Hell's Kitchen

HK2: 12 Chefs Compete

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 6/12/06
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  • Episode Description
  • In this two hour season premiere, twelve Hell's Kitchen chefs begin their journey for the final prize of an executive chef position at the newly opened Las Vegas casino -- Red Rock Casino Resort Spa. The winner will also take home an undisclosed financial amount and help in its overall design.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gordon Ramsay

    Head Chef

  • Mary Ann Salcedo

    Sous Chef (Red)

  • Scott Liebfried

    Sous Chef (Blue)

  • Jason Thompson

    Narrator

  • Jean Philippe Susilovic

    Maitre D'

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • In all they needed to work as teams as they learned. Second at this time nobody was really a stand out of the group.

    By TIMBERMAMA, Jun 12, 2007

  • A great start to what looks like a very good season.

    By kurby123, Jun 16, 2006

  • This openning was nothing less then we have come to expect.

    By tiredoldguy, Jun 14, 2006

  • A great beginning for Hell's Kitchen!

    By ladannie, Jun 14, 2006

  • same chef Ramsay new cast lacking cooking experience

    By mdfain, Jun 13, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Chef Ramsay: (after Polly is eliminated) This is a journey, and right now we're going to hell and back, each and every week, to make sure we find the right person. And Polly? No chance.

    • Chef Ramsay: Tom! Tom: Yes, Chef. Chef Ramsay: You're sweating in the ****ing food! We're in danger of being closed down before we even open! Get it in the bin, and start again. Tom: Yes, Chef.

    • Chef Ramsay: What is it? Virginia: It's my coconut, pomegranate and celery root salad. Chef Ramsay: And what's cooked on the plate? Virginia: Nuh... The nuts are toasted. Chef Ramsay: The nuts are toasted. Well, **** me. We've toasted nuts for twenty-nine minutes, and then grated a coconut. (he takes a bite) It's fine... as far as rabbit food goes.

    • Chef Ramsay: (about Keith's dish) That sauce is piping hot. Keith: Uh, you should dip into it with care. Chef Ramsay: I'm going to stop eating with care.

    • Chef Ramsay (to the ladies for cheering during service): Let me give you a cheer: C-R-A-P. Crap.

    Notes (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: September 15, 2009 on Barrandov

    • John Janavs, Dawn Sinko and Robert Frye were nominated for the 2007 Excellence in Production Design Award for "Television - Variety or Awards Show, Music Special, or Documentary" for this episode.

    • Hell's Kitchen Season 2 was filmed in the same building as Season 1. It is a converted former news broadcast facility (KCOP - UPN 13) located on the corner of La Brea Boulevard and Willoughby Avenue in Los Angeles, California.

    Trivia (4)

    • Chef asks for one volunteer from each team before service, and Heather and Giacomo are chosen for their teams. They are to be the donkeys, keeping the kitchens clean. But midway through service, Chef Ramsay tells Heather to start cooking, because the Red Team is doing so badly.

    • For the first time, the series starts off with Men vs. Women. It's also the first time that an eliminated contestant's photo goes up in flames as the jacket is hung up.

    • Interesting jobs from the candidates: Fishmonger, Prison Cook, Sous Chef, Stockbroker.

    • Best of the Worst: Heather Nominees for Elimination : The Red Team's Virginia and Polly. Eliminated: Polly

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