Hell's Kitchen

Season 3 Episode 8

HK3: 5 Chefs Compete

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jul 23, 2007 on FOX
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Episode Summary


It's down to five chefs remaining in the competition as Chef Ramsay merges them into one team. In the next challenge the contestants are competing head to head with individual dishes to impress 100 hungry high school students. One winner (and a contestant of his or her choice) are rewarded with a trip to the Green Valley Ranch resort in Las Vegas. At dinner service, the night goes anything but smooth as one chef is sent packing in the middle of dinner service.


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  • That's it. This season is over for me.

    Julia, what can I say. From the very first episode, she rocked. HARDCORE! And Bonnie sucked like 4 times, and was nominated a lot, but Chef gave her an opportunity. And to see Julia go just because of ONE bad performance... it pissed me off. I can't believe it. The true winner of this season just left. That final scene was so touching. One thing I appreciate was the fact that the Chef recognized her talent, her value. But she could have won that thing so badly. I hope she gets back and wins that whole thing. Julia Always!!!! Til the end. I still can't believe it.

    Now I hope Jen wins it. It's not that I love her, but it's just the fact that I hate Rock. He's so cocky, thinks he's the best. Bonnie will eventually fail. I miss Julia already.moreless
  • Chef makes a promise that made me a die hard fan!

    Okay... so all season, I've had it up to here [insert picture of hand OVER my head] with everyone dogging Julia because 'she's just a Waffle House Chef'... well folks, she's managed to win challenges for her team AND she gets food ON the table!

    So, really, what can Bonnie the Nanny (who cooks for four people tops) say about her? Nothing, without seeming like a total hypocrite!

    So, in this ep, Julia makes a killing at the first challenge with over 51% of the vote and when she suffers during the dinner service, even I wasn't surprised to see her leaving... but what I was surprised about.. is that he promised to send her to Culinary school and predicted that when she finished, she would come back to the competition and win HANDS DOWN.. .

    now, I've seen him chide and belittle and scream at the chefs that are leaving... but this was a shock and a good one at that... I'll be back to watch, Chef!moreless
  • What can I say? This is exactly why I watch this show.

    The contestants cater to High School kids, and Julia wins, and decides to take Jen with her to Las Vegas. We meet Season 2 winner Heather, and she gives advice for the two women. However, what really stood out in this episode was the dinner service. The pressure in this episode overloaded the meter, with Chef jumping down their throat almost every minute. Josh gets dismissed in the most terrifying and horrible way possible. Chef pretty much screams at him to leave his jacket behind and is discharged from the kitchen. Rock's short temper sparks some arguments and Chef is at his wits end. Thankfully the four remaining chefs complete the dinner service, and reluctantly, Chef sends Julia home. One of the most intense episodes yet, this is exactly why I watch this show.moreless
  • Classic series!

    Josh and Julia both get the boot leaving it down

    To the final three. As Jen really impressed the people

    100 HS students with her cooking. Ramsay was stressed to the

    Limit with Josh. And despite getting the boot, Julia would be going to culinary school. Neat chefs outfits that were black with five people becoming a team. Now down to three!
  • Chef ramsay shows human side finally.

    Well the final 5 are pitted against each other as they turn in thuer old chefs coats for a new one lined in black. Julia is able to impress thier judges in the prize contest, ( hs kids) and gets to see with Jen the restaurant they will get to run if they win. In the service portion Josh finally get the boot after stressing Ramsay to the limit. What I thought was pivitol was that Chef Ramsay realized Julia was out of her element yet still did very well, He eliminated her but revealed she was going to culinary school. The final 3 are going to be hard to find the winner each has good qualities.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Dinner Service:

      Winner: Bonnie
      Losers: Josh (eliminated mid-service), Jen, Julia, Rock

      Nominees for elimination: Julia, Rock

      Eliminated: Julia

    • Julia is eliminated, but Chef Ramsay tells her that he is personally going to send her to culinary school, and when she's done there, he wants her to return to Hell's Kitchen, where he predicts she will win easily because she's so naturally gifted.

    • Josh's jacket is not shown to have been hung and his portrait burned after his departure mid-service.

    • Reward challenge: Prepare a meal for 100 students at Alhambra High School. The dish with the most votes wins the challenge. The winner and a fellow competitor chosen by the winner fly to Las Vegas and tour the Red Rock Resort, the Green Valley Ranch Resort, and meet HK2 winner Heather West of Red Rock's Terra Rosa Restaurant.

      Dishes served:

      Rock - Kobe Meat Loaf on a Ciabatta Roll
      Josh - Baked Salmon with Pineapple Salsa
      Julia - Grilled chicken and cheese sandwich with onion rings
      Bonnie - Fried goat cheese over salad
      Jen - Baked chicken fettucini with a lemon chive butter sauce

      Winner: Julia
      Losers: Bonnie, Rock, Jen (chosen to accompany Julia), Josh

  • QUOTES (5)

    • ( when Josh makes risottos before they are ordered during the dinner service)
      Chef Ramsay: Let me just tell you something. We've opened, we haven't served anything yet and we've lost money. What a ****ing donut.

      (later, Josh cooks spaghetti before the customer orders it)
      Chef Ramsay: We cook spaghetti to order! Even the ****ing dirtiest, scummiest restaurant in Venice Beach cooks spaghetti to order, you donkey!

    • Chef Ramsay: (deciding whether to eliminate Rock or Julia) I've got one guy that is completely driven to get to the top of his career, and one woman who's made the most significant improvement. This is a very tough decision.

    • Bonnie: (after Brad is eliminated instead of her) Does he think I'm entertaining? Is that why I'm still here?

    • Chef Ramsay: To become a great chef you must have a natural ability. Clearly, Julia does have it. All she needs is a little more experience. After that, she will be ready to run her own restaurant.

    • Heather: (giving advice to Julia and Jen) You gotta remember, these people are going to be in the end with you. Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: October 9, 2009 on Barrandov

    • This episode marks the first time all of the aspiring chefs have been sent to the chopping block at least once. In previous seasons, the HK winners have NEVER been sent to the chopping block once.

    • This episode marks the first time a Hell's Kitchen winner returns to the show - the winner being Heather West of Season 2.