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      Season 5 – Hell's Kitchen

      2009 Special Interest Reality List
      Reviews 75% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Gordon Ramsay hosts a fiery cooking competition in which the winner receives a head chef position. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Jan 29, 2009 16 Chefs Compete Sixteen chefs compete in rigorous culinary challenges under the exacting eye of chef Gordon Ramsay, hoping to win a position at a restaurant in Atlantic City, N.J. Details Episode 2 Aired Feb 5, 2009 15 Chefs Compete The competition heats up as the teams face another grueling challenge; one chef is eliminated. Details Episode 3 Aired Feb 19, 2009 14 Chefs Compete The contestants go to a meat locker to learn about cuts of beef; the teams race to impress chef Ramsay when they are asked to put their newfound knowledge to the test. Details Episode 4 Aired Feb 26, 2009 13 Chefs Compete The 13 remaining chefs race to feed 50 hungry kids from a football and cheerleading program. Details Episode 5 Aired Mar 5, 2009 12 Chefs Compete Ramsay asks the chefs to create three Asian-fusion dishes using poultry, seafood and beef; both teams crack under pressure when they go head-to-head during the dinner service. Details Episode 6 Aired Mar 12, 2009 11 Chefs Compete The teams must prepare food for a bar mitzvah; after one contestant is eliminated, the top 10 chefs are revealed. Details Episode 7 Aired Mar 19, 2009 10 Chefs Compete The teams try their hands at tapas-style dining using the day's leftovers; one chef's mistake nearly sabotages both teams' performances. Details Episode 8 Aired Mar 26, 2009 9 Chefs Compete Ramsay tests the chefs' palates; celebrity diners (Eric McCormack and Robert Patrick) stop by for dinner, bringing tensions to a boil. Details Episode 9 Aired Apr 2, 2009 7 Chefs Compete Each team must present chef Ramsay with a dish made with king crab; during the dinner service, each team gets to create their own menus. Details Episode 10 Aired Apr 9, 2009 Day 10 Each chef must use 14 ingredients to create a dish to impress chef Ramsay; one chef is sent to the medic. Details Episode 11 Aired Apr 16, 2009 5 Chefs Compete The contestants visit the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, where one of them will receive a position as head chef; each contestant must create a signature dish. Details Episode 12 Aired Apr 23, 2009 4 Chefs Compete Chef Ramsay prepares dishes for the contestants to taste and re-create; a proposal is planned during the dinner service. Details Episode 13 Aired Apr 30, 2009 3 Chefs Compete The final three chefs must prepare a meal for 100 people, including chefs from Los Angeles' finest restaurants. Details Episode 14 Aired May 7, 2009 2 Chefs Compete The final two chefs get the chance to design their own restaurants. Details Episode 15 Aired May 14, 2009 2 Chefs Compete: Part 2 The two remaining contestants compete in the final dinner service; the winner is chosen. Details Next
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      Previous Michael Nordine Slant Magazine Hell's Kitchen may be junk-food TV, but it's also a fascinating spectator sport. 2.5/5 Mar 29, 2019 Full Review Adam Markovitz Entertainment Weekly The season premiere [was] an amuse bouche to prep our palettes for the craziness to come. Mar 28, 2019 Full Review Andy Dehnart Reality Blurred Anyway, although an actual chef won, I'm pretty much done with the show, which hasn't exactly gotten worse or changed, but that's the problem. It's the same-old, same-old. Mar 28, 2020 Full Review Next
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      Previous Regal R 90/100 - the fact that critics gave this show 36% and cry about ramsay being "hostile" is genuinely sad and pathetic. I feel bad for them because they'll never be able to appreciate or do anything of value in life. This show is great. Almost everything Ramsay does is great. It's always funny, even though its predictable it makes for easily digestible comfort food (pun intended). I like knowing Ramsays about to rip someone a new one when they talk back. I also like his softer side which you can see in jr chef. thats how you know his "character" or persona is just that, and he's not just a rude malicious person. he's clearly just passionate about his work and a great entertainer. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Paul Jackson, Arthur Smith, Kent Weed
      TV-14 (L|D)
      Special Interest, Reality
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Jan 29, 2009
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