The contestants' people managing skills are tested as they each lead a team of chefs in the kitchen.
The chefs face the difficult challenge of instructing students to prepare recipes using only words for guidance.
Former contestantswho were runners ups in previous seasons make a return to challenge the remaining chefs for the dinner service.
The chefs must work on their poor communication skills before they take on an important dinner service.
The remaining chefs are given the challenge of creating their own menu, consisting of three appetizers, three entrées and three desserts, but adhering to Chef Ramsay's standards.
The chefs must face off against competitive eater Joey Chestnut in a chicken wing eating competition.
The chefs are forced to think on their feet when three guest diners raise the stakes of this challenge.
In this episode, Chef Gordon Ramsay lends a hand to Mike and Nellie's Steak and Seafood Restaurant. Mike and Nellie's is a father-and-son established restaurant and now faces foreclosure following the death of one of its owners. Mike is now the only person left in managing the business that he and his father have built. Bereaved from his father's death, Mike resorts to alcoholism and turns the restaurant into a terrible mess. With its unappetizing pasta sauces, overcooked rubbery shrimp plates, smelly carpets, and dirty kitchen, Chef Ramsay steps in to help Mike and Nellie's Steak and Seafood Restaurant get back on track.moreless
Chef Ramsay helps out the owners of the Hot Potato Cafe in Philadelphia.
Sante La Brea, a restaurant in Los Angeles, promotes itself as being a place that serves healthy food with a fun and welcoming decor. However, when Gordon arrives, he finds imitation seafood, spoiled food and a lack of customers. All of these elements combined, along with a disrespectful staff, put the owner Dean in major financial trouble.moreless
Chef Gordon Ramsay heads to West Nyack, New York, to help out a family-run Mexican restaurant called Fiesta Sunrise. The restaurant is not only in deep financial trouble, but it is also extremely dirty. Can Gordon help the family get on the right path before the doors close for good?moreless
Chef Ramsay heads to Stamford, Connecticut, to help out Sammy, the owner of Sabatiello's. Sammy is not only extremely hot tempered, but he is also a million dollars in debt. When Gordon begins working is magic, Sammy is not happy, which makes his own staff not happy with his actions.moreless
Chef Ramsay visits Jack's Waterfront, a seafood restaurant in Saint Clair Shores, MI, which is run by three local body builders. Due to the use of imitation seafood and poor management, a once popular spot for boaters has now become a slowly sinking business.moreless
Chef Ramsay heads to Cranbury, New Jersey, to help turn around a French bistro called Hannah & Mason's. Gordon is forced to shut the restaurant down, on Valentine's day, after he stumbles upon the horrific condition of the walk-in cooler. He is determined to help the unpassionate and inexperienced owners, before more paychecks bounce and the doors shut for good.moreless
Chef Ramsay goes to J Willy's Bar & Grille in South Bend, Indiana. This restaurant is $1.2 million in debt and has inexperienced cooks. Can Chef Ramsay teach the cooks how to use fresh, not frozen or out of a can, food and make it taste great before it's too late?moreless
Chef Ramsay heads to New York, New York to help out a struggling seafood restaurant called the Black Pearl. The restaurant lack communication because of the three very different owners and their styles of work.moreless
Chef Ramsay heads to Macomb Twp, Michigan to help a father and son turn around their Italian restaurant, Giuseppi's, which is in much need of help before they have to close the doors.moreless
Chef Ramsay heads to Mount Sinai in New York to help Bill and Carolyn LeRoy turn around their restaurant Handlebar Restaurant and Lounge, which looks more like it belongs in the 80s.
Chef Gordon Ramsay wants to see if all of his hard work paid off, when he returns to check up on six of the failing restaurants he helped turn around.