Season 1, Episode 1
After the 12 aspiring cooks are introduced, they must survive 30 minutes under master chef Hubert Keller in the hectic kitchen of a San Francisco eatery. Then, the contestants' signature dishes are judged on their ingredients, preparation, presentation and, most importantly, taste. Katie Lee Joel hosts, with Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons serving as judges.
Original Air Date: Mar 8, 2006