Hell's Kitchen

Season 4 Episode 11

HK4: 5 Chefs Compete

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jun 10, 2008 on FOX
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Episode Summary


The aspiring chefs teach the art of gourmet meat preparation to housewives, with the winner of the challenge given one-on-one time with chefs Mark Peel and Ben Ford. The losing chefs are made to give Hell's Kitchen a top-to-bottom cleaning. The chefs later struggle to complete their most complicated dinner service yet. With only five left, they face a full restaurant as well as a twelve-top table and an added special. Some chefs thrive, but others crack under the pressure and dinner service on the whole turns out to be well below the expected standards.


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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • This episode marked the first ever Hell's Kitchen cooking school.

    • Best of the Worst: Christina

      Nominees for Elimination: Jen and Bobby

      Eliminated: Bobby

    • Hell's Kitchen was not only filled to capacity, 120 patrons, but also consisted of a twelve-top, a table with twelve diners. In accordance with Ramsay's standards, all twelve people were served at the same time.

    • As a special gift, Chef Ramsay gave all six of the "cooking school" house wives a complete set of his new stainless steel cookware. The set, by Royal Doulton, was designed by Ramsay himself.

    • Rewards Challenge: Turning the kitchen into a "Cooking School," each Chef had to teach a house wife how to make lobster spaghetti. The Chefs must not do any of the work. The team with the best tasting dish wins.

      Reward: Christina wins a special lunch with Chef Ramsay and two other famous chefs - Ben Ford and Mark Peel. The chefs cook for and talk with Christina.

      Punishment: The remaining chefs were given the task of cleaning Hell's Kitchen.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • (after Jean-Philippe bangs his head on the glass door)
      Chef Ramsay: Can we get a sign on here? Open your eyes, you Belgium ****

    • Chef Ramsay: Although Bobby was big in stature, he fell short in a number of areas. I kept on waiting for him to emerge, but he never did. That's why I have to say 'Over and out, General Bobby.'

    • Jen: I'll keep it going, Chef.
      Chef Ramsay: You're too ****ing slow. Get out of the way.

    • Chef Ramsay: (to Jen) I asked you to speed up and put a little energy in your step and it's like clump, clump, clump, clump, clump, clump.

    • Corey: (in an interview segment, as Christina has a reward with Mark Peel and Ben Ford) Christina's reward is not good for ego because she gets more and more cocky about her cooking skills.

    • Corey: I think Petrozza was definitely excited, you know, to be working next to, like, a hot girl and I think he probably just needs to stay a little more focused.

    • Chef Ramsay: (seeing the dog brought by one of the ladies) Lovely. Can I take your... gerbil? Does it have a name?
      Housewife: Zeus.
      Chef Ramsay: Zeus. Right, Zeus. ****, Zeus. (taking the chihuahua from her) Uh, Scott, can you look after Zeus, please, and maybe put him in the steamer? Excellent.

    • Chef Ramsay: That's the essence of becoming a great chef-- becoming a great teacher.

    • Bobby: (in an interview segment) I-- I love when Chef cooks, man. It's amazing. He like tells a story with-- with his food.

  • NOTES (2)