Hell's Kitchen

Episode 11.09 : 12 Chefs Compete

  • Hell's Kitchen
    • Episode Premiere : May 07, 2013
    • Distributor : FOX
    • Genre : Reality
    • Seasons : 11
    • Show Period : 2005 - now
    • Production Company: Upper Ground Enterprises, A. Smith & Co., Granada
    • Official Site : http://www.fox.com/hellskitchen/

Cast and Crew

The Story

As the number of chefs continues to dwindle, the remaining cooks are reinvigorated. This week, Chef Ramsay shows the contestants a photo of 15-year-old Brianna and announces that Hell's Kitchen will be hosting its first-ever quinceañera.

Brianna, her mom, Jennifer, and her godmother and party planner, Josette, will be the judges for the next challenge. The chefs must first create a sample tasting menu for the event. The teams have 45 minutes to create five courses consisting of two appetizers and three entrees - one pasta, one chicken and one steak.

Ja'Nel and Jon present the cold appetizers for their teams. They both make a ceviche, but the special guests prefer Jon's version, giving the men their first point.

Cyndi's fried cheese ravioli impresses Brianna, but Barret hopes to come out ahead with his fried cheese balls. Instead his dish is judged too spicy, allowing the women's team to tie the game.

Nedra and Ray bring their pasta dishes up for tasting. While the judges like both her grilled shrimp and his three-cheese ravioli, the Blue Team gets the point and takes the lead.

Anthony wants to clinch the victory over Mary's chicken dish: he makes a grilled chicken with pinto beans, and she prepares a chicken breast with lemon puree. The judges like Mary's dish better, and the Red Team is able to tie the score again.

In the final round, Amanda's grilled rib eye gets rave reviews, while Michael's undercooked steak is underwhelming. The women get the final point and the win.

As a reward, the Red Team spends a day at Knott's Berry Farm. The men are left behind to prepare the dining room for the quinceañera under the guidance of party planner Josette. They must create glittery centerpieces, tie shiny bows around the chairs and hang decorations.

The next morning, both teams begin prepping for the first-ever Hell's Kitchen quinceañera. The night's menu includes the winning dishes from the previous day's challenge.

Chef Ramsay tells them the appetizers must go out like clockwork because there will be a very special dance taking place at the end of that course. But Amanda gets off to a bad start when her tuna falls apart, while the men deliver their apps with ease. When Amanda's tuna finally makes its way into the dining room, it is apparent that the Red Team has fallen behind.

Many guests are still without food an hour into dinner service, and the party is on hold because the special dance cannot take place. They finally can wait no longer, and the waltz takes place without the remaining appetizers.

The chefs start to prepare the main courses. Barret delivers a crunchy linguine but quickly redeems himself. Nedra's first piece of chicken is dry, but she refires the poultry to perfection.

Both teams are sending dishes out to the diners, but Zach encounters a problem determining the amount of potatoes for each rib eye dish, while Cyndi struggles to prepare a properly cooked rib eye in the Red Kitchen.

Eventually both kitchens complete dinner service, but Chef Ramsay refuses to name a winner. Both teams must select two chefs to put up for elimination. The women nominate Amanda and Cyndi; the men chose Barret and Zach. Chef Ramsay says he wants to get rid of all four of them, but he decides to send Amanda home - and he's still not done. Tune in next week to see who else will be leaving Hell's Kitchen.






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