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 the two hour finale, It's down to the final two contestants who have survived the wrath of Ramsay and many disastrous nights at Hell's Kitchen. Chef Ramsay turns HK over to the battling duo by dividing the restaurant in half, with each wannabe chef designing a portion of the restaurant. Some familiar faces also return to form the finalists' brigades.moreless
Three contestants remain and Gordon's order that they serve an entire dining room becomes too much for one contestant who succumbs to fatigue. The contestants serve their signature dishes, but the teammates suffer from one disastrous performance. Who will create the best dish and who will be sent home without his or her just desserts?moreless
Chef Ramsey turns up the heat on the final four contestants on Hell's Kitchen. The Kitchen opens its eighth night with not only the contestants left over from the previous night's service, but also the ingredients. The four remaining chefs are given 15 minutes and a tray of leftovers to create a meal that Chef Ramsay considers servable. The winner of the challenge is rewarded with a chance to cook on a live national TV show alongside Ramsay. Jealousy and desperation are eating away at the wannabe chefs and with all of them fighting for themselves, the kitchen feels like a pressure cooker. Who can handle the heat and who gets kicked out of the kitchen?moreless
As the Hell's Kitchen contestants prepare for their sixth dinner service, Chef Ramsay reveals the latest twist- each team will create its own menu consisting of three appetizers, entrees and desserts. Egos and tempers reach a boiling point as the wannabe chefs hustle to get their signature dishes up to Ramsay's impeccable standard and out to the hungry guests in a timely manner.moreless
The five remaining contestants learn they are no longer competing as teams, but as individuals who must work together (and against one another) to complete an entire dinner service. The theme of the dinner is "tableside service", with both the appetizers and dessert prepared tableside. To further complicate matters, there is a power failure, and the filet mignon mysteriously disappears.moreless
On the fifth night, Hell's Kitchen experiences a little taste of Italy. Contestants must create their own unique Italian dishes and serve them to Chef Ramsay where the winning Team receives a day with the Chef.
The dinner service begins to heat up as one of the Teams goes out of their way to deliberately sabotage the other Team. The consequences lead to an unexpected response from one of the contestants.
The two teams are asked to demonstrate their ability in the front of the house, with the winners getting a spa treatment while the losers must polish up the silverware to Jean Phillipe's satisfaction. During the fourth night's service, things are jumping when they are asked to prepare frog legs for the menu, and Chef Ramsay declares that he won't close the restaurant until one team serves all of their tables.moreless
The two teams are asked to create an original five course meal, with the winners getting a chance to relax with Chef Ramsay while the losers clean. Then during the third dinner service one cheftestant walks off the line for good while the rest struggle to make a comeback.moreless
After barely surviving the opening night of the Hell's Kitchen restaurant, the heat is on as the contestants prepare for their second dinner service . To prepare for the service both Teams have a squid cleaning competition as Ramsay overlooks with his watchful eye.moreless
Twelve wannabe chefs and restaurateurs compete to impress head chef Gordon Ramsay as he works to open a world-class restaurant in Los Angeles and discover the country's next culinary star.