Christina and Justin lead the Red and Blue on Hell's Kitchen
When we last left off, Christina and Justin had been announced as the final two Chefs and they had just finished picking their teams in Las Vegas and had returned to Hell’s Kitchen where they were up in the dorms going over their menus with their teams. Justin isn’t sure he’s going to get much from Clemenza, but he keeps trying to pump him up. Before going to bed, Clemenza claims the hunger and passion aren’t there and says his heart just isn’t there.
Christina is pumped because Dana is there and she feels that with Dana at her side she is really covered and she can’t imagine cooking without her. Dana tells Christina to chill and to go to bed.
In the morning the Chefs get up early and with service 12 hours away, Christina and Justin want to go over their menus again. Read More
Chef Gordon Ramsey Readies Hell's Kitchen for the Finale
Christina is the first one through to the final. Second going through is Justin. Dana fought a helluva fight, but isn’t quite ready for Vegas. She gets to keep the jacket. She is leaving with her head held high. Dana got to serve David Beckham and Michelin Star chefs who thought her food was pretty good. She knows she’ll never stop cooking.
Gordon tells Justin and Christina the next 48 hours are crucial. The two winners have to come up with 4 stunning appetizers, 4 stunning entrees and 3 desserts. Read More
Final Four Get the News on Hell's Kitchen
After Clemenza leaves our four final Chefs are sitting upstairs in the dorm wondering what’s next when we suddenly see several of the players’ heads snap around as they catch sight of sudden movement in the background. Before they have time to react they are confronted by relatives and loved ones. Each chef is greeted by either family members, their spouses, significant others or some combination thereof. After not seeing anyone from home for weeks, they are all thrilled to get some time, no matter how limited, with people from the outside world. Read More
Now that we’ve lost rocking Robyn, the remaining Chefs appear to be in in pretty good spirits. They are feeling doubly good now that they have their coveted black jackets. The morning after Robyn leaves, Gordon decides to cook up some comfort food. He thinks they should have some chicken parmesan. The Chefs gather around him as he’s cooking and he gleefully asks for ingredients as he goes. He tosses in some spices and asks Clemenza if that’s enough and Clemenza tells him you can’t have enough spice. It dawns on a few of the Chefs that they need to pay closer attention to what Chef Ramsey is doing, so they start committing the ingredients to memory. Read More
Dana and Justin turn to Chef Ramsey during Cooking Battle
Here’s hoping everyone enjoyed the Olympics and is thrilled the United States cornered the London Gold market. We also did well on the Silver and Bronze exchanges and now have four years to grow a new Michael Phelps and an entire women’s gymnastic team. For those of you who missed your favorite cooking curmudgeon, I’d like to welcome you back to Hell’s Kitchen and our favorite cooking competition.
In case your memories aren’t that great, we left off with Chef Ramsey passing out black jackets to our final six Chefs. To go along with their new wardrobes, the Chefs were given new sets of Bob Kramer Zwilling Carbon Steel Chefs Knives by Henckels. If a great German knife doesn’t fire you up, nothing will. Everyone is celebrating in their Black Jackets and Justin claims he is really, really focused now. He’s so fired up; he’s ready to win the whole thing. Read More
Chef Gordon Ramsey calls an order on Hell's Kitchen
Both teams are feeling the effects of Kimmee’s departure after a particularly ugly dinner service in which neither team emerged victorious. For a while there was some concern that Chef Ramsey might send home a chef from both teams, but he finally settled on Kimmee after teasing us with a phony request for Robyn’s jacket.
That’s not to say Robyn is feeling all that comfortable after Chef Ramsey’s bait and switch jacket request at the end of last night’s show because she is upstairs telling the camera that she is pretty sure she’s definitely out of chances as far as Gordon is concerned.
Dana and Christina are conflicted because they think a three person team is cutting it close when it comes to personnel in the Kitchen, but a team hobbled by Barbie is nuts. Dana thinks it would be better with just her and Christina and as much as I dislike Barbie and her weird attitude and even stranger faces, I can’t get past the number of times Barbie has slid into a station in the Kitchen and saved the Red Team’s bacon. Read More
Gordon Ramsey Directs Kimmee and Dana in Hell's Kitchen
After a tumultuous dinner service that saw Tiffany hand in her apron, the Chefs from both teams are battered and beaten. Kimmee is still upset that Tiffany was sent home and has declared it her personal mission to drive Barbie from Hell’s Kitchen any way she can. Robyn is simply glad she escaped with her apron intact and is trying to lay low.
The next morning both teams are anxious to learn what Chef Ramsey has in store for them and show up in the kitchen to find Gordon standing in front of a large map of the United States with pictures of food dotting different locations: the State of Washington is covered by a large fish, avocadoes sit on California, potatoes cover Idaho, a rack of ribs sits in the Midwest, a lobster sits on Maine, Maryland is covered by a crab, a huge shrimp sits off the Gulf coast and there is cheese on Wisconsin. Read More
Gordon Ramsey and Brian Merel face off in Hell's Kitchen
Ramsey is fuming with 30 minutes to go prior to launch and he digs deep and then fires off a line he uses every season:
“Tonight is the night; it’s the Blue Menu versus the Red Menu. No excuses, YOUR STATIONS, YOUR MENUS, MY STANDARDS, got it?”
Barbie says the girls better kill it tonight because they set up for success, so it should be real easy. Justin says Red isn’t better than the Blue and if the Blue loses it will be because they can’t get their shit together. As far as I can tell, if anybody wins it will be nothing short of a miracle given the way these two groups have been playing the past couple of weeks. Read More
Gordon Ramsey, Dana Cohen and Barbie Marshall on Hell's Kitchen
After last week’s drubbing by the Red Team, tempers between the Red and Blue teams are running hot. Tiffany and Brian are at each other’s throats and Christina is still bothered by just about everything Robyn says and does. Everything is extremely intense and friendships are crumbling. The major barometer of Hell’s Kitchen’s tolerance level is climbing as every person seems to have a cigarette in there hand. Read More
Gordon Ramsey Orchestrates Hell's Kitchen
When last we left our intrepid chefs, Patrick’s jacket was on a hook and Robyn was being fitted for a blue jacket.
Tonight we open with Robyn wearing blue and telling us that she doesn’t need to deal with any more girls and their periods or put up with any more drama or cattiness. The Blue Men are fine with her as long as she checks the controversy at the door.
Next morning it’s time for Hell’s Kitchen’s version of Craps, the famous Las Vegas game of chance. As the teams enter Hell’s Kitchen, Chef Ramsey has a couple of people pull a large gold cloth off of a giant Craps table. Next he produces what appears to be a dodecahedron, or ten sided die that he probably stole from a game of Dungeons and Dragons. On each face of the die is a letter. The trick here is for the members of each team to roll the die on the table and then yell out a food ingredient corresponding to the letter they roll. The teams are hoping to come up with complementary ingredients with which to create a tasty meal. The trick is that each person only has ten seconds to call out an ingredient once they roll. Read More