The BEST Episodes of Hell's Kitchen (US)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2021
Hell's Kitchen (US) is an American reality television cooking competition (based on the British series of the same name) broadcast on Fox. It is hosted by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
#1 - Day 10 (2)
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 1, 2005
In part 2 of the two-hour finale, Hell's Kitchen is divided in half, and each of the two finalists completes a dinner service with the concept and menu they designed.
#2 - Day 10 (2)
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 14, 2006
Two-hour season finale, part 2. From the menu to the decor, the two finalists must prove their worth to Chef Ramsay as they are each in charge of their own restaurant, completing a dinner service with the help of their former competitors.
#3 - Finale
Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 13, 2009
The final two chefs will battle it out in the final challenge and dinner service. Chef Gordon Ramsay will then choose the winner.
#4 - Day 15 (2)
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired May 14, 2009
The season 5 finale finds the remaining two chefs competing in their final dinner service competition. The winner will be named head-chef at a new restaurant at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.
#5 - Day 10 (1)
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 14, 2006
Two-hour season finale, part 1. From the menu to the decor, the two finalists must prove their worth to Chef Ramsay as they are each in charge of their own restaurant, completing a dinner service with the help of their former competitors.
#6 - 3 Chefs Compete
Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 13, 2009
The three finalists will create dishes from various parts of the world, which will be judged by international culinary experts.
#7 - Day 10 (2)
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 13, 2007
The two Hell's Kitchen finalists take opposite approaches in dealing with their staff. Chef Ramsay reviews the proposed dishes and presents the finalists with their own head chef’s jackets in preparation for the final dinner service. At the end of the night, one finalist emerges the winner.
#8 - 2 Chefs Compete
Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 15, 2010
In the Season 8 finale, the final two chefs must prepare five-course meals to be judged by five L.A.-area executive chefs and food-service executives. The winner receives a head-chef position at LA Market at the JW Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles.
#9 - 6 Chefs Compete
Season 11 - Episode 16 - Aired Jun 13, 2013
Ramsay tests the contestants' ability to communicate and work together with a three entree relay race, with the winners getting a helicopter tour and a caviar tasting.
#10 - 5 Chefs Compete (3)
Season 11 - Episode 19 - Aired Jul 11, 2013
The final five chefs must impress tough critics with a gourmet burger; a huge misstep brings dinner service to a halt; one chef is eliminated.
#11 - 16 Chefs Compete (2)
Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 9, 2013
Ramsay makes a decision that changes the competition; two chefs work as servers during the dinner service; each team nominates two contestants to be put up for elimination.
#12 - 14 Chefs Compete
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 28, 2009
The remaining 14 chefs get a surprise awakening in the middle of the night to make a spaghetti dinner for a group of hungry firefighters. The winner will be determined by which team can serve first, and the losers must wax the firetrucks. later, two contestants are rushed to the hospital after suffering injuries.
#13 - Day 8
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 31, 2006
In Day 8, it's down to the final four chefs as they try to avoid elimination and reach their goal of Head Chef at the new multi-million-dollar restaurant at the Red Rock Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
#14 - 4 Chefs Compete
Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 1, 2010
The 4 remaining chefs must re-create a dish without a recipe, using only their eyesight, their noses and their senses of taste. The winner gets a day at a spa while the losers do the Hell's Kitchen laundry before it's time for another dinner service.
#15 - Day 9
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 7, 2006
The contestants taste Chef Ramsay's signature dish and are given 20 minutes to replicate it. Tension arises among the chefs amidst accusations of cheating.
#16 - 7 Chefs Compete (2)
Season 11 - Episode 15 - Aired Jun 6, 2013
The chef with the best dish earns immunity; the chefs prepare a meal for TV host Maria Menounos and actor Jeremy Sisto; one team's service flags during dinner.
#17 - 4 Chefs Compete
Season 11 - Episode 20 - Aired Jul 18, 2013
The chefs must use sight, taste and smell to identify ingredients in a dish and re-create it, with the chef who comes closest earning a shopping spree and time with Chef Ramsay; Ramsay sends two chefs home.
#18 - 4 Chefs Compete Again
Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 8, 2010
The challenge: create a balanced fusion dish. The judges: Top L.A. chefs Philip Dubose (Asia de Cuba), Helene An (Crustacean) and Lee Hefter (Spago). Then, at dinner service, tempers flare and Chef Ramsay must intervene.
#19 - All-Star Finale
Season 17 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 2, 2018
In the season finale, the final two All-Stars pick from the season's past contestants to join them on their team for the final dinner service. And a winner is chosen.
#20 - 13 Chefs Compete
Season 12 - Episode 8 - Aired May 1, 2014
The team that prepares the most-impressive Southern-inspired menu for a sorority's anniversary party wins a trip to Las Vegas; both teams struggle with communication during dinner service.
#21 - 12 Chefs Compete
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 22, 2008
The two teams must compete to see who can prepare the most pasta for the evening dinner service, with a trip to Santa Monica for the winners. One contestant winds up in the hospital after an accident in the kitchen.
#22 - Day 14 (1)
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired May 7, 2009
The final two chefs prepare for their ultimate challenge. They must design their restaurants as well as create a winning menu. But they won't be there to oversee the renovations- Chef Ramsay flies them back to the Borgata where they compete to wow the Hotel's CEO with their signature dish.
#23 - Winner Announced
Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 8, 2008
The two finalists are faced with the ultimate test at the final dinner service when they must work together with previously eliminated chefs; the winner of the fourth season of the program is determined.
#24 - 13 Chefs Compete
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 15, 2008
Live chickens awaken the contestants, followed by a challenge of plucking their morning "wake up callers" and creating a family styled dinner out of them.
#25 - 14 Chefs Compete
Season 11 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 23, 2013
The contestants enter an animal pen to determine which type of protein they will cook in the team challenge; during dinner service, the contestants must impress chef Ramsay's family.