Hell's Kitchen

10 Best Episodes of Hell's Kitchen - Season 12

Are you a fan of cooking shows that bring the heat? Look no further than Hell's Kitchen, the intense culinary competition that has been captivating audiences since 2005. Led by the infamous chef Gordon Ramsay, this show takes aspiring restaurateurs on a wild ride as they battle it out in the kitchen for a chance to win a life-changing grand prize. With 23 seasons under its belt, Hell's Kitchen has become a staple in the reality TV world, showcasing the drama, talent, and mouth-watering dishes that keep viewers coming back for more.

If you're looking for the best episodes of Hell's Kitchen to dive into, you're in luck. FOX has made this addicting show available for your viewing pleasure. From the first season all the way to the latest, the excitement never stops as contestants push their culinary skills to the limit. Whether it's the intense challenges, Ramsay's fiery personality, or the mouth-watering dishes that make your taste buds tingle, Hell's Kitchen is sure to keep you entertained from start to finish.

So, grab your apron and get ready to join the ranks of Hell's Kitchen fans. With 23 seasons to choose from, there's no shortage of thrilling moments, surprising twists, and unforgettable meals to indulge in. Whether you're a fan of cooking or simply love a good reality TV competition, Hell's Kitchen is the perfect show to satisfy your cravings for drama, talent, and delicious food. Get ready to be hooked!

Written by Sophie and last updated on dec 08, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Hell's Kitchen - S12E2

#15 - 19 Chefs Compete (Season 12 - Episode 2)

Teamwork plays an important role during a relay race in which duos must accomplish basic culinary tasks; while challenge winners go to San Francisco, the losing team picks carrots at a farm; both teams disappoint during dinner service.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 152 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S12E10

#14 - 11 Chefs Compete (Season 12 - Episode 10)


The contestants visit one of Gordon Ramsay's restaurants; the teams prepare meals inspired by Ramsay's cuisine; the contestants face elimination.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 121 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S12E9

#13 - 12 Chefs Compete (Season 12 - Episode 9)

The contestants are given 30 minutes to create an entree from surprise ingredients; Ramsay conducts one-on-one evaluations.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 127 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S12E11

#12 - 10 Chefs Compete (Season 12 - Episode 11)


A team competition tests the contestants' knowledge of pork, with the winners receiving an indoor sky-diving experience; during dinner service, both teams face struggles.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 125 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S12E14

#11 - 8 Chefs Compete (Season 12 - Episode 14)

The remaining contestants face the blind taste test, with the winning team getting an ice skating lesson with figure skater Rachael Flatt; the contestants struggle to stay organized during the dinner service.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 116 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S12E4

#10 - 17 Chefs Compete (Season 12 - Episode 4)


The contestants take part in a team competition involving lobster ravioli.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 136 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S12E15

#9 - 7 Chefs Compete (Season 12 - Episode 15)

Ramsay challenges the teams with creating entrees with the highest dollar values with ingredients purchased on a small budget; three previous winners judge individual contestant's entrees.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 114 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S12E5

#8 - 16 Chefs Compete (Season 12 - Episode 5)


The teams must pair side dishes with four different types of protein; while the losing team makes honey taffy from scratch, the winners spend a day at Laguna Beach; the teams prepare a breakfast reception for a wedding.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 131 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S12E13

#7 - 9 Chefs Compete (Season 12 - Episode 13)

The red team and the blue team each create their own menus, from which guests can order during dinner service; the team that impresses diners with its food and service wins the challenge; contestants face elimination.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 109 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S12E3

#6 - 18 Chefs Compete (Season 12 - Episode 3)


The contestants learn about teamwork during a challenge involving pigs and potatoes; while the winning team enjoys a day on a yacht, the losers bathe their new livestock friends; a disorganized dinner service leaves chef Ramsay disappointed.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 133 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S12E16

#5 - 7 Chefs Again (Season 12 - Episode 16)

The Top 7 chefs serve guests from Oxfam America, including Minnie Driver. During the dinner service, two chefs struggle with their stations.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 120 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S12E19

#4 - 4 Chefs Compete (Season 12 - Episode 19)


The remaining four chefs sample one of Ramsay's complex entrees and then must re-create it correctly; two of the chefs face elimination.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 113 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S12E17

#3 - 6 Chefs Compete (Season 12 - Episode 17)

The six remaining chefs receive their black jackets and prepare tailgate food for football fans; tempers flare during dinner service.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 119 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S12E18

#2 - 5 Chefs Compete (Season 12 - Episode 18)


The remaining contestants use leftovers to create a dish; Better Homes & Gardens Editor Laurie Buckle chooses which dish will be featured in the magazine; the contestants face elimination.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 120 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S12E20

#1 - 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 7.96 from 120 votes.

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