20 Chefs Compete, Parts 1 & 2 For the first time in HELL'S KITCHEN history, the latest batch of 20 aspiring restaurateurs head to Las Vegas to present their signature dishes before Chef Ramsey and a live audience. The contestants will split into two teams - the red team and the blue team - to prove they have what it takes to win a life-changing grand prize of a head chef position working under Executive Chef Jeremy Berlin at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace. Then, after the 20 contestants arrive in Los Angeles, the first dinner service gets off to a rocky start, and Chef Ramsay sends multiple contestants out of the kitchen. Find out which chef will be sent home for good.
19 Chefs Compete Chef Ramsay teaches the chefs a lesson in teamwork when he puts them through a physical challenge involving lobsters, but claws come out when the real team challenge continues in the kitchen. The winning team earns a luxurious day on a yacht while the losing team is tasked with cleaning hundreds of pounds of fish. Later, a disorganized dinner service disappoints Chef Ramsay, so two contestants from each team are sent into the elimination round.
17 Chefs Compete It's off to the races when Chef Ramsay leads the first ever HK 3K run with the help of Olympic athletes Maurice Greene, Natalie Coughlin and Danell Leyva. Meanwhile, the red team and blue team must beat the clock and prepare a healthy lunch for the hungry runners. The winning team sets off in a private jet to California's wine country, while the losing team scrubs down the race course and prepares for dinner service. Later, tempers flare during dinner service when communication fails on both teams, and Chef Ramsay must step in when a fight breaks out between two teammates. Find out who winds up on the chopping block after another dramatic elimination.
16 Chefs Compete, Part 1 Chef Ramsay puts the contestants to the ultimate taste test when he challenges the red and blue teams to taste and identify the type of protein used in five dishes. The team that completes the challenge in the least amount of time toasts to victory under the sun at a gorgeous beach house while the losing team spends the day grinding and milling grains to make bread from scratch. Later, the contestants get an early wake-up call to prepare a hearty breakfast for emergency medical workers. While some contestants rise to challenge, others scramble to complete the simplest dishes, and Chef Ramsay grills the losing team during an emotional elimination round.
16 Chefs Compete, Part 2 In the continuation of a heated elimination, Chef Ramsay makes an unexpected decision that changes the competition for good. Later, HELL'S KITCHEN's maitre d begs Chef Ramsay for extra help in the dining room, so he sends one chef from each team to assist the wait staff during dinner service. But when the chefs-turned-servers send illegible tickets to the kitchen, dinner service is at a virtual standstill. After one of the most infuriating dinner services yet, Chef Ramsay asks each team to nominate two contestants to be put up for elimination. Find out whose dreams of winning HELL'S KITCHEN might go up in flames.
15 Chefs Compete Chef Ramsay challenges the remaining contestants to create six stunning Chinese dishes, which will be judged by renowned chef Martin Yan. The team with the best dishes will earn a day in the sun on the paintball field, while the losing team will prepare the tedious and delicate dim sum dishes for dinner service. During dinner service, one team disappoints a VIP guest at Chefs' Tables after dropping a lamb dish on the floor, while another chef overcooks multiple fish. With two chefs from each team up for elimination, Chef Ramsay must choose one more chef to send home for good.
14 Chefs Compete In the farm fresh challenge, each member from the Red and Blue teams must enter an animal pen to determine which type of protein they will cook in the team challenge. Chef Jon Shook (Animal, Son of a Gun) will judge alongside Chef Ramsay to determine which team will go on a VIP trip to an aquarium and which team will stay behind to clean and feed animals for HELL'S KITCHEN's petting zoo. Pressure mounts during Family Night dinner service as the contestants must not only impress the regulars, but Chef Ramsay's family, as well. In a lopsided dinner service, one team soars while the other wallows, forcing the losing team to put two of their own team members up for elimination. Find out which contestant will be sent home for good.
13 Chefs Compete In anticipation of Steak Night at HELL'S KITCHEN, Chef Ramsay challenges the Red and Blue teams to create five beautiful steak dishes. Each team member selects one cut of meat and goes head-to-head with an opposing team member. The winning team earns a day in the sun and poolside pampering, while the losing team must prepare and butcher meat for dinner service. Later, dinner gets off to a rocky start when one diner finds an unpleasant surprise in her dish. Fed up with the lack of communication on both teams, Chef Ramsay sends the teams into deliberation, and tempers flare during another dramatic elimination round.
12 Chefs Compete Quinceanera and throwing a party fit for a princess. During the challenge, the Red and Blue teams prepare a tasting menu for their special guest. The winning team earns a fun-filled day at an amusement park, while the losing team stays behind to transform the restaurant for the party. Chef Ramsay puts the pressure on the chefs to execute a flawless dinner service, but when one chef throws another under the bus, guests are left hungry and dinner service comes to a halt. Frustrated at both teams, each team must nominate two of their weakest links, and Chef Ramsay makes an unexpected decision.
10 Chefs Compete/9 Chefs Compete In the continuation of a dramatic elimination round, Chef Ramsay makes an announcement that changes the competition for good. Later, Chef Ramsay announces that HELL'S KITCHEN will be hosting a very intimate dinner for distinguished members of the United States Army. Then, in another dinner service - one team falters and finds itself in a confrontational elimination round.
8 Chefs Compete The remaining eight chefs take a spin to determine which type of international cuisine they will cook in a challenge that will test their ability to create an exquisite ethnic dish using only select ingredients. The winning team earns a shopping spree and private lunch, while the losing team must restock wine and prep the bar for dinner service. Later, one team falls behind even before dinner service begins, and the other team's strongest competitor makes shocking mistakes that put Chef Ramsay over the edge, forcing him to send both teams out of the kitchen. After the worst dinner service in HELL'S KITCHEN history, each team must nominate their weakest chef in another explosive elimination round.
7 Chefs Compete, Part 1 Every great chef has a discerning palate, so Chef Ramsay tests each chef's ability to identify ingredients relying solely on their taste buds in the blind taste challenge. The winning team is granted a luxurious sushi meal overlooking the ocean followed by a relaxing day of horseback riding. Meanwhile, the losing team is charged with delivery day duties and backbreaking labor in HELL'S KITCHEN. Later, Chef Ramsay presents the chefs with a surprising challenge in order to determine which contestant deserves immunity in the next dinner service and will move one step closer to a life-changing prize.
7 Chefs Compete, Part 2 In the continuation of the signature dish challenge, Chef Ramsay determines which chef has made the greatest strides in the competition, and the chef with the best dish earns immunity in the next dinner service. Later, pressure mounts in HELL'S KITCHEN as the chefs must prepare a stunning meal to impress very special guests dining at Chef's Tables, TV host Maria Menounos and actor Jeremy Sisto. Dinner service gets off to a strong start, but one team's service quickly heads downhill, forcing Chef Ramsay to step in at one station. Two members from the losing team go head-to-head in an emotional elimination round.
6 Chefs Compete Chef Ramsay tests the remaining six contestants' ability to communicate and work in sync during a three entr???e relay race. Each team will have 30 minutes to prepare three dishes with one chef in the kitchen at a time. The winning team enjoys a helicopter tour and an exquisite caviar tasting, while the losing team is punished with backbreaking work peeling potatoes in HELL'S KITCHEN. Later, both teams please Chef Ramsay during dinner service, but with coveted black jackets at stake, one more chef must go home for good.
5 Chefs Compete, Part 1 The remaining chefs get a very special surprise from their family members, and Chef Ramsay hands out the coveted black jackets. Later, Chef Ramsay tests the chefs' originality in an intense pressure cooker test. The winner of the challenge earns an unforgettable meal with their family, while the losing team recycles and plant trees. With only five chefs remaining, Chef Ramsay adds a shocking twist in the next dinner service.
5 Chefs Compete, Part 2 The challenges don't stop now that the chefs have received their black jackets, as Chef Ramsay surprises them by bringing back a team of previous HELL'S KITCHEN winners to challenge them at dinner service. Ramsay lets the teams design their own menus for dinner service and the finalists will go head-to-head with the returning champs.
5 Chefs Compete, Part 3 The final five chefs must prove that they deserve to stay in the competition by creating their most impressive gourmet burger. They face a tough room of critics as Chef Ramsay and room filled with dining professionals will determine the best and the worst burgers. The winning chef earns a relaxing day at the spa, while the remaining chefs are tasked with endless chores. Later, pressure mounts when the chefs must serve a VIP guest, but huge missteps in the kitchen put dinner service at a virtual standstill. Find out which contestant is sent home after a dramatic elimination round.
4 Chefs Compete In a classic HELL'S KITCHEN challenge, the final four chefs will use only their senses of sight, taste and smell to identify the ingredients in Chef Ramsay's dish and recreate it. The chef whose dish comes the closest to Chef Ramsay's earns a shopping spree and spends quality time with Chef Ramsay at his restaurant, The Fat Cow, while the losing team clears out the dorms on moving day. Later, the pressure at dinner service is immense as the chefs run the pass. Then, Chef Ramsay must make one of the most difficult decisions yet and send two of the four chefs home.
2 Chefs Compete/Winner Chosen Chef Ramsay announces the final two chefs who will compete for the HELL'S KITCHEN title and a life-changing grand prize: a Head Chef position under Executive Chef Jeremy Berlin at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace. After Chef Ramsay surprises the chefs with a luxurious trip to Las Vegas, the adventures continue when the chefs compete head-to-head in a live cooking challenge judged by some of the most famous chefs in Los Angeles. With the help of former HELL'S KITCHEN contestants, the top two chefs prepare their menus for the most important dinner service of their life. Later, pressure mounts on both teams to execute a flawless dinner service, but in the end, only one chef will be crowned HELL'S KITCHEN winner.