World-renowned chef GORDON RAMSAY is back for a second serving of the sizzling unscripted series HELL'S KITCHEN. A former pro-soccer-player-turned-Michelin-starred-chef, Ramsay has conquered London's haute cuisine scene. Now he's crossing the Pond again, to discover - or create - America's next culinary star. The heat is on and the stakes are high as the contestants endure Ramsay's hellishly intense culinary boot camp for a chance to win the ultimate culinary prize - the coveted title of Executive Chef of a luxurious fine-dining restaurant at the brand-new Red Rock Casino Resort Spa in Las Vegas. In addition, the winner will be eligible to receive a financial interest in the restaurant and assist in the design of the eatery. Each week Ramsay will slice and dice the contestants, keeping only those who possess the right combination of ingredients to ensure success. In this pressure-cooker environment, only one thing is certain: if the contestants can't stand the heat, they'll have to get out of HELL'S KITCHEN.
After another frustrating dinner service, Ramsay teaches the group a lesson in communication and timing, which are key to a successful restaurant. But when gender roles are challenged, Ramsay isn't the only one frustrated with the wannabe chefs as each team works harder to prove the opposite sex wrong. The third night's goal is to have a complete dinner service, but find out who can't cut it and is kicked out of the kitchen.
With one team in a deficit, the battle of the sexes is over as Ramsay switches up the groups in hopes of helping them out. Now with even teams, Hell's Kitchen is open for lunch for the first time ever and the wannabe chefs are put to the test as they serve a new category of guests: children. But just when things start to look better, the contestants once again fumble in the kitchen and Ramsay, disappointed with everyone, forces one cook to leave.
As HELL'S KITCHEN continues to sizzle, the wannabe chefs get a taste of Gordon Ramsay's wrath as he teaches them all a lesson on culinary flavor. With only seven contestants remaining, the stakes are even higher and each mistake could cost them the competition. Ramsay hopes for a complete dinner service tonight, but while one team pulls through, the other fails miserably.
Inspiration is Ramsay's next lesson as the two teams battle it out with original dishes to win a night out in the town. With the stakes even higher, Ramsay gives them the opportunity to create their own menu for the night's dinner service. But even with the freedom of cooking up the meal of their choice, one wannabe chef can't stand the heat and gets cooked for good.
With only five remaining contestants, Ramsay turns up the heat as the two teams merge and the wannabe chefs compete for the first time as individuals. While some take a trip to Las Vegas with Ramsay and get a taste of what it's like to own a restaurant at the Red Rock Casino Resort, others let jealousy eat away at them. As HELL'S KITCHEN opens its eighth night, the group must complete the dinner service together, but teamwork doesn't come easy for these competing chefs and one is put on the chopping block.
As the wannabe chefs get one step closer to winning the chance to run a Las Vegas restaurant, the final four try to dodge the chopping block as the stakes get higher with every challenge. Chef Ramsay is impressed at the start of the dinner service, but when things take a turn for the worse no one is ever safe in his kitchen. Then, an unexpected decision makes the contestants realize it's every man for woman for him- or herself, and the final three contestants are announced .
After a surprising elimination round, the remaining three contestants realize that no one is ever safe in the kitchen and tension amounts as they each strive to be the last one standing. With the finals approaching, Ramsay tests their leadership skills and gives them each a chance to run the kitchen. But his job is not as easy as it seems and one wannabe chef learns that it takes more than good cooking to win it all .
It's down to the final stretch as the last two contestants are one dinner service away from being crowned the winner of HELL'S KITCHEN. After overcoming several failed tasks and watching Chef Ramsay eliminate their opponents, the final two face the ultimate test: to design and run their own restaurant. From the menu to the décor, they must combine cooking skills with creativity and passion to prove their worth to Ramsay. Find out which contestant survives the pressure cooker and becomes the new head chef at a multi-million dollar Las Vegas restaurant.