The Best Episodes of Hell's Kitchen (US)

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 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 8.14
43 votes
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Day 10 (1)

#2 - 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 8.10
48 votes
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5 Chefs Compete

#3 - 5 Chefs Compete

Season 10 - Episode 17

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

star 8.10
69 votes
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Day 10 (1)

#4 - 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 8.05
82 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 8.04
97 votes
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7 Chefs Compete

#6 - 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 8.00
77 votes
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Finale

#7 - 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
36 votes
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Day 15 (2)

#8 - 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 7.99
69 votes
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4 Chefs Compete

#9 - 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 7.98
80 votes
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7 Chefs Compete (2)

#10 - 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 7.97
112 votes
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6 Chefs Compete

#11 - 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 7.97
109 votes
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Winner Chosen

#12 - 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 7.96
106 votes
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Day 5

#13 - 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 7.95
73 votes
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6 Chefs Compete

#14 - 6 Chefs Compete

Season 10 - Episode 16

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

star 7.94
64 votes
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Winner Chosen

#15 - 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 7.93
68 votes
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Winner Announced

#16 - Winner Announced

Season 4 - Episode 15

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.

star 7.92
63 votes
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9 Chefs Compete (2)

#17 - 9 Chefs Compete (2)

Season 10 - Episode 13

The remaining contestants have a chance to impress chef Ramsay when they create items for the dinner menu.

star 7.90
73 votes
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Day 12

#18 - 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 7.90
58 votes
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Day 10 (2)

#19 - Day 10 (2)

Season 3 - Episode 11

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.

star 7.90
67 votes
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10 Chefs Compete

#20 - 10 Chefs Compete

Season 4 - Episode 6

A fantasy birthday celebration is the order of the day for the remaining aspiring chefs. The chefs cook for a sweet 16 party, but the mood in Hell's Kitchen is anything but sweet. One chef must face Ramsay's wrath when a diner sends back undercooked meat. And in a surprise twist, a new chef joins one of the teams at the episode's elimination ceremony.

star 7.89
67 votes
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12 Chefs Compete

#21 - 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
72 votes
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4 Chefs Compete

#22 - 4 Chefs Compete

Season 4 - Episode 12

Dinner service reaches a new low when one chef burns Chef Ramsay's hand. A group of special guests pays a visit to Hell's Kitchen. The remaining chefs face what is said to be their toughest challenge yet.

star 7.89
62 votes
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5 Chefs Compete

#23 - 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 7.88
105 votes
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8 Chefs Compete

#24 - 8 Chefs Compete

Season 10 - Episode 14

The chefs are challenged to put a gourmet spin on traditional Southern dishes. Later, they work on their communication skills before an important dinner service.

star 7.88
67 votes
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13 Chefs Compete

#25 - 13 Chefs Compete

Season 4 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.88
82 votes
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