Hell's Kitchen

10 Best Episodes of Hell's Kitchen

Aspiring restaurateurs brave Ramsay and his fiery command of the kitchen as he puts the competitors through an intense culinary academy to prove they possess the right combination of ingredients to win a life-changing grand prize.

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Hell's Kitchen - S2E11

#1 - Day 10 (2) (Season 2 - Episode 11)

Two-hour season finale, part 2. From the menu to the decor, the two finalists must prove their worth to Chef Ramsay as they are each in charge of their own restaurant, completing a dinner service with the help of their former competitors.

The episode was rated 8.48 from 31 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S5E15

#2 - Day 15 (2) (Season 5 - Episode 15)


The season 5 finale finds the remaining two chefs competing in their final dinner service competition. The winner will be named head-chef at a new restaurant at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 73 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S3E10

#3 - Day 10 (1) (Season 3 - Episode 10)

As with the previous seasons, Hell's Kitchen is separated into two sides. Both chefs begin planning for their own side of the restaurant, including decor, staff uniforms and menus. One chooses an eclectic French bistro feel and the other opts for a clean decor with a southern-inspired menu. On one side of Hell's Kitchen, the ideas are flowing. On the other side, each decision is a struggle.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 58 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S6E15

#4 - Finale (Season 6 - Episode 15)


The final two chefs will battle it out in the final challenge and dinner service. Chef Gordon Ramsay will then choose the winner.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 51 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S3E8

#5 - Day 8 (Season 3 - Episode 8)

It's down to five chefs remaining in the competition as Chef Ramsay merges them into one team. In the next challenge the contestants are competing head to head with individual dishes to impress 100 hungry high school students. One winner (and a contestant of his or her choice) are rewarded with a trip to the Green Valley Ranch resort in Las Vegas. At dinner service, the night goes anything but smoothly as one chef is sent packing in the middle of dinner service.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 74 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S2E10

#6 - Day 10 (1) (Season 2 - Episode 10)


Two-hour season finale, part 1. From the menu to the decor, the two finalists must prove their worth to Chef Ramsay as they are each in charge of their own restaurant, completing a dinner service with the help of their former competitors.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 87 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S4E15

#7 - Winner Announced (Season 4 - Episode 15)

The two finalists are faced with the ultimate test at the final dinner service when they must work together with previously eliminated chefs; the winner of the fourth season of the program is determined.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 73 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S3E5

#8 - Day 5 (Season 3 - Episode 5)


For the first time in Hell's Kitchen, a wedding party is held at dinner service, but the groom may have made the mistake of his life.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 78 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S3E9

#9 - Day 9 (Season 3 - Episode 9)

Chef Ramsay starts the challenge by having his mother present her own mac 'n cheese and then producing his own more elegant version. Each of the five remaining contestants must take a randomly selected comfort food dish and re-create it as a gourmet version. A new surprise team of judges brings the contestants to tears.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 73 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S3E11

#10 - Day 10 (2) (Season 3 - Episode 11)


The two Hell's Kitchen finalists take opposite approaches in dealing with their staff. Chef Ramsay reviews the proposed dishes and presents the finalists with their own head chef’s jackets in preparation for the final dinner service. At the end of the night, one finalist emerges the winner.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 75 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S3E7

#11 - Day 7 (Season 3 - Episode 7)

The final six remaining contestants must make appetizers and entrées from leftovers, a challenge Chef Ramsay always gives his chefs to test their creativity. Then the teams must come up with their own menus for the evening's dinner service. At dinner service the diners definitely prefer one team's menu; however, lack of teamwork and poor communication may spell the end for one contestant.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 80 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S5E13

#12 - Day 13 (Season 5 - Episode 13)


It's down to the final three, who must prepare a meal for 100 of L.A.'s finest chefs. The winner gets some face time on FOX's local morning show, while the losers do the laundry as they watch the winner on TV. At the dinner service, each contestant is given a chance at the pass running the kitchen.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 73 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S4E10

#13 - 6 Chefs Compete (Season 4 - Episode 10)

The two teams are combined to create a single team. Each chef is asked to create a dish designed specifically to please Chef Ramsay centered around a single main ingredient. The new unified team struggles to complete its first service together. Two chefs scheme together to plot another's downfall. The winner of the challenge is invited on a very special trip -- a visit to Vegas and a meeting with Rock Harper, the winner of the show's third season. The show's medics are put the test when things once again get a little too hot. One chef goes ballistic when the pressure of the evening's dinner service gets to be just a bit too much.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 78 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S4E13

#14 - 3 Chefs Compete (Season 4 - Episode 13)


The pressure is at an absolute boiling point as the three chefs remaining try their hardest to reach the final two. Chef Ramsay brings in a group of surprise guests whom serve each the aspiring chefs a breakfast they must then attempt to recreate. Each of the remaining chefs is given a chance at running the hot plate, but must face tests designed by Chef Ramsay.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 84 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S5E12

#15 - Day 12 (Season 5 - Episode 12)

The chef's taste buds are put to the test when Chef Ramsay prepares three dishes for them to try. They are then given thirty minutes to prepare just one of the dishes, the fish stew, identifying the ingredients only by taste. The winner enjoys an afternoon with Ramsay, taking an amazing ride in a bi-plane. The losing chefs are punished with polishing crystal and cutlery, cleaning the carpets and prepping for the evening's service. During the dinner service Chef Ramsay tells them they need make it all the way through not only for themselves, but for one of their guests, who plans to propose to girlfriend during the dessert course. Two chefs rise to the challenge, but two struggle throughout the night. One is ultimately eliminated and then Chef Ramsay announces a surprise, to be revealed in the next episode.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 69 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S5E7

#16 - Day 7 (Season 5 - Episode 7)


Chef Ramsay challenges the teams to create delicious tapas style, or small portioned, dishes out of left-overs. At dinner service, one chef's performance nearly takes both teams down and the lack of unity on the Blue Team leaves Chef Ramsay fuming.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 85 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S12E20

#17 - Winner Chosen (Season 12 - Episode 20)

The final two contestants must prepare five unique dishes, to be judged by renowned Los Angeles chefs; former contestants help with the final dinner service; a winner is chosen.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 114 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S5E14

#18 - Day 14 (1) (Season 5 - Episode 14)


The final two chefs prepare for their ultimate challenge. They must design their restaurants as well as create a winning menu. But they won't be there to oversee the renovations- Chef Ramsay flies them back to the Borgata where they compete to wow the Hotel's CEO with their signature dish.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 70 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S3E6

#19 - Day 6 (Season 3 - Episode 6)

With Melissa saved from elimination, she now must join the men's team and compete against the women to see which team can prepare the best lobster dish. At that evening's dinner service, one team turns in a performance to remembered.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 85 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S1E10

#20 - Day 10 (1) (Season 1 - Episode 10)


In part 1 of the two-hour season finale, it’s down to the final two contestants who have survived the wrath of Ramsay and many disastrous nights at Hell’s Kitchen. Ramsay turns HK over to the battling duo by dividing the restaurant in half – with each wannabe chef choosing their own menu and decor.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 98 votes.


Last updated: feb 10, 2023

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