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Hell's Kitchen Episode: "6 Chefs Compete"

Season 3, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: 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.
Original Air Date: Jul 16, 2007

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Season 3, Episode 7
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"Leftovers into Meals" Season 3, Episode 7

I temporarily forgot Melissa went home last week and as soon as I saw the recap, I felt pure joy all over again. I immediately anticipated that this episode would prove less stressful, but let's face it, this is " Hell's Kitchen" for a reason. And there are only six contestants left. I loved tonight's challenge - making complete meals out of leftovers is my specialty. It's so fun to watch people make something out of nothing. I was so impressed by the boys' team for kicking into action immediately, while the girls just sat around staring at the food and knocking each other's ideas into submission. My favorite contestants so far (in case I haven't talked about them enough in my recent blogs!) are Rock and Julia, so it was fun to see them go head-to-head: surf and turf versus fish-and-chips. I personally thought both looked delicious, but Chef Ramsay favored Rock's dish, which I have to admit was incredibly impressive given the limits of the challenge. As soon as Chef Ramsay announced that the boys' prize would involve a chance to get back at him, the wheels in my head were spinning. I half-hoped the boys would get to stand before Ramsay and call him a "donkey" or a "gremlin" over and over again. Or perhaps ring a bell at 3 am to rouse him into the kitchen. But I suppose the boys loved the paintball challenge just the same! Meanwhile, the girls were stuck in the kitchen, caught in one of Hell's Kitchen's famous traps: a box of fish skeletons sent (on purpose, I'm sure) by the delivery truck. Once the gang got back together in Hell's Kitchen, I was excited when Chef Ramsay announced the Make Your Own Menu Challenge. This is my favorite challenge each season; it's truly the time when the team must come together to work as, well, a team! The girls (and boys) must have been thrilled to have Melissa gone. This is precisely the kind of thing where she would've driven everybody crazy, including us viewers. Then, poor Julia didn't even know what ahi tuna was! I hate to hate on Julia, but seriously. And I can't talk about the girls without mentioning Jen and Bonnie. Their bickering is getting ridiculous, and while I like Bonnie better, I can't believe she tried to pass off her rabbit dish (which looked delish, by the way) as a "collaboration." Don't these reality-TV stars know that when they lie it's on tape? We know it was your idea Bonnie; we were there when you picked it! As for the boys' team, I don't know if I necessarily dislike Josh. To be perfectly honest, I have trouble telling him and Brad apart, probably because I'm always rooting for Rock and wondering what Cowboy Aaron would be doing under all this stress. But Josh certainly didn't seem to deserve being practically ordered into elimination in the midst of dining service. I mean it's not like he took food out of the garbage (OK I promise that's the last time I'll mention the trash incident). Or left the gas off on his burner like poor, flustered Bonnie over in the red kitchen! And alas, Julia got the recognition she deserves. This will certainly teach her teammates to take her more seriously. And now that the boys are down to two, it will be interesting to see how they handle next week. Until next time, let me know who you think is going to be the next eliminee! Find video from Hell's Kitchen in our Online Video Guide. show less
I temporarily forgot Melissa went home last week and as soon as I saw the recap, I felt pure joy all over again. I immediately anticipated that this episode would prove less stressful, but let’s face it, this is "Hell's Kitchen" for a reason. And there are only six contestants left.I loved tonight's challenge — making complete meals out of leftovers is my specialty. It's so fun to watch people make something out of nothing. I was so impressed by the boys’ team for kicking into action immediately, while the girls just sat around staring at the food and knocking each other’s ideas into submission. My favorite contestants so far (in case I haven’t talked about them enough in my recent blogs!) are Rock and Julia, so it was fun to see them go head-to-head: surf and turf versus fish-and-chips. I personally thought both looked delicious, but Chef Ramsay favored Rock’s dish, which I have to admit was incredibly impressive given the limits of the challenge.As so... read more

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Premiered: May 30, 2005, on Fox
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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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