Hell's Kitchen

Season 1 Episode 1

HK1: 12 Chefs Compete

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 30, 2005 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Neither team completed their service before the Chef closed the kitchens down.

    • The Red Team: Chris, Elsie, Jimmy, Carolann, Dewberry, and Jeff

      The Blue Team: Ralph, Jessica, Wendy, Michael, Mary Ellen, and Andrew

    • Best of the Worst: Elsie

      Nominees for Elimination : The Red Team's Carolann and Dewberry.

      Eliminated: Carolann

  • Quotes

    • Female Patron: Chef, you hurt my friend's feelings.
      Chef Ramsay: I hurt your friend's feelings.
      Female Patron: Yes, you did. She's very upset.
      Chef Ramsay: Why?
      Female Patron: Because you told her to **** off.
      Chef Ramsay: Oh really, did I? Okay, will you tell her I meant it?
      Female Patron: Yeah, all right, I'll tell her. Now can we get some food?
      Chef Ramsay: Jean Philippe, s'il vous plait. Escort these two ladies back to plastic surgery.
      Jean Philippe: Ladies, please.

    • Jean Philippe: (to Jeff as their patrons walk out) Right now, this restaurant is just sinking faster than the Titanic.

    • Chris: (on his teammates) Most of these people have little or no experience. I would rather be on a team with dishwashers. At least they know how a restaurant kitchen works.

    • Chef Ramsay: (upon eliminating Carolann) Some can handle it, and some can't. I'm not interested in the ones who can't.

    • Chef Ramsay: What's you name?
      Dewberry: Dewberry
      Chef Ramsay: Blueberry?

    • Chef Ramsay: Take a piece of advice- be prepared for anything and everything.

    • Chef Ramsay: (after tasting Andrew's dish) Now that, is absolute dog****.

    • Chef Ramsay: (after trying Chris' Salmon served on a Cedar Plank) I think you're a plank!
      Chris: I don't really know what that means, Chef.
      Chef Ramsay: A 'plank' means an idiot. Why is it raw on the bottom?
      Chris: Well, it's medium rare. That's how I would eat my salmon.
      Chef Ramsay: Yeah. You need to clean your glasses. It's raw.
      Chris: I don't agree, Chef.
      Chef Ramsay: Let me tell you something, and listen to me: you've a lot to learn, so be a good plank and get back in line.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: August 31, 2009 on Barrandov

    • The show was taped at a converted former news broadcast facility (KCOP - UPN 13) located on the corner of La Brea Boulevard and Willoughby Avenue in Los Angeles, California. The building was also previously used to tape the game shows Tic Tac Dough and The Joker's Wild.

  • Allusions