Last time, the men learned that time and
food wasted was money wasted, as they were forced to roll 200,000
pennies while the women, who won a ravioli challenge, spent the day in
Beverly Hills. The trip must have been a godsend, because the women came
together and beat the men six ways from Sunday in the Dinner Service,
marking the first time a dinner service was won AND ending the
three-episode skid of horrendous food coming out of HK. Mike tried to
make a play to cook for the women. That... didn't work out so well. He
ended up on the fast-track home, and then there were 16.
CHALLENGE #5: Kitchen-tration
After pairing up in teams of two, the
chefs will have to play a game of concentration to determine what
they're going to cook, matching a protein - chicken breast, swordfish,
ahi, and pork chop - with a side dish. Most points wins.
Melanie/Rochelle: Chicken with polenta
Anton/Richard: Chicken with cappellini
WINNER: BOTH (Tied at 1)
Chris/DeMarco: Cranberry & Fig Stuffed Pork Roulade with Potato Puree
(which Chris made himself)
Jessica/Kashia: Pork-Chop with Corn & Potato
WINNER: BLUE (Blues lead, 2-1)
Sandra/Beth: Tuna with Crispy Noodles
Jason/Gabriel: Seared Tuna with couscous, kale & pasta
WINNER: RED (Tied at 2)
Ralph/Scott: Basmati rice & Swordfish with Hollandaise
Joy/Bev: Swordfish with saffron chili bean broth
WINNER: .... RED (Red wins, 3-2)
The ladies are going to spend a day at
the beach. Laguna Beach, to be exact. Meanwhile, the Blues have a sweet
punishment ahead of them. They're going to harvest honey directly from
the comb... and use that honey to make 100 pounds of honey taffy.
As can be expected, one team got sun, the
other got... stung.
The next day, the chefs get an early
morning wake-up call, because they are going to take part in the first
ever Hell's Kitchen wedding brunch. That's right, a couple actually
wants to have their wedding at Hell's Kitchen, to be followed by a
brunch reception afterwards. And we're catering.
For this service, the men are serving the
family of the groom, while the women will be serving the family of the
"DINNER" SERVICE #5: Wedding Brunch
The appetizers, a nice fruit salad, go
out without incident. Because who messes up a fruit salad?
Now the tricky bit. Before any other
wedding guests are served, the wedding party table must first be served.
And all of the dishes must be served at the same time. Both kitchens
have issue with that, as Beth ruins an eggs Benedict, while Ralph cooks
in a greasy pan with no heat. Beth's second try on eggs... was compared
to "snot on your wedding day". Kashia & Rochelle pitch-hit on the
stations to get the women's dishes out to the bride before the men can
finish on the groom's dishes.
From then on, brunch runs... surprisingly
smoothly until the last ticket. Gabriel and Richard can't scramble eggs,
while Beth has more issue with eggs. Ultimately, though, the women
finish their tickets for their second straight win over the men, who
must now send two to Ramsay for evaluation.
The lesson here... never get married on
After another argument in the dorms,
DeMarco and Gabriel were sent forward, DeMarco for the fifth time. You
would think that Ramsay would finally put him out of his misery. But
first... c'mere, Richard. He held the men back as much as either of the
But in the end... DEMARCO finally gives
up the ghost.
"DeMarco: Demented, demoted,
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