Hell's Kitchen

Wednesday 8:00 PM on FOX
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  • Aspiring young chefs are put to the ultimate challenge in Hell's Kitchen, a reality television competition starring world renowned chef Gordon Ramsay. Each of these chefs dreams of fame and fortune, but many soon find their dreams becoming nightmares. Chef Ramsay demands quality and the intensity of the challenges is beyond anything the contestants can ever imagine. Split into two teams, they must compete against each other to provide their very best in the kitchen. If they do, they are lavishly rewarded with everything from extravagant trips to a ride on Ramsay's personal yacht. Those that fail are forced to suffer humiliating punishment. At the end of each episode, the chef who provided the best performance in Ramsay's opinion on the losing team is chosen to select two chefs from their own team for elimination. They must then give their reasons for their selection. Though one of these two chefs may be eliminated, Ramsay is under no obligation to choose either, and the final decision as to who is sent home is made solely by him. From Waffle House chefs to executive chefs, the competitors are tested in every way possible, from leadership skills to culinary skills. Traditional challenges include a taste-test of everyone's palette and special events such as birthdays and weddings. The chefs, however, must always be on their toes, as they never know when surprises may be coming. Previous season - Hell's Kitchen aired the fifth season at 9 P.M. on Thursdays In this, the fifth season, contestants competed for the position of head chef at a restaurant in the Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa-- one being built specifically for the winner. This season's crop featured what executive producer Kent Weed promised to be "the best chefs we've ever assembled," with everything from a cooking-school instructor to a food-court chicken fryer. There were many contenders, but many dramatic twists as well. You can catch repeats of various seasons of the program on FOX Reality, which has the rights to repeats of the show. Theme Tune - "Fire" by the Ohio Players The first season of Hell's Kitchen is now available in stores across the United States on DVD. The DVD is billed as "raw and uncensored" and also features bonuses such as cast and crew interviews & a tour of the Hell's Kitchen set. And if you enjoy Hell's Kitchen, you might also enjoy Kitchen Nightmares, as well as Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, available in the United States on BBC America.moreless

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 15 : Ep 6

    12 Chefs Compete

    Airs 2/17/16

  • S 15 : Ep 5

    14 Chefs Compete

    Airing in 6 days

  • S 15 : Ep 4

    15 Chefs Compete

    Aired 2/5/16

  • S 15 : Ep 3

    16 Chefs Compete

    Aired 1/29/16

  • S 15 : Ep 2

    17 Chefs Compete

    Aired 1/22/16

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gordon Ramsay

    Head Chef

  • James Avery

    Sous Chef (Blue)

  • Andi Van Willigan

    Sous Chef (Red)

  • Jean Philippe Susilovic

    Maitre D'

  • Amanda Giblin

    Contestant - Season 11

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1232)

    • Female Patron: Chef, you hurt my friend's feelings. Chef Ramsay: I hurt your friend's feelings. Female Patron: Yes, you did. She's very upset. Chef Ramsay: Why? Female Patron: Because you told her to **** off. Chef Ramsay: Oh really, did I? Okay, will you tell her I meant it? Female Patron: Yeah, all right, I'll tell her. Now can we get some food? Chef Ramsay: Jean Philippe, s'il vous plait. Escort these two ladies back to plastic surgery. Jean Philippe: Ladies, please.

    • Jean Philippe: (to Jeff as their patrons walk out) Right now, this restaurant is just sinking faster than the Titanic.

    • Chris: (on his teammates) Most of these people have little or no experience. I would rather be on a team with dishwashers. At least they know how a restaurant kitchen works.

    • Chef Ramsay: (upon eliminating Carolann) Some can handle it, and some can't. I'm not interested in the ones who can't.

    • Chef Ramsay: What's you name? Dewberry: Dewberry Chef Ramsay: Blueberry?

    • Chef Ramsay: Take a piece of advice- be prepared for anything and everything.

    • Chef Ramsay: (after tasting Andrew's dish) Now that, is absolute dog****.

    • Chef Ramsay: (after trying Chris' Salmon served on a Cedar Plank) I think you're a plank! Chris: I don't really know what that means, Chef. Chef Ramsay: A 'plank' means an idiot. Why is it raw on the bottom? Chris: Well, it's medium rare. That's how I would eat my salmon. Chef Ramsay: Yeah. You need to clean your glasses. It's raw. Chris: I don't agree, Chef. Chef Ramsay: Let me tell you something, and listen to me: you've a lot to learn, so be a good plank and get back in line.

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    Notes (234)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: August 31, 2009 on Barrandov

    • The show was taped at a converted former news broadcast facility (KCOP - UPN 13) located on the corner of La Brea Boulevard and Willoughby Avenue in Los Angeles, California. The building was also previously used to tape the game shows Tic Tac Dough and The Joker's Wild.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: September 1, 2009 on Barrandov

    • Starting with this episode, the song "Fire" by The Ohio Players is played during the show's opening credits. "Fire" will be used as the show's theme song from this point onwards.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: September 2, 2009 on Barrandov

    • The two VIP guests in the restaurant on this evening are Melissa Clark, cookbook author and food critic (Red table), and Kate Krader of Food & Wine Magazine (Blue table).

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: September 3, 2009 on Barrandov

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: September 4, 2009 on Barrandov

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    Trivia (373)

    • Neither team completed their service before the Chef closed the kitchens down.

    • The Red Team: Chris, Elsie, Jimmy, Carolann, Dewberry, and Jeff
      The Blue Team: Ralph, Jessica, Wendy, Michael, Mary Ellen, and Andrew

    • Best of the Worst: Elsie Nominees for Elimination : The Red Team's Carolann and Dewberry. Eliminated: Carolann

    • Dewberry almost walks out on his team when the pressure of the dinner service gets to be too much, but the calls of his teammates begging him not to give up brings him back.

    • When both kitchens fail to get the food out, one table orders out for pizza. The table is then thrown out, and Chef tells both kitchens to shut it down, with a second service that is incomplete.

    • Jeff struggles to cope with a kidney stone during this episode.

    • The Red Team: Chris, Elsie, Jimmy, Dewberry, and Jeff
      The Blue Team: Ralph, Jessica, Wendy, Michael, Mary Ellen, and Andrew

    • Reward Challenge : Cleaning squid. The Team that could clean and prep the most squid received a prepared by Chef Ramsay. The Red Team won, and the losing Blue Team had to prepare squid while the dinner was taking place. The losing Blue Team also had their kitchen's air conditioning turned off during the next restaurant service period.

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    Allusions (31)

    • Chef Ramsay: I'm in a kitchen with Muppets. Muppets are the lovable but inept puppets of Jim Henson's The Muppet Show, including such well known characters as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and Gonzo.

    • When showing the trashed dining room, the soundtrack sounds like a mixture of the theme of the TV show The Twilight Zone and the movie Psycho.

    • Garrett: Dude, the new name of our team is 'Three Men and a Little Lady'.
      Garrett is referring to the 1990 movie Three Men and a Little Lady, which was the sequel to the hit Three Men and a Baby, starring Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg.

    • Sara: (wearing a mask while exterminating) Luke!
      Sara is doing an impression of Darth Vader from the Star Wars movies.

    • Sara: (consoling Virginia) It's a hard knock life. "It's the Hard Knock Life" is one of the best known songs from the musical Annie, sung by all the girls of the orphanage.

    • Sara: Kiss my grits! The saying 'Kiss my grits' was made popular by the fictional character Flo on the television series Alice in the late 70s. Sara uses the catchphrase in her final Hell's Kitchen interview.

    • Vinnie: (referring to Chef Ramsay) He's Oz, he sees everything. Vinnie is comparing the Chef to The Wizard of Oz, from the L. Frank Baum novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

    • Julia: (on the photoshoot) We did, like Charlie's Angels...

      The three girls were arranged in sexy poses around Chef Ramsay, which created a look reminiscent of the hit '70s TV show Charlie's Angels.

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  • Fan Reviews (263)
  • my god this years crop are really bad

    By tomjc27, Jan 28, 2016


    By MRJACKSON55, Jan 16, 2016

  • New season idea

    By JayLazarovich, Jun 17, 2015

  • Thanks for being judicious Tonight Chef

    By BabsBD, May 27, 2015

  • RAMSY is a bit of a JERK

    By MikeSmith1013, May 23, 2015