The remaining chefs are challenged in a task that requires them to create a total of four dishes with 20 ingredients. With the teams uneven, one of the aspiring chefs on the Red Team has to join the Blue Team instead. One contestant's hopes of becoming the next big talent in chefdom are placed in jeopardy by a cutting injury that requires medical attention. The chefs face their toughest audience yet when two food critics arrive to evaluate their performances.moreless
The remaining chefs are seriously humiliated when a surprise taste test from Ramsay suggests that none of their palates are up to snuff. Their tasting skills are then put to a blind test that ultimately comes down to a head-to-head competition between two chefs. The winning team enjoys a luxurious spa day, while the losers face a day of vigorous spring cleaning. The chefs return to a fine dining menu for the evening, but with mixed results. After two previous complete dinner services, service is once again shut down early, with one team in particular singled out. The result is one chef's fall-from-grace after Chef Ramsay asks every member of the losing team to nominate someone for elimination.moreless
A fantasy birthday celebration is the order of the day for the remaining aspiring chefs. The chefs cook for a sweet 16 party, but the mood in Hell's Kitchen is anything but sweet. Team members on both sides continue to suffer infighting. After a challenge, one Team is rewarded with a day of go-kart racing, while the other spends time decorating with an overly flamboyant party-planner. At dinner service, trouble erupts when food of both the undercooked and overcooked variety is sent out. At the episode's elimination ceremony, one chef breaks ranks in a surprising switch.moreless
Vanessa struggles to continue in the kitchen with a burnt arm. The aspiring chefs compete in a challenge to create gourmet pizza. The winning team enjoys a day of gourmet food, while the losing team is forced to prep pizza. Later, the teams struggle to complete a pizza-themed dinner service. One member of the losing team is sent out to do home pizza deliveries. At the episode's elimination ceremony, Chef Ramsay sets the chefs straight on who it is that determines their fate.moreless
Teams compete in a pasta challenge for a trip to the Santa Monica Pier, but one contestant is sent to the hospital following an accident. In the evening's dinner service, the Blue Team and Red Team compete to be the first to finish all tickets for their kitchen on the first-ever Hell's Kitchen family night.moreless
With two aspiring chefs already eliminated, the remaining chefs are challenged to each cut a chicken into eight pieces. At dinner service they are challenged to prepare chicken dinners family-style.
The contestants must divide halibut into six-ounce fillets in the first challenge. During the dinner service, one member of each team works as maitre d'. At the end of it all a contestant is eliminated.moreless
In the season four premiere, a new crop of Hell's Kitchen chefs begin their journey for the final prize.