15 Chefs Compete
Chef Ramsay wanted a completed dinner
service, and he wasn't going to let a little thing like half the cast
get in his way. Of the half that was ejected in the first service,
Stacey was the first to pack her knives and hit the road. Now 15 chefs
remain in the hunt to cook at Ramsay's new London restaurant at the
The day begins at 5am. Chef Ramsay sends the
players back to basics. He splits the group into pairs, and each pairs will have
to cook four egg dishes: poached, boiled, scrambled and sunny side-up.
And you have five minutes. Starting NOW!
Nilka & Maria: PERFECT
Salvatore & Mikey: 2/4
Siobhan: ... after throwing Autumn under the bus and completely screwing the
Ed & Jay: 3/4
Fran & Autumn: 1/4
Scott & Andrew: 3/4
Jamie & Holli: PERFECT
Jason & Ben: 2/3 going into the soft-boiled egg... PERFECT soft-boil. MEN win,
The men will be going on a helicopter tour of LA.
The ladies will be going to prep... tuna. Clean it, gut it, filet it, get it
ready for service tomorrow.
Siobhan heads up to the dorms in tears, while her
teammates complain that she throws them under the bus. Meanwhile, it's a
beautiful day to take a chopper over LA, capping the tour in lunch and champagne
on a rooftop. Just don't break into a downfall. One rule outside HK: "(^_^) the
Now about the tuna... it's big. REALLY big. You
need all seven chefs... and maybe Andi... to carry it from the truck outside
into the restaurant. Top tip time: the skin comes off first.
And apparently Sal is a man-whore.
The next day, the teams rush to prep for
tonight's service. There's one more addition: a tableside tuna tartare. Fran and
Scott will handle that station. Salvatore... can't name the desserts on the
menu. "If you don't know the menu by now, then you shouldn't be here," Ramsay
says, right before tossing Sal out of the kitchen to refresh. Now let's get it
... and the water's too salty. It had to be as
salty as the sea... not saltier.
"Jean-Philippe... Open Hell's Kitchen. Let's go."
Jay starts by getting Sal from upstairs.
And he still can't name one freaking dessert. My mistake. He can name
all four after some prodding. Mikey's risotto is undercooked. Autumn and
Siobhan's... is having a hard time coming together. And out in the
dining room, Fran needs a map of the kitchen to find her way around.
After 43 minutes, Mikey's first risotto makes it
out of the kitchen... but then it comes back. Meanwhile, the Red kitchen has
moved onto entrees, and Nilka is lost. She's not talking, trying to grasp the
Salvatore's Wellington comes to the pass... it's
perfect, but the chicken is missing for the same table. And it's raw.
Ninety minutes, and Jason's chicken is stalling
the kitchen, while the red team is hitting their stride.. Until Jamie's salmon
is too crispy. No one is talking in the kitchen. A clear lack of communication.
Andrew's communicating... with the garnishes. The mash ends up being... TOO
goopy. Andrew tries to fix it... but it ends up with him in Ramsay's face in
front of the diners. JP tells him that there are so many people that wishes he
could be in his shoes. Andrew takes OFF his shoes, says "Have'em", and leaves in
the middle of service. Both teams end up finishing the service without him.
Switch everything off, let's clear down.
At the wrap-up, Ramsay calls out Mikey, Nilka,
Jamie, and Jason for their many mistakes... NO winner. Consensus from both
teams, one from each will go to the pass.
The guys seem like they're intimidated to work
with Jason. He says that Salvatore should go home. Mikey... agrees.
The ladies seem fixated on Nilka, having been
lost in the garnishes. But then it turns to Autumn, thanks to Maria.
The women nominate Autumn on the back of
the salty water, not being a team player, and basically being over
everyone. The men choose Jason on the back of the chicken.
Autumn says she has the skills and the talent.
She thinks that the team put her up due to personal reasons. Ramsay wants to
know who the worst cook on the team is. The ladies... say JAMIE. Jamie says that
she has so much heart. Jason says that he keeps pushing.
Ramsay ends up sending... MIKEY home. He backed
his team up for TWO services running, and he can't work with that.
"Mikey was all about appearances. Unfortunately
for him, it didn't appear he could cook."
The question now... is there a head chef amongst
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