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Hell's Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen

  • Premiered: 
    May 30, 2005
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  • Network: Fox
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the UK series Hell's Kitchen 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: food

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Plot Synopsis

This unscripted, one-hour series features a group of aspiring restaurateurs/chefs going through culinary boot camp as they prepare to open a top-class Los Angeles restaurant overseen by world-renowned but terrifying chef Gordon Ramsay. Who will be America's next culinary star and win the life-changing grand prize: a head chef position working at a restaurant selected by Gordon Ramsay. Past winners include: Michael Wray (Season 1 competitor, who won a position at Tatou in Los Angeles, CA); Heather West (Season 2; Terra Rossa at Red Rock Resort Spa and Casino in Las Vegas, NV); Rahman 'Rock' Harper (Season 3; Terra Verde at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, NV); Christina Machamer (Season 4; London West Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA); Danny Veltri (Season 5; Fornelletto at the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ); Dave Levey (Season 6; Araxi Restaurant and Bar in Whistler, BC); Holli Ugalde (Season 7; Savoy Grill at Savoy Hotel in London); Nona Sivley (Season 8; LA Market at JW Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles, CA); Paul Niedermann (Season 9; BLT Steak in New York City, NY); Christina Wilson (Season 10; Gordon Ramsay Steak in Paris Las Vegas); Ja'Nel Witt (Season 11; Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace), who never took the position due to personal matters; Scott Commings (Season 12; Ramsay Pub & Grill in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas); and La Tasha Mccutchen (Season 13; Gordon Ramsay's Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City).

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 8pm ET/PT, FOX aired the two-hour Season 13 premiere of HELL'S KITCHEN. Season 13 also features the show's milestone 200th episode and dinner services with more stars than ever before, including Steven Tyler of Aerosmith; talk show host Wendy Williams; NBA Champion Chris Bosh; Olympic gold medalist sprinter Allyson Felix; comedian Penn Jillette, actor Lou Diamond-Phillips; and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE judges Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe.

HELL'S KITCHEN returned for its fourteenth season on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT, as 18 chefs presented their signature dishes and the winners were rewarded with a night with William Shatner. Throughout the season, the contestants face grueling challenges, including fishing for crabs, serving a speed lunch for motorcyclists, preparing delicious dishes for a high school homecoming and a charity night with Fran Drescher. Also, the dinner services and challenges will feature celebrities at HELL'S KITCHEN, including the cast of WORKAHOLICS, John Ratzenberger, Tamara Taylor, Jaleel White, Tatum O'Neal, Fred Willard, Taylor Hicks, Robert Englund, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Lisa Loeb and Chef Wolfgang Puck.

Season 15 of HELL'S KITCHEN premiered on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on FOX, as 18 new chefs from across the country are tested and challenged by Chef Ramsay, who puts them through a series of grueling challenges and dinner services to prove they have what it takes to win the HELL'S KITCHEN title and a Head Chef position at BLT Steak at Bally's Las Vegas. Throughout the season, the contestants will face challenging tasks, including a (rubber) duck hunting competition, preparing dishes for 100 high school students, a catered wedding reception for HELL'S KITCHEN sous chef Andi and the fan-favorite blind taste test challenge. In the season opener, Ramsay welcomes the newest bunch of contestants into the kitchen. The steaks are high when the contestants travel to Las Vegas and see the kitchen where this season's winner will work as a Head Chef: BLT Steak at Bally's Las Vegas. And, for the first time in HELL'S KITCHEN history, they will compete in that kitchen for the signature dish team challenge. The winning team will earn a ride on the High Roller - the world's tallest Ferris wheel - and VIP service at Drai's Nightclub while the losing team prepares a Vegas buffet service, which includes peeling 50 lbs. of shrimp and 1,000 lbs. of potatoes. Later during their first dinner service, one of the teams will fail early on in the service, prompting Chef Ramsay to kick them out of the kitchen. Celebrity diners for the new season include: Kris Jenner, rapper Lil Jon, musician/producer Steve Aoki, rapper/actor The Game, musician Flo Rida, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, comedian Bill Engvall, Cesar Millan, dancers from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and DANCING WITH THE STARS, comedian Terry Fator, burlesque entertainer Dita Von Teese, actor Omar Miller, actor Sean Carrigan, and Olympian swimmers Jessica Hardy and Dominik Meichtry.

Eighteen new chefs enter the kitchen on the Season 16 premiere of HELL'S KITCHEN on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT on FOX. These aspiring chefs leave their pleasantries at the door as they endure Ramsay's hellishly intense culinary academy, including a series of grueling challenges and dinner services, for a chance to win the coveted HELL'S KITCHEN title. Throughout the season, tensions rise and emotions flare as Ramsay puts on the pressure, demanding absolute perfection. Each week, the hopeful chefs are put through rigorous culinary challenges, keeping only those who possess the right combination of ingredients to run their own restaurant. The last contestant to withstand the pressure of HELL'S KITCHEN claims the grand prize -- a Head Chef position at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at The Venetian Las Vegas. In the premiere episode, Ramsay shocks the 18 chefs with a detour to a U.S. Army training boot camp, before allowing them to enter HELL'S KITCHEN. After proving their commitment and desire to face the tests that lay ahead, they are then split into two teams -- men (blue) vs. women (red) -- and tasked with their first challenge: to present their signature dishes. Later, during the dinner service, one team delivers one of the strongest opening night services in HELL'S KITCHEN history, while the other team struggles with finding momentum.

The seventeenth season of HELL'S KITCHEN premiered on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8pm ET/PT on FOX. For the first time in its history, HELL'S KITCHEN invites 16 All-Stars back to the kitchen for a second chance to prove they have what it takes to brave Chef Gordon Ramsay and his fiery command of the kitchen. Throughout the new season, old rivalries will return and new alliances will be formed, as the competitors face a series of Ramsay's grueling challenges. At stake is a life-changing grand prize: a Head Chef position at the first-of-its-kind Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen Restaurant at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

Season 18 of HELL'S KITCHEN premiered on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT on FOX, as rookies take on veterans for the first time ever. Eight accomplished chefs who have competed in previous seasons - and lost - will be brought back for a shot at redemption and tested like never before, as they go up against eight ambitious rookies. Each week, the chefs are put through a series of grueling culinary challenges and dinner services to prove to Chef Ramsay they have what it takes to win a life-changing grand prize: a position at the world's first Gordon Ramsay HELL'S KITCHEN Restaurant at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and $250,000. The Blue Team (Veterans) includes: Ariel Fox (Season 6 - 3rd Place; Hometown: Brooklyn, NY); Bret Hauser (Season 14 - left due to injury; Fort Lauderdale, FL); Heather Williams (Season 16 - Runner Up; Easton, PA); Jen Gavin (Season 4 - 4th Place; Chicago, IL); Kevin Cottle (Season 6 - Runner-Up; Connecticut / Massachusetts); Roe DiLeo (Season 13 - 5th Place; Dallas, TX); T Gregorie (Season 14 - Runner-Up; Draper, VA); and Trevor McGrath (Season 8 - 4th Place; New York, NY). And the Red Team (Rookies) includes: Chris Mendonca (Hometown: Boston, MA); Chris Motto (Baton Rouge, LA); Gizzy Barton (Atlanta, GA); Jose DeJesus (Bronx, NY); Kanae Houston (Los Angeles, CA); Mia Castro (Miami Beach, FL); Scotley Innis (Atlanta, GA); and Scott Popovic (Cleveland, OH).
HELL'S KITCHEN returned for its nineteenth season on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT on FOX. For Season 17, Chef Gordon Ramsay takes the show to Las Vegas, the city that's home to the world's first Gordon Ramsay HELL'S KITCHEN restaurant at Caesars Palace. For the first time ever, aspiring chefs from around the country roll the dice and head to Sin City in the hopes of winning big. Each week, the competition gets hotter as the chefs are put through rigorous culinary challenges -- reaping high stakes rewards and punishments, all with a Sin City flare. But only those who possess the right combination of ingredients continue in the competition, until one is named winner. At stake is a life-changing grand prize, including a Head Chef position at Gordon Ramsay HELL'S KITCHEN Lake Tahoe at Harvey's Hotel and Casino, and the title of HELL'S KITCHEN winner.

HELL'S KITCHEN has already been renewed for a 20th season.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Granada America
  • Produced by A. Smith & Co.
  • Distributed by Debmar-Mercury


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