12 Chefs Compete
Last week, the women thought they had it
all... The skills to pay the bills, and the bills with which to garner
the skills... Then dinner came and it all went to, ahem, Hell from
there. The men didn't start strong, but they finished strong to give the
women the Ramsay mouth beatdown. Jacqueline gets the worst of it before
getting the hook.
Now in seasons past, Hell's Kitchen has
hosted weddings, anniversaries, homecomings, proms, bar mitzvahs,
reunions, and even a fashion show. Tonight, HK will host its very
first... quinceañera. Glad you asked. A quinceañera is a young Mexican
girl's 15th birthday, in which she celebrates her passage into
womanhood. It's like a sweet 16, only twice as spoiled and one year
Yes, it's the party challenge week!
But first... embarrassing kiddie photos!
Including one of Ramsay. Make that two.
#8: Quinceañera (tasting menu)
Meet Breanna... Hi, Breanna! Meet her mum Jennifer & her godmother
Josette. They will direct the chefs in creating a tasting menu. She
loves cheese, medium to well steak, chicken, fun appetizers, something
that's spicy, but not too spicy, and... yeah, a lot of meat. Now you
have 45 minutes to cook all of that. Winners go on the menu tonight.
WINNER: Jon (Blues lead, 1-0)
Cyndi: Fried Cheese Ravioli
Barret: Fried Mac & Cheese Balls
WINNER: Cyndi (Tied at 1)
Nedra: Grilled Shrimp Pasta
Ray: Three Cheese Ravioli
WINNER: Ray (Blues lead, 2-1).
Anthony: Grilled chicken with refried beans
Mary: Butterflied chicken with lemon cream sauce
WINNER: Mary (Tied at 2)
Amanda: Grilled Ribeye
Michael: RAW STEAK.
WINNER: Duh, Amanda! (Reds win, 3-2)
The Reds are going on their seventh
reward... in America's first theme park, Knott's Berry Farm! Eff yeah!
The Blues are going on their seventh punishment... decorating for the
quinceañera under the guidance of Josette. And after that raw steak, I
bet she has a few words.
Speaking of a few words, I just want to
take this time to remind the ladies of an inconvenient truth... You are
men and women now, but eventually, you're going to have to work with
each other. And should one of you be so fortunate as to make it to the
end? They're going to be working UNDER YOU. I'm not saying you should
show a modicum of respect, but people tend to remember the crap they are
being put through. The people you stepped on to get up you're going to
meet on the way down.
Soapbox moment over.
Now that the dining room is decked out,
it's time to prep for dinner. On the menu tonight, the five winning
dishes from YESTERDAY.
"OPEN HELL'S KITCHEN, PLEASE!"
DINNER SERVICE #9: Hell's Quinceañera
Amanda starts by breaking ahi tuna logs.
That's the good stuff, this is the lady's 15th. It only happens once!
Get it right, get it right, get it tight. Meanwhile, Ray is .. looking
for something to do. Now that the top table is served, it's time for the
rest of the guests. Nedra keeps the reds on tack, while Jon & Anthony
are keeping things going on the blue side. They're done EARLY, believe
it or not. With apps, by the way. Amanda's next logs of tuna... are ice
cold. Amanda and Nedra are trading barbs as to who actually delivered
that crap. And Josette is not happy. They need to waltz before the mains
go out. What the hell, Red Team? JP's getting backed up, the diners are
getting restless, and the Blue Team is just wondering what the blue hell
is going to happen next!
Forget Ramsay, Josette's the acid-tongued
firebrand tonight! And speaking of fire...
Now let's take a break from the cluster
that is the Red Team to enjoy the quinceañera waltz. Okay break
time over. Time to fire entrees.
Blue Team is looking for potatoes... and
linguine... And neither are going up. Second try up... and good. Barret
bounces back, and the girl of honor approves. Now can Nedra on meat
follow through? That would be a NO. Second try up... Ramsay calls her to
the pass... to tell how good it is. He's un diablo.
Both teams are on their final tickets...
and screwing them six ways from Sunday. Twice on Sunday. Speaking of
twice, the two tables are still waiting on entrees. Blue Team finishes
their ticket first...
... followed by two red raw red ribeyes.
Slightly more cooked meat heads to the diners. And we're done. Happy
bleeping birthday to you.
In the end... BOTH TEAMS lose, and BOTH
TEAMS will nominate.
Jon says it should be Zach and Barret on
the Red. The Reds nominate Amanda... but who will join them? Cyndi?
Ray nominates Barret (performance with pasta) and Zach (held up
entrees). Ja'nel nominates Amanda (appetizers) and Cyndi (raw ribeyes).
Cyndi admits to having her worst
performance, but she cares. Amanda says she never gives up. Zach is
passionate and believes and enjoys what he does. Barret also has passion
Ramsay... is done with AMANDA.
And he's NOT DONE YET. And what's this
about a top secret VIP and a dinner service that is important to
national security? Come back MONDAY and find out.
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