Hell's Kitchen

HK8: 13 Chefs Compete

Season 8, Ep 3, Aired 9/29/10
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  • Episode Description
  • The remaining aspiring chefs compete in the third episode of Hell's Kitchen. In the early morning, Chef Ramsay sends in a group of paramedics to give the chefs a physical. The paramedics discover nothing physically wrong with the chefs, so Chef Ramsay decides that the chefs must have a mental block, based on their performance in the previous dinner service. He challenges both teams to cook breakfast for a group of 50 paramedics. One team dominates the other and is rewarded with a poolside lunch and a visit to trapeze school. The losing team is made to polish 250 pieces of stemware, then clean both kitchens. At dinner service, both teams complete service, but not without a large amount of struggle, especially on the part of one chef. Chef Ramsay goes to the customer comment cards to decide on a winning team, but then surprises the chefs by eliminating a chef from that team.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gordon Ramsay

    Head Chef

  • Scott Liebfried

    Sous Chef (Blue)

  • Andi Van Willigan

    Sous Chef (Red)

  • James Lukanik

    Maitre d'

  • Jason Thompson


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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Chef Ramsay: When the going gets tough in the kitchen, a chef puts his head down and cooks. All Raj wanted to do was put his head in the freezer and that's why his stay in Hell's Kitchen was a short one.

    • Chef Ramsay: The person leaving Hell's Kitchen is... Raj. Get your ass over here. You, big boy, are out of your league. Big time. And I, personally, can't go an inch further. Jacket. There's the door there, big boy.

    • Raj: (in an interview segment) How could Chef Ramsay blame me for eating this delicious food? It's fantastic.

    • Chef Ramsay: (to Raj) What do you think this is? A talk show? Cook your ****ing dish and shut your fat mouth!

    • Boris: (in an interview segment) Come on, man. Chef Ramsay: (regarding Raj's salmon) It's raw! Boris: The guy can't even change his underwear the right way.

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    Notes (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 1, 2010 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: January 24, 2011 on ITV2
      Sweden: June 14, 2011 on TV3

    Trivia (2)

    • Rewards Challenge: Before the challenge, Chef Ramsay sent in a group of paramedics in the early morning to check over the chefs. Since they found no physical problems, Chef Ramsay figured that the aspiring chefs must have a mental problem and try to remove their mental block, he challenged both kitchens to serve breakfast to a total of 100 EMTs. Each team had 50 to serve and the first team to complete service was the winning team. Reward / Punishment: The Red Team won this challenge, easily, having completed service before the Blue Team ever really got off the ground. They were told to get in and help the Blue Team finish, then sent off for a poolside lunch at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, as well as trapeze school. For losing, the Blue Team had to polish 250 items of stemware and then clean both kitchens.

    • Nominees for Elimination: Chef Ramsay was unable to make a decision regarding the winning team based on his observations of service, so he chose to make his decision based on the customer comment cards. 54% of the Blue Teams diners rated their performance as "above average," whereas only 50% of the Red Team's diners gave an "above average." As such, the Red Team was the losing team. They nominated Emily for not being an asset to the team and Sabrina for poor teamwork and laziness on prep.

      Eliminated: Despite choosing the Red Team as the losing team, Chef Ramsay eliminated Raj because he felt that he was out of his depth and he couldn't go any further with him. The Blue Team considered it a reward.

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