16 Chefs Compete
It was literally a marathon session with
the chefs on the way to the prize in Las Vegas. The women won the sprint
in the challenge, but the race went to the guys as they get to sit out
the elimination for a change. Bad news for Danielle, who was worked
three times... three times... three times... before being shown the door
The women kiss and make up with Jessica
for trying to get rid of her, while the men celebrate another day in,
ahem, paradise. Can they turn it into a sweep?
#4: The Timed Taste Test (palate)
Five cloches, five proteins. Your job, identify what protein has been
prepared out of 50 options. Fastest time wins.
The proteins, by the way, are turkey
meatballs, chicken tacos, duck enchiladas, veal chop, and swordfish &
The men... 10:33. "OVERTHINKING AGAIN!"
The women... with 3:56 left on the clock!
They're going on a little trip... to a Malibu beachhouse! And what a
house, a $15 million mansion. And they're going to be joined by some
very special guests.
As for the guys... they are going to have
to make bread from scratch. Wheat flour ground BY HAND. BY YOU. BY
MORTAR & PESTLE.
So we're at the mansion... and holy cow
what a view. And their guests? Laird Hamilton & Gabby Reece. You may
know them. One's a surfer, the other's a volleyball player and
professional HOTTIE. Aside from eyeing the talent, the ladies spend the
day paddleboarding. And bailing.
Back in HK, the men switch to more modern
milling techniques... and bailing! This is far more serious, though, as
Jeremy is about to pass out. Turns out that Jeremy is a former stroke
patient. And a high blood pressure is NOT good for anyone. Jeremy's gone
to the ER.
The ladies return... and they don't even
notice that Jeremy's missing. He returns later that night. "I just
wasn't eating enough." I think he needs a second opinion. Jeremy thinks
he needs to cook something.
Seems like the Blues could use a nap or
two... in Hell's Kitchen? Yeah, right. The guys wake up at 4 to finish
their mastercrafted bread. Now that the dough has risen two hours
later... it's time for a ... seven minute sleep before Ramsay calls both
teams in to cook for emergency personnel (C-Note: what up) getting off
of third shift. This will be documented as a dinner service, which means
that the first team to finish their orders wins, and the losing team
nominates. Jeremy... you owe these guys.
On the menu this morning: a croissant
sandwich, an eggs Benedict, an omelet, blueberry pancakes, and salmon &
"OPEN HELL'S KITCHEN, PLEASE!"
"DINNER" SERVICE #4
Ray starts by having trouble keeping his eggs in a bunch. Cyndi.. can't
get her eggs out of the bunch. The men are almost ready with the first
order. ALMOST. JEREMY. He is... STRUGGLING. He brings up the sample
scrambled eggs. The Blue Team makes a collective decision... and kicks
Jeremy out. That speeds the flow up. Over on the red side, Nedra... is
clearly not a morning person. Amanda bails her out. And diners are
Ray is scrambling (his eggs) to keep up
with the coming orders. Needs salt.
Amanda is driving the Red team over the
halfway mark. Jacqueline says she can make pancakes... with a rubber
spatula. Seriously? Nedra steps in to bail out.
BOTH teams are getting close to the
finish line. All systems are go to the finish... Who's going to make it
first? ALL HANDS ON DECK for the red pancakes... It's going to be a
... AND IT'S THE BLUE TEAM!
The women are going to go back and
nominate after Chef sends the emergency docs, nurses, and EMTs off into
the world with his good graces.
Jackie failed to make pancakes. Nedra, on
the other hand, had no other reason to go up other than "Chef will yell
at us." Mary... also pulled her weight. Are we basing it on the weakest
link or on today's service?
Cyndi nominates Jacqueline (pancakes and chicken)... and Mary ("One of
our weakest players on our team"). Amanda had nominated Nedra based on
the eggs Benedict. Ramsay accepts... the first two.
Mary says she was a fighter, and she
picked herself back up. Jacqueline has the knowledge and power... right
before throwing Nedra under the bus.
... BUT Ramsay spares both of them.
The person leaving Hell's Kitchen
... TO BE CONTINUED.
NOT COOL, RAMSAY!
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