Hell's Kitchen

Season 4 Episode 14

HK4: 2 Chefs Compete

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jul 01, 2008 on FOX
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Episode Summary


The final two chefs are asked for ideas to create their own style of restaurant, both in design and a complete menu. Both chefs face the pressure of being the top two, each in different ways. The chefs are sent on a trip to New York City where they receive a special greeting in Time's Square and enjoy the atmosphere of the London NYC. They also face off in a final reward challenge in which they must cook their signature dish. Back in Hell's Kitchen, the chefs evaluate the restaurant designs and begin making their selections for the teams that will aid them in the final dinner service.


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  • good episode...

    The finale two finally get to design their restaurants and menus. Petrozza had trouble thinking of his menu while Christina did it easily. I thought it was halarious how Christina hated everything Jean-Philippe brought out while Petrozza loved it. It shows how different the two are. The two hopefuls got to go to New York and visit Gordon's London restaurant. They had to cook their dishes and then have them judges. Petrozza finally won! Woo-hoo! When they got back, Petrozza loved his restaraunt while Christina hated hers and all of the stripes. It was funny how ticked off she was. Overall, good episode and I can't wait for the conclusion.moreless
  • Christina finally looses a challenge.

    It's about time Petrozza wins a challenge and beats out Christina. I really hope he wins in the finale. He's always been a team player and he we was the first person to talk Christina when everyone else ignored her when she won the clothing chanllegene. He's a straight up gentlemen.

    Christina is starting to get really cocky, it might be her downfall. She's gonna have to do her absolute best if she's even gonna have a chance to beat Petrozza.

    The choices for the team selections were pretty obvious. Based on the previews i think that Petrozza picks Matt over Jen, but i could be wrong. The previews for this show are always extremely misleading.

    The only thing i didn't get about this episode is why Whoopi Goldberg was there? It seemed kinda of thrown in and out of place.moreless
  • While this episode sets up the final clash it was too drawn out. They could have done it in 30 minutes and had a 90 minute finale rather than dragging this one out to an hour. Petrozza finally wins a challenge.moreless

    I think Christina has a better grasp on what she wants to do and how to do it and this is from a woman 22 years younger than Petrozza. I think he is not one to run a big demanding place like one of Ramsey's, while Christina has no experience I think she can do a better job. She is more organized and can see the big picture. Petrozza took forever to get a menu together. If I was in a competition like this my menu would have been figured out before it started and fine tuned with things I learned along the way.

    I wish them both good luck, and by seeing the teaser from the finale Petrozza needs all the luck he can get, he has Jenn.moreless
Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg


Guest Star

Jen Gavin

Jen Gavin

Season 4 Contestant

Recurring Role

Matt Sigel

Matt Sigel

Season 4 Contestant

Recurring Role

Corey Earling

Corey Earling

Season 4 Contestant

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The episode ends before Petrozza and Christina can pick the last members of their team. At this point, Matt and Jen are still left to be picked for a team.

    • Rewards Challenge: The chefs are given 45 minutes to create their signature dishes. The dishes are then judged by 5 of Chef Ramsay's Executive Chefs from around the world.

      Reward: Petrozza gets first pick of who will work on his team for the following night's dinner service.

    • Chef Ramsay announces that Christina now holds the record for most "Reward Challenge" wins. It should be noted, however, that several of those wins were as a member of the Red Team.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • (Christina upon returning from New York to Hell's Kitchen and seeing her decor.
      Christina:I hate stripes, that's not what I wanted.
      John Janavs:But that's the pattern you picked out yesterday.

    • Jen: (in an interview segment) My goal tonight is to make Chef Ramsay second guess the fact that he got rid of me.

    • Ben: (in an interview segment) I personally wanna be on Petrozza's team. I wanna make that guy win. Christina, I personally don't give a rat's ass about.

    • Narrator: In less than 24 hours, our finalists will open their dream restaurants in Hell's Kitchen.
      Christina: Bleh.
      Narrator: But as of now, Christina's dining room is far from meeting her vision.

    • Petrozza: (in an interview segment, following his victory in the signature dish challenge) I needed the win. I needed to push it over. (in New York) It was starting to be painful. Holy cow.

    • Christina: (in an interview segment) When I saw Petrozza's stupid fried onion paintbrush, I thought, 'Oh man, I am going to wipe the floor with Petrozza.'

    • Petrozza: Win or die. Win or die. That's win, win, win!
      Christina: We'll see.

    • Chef Ramsay: (referring to Petrozza's "signature dish" from the first episode) Petrozza, you're one of the bravest chefs I've ever met-- to feed me that pumpkin.

    • Petrozza: 'Petrozza's old, his heart can't take it.' I'm thinking the same thing!

    • Chef Ramsay: I need to know if I've really made the right decision. I've been wondering if I have the right finalists... Now I know I do.
      Christina: ****, Chef. Petrozza's old, his heart can't take it, Chef. (in an interview segment) I thought Petrozza was going to flatline. I really did.

    • Petrozza: (in an interview segment) I like the masculine thing, but I like flowers, like lots of flowers.

    • Christina: (in an interview segment) I've never seen my face twenty feet long. (laughingly, in the kitchen) I look so angelic. (in the interview segment) This is just incredible.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: October 26, 2010 on Barrandov

    • Also Featured
      * Mark Sargeant, Executive Chef, Gordon Ramsay's at Claridge's
      * Angela Hartnett, Executive Chef, Cielo, Boca Raton
      * Stuart Gillies, Executive Chef, Boxwood Cafe, London
      * Simone Zanoni, Executive Chef, Au Trianon, Versailles
      * Josh Emett, Executive Chef, Gordon Ramsay at the London, New York