Hell's Kitchen Episodes

2005, TV Show

Hell's Kitchen Episode: "8 Chefs Compete"

Season 3, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: 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.
Original Air Date: Jun 25, 2007

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Ah, the blind taste-test challenge. Every season this is my favorite moment - watching cocky, self-proclaimed, blindfolded "professionals" claim that a carrot is a radish, or better yet, a mango! Tuna becomes prosciutto, and bok choy is, well bok choy... if you're cheating. I'm actually surprised Chef Ramsay doesn't put more difficult, horrific food in there. Until I see the punishment, that is! Beef liver, tongue, kidneys, creamed herring I don't think I need to go on. Just when I thought the raw-fish fling was the most audacious challenge yet, Chef Ramsay put out barf bags and organs. This challenge definitely takes the cake. This was the third loss for the men's team, and I have to say, it surprises me. I think most of the men are much stronger competitors than the contenders from the women's team. And with all the bickering that goes on among the women, I'm truly surprised they've held it together this long. Rock continues to excel at each and every challenge and seems to have emerged as the team's leader. Well, except for his near-experience with the barf bag, that is. I love when the kitchen challenge lies in the hands of the customers. I always feel bad for the customers, watching them wait over an hour for their appetizers, so this seemed like the perfect revenge. And as the temperature rose in Hell's Kitchen, Bonnie seemed to be on the receiving end of Chef Ramsay's scolding. I felt bad for her when she started getting all teary-eyed, but she talks a lot of game for someone who can't even cook a piece of chicken properly. Plus, I will never forgive her for being mean to Julia last week! Poor Bonnie, who "cooks for four people and if it's not ready on time, it's OK." This is not your home; this is Hell's Kitchen! Get your act together! As for the men's team, the beef Wellington in their kitchen was rareagain. The same dish that is on the menu every week still hasn't been mastered by the men's team. And then there was Vinnie's discard bin filled with beef Wellingtons gone bad. Big mistake! Chef Ramsay didn't seem to be too forgiving when he discovered it. So Bonnie screwed it up for the women, and Vinnie for the men. It was no surprise Chef Ramsay overruled the votes to send Josh and Melissa into elimination, but I was shocked that he picked Jen to be the women's vote. Did he forget this is the same woman who plucked spaghetti out of the garbage to serve to his dining room? I hardly see how Vinnie's bin full of discarded beef even comes close to Jen's trying to serve food from the garbage. But, as always, Chef Ramsay proved unpredictable. So, folks, we're down to seven cooks in the kitchen. And you know the kitchen will only get hotter from here! Let me know what you thought of tonight's episode, and who you think will be on the chopping block next time! Find video from Hell's Kitchen in our Online Video Guide. show less
Ah, the blind taste-test challenge. Every season this is my favorite moment — watching cocky, self-proclaimed, blindfolded “professionals” claim that a carrot is a radish, or better yet, a mango! Tuna becomes prosciutto, and bok choy is, well bok choy... if you’re cheating. I’m actually surprised Chef Ramsay doesn’t put more difficult, horrific food in there. Until I see the punishment, that is!Beef liver, tongue, kidneys, creamed herring… I don’t think I need to go on. Just when I thought the raw-fish fling was the most audacious challenge yet, Chef Ramsay put out barf bags and organs. This challenge definitely takes the cake. This was the third loss for the men’s team, and I have to say, it surprises me. I think most of the men are much stronger competitors than the contenders from the women’s team. And with all the bickering that goes on among the women, I’m truly surprised they’ve held it together this long. Rock conti... read more

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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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