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Hell's Kitchen

Season 7 Episode 9

HK7: 8 Chefs Compete

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jul 06, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary


Chef Ramsay fools the remaining chefs with a frozen dinner, then tests their palates in a blind taste test. Blindfolded and earmuffed, the chefs taste a number of ingredients. Both teams perform poorly, but the winning team gets to enjoy a day at SeaWorld, while the losers are made to unload deliveries of trout. Both teams are given the opportunity to design their own menu, consisting of four appetizers, four entrees and four desserts. At the dinner service, one team receives an overwhelming number of orders, forcing them hustle to keep up. Despite this, both teams end up losing the service, leading to a tough elimination.


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  • Expectable elimination.

    Well, nothing special about this one. We getting slowly to the top 4, to the best...But until then a few chefs still got to be eliminated...I'm talking about Autumn, Jason, Nilka.

    The challenge was kinda funny, this misses were quite surprising.

    Holie, Ed, Benjamin, Jay are the main examples...

    What I didn't liked this episode was Gordon pushing them way way to much...He made a scene at the most unimportant mistake...It was a clean service, and this pressure was to great.

    But with this pressure in mind, I think the next episodes are going to be insane, this will certainly be the best season.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Rewards Challenge: This challenge was the once-per-season blind taste test. The chefs were blindfolded and earmuffed and went head-to-head to try to identify ingredients.

      Reward / Punishment: The Blue Team won this challenge, with a total of just four correctly identified ingredients out of sixteen, against the Red Team's three correct identifications. For winning, they were given a V.I.P. pass to SeaWorld where they got to visit Shamu the killer whale and swim with dolphins. For losing, the Red Team was punished with delivery day, unloading trout and other deliveries when they heard the delivery horns honking.

    • Team Change: During the elimination, Chef Ramsay told both of the nominated chefs to take off their jackets. Fran was eliminated, but Autumn was told that she was being transferred back over to the Red Team.

    • Nominees for Elimination: Though both teams successfully completed service, neither was rewarded with the victory. He told them to each come to a consensus on one person to nominate for elimination. The Blue Team nominated Autumn for having a bad night on meats and holding everything back. The Red Team went with Fran for being a mess at dinner service and trying to send out raw chicken.

      Eliminated: Fran.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Gordon: Fran wanted her team to communicate, but it seemed the only thing the team agreed on was wanting her gone.

    • Benjamin: (in an interview segment) Whoo, Fran's gone! To see Fran gone makes me happy. Glad you're not here.

    • Fran: I got chicken on the brain.
      Chef Ramsay: Fran?!
      Fran: Yes, Chef?
      Chef Ramsay: You're frazzled.
      Fran: No, Chef.
      Chef Ramsay: Do you wanna go home?
      Fran: I'm fine, Chef.
      Chef Ramsay: Well, then don't give up.
      Fran: I won't, Chef.

    • Fran: (in an interview segment, regarding the Red Team) Nobody **** talks in that kitchen. They're like walking **** zombies. It's unbelievable.

    • Chef Ramsay: Benjamin?
      Benjamin: Oui, Chef?
      Chef Ramsay: You may not like your team, but that doesn't stop you from talking to them.
      Benjamin: Yes, Chef.
      Fran: Do you need anything?
      Benjamin: No.

    • Holli: Ben, how are you doing?
      Fran: (in an interview segment) Ben actually doesn't talk to anybody because he thinks he's better than everybody.

    • Chef Ramsay: (criticizing the Blue Team for playing it safe on their menu) Even before you serve a **** appetizer, you're all ****. Don't **** insult me.

    • Benjamin: I'm a professional.
      Nilka: (in an interview segment) Benjamin was like the leader of the ****ing pack. But it's aggravatin' when someone, you know, just keeps shoutin' out ****.

    • Benjamin: (in an interview segment, regarding the Red Team) Teamwork don't seem work, but they bitch the whole time like little crybabies.

    • (Benjamin tries to explain away why he only got one correct ingredient in the blind taste test)
      Benjamin: (in an interview segment) I can't be perfect all the time. I'm allowed to have a bad day, right?

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: July 6, 2010 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: October 4, 2010 on ITV2
      Czech Republic: June 27, 2011 on Barrandov