Hell's Kitchen

Season 7 Episode 12

HK7: 5 Chefs Compete

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jul 20, 2010 on FOX
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The five remaining aspiring chefs are presented with a challenge that requires them to cook for cheap. They visit a local fresh food market and purchase $10 worth of ingredients each in ten minutes, then are given 30 minutes to create a dish using these ingredients. The dishes are judged by a panel of special guest judges. The winning chef is given a day at a poolside cabana with Jean-Philippe and a following chef, followed by a $1,000 shopping spree at a kitchen supply store. The losers are subjected to Hell's Kitchen laundry day. A romance develops between two of the chefs. At the evening service, Chef Ramsay challenges the chefs to communicate by making them continuously switch stations throughout service. Some chefs rise to the challenge, while others clam up and fail to communicate.

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      • Rewards Challenge: For the first part of this episode's challenge, the chefs were sent to Owen's Market where they each had ten minutes to pick out ingredients that cost a total of only $10. After this, they returned to Hell's Kitchen, where they had 30 minutes to a prepare a dish using those ingredients. For the judging, Chef Ramsay brought in Chef Joaquim Splichel of the Patina Group, Dana Bowen, the deputy editor of Saveur Magazine and Vern Lakusta, the general manager of the London West Hollywood. Each of them tasted the dishes and then stated the price that they would pay for the dish. The winning chef was the one with the highest average price.

        Reward / Punishment: Holli won this challenge, with an average of $29.66. For winning, she got spend the day at a private poolside cabana at the Peninsula Hotel with Jean-Philippe, then spend $1,000 at the Surface kitchen supply store. Additionally, she was allowed to take along one other aspiring chef, and she chose Jay. The remaining aspiring chefs were put on laundry duty-- ironing, steaming and starching waiters' uniforms and all of the napkins and cloths in the kitchen.

      • Nominees for Elimination: Chef Ramsay was disappointed by the evening's service, stating that he saw five line cooks. He told everyone to come a consensus on two chefs to nominate for elimination. They went with Benjamin for having had a few bad services and a lack of communication, leading to a complete shutdown. They also chose Jason for having a lack of culinary skills, being slow during prep, and not being able to run a restaurant.

        Eliminated: Jason

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      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: July 20, 2010 on Citytv
        United Kingdom: October 11, 2010 on ITV2
        Czech Republic: July 3, 2011 on Barrandov
        Norway: August 9, 2011 on TV3

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