Hell's Kitchen

Season 3 Episode 1

HK3: Day One

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jun 04, 2007 on FOX
9.0
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In the season three premiere, Twelve Hell's Kitchen chefs begin their journey for the final prize; becoming head chef at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa in Henderson, Nevada.

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  • Season Premier!

    10
    Watching the premier, I would've never guessed who won. Most of the aspiring chefs claimed they were experienced chefs or had some cooking experience. Regardless, their food was still bad accordeing to Chef Ramsey. Dish after dish he tried and he failed to like to them. Melissa proved to have the best dish. Dinner service was a let down yet again. The ktichen was closed before the service was completed. Melissa proved again to be the best of the worst, and nominated 2 for elimination. Though everyone was ganging up and Julia for elimination Melissa's choices were Joanna and Tiffany. Chef thought Tiffany had to go and she was eliminated.moreless
  • Hell's Kitchen is open for business! Egos collide, tempers flare, tears drop, just another day in the office - err, kitchen.

    9.0
    The show starts off with all contestants preparing their signature dish right after arriving at Hell's Kitchen. Unfortunately, most of the dishes disappoint chef Ramsay. Not disappointing to the viewers though, apart from the harsh criticism, Aaron the asian cowboy was quite entertaining to watch here.



    The prize is revealed to be the job of head chef at the Green Valley Ranch resort in Las Vegas, with a starting salary of $250.000 + a share of the profits. An opportunity of a lifetime. After this, everyone is divided into two groups, the women (Melissa, Joanna, Julia, Jen, Bonnie & Tiffany) forming the red team and the men (Josh, Eddie, Brad, Aaron, Rock & Vinnie) forming the blue team.



    The next day, the teams get to work in their respective kitchens and start preparing for service. In the red kitchen, Julia is ignored by the others for being a "mere" short order cook. Aside from that there's no real communication going on, only bickering. In the blue kitchen, Aaron is having trouble with the preparations and gets some help from the others.



    Before service starts, Gordon gathers both teams for a little peptalk. Julia tells him about the lack of communication, but Tiffany denies this even though it's true, and the rest just keep quiet about it. On the blue team, Aaron breaks down and starts crying, clearly showing he's not up to the job.



    During service, the red team starts bickering again, which of course pisses off chef Ramsay. He also sends back Tiffany's quail eggs, who refuses help from Julia several times which, along with the way the rest treated her, causes her to cry. Tiffany manages to ruin the eggs several more times, and Bonnie doesn't do much better. Finally, Tiffany is relieved of her station by Melissa while Julia does the eggs. With that, the appetizers finally get going. The blue team has problems as well, with Vinnie messing up pasta and risotto and not getting any food out. On top of that, he talks back to chef Ramsay on several occasions and we all know what happens when you do that. He's sent off to wash the dishes after several mishaps and Brad takes over and finally gets some good risotto out. Unfortunately, Aaron makes a shambles of some chicken, gets told to wipe the snot off his face, and later on walks off feeling dizzy.



    Finally, Gordon has had enough and closes the kitchen. Both teams have barely gotten any food out, but he decides that the Red Team are the losers, with Ramsay calling them Hell's B*tches because of all their bickering. Melissa gets to pick the nominees for elimination. Most of the red team put down Julia for working in a waffle house and suggest Melissa nominate her. When it's time for the nominations though, it turns out to be Joanna and Tiffany. After some thought, Gordon picks Tiffany for elimination.



    Well, that was one hell (no pun intended) of a first episode. Lots of drama, crying, and of course a fair number of expletives from Gordon Ramsay. But very entertaining. Aaron was an embarrassment, and aside from not performing well in the kitchen, he seems to have some health issues. But the blue team barely won out (although you can't really call it a victory) so he's safe for now. Same for Vinnie, who talked back way too much and is just begging to get kicked out. The red team aka Hell's B*tches lost to themselves with all their bickering rather than trying to communicate. The nominated two deserved to be up for elimination, Joanna did a lot of the b*tching in the red kitchen, and Tiffany was no good either and totally failed at her station. Either pick would have been fine by me.moreless
  • It started off with the contestants making Ramsay their signature dishes, and nobody impressed him. Problems escalated throughout the first evening of service, ending with Chef Ramsay declaring that there were no winners, the girls were the loosers.moreless

    9.5
    I love Gordon Ramsay, I've watched the previous seasons of Hell's Kitchen, and his other shows, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (UK) and The F-word (UK). I still think Hell's kitchen is the best of them.



    This episode started off with Chef Ramsay showing his colors when the contestants were presenting their signature dishes, and things escalated through the episode with problems mounting in the kitchen throughout the first evening of service at HK. There were fightings (the red team didn't agree on anything) and tears (Aaron melting down). I think this season will be a good one, with plenty of drama.moreless
  • No, it doesn't make the viewer cry, but man was there a lot of crying in it.

    7.5
    Oh man, I thought it would be a long summer, but I am glad to see Chef Ramsay.



    I have never seen so much crying in any episode of this show, and I sure would expect it in the first of the season. The Soup had a great name for Aaron, a self brining ham.



    Unless one of the girls are packing serious heat under her kitchen whites, there is no eye candy this season. Melissa, however, seems to believe she is hot, ummmmm whatever babe.



    Looking forward to more showdown between Ramsay and the big mouth guy.



    This is one hundred words.moreless
  • Gordon Ramsay

    9.3
    Gordon Ramsay is the best. I'm a fan of his BBC shows "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" (US version coming soon), "The F Word" and "Gordon Ramsay's Boiling Point". The more he tosses the curse words around, the more I love him! It's those words that make you realize the passion he has for cooking. I don't think he's abusive at all, contrary to what many people say. He can curse me out anytime.



    One thing that I can't stand are the people who go on his show and complain about his behaviour. I don't feel sorry for those who cry and whine when Ramsay unleashes his anger at them; Ramsay reputation is legendary. These people know what they're getting into and for them to complain about it is really stupid. It's been almost a week since I saw the episode so I can't recall if anyone did complain. Anyway, I'll be listening for that throughout the season.



    I'm not sure I like the fact that this seasons contestants are all some kind of chef. I liked it when he took ordinary people instead. I know Michael (season 1) was already a chef as was Ralph (who were the remaining 2) but it made it more fun to have others competing.



    So far, the one person on the blue team that is annoying me is Vinnie. Everyone on the red team is irritating except for that girl that works at waffle house. Just because she works at Waffle House she has no idea what she's doing? Just because she doesn't hold a "chef" title means she can't contribute? I hope she's one of the two finalists. I'll be rooting for the blue team to kick the red teams ass unless they stop treating this girl like she's inferior because she's not a "chef".moreless
Aaron Song

Aaron Song

Season 3 Contestant

Brad Miller

Brad Miller

Season 3 Contestant

Eddie Langley

Eddie Langley

Season 3 Contestant

Josh Wahler

Josh Wahler

Season 3 Contestant

Rahman "Rock" Harper

Rahman "Rock" Harper

Season 3 Contestant

Vinnie Fama

Vinnie Fama

Season 3 Contestant

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