The Best Episodes of Hell's Kitchen (US)

Last Updated: Dec 6, 2018

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.

Day 10 (2)

#1 - Day 10 (2)

Season 2 - Episode 11

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.

star 8.27
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Day 10 (2)

#2 - Day 10 (2)

Season 1 - Episode 11

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.

star 8.06
48 votes
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Day 15 (2)

#3 - Day 15 (2)

Season 5 - Episode 15

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.

star 8.06
76 votes
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Day 10 (1)

#4 - Day 10 (1)

Season 3 - Episode 10

As with the previous seasons, Hell's Kitchen is separated into two sides. Both chefs begin planning for their own side of the restaurant, including decor, staff uniforms and menus. One chooses an eclectic French bistro feel and the other opts for a clean decor with a southern-inspired menu. On one side of Hell's Kitchen, the ideas are flowing. On the other side, each decision is a struggle.

star 8.05
56 votes
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16 Chefs Compete (2)

#5 - 16 Chefs Compete (2)

Season 11 - Episode 6

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.

star 8.05
106 votes
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4 Chefs Compete

#6 - 4 Chefs Compete

Season 9 - Episode 15

Chefs Will Lustberg, Paul Niedermann, Tommy Stevens and Elise Wims compete, with two advancing to the final round and a shot at a chef-de-cuisine post at BLT Steak in New York City.

star 8.03
86 votes
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Winner Chosen

#7 - Winner Chosen

Season 12 - Episode 20

The final two contestants must prepare five unique dishes, to be judged by renowned Los Angeles chefs; former contestants help with the final dinner service; a winner is chosen.

star 8.03
115 votes
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Day 10 (1)

#8 - Day 10 (1)

Season 2 - Episode 10

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.

star 8.02
95 votes
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Finale

#9 - Finale

Season 6 - Episode 15

The final two chefs will battle it out in the final challenge and dinner service. Chef Gordon Ramsay will then choose the winner.

star 8.00
43 votes
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Day 13

#10 - Day 13

Season 5 - Episode 13

It's down to the final three, who must prepare a meal for 100 of L.A.'s finest chefs. The winner gets some face time on FOX's local morning show, while the losers do the laundry as they watch the winner on TV. At the dinner service, each contestant is given a chance at the pass running the kitchen.

star 7.96
74 votes
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5 Chefs Compete

#11 - 5 Chefs Compete

Season 10 - Episode 17

The chefs each try to teach a student to re-create one of Ramsay's dishes.

star 7.96
79 votes
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6 Chefs Compete

#12 - 6 Chefs Compete

Season 11 - Episode 16

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.

star 7.96
115 votes
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Day 12

#13 - Day 12

Season 5 - Episode 12

The chef's taste buds are put to the test when Chef Ramsay prepares three dishes for them to try. They are then given thirty minutes to prepare just one of the dishes, the fish stew, identifying the ingredients only by taste. The winner enjoys an afternoon with Ramsay, taking an amazing ride in a bi-plane. The losing chefs are punished with polishing crystal and cutlery, cleaning the carpets and prepping for the evening's service. During the dinner service Chef Ramsay tells them they need make it all the way through not only for themselves, but for one of their guests, who plans to propose to girlfriend during the dessert course. Two chefs rise to the challenge, but two struggle throughout the night. One is ultimately eliminated and then Chef Ramsay announces a surprise, to be revealed in the next episode.

star 7.95
66 votes
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Winner Chosen

#14 - Winner Chosen

Season 9 - Episode 16

The two finalists compete in the Season 9 finale. The winner gets a chef-de-cuisine post at BLT Steak in New York City.

star 7.95
76 votes
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Day 7

#15 - Day 7

Season 3 - Episode 7

The final six remaining contestants must make appetizers and entrées from leftovers, a challenge Chef Ramsay always gives his chefs to test their creativity. Then the teams must come up with their own menus for the evening's dinner service. At dinner service the diners definitely prefer one team's menu; however, lack of teamwork and poor communication may spell the end for one contestant.

star 7.94
83 votes
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Day 7

#16 - Day 7

Season 5 - Episode 7

Chef Ramsay challenges the teams to create delicious tapas style, or small portioned, dishes out of left-overs. At dinner service, one chef's performance nearly takes both teams down and the lack of unity on the Blue Team leaves Chef Ramsay fuming.

star 7.94
83 votes
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5 Chefs Compete

#17 - 5 Chefs Compete

Season 12 - Episode 18

The remaining contestants use leftovers to create a dish; Better Homes & Gardens Editor Laurie Buckle chooses which dish will be featured in the magazine; the contestants face elimination.

star 7.93
113 votes
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7 Chefs Compete

#18 - 7 Chefs Compete

Season 4 - Episode 9

A relay race puts both teams to the test, with a sunny reward on the line. To up the stakes, the losing team faces a top-to-bottom complete restaurant cleaning. At the evening's dinner service, the teams are required to serve items from menus that they each created. One chef is called out for serving a disgusting extra ingredient in the food -- their own sweat. Chef Ramsay makes an unprecedented move at the evening's elimination.

star 7.93
93 votes
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Day 14 (1)

#19 - Day 14 (1)

Season 5 - Episode 14

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.

star 7.93
70 votes
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7 Chefs Compete (2)

#20 - 7 Chefs Compete (2)

Season 11 - Episode 15

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.

star 7.92
118 votes
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6 Chefs Compete

#21 - 6 Chefs Compete

Season 10 - Episode 16

The chefs compete against a team of former runners-up in a dinner-service showdown.

star 7.92
74 votes
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Day 10

#22 - Day 10

Season 5 - Episode 10

The six remaining chefs are on their own now that Chef Ramsey has dissolved the teams. This week's challenge is for the chefs to use 14 simple ingredients in a dish. Later, the chefs will once again need to work as one for dinner service, but things heat up and one chef finds themselves in need of medical attention.

star 7.92
73 votes
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8 Chefs Compete

#23 - 8 Chefs Compete

Season 6 - Episode 9

The remaining eight chefs are asked to make crepes, where the winners receiving a night out dining at a French restaurant and the losers creating a French-themed dinner service. During the prep time one contestant is injured, and the other three can't make it through the service.

star 7.89
76 votes
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12 Chefs Compete

#24 - 12 Chefs Compete

Season 4 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.89
85 votes
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Day 5

#25 - Day 5

Season 3 - Episode 5

For the first time in Hell's Kitchen, a wedding party is held at dinner service, but the groom may have made the mistake of his life.

star 7.89
83 votes
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