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.