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      Season 18 – Hell's Kitchen

      2018 Special Interest Reality List
      Reviews 62% 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 Sep 28, 2018 Rookies vs. Veterans Eight previous contestants return to battle against eight ambitious rookies for a chance at the grand prize; the rookie chefs prepare the best versions of their signature dishes within 45 minutes; the veterans must attempt to create the same dishes. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 5, 2018 A Fond Farewell The chefs must prepare their own risotto dish; the chefs face their first dinner service. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 12, 2018 Hell's Riders The chefs serve lunch to a room full of Marines, preparing dishes that represent the air, the land and the sea; a dramatic dinner service ends with a contestant walk-out. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 19, 2018 Hell Freezes Over The chefs compete in a sled race for an advantage in the upcoming challenge, during which the two teams prepare winter soups; chef Ramsay makes an extreme change in the teams. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 2, 2018 Fish Out of Water Teams are tasked with cooking halibut in seven different ways; a dinner service; an elimination; pianist Stephan Moccio; chef David LeFevre. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 9, 2018 Hot Potato The chefs must create a dish using potatoes as the key component; the pressure becomes unbearable for one chef, leading to a chaotic dinner service. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 16, 2018 Last Chef Standing A challenge involving cooking five commonly served "staple" dishes; chef Ramsay makes changes to a dining service. Details Episode 8 Aired Dec 7, 2018 One Hell of a Party The final 10 chefs are surprised when Ramsay brings in his daughter to celebrate her Sweet 16; each chef must create a worthy dish to be served at her party; a dinner service; an elimination. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 14, 2018 What Happens in Vegas The nine remaining chefs must prepare authentic Chinese dishes; chef Shirley Chung is a guest judge; the winning team earns a trip to Las Vegas; a dinner service. Details Episode 10 Aired Jan 4, 2019 Poor Trev The dining room gets an Italian transformation for the blind taste test; the two teams cook to honor supporters of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Waterkeeper Alliance, with a new five-course Italian menu. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 11, 2019 Devilish Desserts Guest judge Valerie Gordon cracks down hard on both teams' take on dessert; one team's lack of communication during the dinner service causes chaos in the kitchen, resulting in a dramatic elimination. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 18, 2019 Break on Through The six remaining chefs must go through three extensive challenges to determine which five chefs receive a black jacket. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 25, 2019 An Episode of Firsts The final five chefs struggle through a new challenge, leading to a bitter elimination that dramatically alters the dynamics of the group. Details Episode 14 Aired Feb 1, 2019 What's Your Motto? The final four chefs participate in a tableside challenge; the chefs endure a showmanship challenge, which is plagued with rookie mistakes; two chefs are eliminated. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 8, 2019 A Rollercoaster Ride The final two chefs receive unexpected help for their final menus; Ramsay surprises the contestants with a visit from their families; Ramsay announces the final challenge of the season, judged by chefs from all over the country. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 8, 2019 The Grand Finale The final two chefs take on a large final dinner service at Six Flags Magic Mountain, judged by chefs from all over the country. Details Next
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      Previous Sierra Filucci Common Sense Media If you can handle Ramsay's rudeness and the annoying reality-show elements...the action is nail-bitingly delicious. 3/5 Mar 26, 2019 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 Audience Member Season 18 brings back some memorable past competitors, but most end up coming back as a big disappointment. However, the new competitors make for some good competition against the few good old competitors that survived towards the end. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member This season Hell's Kitchen is welcoming back some of the runner-ups. They are battling some newbies. I do miss watching Ramsey gagging on food to get to the few that will go on. It's surprising to watch both groups go after each other. There was not a lot of childhood drama this year. I appreciate it. After all, they are auditioning for a Vegas position. I think this show has given us all it's got. You know what is going to happen before you see it. Time for a change of pace. Next season, if there is a next season, it must be changed around with more action and more baking, cooking, recipes ... I would like to see them truly go through the auditions to get to someone that can take on the role. Look at where the past winners are and you see that they rarely get to the coveted position. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Gordon Ramsay, Kenny Rosen, David Eilenberg
      TV-14 (L)
      Special Interest, Reality
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Sep 28, 2018
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