The contestants race in the first annual Crepe Grand Prix challenge for a chance to win a luxurious dining experience on a yacht in Santa Barbara. Later, one team struggles right out of the gate during a dinner service featuring VIP guests Maureen DeWulf and Dash Mihok.
Tensions run high in the house as the teams face their next challenge, which is to make eight unique dishes using a selection of ostrich cuts. While the winners get to go to Big Bear for a zip-lining excursion, the losing chefs have to pluck pine nuts out of pinecones.
The contestants compete in a surf and turf protein relay for the chance to win a day of surfing at the Wavehouse in San Diego. Meanwhile, the losing team must make sausages from scratch. Later, the pressure is on during dinner service when a VIP 12-top are among the night's guests.
A shocking elimination forces both teams to regroup and chart a new course as they take on the Seven Seas Seafood Challenge, which gives the chefs 30 minutes to prepare a fish dish using a variety of fresh ingredients. Later, guitarist Joe Perry and singer Estelle are invited to the dinner service.
The remaining contestants take part in an Ingredient Crossword Challenge. Later, kid-friendly items must be incorporated into the dinner service during a family night with VIP diners, who include actresses Lauren Lapkus and Ciara Hanna.
The remaining contestants are tasked with cooking their own version of a Southern staple, which will be judged by chef Chris Hastings. Later, there's a feeling of determination to impress VIP guests J.J. Redick, Blake Lewis, Mircea Monroe and Adrienne Maloof at dinner service. However, stress levels rise and Ramsay makes a shocking decision.
A change leaves the chefs in shock as they prepare to host the International Ballroom Invitational. This special event calls for a special menu, which includes a raw bar that requires one team to break down lobster, scrub clams and oysters, and steam up crabs.
The remaining contestants participate in a blind taste test in which each team must determine the taste of pureed baby foods. Actor Josh McDermitt and TV host Jeannie Mai serve as celebrity diners.
The remaining chefs tackle sliders; three guest judges determine which team will party at the Playboy mansion; celebrity diners include model Crystal Hefner, TV producer Melissa Rivers, TV hosts Drew and Jonathan Scott and actress Ashley Greene.
The chefs pair up for a taste challenge in which the winners receive Vitamix blenders and a special trapeze lesson on the Santa Monica Pier. Later, the chefs learn that the night's dinner service will be a unique one, as they will host a private, invitation only service that honors major contributors to the charity "Stand Up to Cancer." After a few hiccups, one team must chose two people for elimination, which causes an unexpected deliberation.
In the second hour, the chefs must pair up for their challenge in which they must try and combine two countries' flavors to impress guest judge, Roy Yamaguchi, owner and executive chef of Roy's. Later during dinner service, the chefs try to impress Chef Ramsay, as well as special guest diners that include actors Kellita Smith ("Z Nation"), Jasika Nicole ("Fringe"), Patrick Renna ("The Sandlot") and Tommy Savas ("State of Affairs").
Chef Ramsay shakes things up and introduces a series of three challenges that will determine the recipients of a black jacket. For the first time, there will be no reward, no punishment and no dinner service.
The remaining chefs go head-to-head in a challenge for which Chef Ramsay provides the first three ingredients, but the chefs must race to hit a buzzer in order to get their final three.
After two chefs are eliminated, the remaining contestants must create a unique dining experience for a large group of well known chefs.
In the season finale, as both finalists work on their menus for the last dinner service, Chef Ramsay surprises them with a special trip to the luxurious Ken Paves Salon, where they will receive a makeover before heading to the premiere of a new musical.
In the 16th season premiere, chef Gordon Ramsey welcomes his 18 new recruits on the grounds of the U.S. Army training facility. Then, it's survival of the fittest when they face the Signature Dish challenge and their first dinner service, during which they cook for VIP guests Nolan Gould and Erica Ash.
Six chefs compete in pairs during the "Taste It and Make It" challenge for the chance to win a visit aboard the Queen Mary ocean liner.
The top five chefs must prepare a unique and elegant small-plate dish in under 45 minutes for people attending a private symphony performance; the challenge winner earns a private helicopter tour of Los Angeles; the top four chefs are revealed.
Protein is off limits when the final four chefs compete in a vegetarian challenge. Later, they receive a surprise visit from friends and family before a dinner service that determines who's going to the finale.
The finalists prepare five dishes to be judged by renowned chefs, including Wolfgang Puck.
Seven contestants remain to prepare a premiere dish using various cuts of steak in less than 35 minutes.
Gordon conducts a blind taste test; and the remaining eight contestants must serve a five-course dinner to guests of a major charity event.
The remaining 8 contestants must present three courses to the discerning palates of the Calabasas High School Homecoming committee, which has requested Mardi Gras-inspired cuisine.
A challenge involving exotic proteins, including alligator, ostrich and wild boar, is followed by chef Ramsay giving the remaining nine contestants one-on-one evaluations and sending one of the weakest team members home.
John Ratzenberger judges the contestants' food pairings; while the challenge winners spend the day at a famous roller rink and go on a beer tasting, the losers prepare linens for dinner service; gastropub night doesn't go smoothly.
The 13 remaining contestants prepare a special lunch for two charitable organizations involving active and retired firefighters in Los Angeles. Later, dinner service becomes tense and multiple chefs are ordered to leave the kitchen.
The contestants compete to create Greek-inspired dishes, with the winners getting a trip to the go-kart track; chef Michael Psilakis guest judges; Ramsay kicks one team out during dinner service, leaving the other to cover.
A seafood battle finds the 16 cooks having to successfully match the heads and tails of some popular fish and then create dishes to impress guest judge Michael Cimarusti. Later, dinner service gets off to a rough start as one team struggle to make it past the first course.
The Top 15 contestants face chopping more than 500 pounds of onions if they lose the first challenge, which is to prepare American comfort food for two guest judges. Later, a special family-style dinner service ends with an elimination.
An ocean adventure is up for grabs as the teams try to impress chef Gordon Ramsay during a cheese challenge. Later, emotions are elevated as the 14 remaining contestants work to avoid elimination and complete a star-studded dinner service.
The chefs present their signature dishes, with the winners getting a night with William Shatner.
Crab cakes are prepared by the 17 remaining contestants after they retrieve the main ingredient for their dishes from the ocean. Later, seafood is a problem for one team, which leads to their early expulsion from the kitchen.
This season's contestants head to Las Vegas where they participate in the signature dish challenge; the winners of the challenge ride on the world's tallest Ferris wheel while the losers peel 50lbs of shrimp and 1,000lbs of potatoes.
The teams have 20 minutes to see which team can produce the most shrimp dumplings; rapper The Game attends the dinner service.
The contestants are faced with a communications challenge; the winning team goes on a relaxing retreat while the losers prepare for dinner service, which involves gutting 100 pounds of sea bass. VIP guests include astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
A rubber-duck hunt determines which ingredients the contestants will use with duck in a team challenge; the winning team spends the day on a yacht while the losers prepare a duck appetizer. Guests for dinner service include Kris Jenner and Dita Von Teese.
The contestants pair up and prepare three main dishes, each with one of the following holiday themes: July 4th, Mardi Gras and Cinco de Mayo; challenge winners are flown to Santa Inez Valley, where they blend their own wine.
The blue team gains a new member; the team that wins a grocery spelling challenge spends the day flying in a stunt plane, while the losing team makes sangria for dinner service; VIP dinner guests include Thomas Ian Nichols and Omar Benson Miller.
The teams must create six unique dishes for former sous chef Andi; while the challenge winners spend the night in Las Vegas, the losing team makes a mountain of macaroons; dinner service has the contestants cooking for Andi's wedding reception.
Grammy-winning guitarist Steve Vai performs; the contestants must create unique dishes with a limited number of ingredients; the winning team plays a game of paintball while the losing team is faced with delivery day at the kitchen.
The contestants compete in a Bison-dish challenge that test their archery and cooking skills; cowboy-steak night with news commentator Stacey Dash and Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser.
The nine remaining chefs take part in a breakfast challenge, during which their team must make a vegetarian, meat, seafood and sweet dish for surprise judges Suzanne Tracht and David LeFebve. While the winners ride all-terrain vehicles in Palm Springs, the losers prepare fresh-squeezed Orange Juice for a special brunch service featuring celebrity diners Flo Rida and Jeff Dunham.
The teams can only have one chef in the kitchen at a time as they prepare three entrees, each with a different protein; actress Lainie Kazan and comedian Bill Engvali are guests at dinner service.
The chefs must identify ice cream flavors in a blind test challenge; actress Meredith Baxter and Olympic swimmer Haley Anderson are guests at dinner service.
The remaining six chefs must rely on their loved ones to complete Chef Ramsay's Branzino dish; the winning team will be awarded a day at a luxurious spa while the losers have to clean the entire dormitory.
The chefs prepare high school lunch dishes and teenagers act as the judges; the winners get a trip to San Francisco's Levi Stadium, while the losers must sort recyclables from an abundance of trash. Actors Randy Couture and Neil Jackson attend dinner service.
The top two finalists create hot and cold appetizers and main entrees for a panel of esteemed judges; the winner of the challenge gets first pick of the returning contestants who assist with the final dinner service; the winner is announced.
The chefs must create a steak dish and two sides in 40 minutes to be submitted to the scrutiny of chef Ari Rosenson. During dinner service, the chefs take turns leading the kitchen with two chefs advancing.
Sixteen All-Stars come back for a second chance to prove they have the skills to earn the head chef position at one of Gordon's Las Vegas restaurants.
The 16 chefs are given 40 minutes to execute their first individual challenge, the Bar Menu Challenge. Then, the chefs prep for the season's first dinner service, as they adapt to an all-new menu.
Chef Ramsay challenges the remaining chefs to complete a four-tiered shellfish tower with 'fast hands.' Each team is divided into four teams of two, with each pair completing one tier at a time.
The remaining chefs must face off in a 'game of chance' to divvy up their ingredients and create their own unique dishes.
After a shocking change, many are left unhappy and the tension in the dorms is at an all-time high. The next day, the chefs are challenged to work in pairs and cook different types of fish on cedar and hickory wood planks. Chef Ben Ford helps Ramsay decide which team delivered the best and most consistent dishes. Later that evening, the chefs aim to impress special guest diner Shaun Brown; and Ramsay has had enough with one chef and makes a drastic decision.
The remaining chefs are given 30 minutes to create a pizza inspired by an assigned country. Later, during dinner service, Melissa Fumero and model Devon Windsor join as special guests, and while both teams struggle, one just can't keep up.
In the Season 13 finale, the two remaining contestants must create five unique dishes, which will be judged by a group of esteemed Los Angeles chefs. Later, a new head chef for Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace Atlantic City is chosen.
Four chefs remain for the "Taste It, Now Make It" challenge; and the winner gets to spend the afternoon with loved ones, while the other contestants prepare for the 200th dinner service.
The remaining seven chefs are challenged to make an artistic amuse-bouche inspired by speed painter Tim Decker; and later, the teams struggle with communication and getting their food out on time during a dinner service that sees one contestant sent home before the elimination ceremony begins.
Having receiving their black jackets, the remaining chefs have to make a dish using Omaha steaks.
The finals five battle it out to try and secure a place in the next phase of the competition.
The remaining eight chefs compete in a blind taste test, during which wrong answers lead to a dip in a dunk tank, and the winning team gets to spend the day at the Santa Monica Pier. Later, there's a special dinner service honoring firefighters that doesn't go as well as Chef Ramsay wanted.
Contestants must create four Indian-inspired meals; the teams attempt to impress VIP dinner guests during Indian Cuisine night.
The teams roll the dice to determine the ingredients for their next team challenge; a contestant leaves due to an injury; the cooks serve music legends, including Stewart Copeland and Steven Tyler.
The teams meet new members before heading into a team challenge in which each member must prepare a tasting menu for a Best in Show Competition with the American Kennel Club.
The teams compete to create the best Italian opera-inspired dishes, with the winning team getting a shopping trip and a VIP dinner; the teams provide dinner service for guests, including members of the Italian Consulate.
Ramsay uses a unique recipe challenge to strengthen team communication; the teams work together to prepare a dinner service with special guests, including TV host Wendy Williams.
The teams must identify proteins and match them to their dishes, with the winners getting a day at the beach with water polo players Genai Kerr, Shea Buckner and Tumua Anae; family night dinner service.
The teams must herd farm animals into their proper pens and decide which proteins and starches they will use next; the winning team goes on a wine tour, while the losers prepare stock bones; tempers flare during the dinner service.
The teams have just 20 minutes to prepare breakfast for culinary school graduates and their guests; while the winning team goes to San Francisco to meet chef Dominique Chen, the losers grind meat by hand for dinner service.
The team that wins the Geoduck sashimi challenge spends time on a luxury yacht with Ramsay, while the losers clean and prepare for dinner service.
Ramsay splits the 18 aspiring chefs into two teams and asks them to present their signature dishes; the winning team spends time with Ramsay and chef Wolfgang Puck, while the losers set up the living arrangements.
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.
The remaining four chefs sample one of Ramsay's complex entrees and then must re-create it correctly; two of the chefs face elimination.
The six remaining chefs receive their black jackets and prepare tailgate food for football fans; tempers flare during dinner service.
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.
The contestants prepare a dinner service with guests from OxFam America, including Minnie Driver; two chefs struggle with their stations.
The red team and the blue team each create their own menus, from which guests can order during dinner service; the team that impresses diners with its food and service wins the challenge; contestants face elimination.
The remaining contestants face the blind taste test, with the winning team getting an ice skating lesson with figure skater Rachael Flatt; the contestants struggle to stay organized during the dinner service.
Ramsay challenges the teams with creating entrees with the highest dollar values with ingredients purchased on a small budget; three previous winners judge individual contestant's entrees.
After both teams are reorganized, the chefs blindly choose ingredients from which they must create a unique dish; the chefs must serve a five-course meal to UNICEF Ambassador Angie Harmon and other VIP attendees.
A team competition tests the contestants' knowledge of pork, with the winners receiving an indoor sky-diving experience; during dinner service, both teams face struggles.
The contestants visit one of Gordon Ramsay's restaurants; the teams prepare meals inspired by Ramsay's cuisine; the contestants face elimination.
The contestants are given 30 minutes to create an entree from surprise ingredients; Ramsay conducts one-on-one evaluations.
Contestants from each team must work in pairs and present a unique pizza dish to Ramsay; the losers clean up and prepare both kitchens for dinner service, while the winners go to a luxurious hotel; one team runs out of a crucial ingredient.
The team that prepares the most-impressive Southern-inspired menu for a sorority's anniversary party wins a trip to Las Vegas; both teams struggle with communication during dinner service.
The teams must pick a team leader for the next dinner service; a chef serves an undercooked dish; a contestant is eliminated.
The teams must pair side dishes with four different types of protein; while the losing team makes honey taffy from scratch, the winners spend a day at Laguna Beach; the teams prepare a breakfast reception for a wedding.
The contestants take part in a team competition involving lobster ravioli.
The contestants learn about teamwork during a challenge involving pigs and potatoes; while the winning team enjoys a day on a yacht, the losers bathe their new livestock friends; a disorganized dinner service leaves chef Ramsay disappointed.
Twenty aspiring restaurateurs hoping to impress Ramsay present their signature dishes; after the opening night dinner service, contestants face elimination.
Teamwork plays an important role during a relay race in which duos must accomplish basic culinary tasks; while challenge winners go to San Francisco, the losing team picks carrots at a farm; both teams disappoint during dinner service.
With the help of former HELL'S KITCHEN contestants, the top two chefs prepare their menus for the most important dinner service of their life. Later, pressure mounts on both teams to execute a flawless dinner service, but in the end, only one chef will be crowned HELL'S KITCHEN winner.
The chefs create ethnic dishes with select ingredients; a team falls behind before dinner service begins.
A competitive eater and the chefs participate in a wing-eating contest; history is made during a blind taste test.