The remaining six receive their black jackets and compete in their first individual challenge, which is to create a unique dish using Omaha steaks. Later, dinner service finds the contestants facing their toughest competition so far this season.
The remaining seven chefs are challenged to make an artistic amuse-bouche inspired by speed painter Tim Decker; and later, the teams struggle with communication and getting their food out on time during a dinner service that sees one contestant sent home before the elimination ceremony begins.
The remaining eight chefs compete in a blind taste test, during which wrong answers lead to a dip in a dunk tank, and the winning team gets to spend the day at the Santa Monica Pier. Later, there's a special dinner service honoring firefighters that doesn't go as well as Chef Ramsay wanted.moreless
Following the departure of two contestants from the competition, those remaining are challenged to create Indian-inspired meals, with the winning team earning a day of pampering at a luxurious spa. Later, effective communication serves one group well at dinner service, while some others continue to mess up at their stations.
The next challenge involves ingredients determined by a roll of the dice. The winning team earns a trip to Las Vegas, while the remaining chefs unload the truck for the dinner service. Later, a contestant deals with an injury while the teams cater to music legends, including Stewart Copeland and Steven Tyler.moreless
Both teams get new members before being challenged to prepare a tasting menu for an American Kennel Club competition. The winners visit SeaWorld in San Diego, while the losers groom the dogs ahead of the show. Later, the chefs prepare dishes for guests at the dog show.
The teams are tasked to create dishes inspired by Italian operas, after which the winners receive a shopping trip and a VIP dinner in West Hollywood. Later, the chefs prepare Italian food for special guests during the dinner service.
The teams are tasked to create unique protein-and-starch dishes. Later, they serve VIP guests at the dinner service, including members of the Dine LA Board of Directors, Olympic medalist Allyson Felix and the NHL's Willie Mitchell.
The chefs compete in a test that involves identifying proteins and matching them to dishes. The winning team spends a beach day in Santa Monica with Olympic athletes Genai Kerer, Shea Buckner and Tumua Anae. Later, a team struggles with coordination during the dinner service.
The chefs prepare a breakfast menu for culinary-school graduates and their families, and the winning team earns a trip to San Francisco to meet chef Dominique Chen. Later, both teams encounter problems during the dinner service.
A unique team challenge involves the chefs completing recipes printed on the backs of their jackets. Later, the teams work together to create specialty dishes for VIP guests, which include talk-show host Wendy Williams.
Season 13 begins with Gordon Ramsay dividing the 18 chefs into two teams of men vs. women and challenging them to create their signature dishes. The victors' spoils include a chance to dine with Wolfgang Puck, while the losers have to set up the contestants' living quarters and the kitchen.
Season 13 begins with Gordon Ramsay dividing the 18 chefs into two teams of men vs. women and challenging them to create their signature dishes. The victors' spoils include a chance to dine with Wolfgang Puck, while the losers have to set up the contestants' living quarters and the kitchen. The second hour's challenge entails re-creating Ramsay's geoduck sashimi, and the team that produces 15 perfect dishes gets to lounge around on a yacht, but the losers are stuck making dinner for everyone.moreless
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