates the five remaining contestants into one team, but first they must compete against each other to impress 100 hungry high-school students. The winner (and a contestant of his or her choice) gets a trip to the Green Valley Ranch resort in Las Vegas, where this year's ultimate winner will be offered a job. Later, a power struggle and a mistake (one too many, actually) mar the dinner service. read more

6 Chefs Compete Season 3, Episode 7

The first challenge facing the six remaining contestants: make appetizers and entrées from leftovers. Then the teams must come up with their own menus for the evening's dinner service. The diners definitely prefer one team's menu, but that's not necessarily a good thing since devising selections and executing them are two different things. read more

7 Chefs Compete (Again) Season 3, Episode 6

Melissa joins the men's team as it vies with the women to see which team can prepare better lobster dishes. But first they must kill the lobsters. At that evening's dinner service, one team has its worst night yet. read more

7 Chefs Compete Season 3, Episode 5

The seven remaining chefs must purchase and prepare food for a wedding reception. The bride and groom must approve, and one presentation goes very badly. Later, a kitchen power struggle mars the dinner service. read more

8 Chefs Compete Season 3, Episode 4

The remaining chefs compete in a blindfolded taste test. The losers must then taste items that are somewhat less than appetizing while the winners dine with Chef Ramsay. At the dinner service, the dishes are critiqued and rated by the diners. read more

11 Chefs Compete Season 3, Episode 3

Chef Ramsay orders the 10 remaining contestants to cook breakfast for visiting servicemen and women. Members of the winning team receive a day of R & R; for the losers it's KP. Then there's another dinner service to prepare. To say that the losing team does poorly is an understatement: One of the dishes is potentially poisonous, and it leads to stern measures from Ramsay. read more

11 Chefs Compete Season 3, Episode 2

Members of the men's and women's teams face off in a food-prep challenge that rewards the winning team with a chance to spend time with Chef Ramsay away from the kitchen. At the end of the hour, 10 chefs will remain. read more

12 Chefs Compete Season 3, Episode 1

Tyrannical British chef Gordon Ramsay is back for a third summer to tutor and torture culinary wannabes, who are divided into teams (men vs. women) in the season opener. The winner receives a job as a Las Vegas head chef, but it'll be hard-won, as the 12 entrants soon learn after preparing their signature dishes for Ramsay. “Not good so far,” he sniffs after tasting them, though he does like two (and sort of likes another). Then it's on to the first night's service, and the first elimination. read more

2 Chefs/Winner Season 2, Episode 10

It's soup to nuts (not to mention decor design, waitstaff management and everything else) as the two finalists are each in charge of a restaurant. Then it's toques off to the winner, who'll also be off to Las Vegas to run a real restaurant. read more

5 Chefs Season 2, Episode 9

Virginia, Heather and Keith are all given the chance to run the kitchen. One learns the hard way that there's more to being a chef than cooking, and loses a shot at the finals. read more

5 Chefs Season 2, Episode 8

Dinner service begins nicely for the final four, but it doesn't end that way. When the dishes are cleared, three chefs are left. read more

5 Chefs Season 2, Episode 7

With only five chefs remaining, chef Ramsay disbands the teams. Now the wannabes must all work with---and against---each other as they prepare dinner service. But first, last week's winners take a trip to Las Vegas to see the hotel-casino that will figure large in the overall winner's future. read more

6 Chefs Season 2, Episode 6

The six remaining chefs prepare original dishes, then the two teams must devise menus on their own for the night's dinner service. read more

7 Chefs Season 2, Episode 5

With seven chefs remaining, Chef Ramsay's hoping for complete dinner services from the teams. He gets half his wish. read more

8 Chefs Season 2, Episode 4

The battle of the sexes is over as wannabes are moved around to even up the teams. On the menu: lunch---for children. read more

9 Chefs Season 2, Episode 3

Gender roles are challenged as the men's and women's teams struggle to present complete dinner services. The keys to success are communication and timing, and the proof is in the pudding. read more

Hell's Kitchen Season 2, Episode 2

After a disastrous opening night for the women, both teams learn the hard way about the importance of restaurant service---by waiting on tables. read more

Hell's Kitchen Season 2, Episode 1

Chef Gordon Ramsay divides the group of 12 into teams: men vs. women. The culinary wannabes are competing for a job in Las Vegas. read more

Hell's Kitchen Season 1, Episode 10

In the finale, Gordon's final two competitors try to impress the chef during a simulation that tests their ability to run a restaurant, including the kitchen, a staff and the front of the house. In addition, the eliminated wannabes return to play a part in the challenge. And perhaps wreak some havoc. read more

Hell's Kitchen Season 1, Episode 9

Gordon orders his final three hopefuls to serve their signature dishes to a dining room packed with their family members, which proves a little too daunting for one overworked contestant. read more

Hell's Kitchen Season 1, Episode 8

The final four have to create a haute-cuisine meal made entirely of leftovers from the previous night's dinner service. The winner gets to cook alongside Ramsay on a national TV show, which raises the temperature in the kitchen even higher. read more

Hell's Kitchen Season 1, Episode 7

Desserts are prepared in front of diners, and a power failure makes the task more challenging. read more

Hell's Kitchen Season 1, Episode 6

A taste-test competition in which teams try to identify foods only by taste. read more

Hell's Kitchen

The two teams must create their own menus for their sixth night at the restaurant, which ends with one more of the wannabes getting the boot. After that, a power failure adds to the tension as the teams are broken up for a night of preparing desserts in front of the diners. read more

Hell's Kitchen Season 1, Episode 5

Tensions in the kitchen rise during an all-Italian night at the restaurant, where one of the teams plays dirtier than Ramsay's mouth and another makes a move that throws everyone for a loop. read more

Hell's Kitchen Season 1, Episode 4

The players attempt to re-create Gordon's signature dishes for a discerning crowd at an L.A. eatery. read more

Hell's Kitchen Season 1, Episode 3

The remaining chefs face their third night in the kitchen, which turns out to be someone's last stand after the pressure---and Gordon's goading---prove to be too much to handle. After that, a second wannabe is cut from the roster. read more

Hell's Kitchen Season 1, Episode 2

The teams compete in a squid-cleaning race for a dinner with---and cooked by---Gordon before enduring a day of training for the restaurant's second night. Unfortunately, the chef's lessons leave the patrons disgusted enough to take matters into their own hands. read more

Hell's Kitchen Season 1, Episode 1

Gordon splits the 12 hopefuls into two teams for the restaurant's opening-night challenge that becomes a nightmare for the customers. Afterward, Elsie is forced to nominate two players for elimination. read more

Hell's Kitchen Episode: "4 Chefs Compete; Winner Chosen"

Episode Synopsis: Season 9 finale: Will Lustberg from Jersey City, N.J.; Paul Niedermann from Davie, Fla.; Tommy Stevens from Brewster, N.Y.; and Elise Wims from Pittsburgh compete in the first hour, with two advancing to the final round. The winner gets the gravy: a chef-de-cuisine post at BLT Steak in New York City.
Original Air Date: Sep 19, 2011

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Premiered: May 30, 2005, on Fox
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Reality fare in which renowned chef Gordon Ramsay tutors---and taunts---aspiring restaurateurs who are competing for the chance to launch their own eatery. Based on a British series of the same name.

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