Hell's Kitchen

HK5: 5 Chefs Compete

Season 5, Ep 11, Aired 4/16/09
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  • Episode Description
  • After having shut down Hell's Kitchen, Chef Ramsay sends the remaining chefs off to New Jersey to dine in the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, where one of them will be running a restaurant, hoping to inspire them by showing them the level of success that they can have. They meet with the hotel's top staff and enjoy a tour and the fine dining, but one chef's fun is cut short by a medical emergency. That chef proves unable to continue in the competition, turning the final five into the final four. Chef Ramsay challenges these remaining chefs to each create a signature dish that they would serve at the Borgata Hotel. The winning chef receives a free pass, making them safe from the next elimination, but both that chef and Chef Ramsay may come to regret it. The next evening, the chefs cook for a fully booked kitchen, but all of them and two in particular, struggle mightily, leading one to briefly kicked out. Though all diners are served, the service is rather a disappointment, leaving Chef Ramsay with a tough decision.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gordon Ramsay

    Head Chef

  • Scott Liebfried

    Sous Chef (Blue)

  • Jean Philippe Susilovic

    Maitre D'

  • Gloria Felix

    Sous Chef (Red)

  • Jason Thompson


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  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Out of hell and then back in

    By Headbanger15, Apr 17, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Michael Facenda: (as the chefs look over the restaurant space of the winner) Are you okay? You're speechless? Andrea: Yeah. That doesn't happen often. Just go with it.

    • Robert: (on the Borgata's Restaurant Row) It's like a fine dining food court at, like, one of the baddest malls ever!

    • Chef Ramsay: Final four, the best of the best, the cream of the crop. Let me just tell you something. Tonight wasn't even mediocre. Tomorrow is comeback time.

    • Chef Ramsay: Best ever service, my ass.

    • Chef Ramsay: Where's your fight, man? Ben: It's here, Chef. Chef Ramsay: Where is it?! Ben: I've got it, Chef! Chef Ramsay: Then wake up, you donut! Robert: Yes, Chef!

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    Notes (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: May 19, 2011 on Barrandov

    • Also Featured: Michael Facenda, Director of Marketing, Borgata Hotel Atlantic City Nicholas Kurban, VP Food and Beverage, Borgata Hotel Atlantic City Ron Ross, Executive Chef, Borgata Hotel Atlantic City

    Trivia (4)

    • Extra Helping: In a feature shown during a commercial break, Chef Ramsay responded to a viewer letter that asked him why he curses so much and if he thinks he needs anger management. "Gee, thanks," responded Ramsay. "If only you knew, what I had to deal with every day, you'd *** curse too. That's all. Next."

    • Rewards Challenge: The remaining chefs were each given 45 minutes to create a signature dish using any of the ingredients in Hell's Kitchen. Reward: Andrea won this challenge and was rewarded with a free pass, making her safe from elimination following the next night's service. Punishment: No chef was subjected to a punishment in this episode.

    • Nominees for Elimination: Chef Ramsay was disappointed with the night's service on the whole and asked everyone as a group to come up with two nominees for elimination. On the block, he asked Andrea for the nominees and she named Ben for being the weakest on the night and Paula for lack of communication. Paula was quickly returned to the line and Andrea was asked to step forward. Eliminated: Nobody. Chef Ramsay was extremely annoyed with Andrea's performance on the night, but kept his word to give her a free pass. Since he felt that her poor performance contributed to Ben's failure, he felt that he couldn't eliminate Ben with a clean conscience and therefore decided to give Ben another chance.

    • Robert experienced chest pain during a trip to the Borgata Hotel and was forced to leave the competition due to health issues.

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