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