16 Chefs Compete Sixteen new contestants step into the restaurant for the first time. Immediately after the contestants' arrival, they are sent to the kitchen to prepare their signature dishes. During the presentation of the dishes, Gordon finds himself pleasantly surprised with what he sees until one contestant goes too far and instantly puts Gordon in a foul mood. During dinner service a fight breaks out in the kitchen before the doors even open!
15 Chefs Compete In pursuit of the grand prize of a "Head Chef" position at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ, the competition heats up between the blue and red teams. The teams face another grueling challenge in their quest for Chef Ramsay's approval, and tempers flare as both teams struggle to provide the best service. One chef will be eliminated.
14 Chefs Compete Chef Ramsay wants to make sure the chefs know their beef, so he sends them on a field trip to a meat locker to learn various cuts of beef. Upon returning to Hell's Kitchen, the teams are asked to put their newfound knowledge to the test. That night, Hell's Kitchen is turned into a steak house and the teams race to impress Chef Ramsay.
13 Chefs Compete The teams get a quick lesson about real teamwork when 50 hungry kids from a local youth football and cheerleading program invade Hell's Kitchen. While the chefs race to feed their customers, one team runs out of eggs and the whole operation starts to go downhill.
12 Chefs Compete After sending the chefs to an Asian market, Chef Ramsay challenges them to create three Asian-fusion dishes utilizing poultry, seafood and beef. The teams then present their dishes for judging by Chef Ramsay and Tanya Steel, Editor-in-Chief of Epicurious.com. The following night, the teams go head-to-head at dinner service, and tensions run high as chefs from both teams crack under pressure. Chef Ramsay throws in a last-minute twist before sending the losing chef home.
11 Chefs Compete The teams feel the heat when Chef Ramsay challenges them to prepare food for a bar mitzvah. Although the chefs perform one of their best services yet, the intensity of Hell's Kitchen keeps dinner from being perfect, and the night's elimination leaves ten chefs in the kitchen.
9 Chefs Compete Chef Ramsay puts the teams' palates to the test in a surprise taste-test challenge. During dinner service, a packed restaurant always causes tensions to run high, but when a few celebrities (guest stars Eric McCormack and Robert Patrick) stop by for dinner, the intensity really heats up.
8 Chefs Compete When each team member is responsible for creating a dish made with King Crab, each team must choose the strongest plate to present to Chef Gordon Ramsay. During the dinner service, both teams are given a chance to display creativity and specialty by creating their own menus. However, crippling inconsistencies and team sabotages contribute for a surprising elimination round.
7 Chefs Compete Tensions run high as the remaining chefs join forces to form one team. During the individual challenge, each chef must use fourteen simple ingredients to create a phenomenal dish to impress Chef Ramsay. The winner receives the "best reward" seen in HELL'S KITCHEN thus far, while the losers endure a painful physical punishment. In order to personally outshine the other competitors, chefs must work well as teammates during the heated dinner service that sends one chef to the medic.
6 Chefs Compete For some added motivation and a little bit of excitement, Chef Ramsay sends the remaining chefs to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ, where one of them will receive a head chef position. After a nice relaxing trip, they are back in Hell's Kitchen, and Chef Ramsay asks them to create a unique signature dish that they would serve in their restaurant, should they be the winner. The prize for this challenge is the best one yet.
4 Chefs Compete Chef Ramsay prepares three delicious dishes for the remaining chefs to enjoy. When they are done tasting, he announces the "taste it, now make it" challenge, in which the chefs must recreate the dishes they just ate.
3 Chefs Compete The final three chefs are tasked with preparing a meal for 100 people, and the diners include chefs from and owners of Los Angeles' finest restaurants. The winning chef is whisked off for a day of pampering and a feature segment on FOX's Los Angeles morning show, "Good Day LA."
2 Chefs Compete The final two chefs are given a chance to design their own restaurants, and a quick trip to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ, reminds both finalists what is at stake.
2 Chefs To Winner At the end of this intense season finale episode, Gordon Ramsay will give one aspiring chef the prize of a lifetime: a "head chef" position at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ.