Hell's Kitchen

Season 1 Episode 8

HK1: 4 Chefs Compete

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jul 18, 2005 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • This is the second episode in a row that the person who won the challenge was sent home after a poor performance during service.

    • First Kitchen: Jessica apps, Michael veg, Elsie fish, Ralph meat.

      Second Kitchen: Michael apps, Jessica veg, Ralph fish, Elsie meat.

      Third Kitchen: Elsie apps, Ralph veg, Jessica fish, Michael meat.

    • The Black Team: Elsie, Michael, Ralph, and Jessica

    • Reward Challenge: Ramsay gave the final four contestants 15-minutes to each create an original dish out of a tray of 15 different leftovers from the previous evening's service. Among the ingredients were macaroni, parsnips, chicken, beef, raspberrys, and a lemon. Elsie made chicken soup. Michael made a side dish of grilled chicken wings. Jessica made a beef stew and a raspberry dessert. Elsie won the challenge as Ramsay said that she used the most ingredients as well as having a hearty, tasty soup that he would order in a restaurant. As a reward, Elsie accompanied Ramsay to a taping of Good Day Live, where they demonstrated how to make risotto.

    • Service Period: The next service period did not have any twists. Elsie was asked to assign the team members to various tasks on the line as the second part of her reward. During the service, Ramsay reassigned the team twice as he felt that there was inadequate communication between the team members.

    • Best of the Worst: None

      Nominees for Elimination: Elsie and Jessica by Chef Ramsay.

      Eliminated: Elsie

  • Quotes

    • Elsie: (in an interview segment) I am the leftover queen. When you're feeding a family of six, you learn to utilize leftovers really well.

    • Chef Ramsay: (to Elsie after she's eliminated) Keep smiling. You light up the place when you smile.

    • Jessica: (on Elsie's TV appearance on "Good Day Live") Elsie is a little older, you know, and so were those women. I think she got to bond, as far as that goes.

    • Maryann: (referring to Elsie's reward) You guys still don't know what it is, right?
      Jessica: I've got some guesses what's going on.
      Maryann: What are your guesses?
      Jessica: Well, I don't know, she's bringing her chef's jacket and knives, and ah...
      Ralph: Cooking for the governor?
      Maryann: No, I wouldn't want that gig. I'm afraid I don't have that good a schnitzel recipe.

    • Elsie: I made a traditional chicken soup, my hangover special. I cut up some potatoes... (breaks off laughing)
      Chef Ramsay: Leftover chicken soup, great for hangovers?
      Elsie: Yeah, yeah. Put a little hot sauce on that and you're good to go.

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