Hell's Kitchen

HK5: 7 Chefs Compete

Season 5, Ep 9, Aired 4/2/09
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  • Episode Description
  • Each team member is asked to create a dish using King Crab, but only one dish can be selected to represent them in front of Chef Ramsay. Ramsay, however, finds himself unimpressed by both dishes presented to him and ends up basing his judgment on two other dishes. The winning team is rewarded with a lobster lunch and day at the beach, while the losing team is subjected to cleaning out the dorms and prepping crab for the next day's dinner service. Both teams are given the opportunity to create their own menu for service and both end up creating similar menus. Botch also botch the service, causing Chef Ramsay to shut things down before a full service can be completed. He asks one chef from the losing team to nominate another for elimination, but then surprises everyone by eliminating a chef that was not on the losing team.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)
  • wow why bother letting someone choose 2 effing people to put up for the elimination if your just gonna fire someone from the red team?

    By shadowysea07, Apr 03, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Carol: I think Andrea and I both came into this competition with the same mentality- that both of our **** didn't stink. I think mine is starting to get a little stinky and she still thinks hers smells like peaches.

    • Chef Ramsay: Carol knew she was out of her depth in Hell's Kitchen. I just put her out of her misery.

    • Chef Ramsay: (to Carol) You didn't even make a comeback. After the dauphinois and the potatoes were screwed, you gave up. Thank you. Good night.

    • Robert: (in an interview segment) I'm pissed. There's a fire in me that's burning so hot, man, it's napalm, man.

    • Chef Ramsay: If that's a pommes fondantes, yeah, then I'm the ****ing Pope.
      Danny: (in an interview segment) Ben is all about these fancy terms, or whatever, but I guess it's not even a pommes fondantes.
      Chef Ramsay: Pommes fondantes, my ass! It looks like a school dinner. Do something about it!

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    Notes (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: May 16, 2011 on Barrandov

    Trivia (4)

    • This is the first time in Hell's Kitchen that someone from the winning team was sent home.

    • Extra Helping: In a feature shown during a commercial break, Chef Ramsay was asked which contestant he wouldn't like to be stuck on a desert island with. A clip of Aaron from the third season, crying, was shown and Ramsay replied "Stuck with Aaron, he'd make me cry."

    • Rewards Challenge: Chef Ramsay challenged the remaining chefs to each to create a King Crab dish. They were given thirty minutes to all create a dish and then both teams had to choose just one dish out of their three to present to Chef Ramsay. Reward: after both Ben and Andrea's dishes were rejected by Chef Ramsay, Danny's dish won against Paula's. For winning, the Blue Team enjoyed a day at the beach in Santa Monica with Chef Ramsay. They enjoyed a lunch of lobster and also got to ride on segways, though Robert was unable to ride due to the weight limit. Punishment: The Red Team was required to fully spring clean the dorms and then cook and clean all of the crabs for the next day's dinner service.

    • Losing Team: Blue Team. Chef Ramsay had each team create their own menus and based the decision on the winning team from customer comment cards. 54% of the Red Team's entrees were rated above average, as opposed to 39% of the Blue Team's. Best of the Worst: Danny Nominee for Elimination: Chef Ramsay asked Danny to choose either Ben or Robert as the nominee for elimination. Danny chose Ben, stating that Ben had met his full potential in Hell's Kitchen. Chef Ramsay, however, decided to have both Robert and Ben step forward to plead their cases. Eliminated: Neither. Stating that he felt that she had sabotaged her kitchen and given up, Chef Ramsay told Carol to take off her jacket and leave Hell's Kitchen.

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