13 Chefs Compete
Last week in Hell, the chefs caught and
cooked their challenge plates, but ultimately, it was all Red, all the
time. The Blues ruin Family Night and send Dan packing.
Let's get it out of the way now. The men
are getting wall-hacked. They're tired of losing, but they haven't found
a way to win yet. And if it takes Barret doing something crazy, then
something crazy will have to be done... wait, are those clippers? Some
background, Barret has a Mohawk. Takes him half an hour to get it right.
How long do you suppose it'll take him to lop it off?
#7: Steak (creativity)
Tonight is Steak Night. Each chef will have to create the most amazing,
flavorful rubs to enhance your various cuts of steak. Those steaks will
have to be cooked medium rare.
Cyndi: Wild Mushroom with Black Thyme Rosemary Butter
Jon: Blackberries with Black Garlic & Lavender
WINNER: Jon (Blues lead, 1-0)
Nedra/Susan: Raspberry Chipotle
Zach: Peppercorns with Mustard Seed... and Orange Juice
WINNER: Both (Blues lead, 2-1)
NEW YORK STRIP
Amanda: Salt & pepper
Anthony: Shallots, Garlic, and Banana
Jacqueline: Black Garlic with Lemongrass
WINNER: Both (Blues lead, 3-2)
Ja'Nel: Argentine Chimichurri
Barrett: Black Garlic
WINNER: Ja'Nel (Tied at 3)
Mary: Blackberry Vanilla
Ray: Grand Marnier
WINNER:... MARY! (REDS win, 4-3) If Ray cooked it medium rare, he
would've nailed it.
The Reds are going to get mani/pedis
while spending the day by the rooftop pool at the Hotel Wilshire for the
day. Meanwhile, the Blues will spend the day butchering a side of beef
while prepping both kitchens. Hell's Kitchen is open TONIGHT.
Anthony decides to hold a come-to-Jesus
meeting on how the guys continue to lose. They need to get the team back
on track, get the weak off, and get the strong up. Because it's only
going to get tougher from here. Zach loses it, while Ray tries to calm
As Steak Night is about to commence,
Jacqueline admits that she's not comfortable with steak temps. Meanwhile
Ramsay is prepping a tableside prime rib on tonight's menu. It's up to
Susan and Zach to be in sync with the kitchen.
"OPEN HELL'S KITCHEN, PLEASE!"
DINNER SERVICE #8: Steak Night
For tonight's special event, we have a special appetizer menu and
classic cuts of steak.
Barret begins by... frying crab cakes out
of order. Oops. This is going to be a long night. With Anthony leading
the way on apps, the Blues are flying through appetizers. On the Reds,
Mary didn't hear an order, and is not getting the business for it. Her
sliders finally leave the kitchen... but they have a special bit of
protein in it. A hair. The men have served all of their apps, hair
free... Barret... so let's go to entrees, and Zach, that's your cue to
get into the dining room. Speaking of Barret... he's app-challenge
with the salad, right about now. Meanwhile, the first entrees are
leaving the blue kitchen.
Mary redeems herself with a second plate
of sliders, and the ladies are back on track and moving onto entrees.
Susan, into the dining room... The rest of the team... stalled. Where
are the entrees? Right here... thanks to a brief pep talk. On the blues,
Ray & Michael are looking to deliver on meats. They start with... a raw
NY strip. The rest of the team decides to pick up the slack, refiring an
The reds have stopped talking to each
other again... and as a result, we have two raw filets. Thanks,
Jacqueline. Ramsay is still looking for a filet, but you know what they
say about too many cooks... They deliver a second raw filet, and
Jacqueline, Cyndi, Nedra, and Amanda... are heading to the showers.
Ja'Nel, Mary, and Susan are left to fix their mess.
Amanda, fully expectant that it's HER
time tonight, starts packing... then starts yelling with Nedra about
mistakes and being allowed to fix them
Over at the Blues, Michael and Ray hope
to God that their refire is ready. They... are ready. And with that,
they push to the finish... and Susan runs up to get the girls so that
Ramsay will deliberate on their fate.
After congratulating the men on FINALLY
delivering a decent service for a change and challenging them to build
upon this victory, Ramsay commands the Red Team to nominate.
Seems like Jacqueline doesn't like to
drive stations, while Amanda doesn't know her meat. Amanda comes to
Jacqueline's defense. Mary... nothing. The ladies call out the hair in
the burger. So who's going up?
Cyndi nominates Amanda (raw filets) and Jacqueline (supposed to drive
the meat station).
Jacqueline says that she's better than
Amanda and can temp meat. Amanda says that she's passionate and has been
nothing but an asset.
It's too little too late for....
"Jacqueline talked a good game, but
unfortunately for her, I need someone who can deliver."
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