The remaining chefs have one last shot to prove to Chef Ramsay that they deserve to to make it into the finals.
The final two chefs compete for the position of chef-de-cuisine at BLT Steak in New York City.
For their individual challenge, each chef must create something special out of Alaskan salmon, the winner receiving a helicopter ride and lunch at the Water Grill, while the losers prep salmon for the service. At the dinner service, a couple of the contestants struggle until Chef Ramsay throws everyone out of the kitchen.moreless
The remaining contestants vie with contestants from past seasons.
The two teams are challenged to make three entrees. The catch: one must be made in 30 minutes, on in twenty, and the last in only ten minutes. The winning team gets to go shopping, while the losers set up the dining room for the next dinner service, in which Hell's Kitchen will be hosting a charity dinner.moreless
The contestants' taste buds are put to the test, with the winning team getting a relaxing day horseback riding through the Hollywood Hills, while the losers prep the kitchen for a special steakhouse service.During the split dinner service, one team cooks while the other waits on the tables. But when both teams falter, will Chef Ramsay decide to cut more than oneperson from the competition?moreless
Chef Ramsay takes the competitors on a field trip to BLT Steak in New York, to show them what they are fighting to win. Back at Hell's Kitchen, the contestants must use a slot machine to determine the ingredients of a dish they must prepare for the Chef, with the winning team getting a fun day at Venice Beach while the losers prep both kitchens. At the dinner service, both teams struggle to complete their services, especially after several of the contestants are thrown out by Chef Ramsay.moreless
The contestants need to be at their sweetest when they are given a dessert challenge. The winning team flies to Sin City and meets Holly Madison, while the losers prep the kitchen for Hell's Kitchen's "Date Night", which includes a raw bar. At the dinner service, both teams struggle, and finish the night shorthanded.moreless
Chef Ramsay challenges the two team's weakest leaders to rally their teams in a comfort food challenge, with the winners getting a laugh at the other team's expense, as the losers prep both kitchens and clean the dorms. At the night's dinner service, one team displays "harmony", while the other team's output is dismissed as being "noise".moreless
Tempers flare in both kitchens, as teammates fall out with each other. But there is still cooking to be done, and for their first challenge, each team must prepare 5 dishes that include at least one type of beer. The winners get a day of Grand Prix racing, while the losers are stuck back at Hell's Kitchen taking in deliveries of food, kegs of beer and ice. During dinner service, both teams make mistakes, leading Chef Ramsay to yet again declare both teams the losers.moreless
The contestants are told that Hell's Kitchen will be throwing a high school reunion party, so for their first challenge, they need to impress their clients with their menu ideas. The winners get to relax on a yacht, while the losers decorate the restaurant for the night's dinner service. That night, one team has a meltdown after a promising beginning, while the other starts slow but builds to a solid finish.moreless
After a demonstration of the techniques in making ice creams and sorbets with liquid nitrogen, the contestants are given 45 minutes to make six dishes using only fire and water, with the losers cleaning the hot tub and the restaurant's fountain. Later during dinner service, both teams have trouble completing their orders up to Ramsay's standards.moreless
Hell's kitchen goes to the birds when Chef Ramsay gives them a chicken challenge that includes catching live fowls. The winners get a day of play with go-karts, while the losers must prepare chickens for the next service. In the service, each team has a pair of Olympian athletes to feed- assuming they can successfully get the food out of their kitchens.moreless
After a disastrous dinner service, only fifteen of eighteen contestants remain to try and convince Chef Ramsay that they are worthy, but will the next service be any better?
The remaining 16 chefs attempt to make a comeback from their disastrous first dinner service, but once again they seem to take two steps backward with each step forward.
An all new set of contestants attempt to impress Chef Gordon Ramsay with their culinary skills in order to win the position of head chef at NYC's BLT Steak restaurant. After they present their signature dishes for Ramsay, they prepare for the first night's dinner service, but one aspiring chef must be rushed to the hospital before it starts. Later, the service is full of problems, leading Chef Ramsay to ban three contestants from one of the teams from the kitchen.moreless
In the penultimate episode of the eighth season of Hell's Kitchen, Chef Ramsay turns out the pressure on the remaining four aspiring chefs with the promise that two will be sent home at the end of the episode. For the episode's challenge, the chefs are tasked to create fusion dishes by mixing cuisines from two different countries. The winner is sent for a lunch date with Chef Ramsay and their family, while the losers have to do "moving day" and then prep the kitchen for service, being held that evening. At service, Chef Ramsay gives the greatest challenge yet by asking all the chefs to try running the hot plate. Sous chef Scott sabotages dishes at random to test the chefs.moreless
The final four chefs compete in the third-to-last episode of the season for a shot at becoming the next winner of Hell's Kitchen. Chef Ramsay challenges the remaining chefs with the "taste it then make it" challenge in which they have to taste a dish that he created and then try to recreate that dish as close as possible to the original, based only on taste. The winning chef is treated to a spa day, while the losers are placed on laundry duty. That evening, during dinner service, the chefs turn in the best performance yet, despite some initial hangups. Chef Ramsay is so pleased that he gives everyone a delightful surprise following the service.moreless
The remaining six chefs compete in the twelve episode of the eighth season of Hell's Kitchen. The chefs are challenged to each serve a signature lunch out of a food truck for a group of businesspeople. The winning chef receives a makeover from two top celebrities, while the losers are made to fix up the outside of Hell's Kitchen and then clean up the food trucks. Dinner service turns out to be something of a disaster. Chef Ramsay becomes so infuriated that he says he's going to damage if he stays, so he leaves Hell's Kitchen. He eventually returns, but kicks out anyone who messes up. When it comes time for the elimination, one chef makes a passionate plea that fails to have any effect.moreless
Chef Ramsay tests the chefs' teamwork by thrusting them into a challenge requiring them to cook three appetizers in thirty minutes in turns, with only 15 seconds to communicate in-between switching. The winning team is rewarded with a shopping spree at a cooking store, while the losing team is placed on delivery duty. Additionally, one chef suffers a minor burn to their hand during the challenge. That evening, two chefs on the winning team stay up late in the hot tub and get wasted on beer, and they end up feeling the full effects during the next day's service. During the service, one chef gets kicked out and another very much sinks their team. Chef Ramsay decides that there are no winners and has everyone make a nomination, but decides the elimination based on performance during the service. He gives the remaining chefs their black jackets, merging them into one team.moreless
The remaining aspiring chefs compete in the seventh episode of the eighth season of Hell's Kitchen. Chef Ramsay challenges the chefs by having them name ingredients based on letters spun on a roulette wheel, then asks both teams to cook dishes using the ingredients that they named. The winning team enjoys a night at a fancy hotel, while the losing team is made to peel potatoes to be used in french fries. The next day, Hell's Kitchen opens for family night, including a children's menu. Despite a number of hangups, including slow service to Chef Ramsay's own family, the service goes well on the whole. This leads Ramsay to make a surprising decision come the evening's elimination.moreless
The remaining aspiring chefs compete in the eighth episode of the eighth season of Hell's Kitchen. A high-profile black tie dinner service is held to comemorate the program's 100th episode.
Chef Ramsay announces to the aspiring chefs that Hell's Kitchen will be hosting the Beverly Hills High School Prom with a theme of "Old Hollywood." The chefs have a video chat with the prom committee and are challenged to prepare a menu of one appetizer and two entrees. One team earns the first ever Hell's Kitchen blowout victory and is rewarded with a day at an amusement park. The losing team is turned over to the prom committee to transform Hell's Kitchen for the prom, but are not at all happy about it, leading to some of the chefs giving the committee lip and attitude. At dinner service, Chef Ramsay tells the chefs that he wants them running like a machine, but it turns out to be anything but. Despite these issues, both teams do complete service and a losing team is declared. Additionally, Chef Ramsay singles out one chef whom he felt displayed excellent leadership qualities.moreless
Hoping to find leadership and stoke passion, Chef Ramsay swaps the teams of two of the aspiring chefs. For the day's challenge, each chef is asked to create a unique salad and the team with the most favored salads wins. The challenge ends in a tie, so the victory is determined by the single best salad. The winning team enjoys lunch at the Getty Villa, with the creator of the best salad getting his work featured on Bon Appetit. The losing team is made to clean, prep and set up both kitchens ahead of service, which is being held that evening. During the evening's dinner service, the aspiring chefs face the added pressure of serving celebrities at chef's tables. Some rise to the challenge, while others find themselves on fire or kicked out. Though service is completed, Chef Ramsay finds it to be filled with speed bumps and decides that there is no winning team. He then goes on his own to determine the evening's elimination.moreless
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
The remaining aspiring chefs compete in the fourth episode of the eighth season of Hell's Kitchen. Chef Ramsay challenges the aspiring chefs to each create their own ravioli dish using ingredients of their choice, then asks both teams to rank their dishes from 1 to 6. He then tastes the dishes and the winning team is rewarded with a helicoptered visit to an ocean resort, while the losing team is made to prep both kitchens and also make Mozzarella cheese from scratch by milking cows. At dinner service, one team rises to the challenge, but the other fails miserably. Chef Ramsay sends the team that completed service in to help the other team, but they are unable to salvage the situation. Thus, Chef Ramsay asks both teams to declare candidates for elimination.moreless
Sixteen chefs compete in the premiere of the eighth season of Hell's Kitchen. The chefs arrive at Hell's Kitchen only to find the doors locked and new maitre d' to greet them. They are whisked away for a visit to the restaurant where the winner will become executive chef. Back at Hell's Kitchen, Chef Ramsay divides the chefs into teams of women and men, with their first challenge being to create their signature dishes. Several impress, but one causes Chef Ramsay to vomit. One of the aspiring chefs passes out before the start of service and is rushed to the hospital, forced to exit the competition. Massive delays during dinner service lead customers to exit Hell's Kitchen and neither team completes the first service.moreless
The remaining fourteen chefs face added pressure following the first elimination of the season. Chef Ramsay brings in world-renowned chef Masaharu Morimoto for a demonstration, then challenges the aspiring chefs to recreate his salmon cucumber avocado rolls and tuna nigiri to exacting standards. The winning team is sent off to enjoy a wine tasting and sunset dinner, while the losing team is forced to prepare sushi for the next day's service. During the evening's service, Chef Ramsay assigns two chefs as assistant maitre d's to relieve the pressure on new maitre d' James Lukanik. One team rises to the challenge, completing a full dinner service. The other team barely makes it out of the gate, not even serving all of their appetizers.moreless