Former contestantswho were runners ups in previous seasons make a return to challenge the remaining chefs for the dinner service.
In the first half of a two hour premiere, a new group of aspiring chefs arrives at Hell's Kitchen and receives tips from chefs of past seasons. Following this, they meet Chef Ramsay and are immediately put to work preparing their signature dishes, with a new twist. The men and the women are immediately split into the Blue Team and the Red Team. Upon completion of the dishes, the two team's dishes are put head-to-head. The winning team is taken to a dinner at Gordon's restaurant, the London West Hollywood, while the losing team is made to clean the kitchens. The teams are then thrust into their first dinner service. During the service, viewers are greeted with a surprise when a chef from the previous season is brought back for a second chance. When one of the chefs on the Blue Team fails utterly during service, Chef Ramsay kicks him out and puts the returning chef in his place. Both teams, however, perform disastrously during service, but one performs just a little worse than the other. In the end, another chef is eliminated and Chef Ramsay warns the chefs that they are all zeroes with a clean slate.moreless
In the third-season finale, the last two contestants come face-to-face to with Chef Ramsay to learn which of them he will designate winner of Hell's Kitchen, winner to Become Head Chef at Fine-Dining Restaurant at Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino in Las Vegas.moreless
It's down the final stretch as the two chefs face the ultimate test, to design and run their own restaurant.
The three remaining chefs compete by turning classic American dishes into gourmet dishes. During the dinner service, they take charge in the kitchen.
It's down to five chefs remaining in the competition as Chef Ramsay merges them into one team. In the next challenge the contestants are competing head to head with individual dishes to impress 100 hungry high school students. One winner (and a contestant of his or her choice) are rewarded with a trip to the Green Valley Ranch resort in Las Vegas. At dinner service, the night goes anything but smooth as one chef is sent packing in the middle of dinner service.moreless
The final six remaining contestants must make appetizers and entrées from leftovers, a challenge he always gives his chefs to test their creativity. Then the teams must come up with their own menus for the evening's dinner service. At dinner service the diners definitely prefer one team's menu however lack of teamwork and poor communication may spell the end for one contestant.moreless
With Melissa saved from elimination, she now must join the men's team and compete against the women to see which team can prepare the best lobster dish. At that evening's dinner service, one team turns in a performance to be remembered.moreless
For the first time in Hell's Kitchen, a wedding party is held at dinner service, but the happy couple may have made the mistake of their lives.
Day 4 tests the palates of the remaining chefs as they compete in a blindfolded taste test. The losers must face a difficult punishment while the winners dine with Chef Ramsay. At the dinner service, the dishes are critiqued and rated by the dinersmoreless
Chef Ramsay orders the ten remaining contestants to cook breakfast for visiting servicemen and women. Members of the winning team receive a day of R & R, for the losers it's KP. Then there's another dinner service to prepare that night.moreless
Members of the men's and women's teams test their food preparation skills in a fish related challenge. The winning team is rewarded with some important time outside the kitchen with Gordon Ramsay while the losing team is faced with an almost impossible task.moreless
In the season three premiere, Twelve Hell's Kitchen chefs begin their journey for the final prize; becoming head chef at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa in Henderson, Nevada.