Hell's Kitchen

Season 5 Episode 14

HK5: 2 Chefs Compete

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 07, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The final two chefs prepare for their ultimate challenge. They must design their restaurants as well as create a winning menu. With everything on the line, Chef Ramsay sends them to the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, giving them each two advisers to take care of things in their absence. At Borgata, they meet with the C.O.O. and take part in a challenge to determine who will have first pick of the brigade. Back at Hell's Kitchen, they examine their restaurants and make their choices for the team that will aid them during the final dinner service.


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    Ben Walanka

    Ben Walanka

    Season 5 Contestant

    Recurring Role

    Carol Scott

    Carol Scott

    Season 5 Contestant

    Recurring Role

    Giovanni Filipponi

    Giovanni Filipponi

    Season 5 Contestant

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • For the first time since season one, the chefs come up with names for their restaurants. Paula goes with "Sunergy", and Danny's is "Velvet Hammer". Also for the first time ever, there is no discussion with J.P. about the wait staff shown.

      • Rewards Challenge: Danny and Paula brought their menus with them to the Borgata Casino and Hotel. Larry Mullin, the C.O.O., was asked to pick three dishes from each of their menus. He picked a wild mushroom salad; maine mussels, crabs and shrimp & a roasted black bass from Andrea's menu. From Danny's menu, he picked the Caribbean jerk lobster tail, arugula salad with crispy duck & a pan-seared filet. Both chefs were then given 45 minutes to cook it all.

        Reward: Danny won the challenge with two out of three. His reward was that he got first pick for his brigade to join him during the final dinner service.

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Danny: Dude, unbelievable! Who would have thought out of sixteen people, that Chef Ramsay would see enough in my punk ass to put me in the final two?!

      • Lacey: (in an interview segment) I'm just waiting for the end. I'm gonna be the last kid left in gym class.

      • Lacey: (in an interview segment) Hi, I'm back, bitches. They're probably like, 'Oh, **** ****, I gotta work with her.'

      • Paula: (when the heads of the brigade were revealed underneath the domes) I was just shocked. It was like a horror show. You know, Ben's, like, rolling his eyes. It was a freaky sight.

      • Danny: I finally took Paula out. It just feels good to finally get a win.

      • Danny: (in an interview segment) I have a really crisp identity to my style, but Paula's a strong competitor and she's done great on challenges.

      • Paula: So it's nothing froufrou. I don't want pink. I don't want pastels. I don't want purples.
        Paula's Sister: No pink?
        Paula: (in an interview segment) My mother, when I was little, made my whole room pink, like everything was pink. I **** hate pink!

      • Danny: Big, mounted marlin over you. Like, yeah, I think that could still be classy.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Czech Republic: May 23, 2011 on Barrandov

      • Also Featured:
        Larry Mullin, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Borgata Hotel, Atlantic City
        Chef Michael Schulson, Izakaya Restaurant, the Borgata Hotel, Atlantic City
        Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Consulting Chef, The Water Club, the Borgata Hotel, Atlantic City

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