Hell's Kitchen

HK7: 16 Chefs Compete

Season 7, Ep 1, Aired 6/1/10
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  • Episode Description
  • Chef Ramsay introduces himself to the 16 new contestants by announcing that they are expected to complete their very first dinner service. He then divides them into two teams, men vs. women, and sends them to the kitchen to prepare their signature dishes. The chefs present the dishes as part of the first challenge between the Red Team and the Blue Team. Several chefs impress Ramsay with their dishes, while others simply fall flat or even shock Chef Ramsay. The losing team is made to provide breakfast in bed for the winners the next morning. Trying to give the chefs some extra guidance to fulfill his guarantee of a completed service, Ramsay gives the chefs a series of late-night video lessons. Despite this, the first dinner service is a struggle, with several chefs being kicked out of the kitchen and Ramsay resorting to drastic measures.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gordon Ramsay

    Head Chef

  • Scott Liebfried

    Sous Chef (Blue)

  • Andi Van Willigan

    Sous Chef (Red)

  • Jason Thompson


  • Jean Philippe Susilovic

    Maitre D'

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  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Average first episode.

    By DERBEST, Jun 02, 2010

  • Chef Ramsey is cool as ever, the chefs though are pretty disappointing...

    By frontman19, Jun 03, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Chef Ramsay: It's a good thing Stacey's a private chef. Her food wasn't good enough for the public.

    • Stacey: (in her exit interview) I'm used to cooking for people at home and running the show. I completely screwed up. I screwed up. I took accountability for it and kudos for me for standing up.

    • Chef Ramsay: How many legs does a lobster have? Fran: I was a kosher chef. I'm learning.

    • Fran: (to Autumn) How come you just stood there and watched everybody? (in an interview segment) Autumn. She's one to watch out for. She should be sent home, you know why? Because she wasn't part of the team. She's thinking of herself.

    • Chef Ramsay: How can I nearly two hours for an entree, now you want five more minutes for the salmon? Stacey: Three minutes. Chef Ramsay: How long? Stacey: Three minutes. Chef Ramsay: Three minutes, now. Why are you jumping all over the place? Five, three. Tell me. Stacey: I'm not sure how long it's going to take. Chef Ramsay: You're not sure. Stacey: No, Chef. Chef Ramsay: Madam, come here. Stacey: Yes, Chef. Chef Ramsay: Right now, I'm not too sure about you. Stacey: Sorry, Chef. Chef Ramsay: ****, stop. Do me one big favor. **** off out of here. Join the rest of them. 'I'm not sure.'

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    Notes (3)

    • The red team's sous chef once again changes. This is the fourth sous chef for the red team. Season's 1-3 were Mary-Anne, seasons 4-5 were Gloria, season 6 was season 2 winner Heather, and now it is Andi.

    • For the first time ever the sous chefs and JP are in the opening credits. They all appear as small flying creatures. Scott appears with Andrew poking him in the butt, while Andi and JP show up with Jaime.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: June 1, 2010 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: September 6, 2010 on ITV2
      Norway: June 7, 2011 on TV3
      Czech Republic: June 15, 2011 on Barrandov

    Trivia (2)

    • Rewards Challenge: For the second time, the premiere episode's rewards challenge was the creation of the signature dishes. Each chef had just 45 minutes to prepare their signature dishes. Once again, the Red Team and Blue Team were pitted head-to-head for this challenge, though Chef Ramsay could choose to award a point to neither or both chefs in each face-off. Reward / Punishment: The Blue Team won this challenge, beating the Red Team 4-2. For winning, the Blue Team was served by breakfast in bed the next morning by the Red Team, whose punishment was to get up early and cook it.

    • Nominees for Elimination: The Red Team lost this dinner service, as Chef Ramsay felt that they were weak throughout the night. For losing, they were told to nominate two chefs for elimination. Stacey was nominated for a bad start to the service and getting sent upstairs and Fran, also for getting sent upstairs and confusing lobster and crab. Eliminated: Stacey

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