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Hell’s Kitchen Finale Recap 2/2/18: Season 17 Episode 15 “Final Three – Winner Announced”

It’s 10:39 pm and Chef Gordon Ramsay calls the final 3 chefs into the dining room urgently. He tells them to lineup and tells them for their next challenge, they will be creating 5 incredible dishes; the sous chefs, Christina, Jocky and Keisha will be assisting them. Michelle will be working with Chef Jocky. Nick will be working with Chef Christina and Benjamin will be working with Chef Keisha. They are told to head up to the dorms and start and the sous chefs will be joining them shortly to begin working on their menus. The following morning, the chefs are given just one hour to prepare a tasting menu for Chef Ramsay. Michelle is the first to present her dishes. Her cold appetizer is a Hamachi Crudo. The second dish is a Uni risotto. Her third dish is a squid ink and Seabass. Her fourth dish is crispy chicken thigh, that he was really impressed with. Her last course was a Miso NY Strip. He has no complaints about any of her dishes, saying they ooze personality and tells Nick and Benjamin they definitely have their work cut out for them. READ MORE...

Hell’s Kitchen Recap 1/26/18: Season 17 Episode 14 “Families Come To Hell”

Hell’s Kitchen begins tonight with Chef Ramsay speaking to Black Jacket Chef Milly, reminding him that he has so much talent, so much strength, and an immaculate palate; he doesn’t need to fight and is better than that. He tells him he holds him better than that and tells him to rise above it. Milly returns to the dorms feeling he will never respond to another hater again. The following morning the black jacket chefs, Michelle, Nick, Milly and Benjamin return to the dining room and it is decorated for Christmas. Chef Ramsay presents them with lovely gifts of their families; everyone is super emotional. They all sit at their tables with their families, talking about the challenges and services. After spending some quality time together, everyone says goodbye as Chef Ramsay tells them they have a busy day ahead. Chef Ramsay asks the chefs to pick presents from under the Christmas tree, Michelle chooses red. Benjamin picks gold. Nick picks silver and blue while Milly receives the green, white and red; underneath are ingredients and they are instructed to make a dish that screams "Happy Holidays!" They are to make 3 incredible potions and have 45 minutes to do so. READ MORE...

Hell’s Kitchen Recap 1/19/18: Season 17 Episode 13 “Stars Heating Up Hell”

Hell’s Kitchen starts tonight with Chef Gordon Ramsay meets the final 5 black jackets in the dining room. He needs to know if they can mentor, instruct and teach if they want to be a head chef in his restaurant, so their challenge is to see if they can TEACH some incredible All-Star students. Milly will be cooking with NFL’s Ricky Williams. Cooking with Michelle is the winner of the WNBA championship, Candace Parker. Cooking with Benjamin is NFL "Light’s Out" Shawne Merriman. Cooking with Nick is Olympic gold medalist gymnast, Jordyn Wieber. Robyn will be cooking with 5-time NBA All-Star, Reggie Miller. The challenge works like this – the chefs will tell their partners how to execute they own signature dish, something they should know extremely well. The All-Star Athletes will be doing all the cooking and the chefs will not be allowed to touch anything; they have 45 minutes to complete their dish. Chef Ramsay says he will taste their dishes, and the team who is still sitting at the end of all the tasting will be the winner. READ MORE...

Hell’s Kitchen Recap 1/12/18: Season 17 Episode 12 “Five Is the New Black”

Chef Gordon Ramsay welcomes the seven chefs into the dining room. He tells them, people who rise to the top are people who combine real talent with incredible work ethic. He introduces David and Dania who was on America’s Got Talent who do the impossible Quick Change performance. Chef Ramsay informs them it is Black Jacket time and everyone is excited; Michelle hopes she is the youngest All-Star ever to win a black jacket. Its shocking news because they are going from 7 to 5 today. The ones who will receive their black jackets today are the ones who will be most successful at 3 difficult challenges. The first challenge will have 2 winners. It is a Hell’s Kitchen classic of "Taste it, Now Make it"; they have 45 minutes to recreate a 16 ingredient entree. All of the chefs pick sea bass for the protein but struggle with the puree and hash. READ MORE...

Hell’s Kitchen Recap 1/5/18: Season 17 Episode 11 “Trying to Pasta Test”

Hell’s Kitchen begins tonight with Jennifer coming to talk to Elise, saying they need to work together, as they are the two strongest cooks and need to put their differences aside. At 11:15pm the phone rings and Chef Gordon Ramsay wants to see them all in the dining room urgently. He tells them that being a Head Chef isn’t just about running a kitchen, it’s about running a business and one of the most profitable items in a restaurant is pasta! The next challenge is to make a profit with a pasta dish, and tomorrow morning, they will be shopping for ingredients, and they need to purchase whatever they need to cook 3 stunning portions of the most profitable dish ever. In the morning, the remaining chefs arrive at Jim’s Fallbrook Market, and they have only 10 minutes and a budget of $20.00 to maximize the value of their three dishes. All the chefs were able to stay within their budgets and return to Hell’s Kitchen and Chef Ramsay gives them 45 minutes to cook up their dishes. READ MORE...

Hell’s Kitchen Recap 12/15/17: Season 17 Episode 10 “It’s All Gravy”

Hell’s Kitchen begins tonight after the shocking elimination of Van and both Elise and Barbie were allowed to remain, despite their constant arguing. Everyone is talking how Barbie should have gone home, she listens but chooses to stay quiet as she is going to keep her eye on the prize. They gossip about how she is nuts. Milly listens to the women gossip like a bunch of old biddies. The following morning, Chef Gordon Ramsay greets the chefs in the dining room, where they ask if it is a real camel beside him. He tells them that for centuries camels carry spices from Asia to Europe and today the camel is carrying an important part of their challenge. Today is the 17th Blind Taste Test, where they cannot see, nor hear anything. READ MORE...

Hell’s Kitchen Recap 12/8/17: Season 17 Episode 9 “Catch of the Day”

After Manda was sent home, leaving 10 All-Star chefs left. Michelle attempts to talk to Elise, who says she took responsibility for her own mistakes but Elise keeps "booping" her. Nick tells Elise to shut up, as she had said she was done arguing. Michelle keeps asking her who lied, as Elise says she isn’t there for friends, telling Michelle to bring that energy to challenge and maybe she could win a point! Michelle tells her to start worrying about herself; Barbie just wants the arguing to stop but the following morning the arguing continues as Nick calls Elise a "bully!" She "boops" him as Nick says they are going to say "Bye Felicia!" to her. The teams gather outside, as Chef Gordon Ramsay asks who would like to go fishing. He says they will all be fishing but not in a boat. But rather inside Hell’s Kitchen’s very own lake; there are 5 different unique kinds of fish (Dover sole, red snapper, grouper, arctic char, and cod). There are names of ingredients on the lures, they are to have a quick meeting about who is cooking which fish and then follow Ramsay. The chefs are to search for lures, with the ingredients to use with the fish; they are to hook the lure into the fish’s mouth and throw it to their teammate across the lake; each chef must continue to do this until they have 7 ingredients or time runs out. Dana is laughing so hard, saying this is probably the funniest thing she has ever seen; no one feels sorry for Elise as they feel it is karma and she only has 2 ingredients. Chef Ramsay says she will screw her team, READ MORE...

Hell’s Kitchen Recap 12/1/17: Season 17 Episode 8 “Welcome To The Jungle”

Elise and Michelle are still arguing in the dorm, as Michelle confronts her about coasting so far. Manda tells Elise to stop. Elise promises she is coming for Michelle, who tells her she is not scared of her. It is clear the red team is filled with cracks! The following morning, Chef Gordon Ramsay meets the two teams in the hallway and asks them if they enjoy hunting? As they walk into the dining room, all the see is a jungle; Ramsay welcomes them to Hell’s Kitchen’s Jungle. Today’s challenge is they will all be creating a stunning dish using exotic meats, just like early humans. Chef James "Jocky" Petrie and Chef Christina Wilson come out with two racks with 3 different unique meats – boar – venison – elk. In the jungle are all the ingredients they will need to complete their incredible dishes, they are to grab a spear and find 5 ingredients they want and stab them, and bring it back. They are given 3 minutes. READ MORE...

Hell’s Kitchen Recap 11/17/17: Season 17 Episode 7 “Trimming Fat”

Hell’s Kitchen begins tonight with the Robyn hoping the Blue team doesn’t feel betrayed by her wanting to go back to the red team. Nick thinks she just needs to shut up as she keeps self-sabotaging. Gio says it is okay to think it, but not say it out loud because they took her in with open arms. The following morning, Chef Gordon Ramsay greets the chefs, telling them underneath the 6 domes is their next challenge. Beef Wellington is number one. Salmon is number two. Halibut is number three. Rack of Lamb is number four. Duck Breast is number five and the Double bone pork chop is dome number six. This is their menu, but because he is so determined to have a perfect service that he designed this challenge to test their skills. They will be cooking these 6 entrees in their kitchens and prove how well they know this menu; the team that comes up with the most accurate and the best version of these 6 entrees wins the challenge. Chef Ramsay is backing off and they need to decide for themselves on how to organize their kitchen, they really need to have a clear understanding of what their teammates are doing at all times. He gives them 25 minutes to complete the challenge. READ MORE...

Hell’s Kitchen Recap 11/10/17: Season 17 Episode 6 “A Little Slice of Hell”

Chef Ramsay tells them all to get some rest as big changes are coming; everyone is happy to still be around, while most are thrilled that Josh is gone. They all sit around drinking and talking about each other’s sex lives, making fun of who they think is "vanilla" and who might be a freak in the bed; suddenly Van falls into the hot-tub. The chefs are woken up and immediately taken in vehicles to Desano Pizzeria and Bakery, where Chef Gordon Ramsay greets them while he is making pizzas in these beautiful stone ovens. He tells them to take a bite and then introduces them to the master behind the Pizzeria – Hell’s Kitchen’s very own Maitre D’ Marino Monferrato. Marino brings out the special pizza he made, it is massive, each cook is to spin the wheel and whichever country they land on, that is to be the inspiration for their pizza and this is a head-to-head competition. READ MORE...