HELL'S KITCHEN is a culinary boot camp that features a group of aspiring restaurateurs opening a top-class restaurant, overseen by world-renowned but terrifying chef GORDON RAMSAY. A former pro-soccer-player-turned-Michelin-starred-chef, Ramsay has conquered London's haute cuisine scene. Now he's crossing the Pond to Los Angeles, to open the city's newest restaurant and discover - or create - the country's next culinary star. HELL'S KITCHEN will follow 12 competing chefs 24/7, capturing the fiery drama, intrigue and high emotion as the restaurant's opening night approaches. These ambitious hopefuls believe they have the drive, talent and desire to run their own restaurant, and they will be tossed into the cauldron, working under Ramsay and fighting for survival. So for the trainees, this means one thing: if they can't stand the heat, they'll have to get out of HELL'S KITCHEN.
After barely surviving the opening night of the HELL'S KITCHEN restaurant, the heat is on as the contestants prepare for their second dinner service. These wannabe chefs and restaurateurs are trying to impress world-renowned but terrifying head chef Gordon Ramsay. A former pro-soccer-player-turned-Michelin-starred-chef, Ramsay has conquered London's haute cuisine scene and has crossed the Pond to Los Angeles, to open the city's newest restaurant and discover - or create - the country's next culinary star. Each week, Ramsay will slice and dice the contestants, keeping only those who possess the right ingredients to ensure success. So for the trainees, this means one thing: if they can't stand the heat, they'll have to get out of HELL'S KITCHEN.
After barely surviving the opening night of the Hell's Kitchen restaurant and fumbling their way through night two, the remaining contestants have gotten more than a taste of the wrath of Chef Ramsay - and hungry patrons. As the contestants prepare for their third dinner service, the pressure of Hell's Kitchen is too much for one of the wannabe chefs, who chooses to leave HK and hang up their apron for good. But the choice is Ramsay's for another unlucky contestant whose goose is cooked on HELL'S KITCHEN.
HELL'S KITCHEN continues to sizzle as the contestants attempt to serve up Gordon Ramsay's signature dishes at Los Angeles' newest hot spot, Haute Cuizine. These wannabe chefs and restaurateurs are trying to impress world-renowned but terrifying head chef Gordon Ramsay. Tonight another contestant's fate is chosen by Ramsay as he continues to slice and dice those who do not possess the right ingredients for HELL'S KITCHEN.
On the restaurant's fifth night, HELL'S KITCHEN gets a taste of Italy as the contestants not only make, but serve, an entire Italian-themed menu. After a tense competition in the afternoon, one team is rewarded with an afternoon outing with Chef Ramsay. Later at the dinner service, the participants' competitive nature comes to a head as one team deliberately sabotages the other while a contestant makes a decision that shocks both the red and blue teams. At the end of the night, Ramsay tells an unlucky contestant to "fugget-about-it" and kicks them out of HELL'S KITCHEN.
As the HELL'S KITCHEN contestants prepare for their sixth dinner service, Chef Ramsay reveals the latest twist - each team will create its own menu consisting of three appetizers, entrees and desserts. Egos and tempers reach a boiling point as the wannabe chefs hustle to get their signature dishes up to Ramsay's impeccable standard and out to the hungry guests in a timely manner. At the end of the service, the contestants learn the hard way that each person is out for him- or herself while two contestants' futures at HK are on the line. The next night, the five remaining contestants learn they are no longer competing as teams, but as individuals who must work together (and against one another) to complete an entire dinner service. The theme of the dinner is tableside service, with both the appetizers and dessert prepared tableside. To further complicate matters, there is a power failure, and the filet mignon mysteriously disappears. Accompanied by the usual relentless criticism from Chef Ramsay, the service proves to be too stressful for some of the wannabe chefs, who lose their cool and retaliate. But Ramsay gets the last word and someone's head ends up on his chopping block.
HELL'S KITCHEN opens its eighth night with not only the contestants left over from the previous night's service, but also the ingredients. The four remaining chefs are given 15 minutes and a tray of leftovers to create a meal that Chef Ramsay considers servable. The winner of the challenge is rewarded with a chance to cook on a live national TV show alongside Ramsay. Jealousy and desperation are eating away at the wannabe chefs and with all of them fighting for themselves, the kitchen feels like a pressure cooker. Who can handle the heat and who gets kicked out of the kitchen?
It's down to the final three in this blazing kitchen and Gordon's task of serving an entire dining room becomes too much for one contestant who's succumbing to fatigue. The contestants' signature dishes are served, but one disastrous performance causes the other teammates to suffer. Find out who will create the most mouth-watering dish and who will be sent home without their just desserts on HELL'S KITCHEN.
It's down to the final two contestants who have survived the wrath of Ramsay and many disastrous nights at Hell's Kitchen. In the two-hour season finale, Ramsay turns HK over to the battling duo by dividing the restaurant in half - with each wannabe chef designing a portion of the restaurant. From décor, to creating the menu, to naming the spot, the contestants will be tested on how they run the restaurant and the kitchen on their own. These chefs will need some help slicing and dicing their way to win the final challenge, and to their surprise, Ramsay hand-picks former contestants to staff the kitchen and help the final two achieve their goal. Tempers blaze and egos boil as the wannabe chefs do their best to emulate the high standards taught and expected by Ramsay. Who will succumb to the pressure, and who will Ramsay crown head chef?