Rewards Challenge: Chef Ramsay challenged the aspiring chefs to a blind taste test. Chefs from both teams competed head-to-head. For the final pairing, Chef Ramsay served a minestrone soup, with the two competing chefs pairing off trying to identify the ten ingredients in it. As the teams were uneven, one member of the Red Team had to sit out. LA chose to sit out, as she felt her taste was a little off and she was a smoker.
Reward: The Red Team won the challenge by just won point. For winning, they participated in a photo shoot with TV Guide's Craig Tomashoff.
Punishment: The Blue Team also got to participate in the photo shoot-- in the form of serving lunch to the Red Team. They then had to complete the prep for both kitchens, as Hell's Kitchen was opening that evening.