The BEST seasons of Hell's Kitchen (US)

Every season of Hell's Kitchen (US) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best seasons 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.

Last Updated: 2/29/2024Network: FOXStatus: Continuing
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Season 2
star
8.16
37 votes

#1 - Season 2

First Aired 6/13/2006

Season 6
star
8.07
27 votes

#2 - Season 6

First Aired 7/22/2009

Season 5
star
7.73
30 votes

#3 - Season 5

First Aired 1/30/2009

Season 3
star
7.71
31 votes

#4 - Season 3

First Aired 6/5/2007

Season 1
star
7.69
48 votes

#5 - Season 1

First Aired 5/31/2005

Season 10
star
7.63
30 votes

#6 - Season 10

First Aired 6/5/2012

Season 8
star
7.63
24 votes

#7 - Season 8

First Aired 9/23/2010

Rookies vs Veterans
star
7.56
27 votes

#8 - Rookies vs Veterans

First Aired 9/29/2018

Season eighteen returns with a new twist: pitting veteran contestants against rookies. For the first time, eight accomplished chefs who have competed in previous seasons – and lost – will be brought back for a shot at redemption. But these veterans will need to go up against eight ambitious rookies who are equally eager to show Chef Ramsay they have what it takes to be the next Hell's Kitchen winner and become Head Chef at the world’s first Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

Season 11
star
7.52
31 votes

#9 - Season 11

First Aired 3/13/2013

Season 9
star
7.48
25 votes

#10 - Season 9

First Aired 7/19/2011

Season 12
star
7.48
25 votes

#11 - Season 12

First Aired 3/14/2014

Season 4
star
7.41
29 votes

#12 - Season 4

First Aired 4/2/2008

Battle of the Ages
star
7.41
17 votes

#13 - Battle of the Ages

First Aired 9/30/2022

Tried and true meets hungry and new.

Season 16
star
7.38
26 votes

#14 - Season 16

First Aired 9/24/2016

Season 7
star
7.35
23 votes

#15 - Season 7

First Aired 6/2/2010

Season 13
star
7.31
26 votes

#16 - Season 13

First Aired 9/11/2014

Las Vegas
star
7.30
23 votes

#17 - Las Vegas

First Aired 1/8/2021

Season 19 takes place at the Hell's Kitchen restaurant in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The prize is a head chef's position at Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen Lake Tahoe.

Season 14
star
7.24
34 votes

#18 - Season 14

First Aired 3/4/2015

Season 15
star
7.16
31 votes

#19 - Season 15

First Aired 1/16/2016

The American Dream
star
7.08
13 votes

#20 - The American Dream

First Aired 9/29/2023

Gordon Ramsay returns for Season 22 of "Hell's Kitchen." Specially themed "The American Dream," this season focuses on uniquely American stories to test contestants and push them to their limits.

Season 17
star
6.89
35 votes

#21 - Season 17

First Aired 9/30/2017

Young Guns
star
6.53
19 votes

#22 - Young Guns

First Aired 6/1/2021

Eighteen chefs competed in season 20, with all of them being aged 24 years old or younger.