Hell's Kitchen

HK4: 9 Chefs Compete

Season 4, Ep 7, Aired 5/13/08
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  • Episode Description
  • The remaining chefs are seriously humiliated when a surprise taste test from Ramsay suggests that none of their palates are up to snuff. Their tasting skills are then put to a blind test that ultimately comes down to a head-to-head competition between two chefs. The winning team enjoys a luxurious spa day, while the losers face a day of vigorous spring cleaning. The chefs return to a fine dining menu for the evening, but with mixed results. After two previous complete dinner services, service is once again shut down early, with one team in particular singled out. The result is one chef's fall-from-grace after Chef Ramsay asks every member of the losing team to nominate someone for elimination.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gordon Ramsay

    Head Chef

  • Bobby Anderson

    Season 4 Contestant

  • Ben Caylor

    Season 4 Contestant

  • Scott Liebfried

    Sous Chef (Blue)

  • Jen Gavin

    Season 4 Contestant

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • still not completing dinner services?

    By Fwirrel, May 15, 2008

  • These people would struggle to boil water.

    By QuakertownBob, May 14, 2008

  • Will these guys ever learn?

    By lisagraham, May 14, 2008

  • Embarrassing

    By anorthview, May 14, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Chef Ramsay: Ben left a manual labor job digging ditches to get back into cooking, but all he did in Hell's Kitchen was dig himself into a hole. A hole too deep to get out of.

    • Matt: I thought it was cat because it was kind of stringy. Not that I've ever eaten cat before.

    • Chef Ramsay: Tonight, we were overconfident, lazy, slow and somewhat pathetic. Both kitchens.

    • Matt: (in an interview segment directed at Ben) The scapegoat's no longer there and you got no one to blame. Wake up, buddy.

    • Narrator: More than half of the Red diners are enjoying their entrees. Red Diner 1: Yes. Red Diner 2: It looks real good. Red Diner 3: That's really good. Narrator: Diners on the Blue side are also eating -- anything they can find.

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    Notes (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: September 7, 2010 on Barrandov

    Trivia (5)

    • Usually the taste test ends when one Team is so far ahead that the other Team is mathematically out of it, but this time Chef Ramsay continues in order to play out the great rivalry of Matt vs. Ben. He gives them a dish with ten ingredients, and after tasting it, they must alternate naming the ingredients. Matt and Ben each name four ingredients correctly, and the Red Team wins 9-5.

    • After the elimination, Chef Ramsay asks for a volunteer from the Red Team to join the Blue Team, who are now down to 3 chefs. He gives them the night to decide who it will be.

    • Although there was no winning team, Chef Ramsay complimented both Matt and Petrozza. Ramsay said Matt had made 'the best risotto ever in Hell's Kitchen' and called Petrozza a gentleman for not backstabbing other members of his team.

    • Rewards Challenge: The teams competed in a blind taste test, attempting to identify foods by taste alone, the team with the most wins. Since the Red Team had five team members, Chef Ramsay had Jen sit the challenge out in order to make the teams even. Reward: The Red Team is treated to a 'Spa Day' on Hell's Kitchen's transformed patio. Punishment: The Blue Team must clean cleaning the dorms and kitchen 'from top to bottom.' Ben also is made to serve the Red Team drinks.

    • Best of the Worst: None Nominees for Elimination: Louross by Ben, Ben by Louross, Petrozza by Bobby and Petrozza. Eliminated: Ben

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