Hell's Kitchen Episodes

2005, TV Show

Hell's Kitchen Season 9 episodes

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

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

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

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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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