Hell's Kitchen

HK1: 7 Chefs Compete

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 6/27/05
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  • Episode Description
  • On the fifth night, Hell's Kitchen experiences a little taste of Italy. Contestants must create their own unique Italian dishes and serve them to Chef Ramsay where the winning Team receives a day with the Chef.The dinner service begins to heat up as one of the Teams goes out of their way to deliberately sabotage the other Team. The consequences lead to an unexpected response from one of the contestants.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gordon Ramsay

    Head Chef

  • Mary Ann Salcedo

    Sous Chef (Red)

  • Scott Liebfried

    Sous Chef (Blue)

  • Andrew Bonito

    Season 1 Contestant

  • Elsie Ramos

    Season 1 Contestant

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • This was a very exciting episode and was worth watching.

    By mgreen789, Jun 29, 2005

  • Michael was smart.

    By dseavers, Jun 29, 2005

  • Can't believe it worked!! Micheal's tactics worked!! And i'm not talking about the lasagna!

    By eqbeastlord, Jun 28, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Jessica: Looks like they're pounding us with lasagna, huh? (in an interview segment) It was clear that the Red Team tried to sabotage us. We just had so many orders of lasagnas coming in. Yeah, they're playing dirty.

    • Chef Ramsay: JP! Jean Philippe is standing there taking applause, what, are you signing ****ing napkins? Come on, get your Belgian bollocks over here! Get me the Blue Team, please. Now!

    • Jimmy: (mimicking Ralph's complaints on losing the challenge) 'My mother wouldn't serve that pasta!' Chef Ramsay would!

    • Chef Ramsay: (with pasta draped all over his head and arms) Jimmy, you look ****ing delicious as a blond.

    • Chef Ramsay: (on Chris' elimination) When you come to the kitchen and announced that you're an executive chef, you'll expect a little bit more than what I've got from Chris. He's been telling the world that he had that amount of knowledge, then he should've been 10 times better.

    Notes (1)

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

    Trivia (5)

    • The Red Team: Chris, Elsie, Jimmy, and Michael
      The Blue Team: Ralph, Jessica, and Andrew

    • Dinner Menu: To shake things up, Ramsay threw out the entire previous menu and created a new menu featuring pasta dishes

    • Reward Challenge: To prepare for the change of the restaurants menu to feature pasta dishes, Gordon Ramsay presented an interesting challenge. The two Teams were given 10 minutes to prepare as much spaghetti as possible from scratch. It was to be judged by presentation for serving and total weight, with 2.41 lbs for the Blue Team. The Red Team won the challenge with 2.45 lbs and received an afternoon in Venice, California drinking and dining in a gondola. As punishment, the Blue Team must make pasta for the next dinner service.

    • Service Period: This dinner was split into two 2 hour segments. In each segment, one Team would take orders and deliver the meals to the customers while the other Team would work in the kitchen preparing the meals. The Blue Team did not complete as many dishes during dinner. However, the Red Team's lack of quality in food and service was enough to cost them the dinner service. Red Team, led by Michael, also tried sabotaging their rivals by talking all their customers into ordering lasagna, but the Blue Team were able to keep it together.

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

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