Hell's Kitchen

10 Worst 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.

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

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Hell's Kitchen - S20E13

#10 - Social Media in Hell (Season 20 - Episode 13)

The chefs must create visually stunning dishes to impress chef Ramsay's Instagram followers.

The episode was rated 7.17 from 137 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S14E6

#9 - 13 Chefs Compete (Season 14 - Episode 6)


The 13 remaining contestants prepare a special lunch for two charitable organizations involving active and retired firefighters in Los Angeles. Later, dinner service becomes tense and multiple chefs are ordered to leave the kitchen.

The episode was rated 7.17 from 149 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S20E3

#8 - Come Hell or High Water! (Season 20 - Episode 3)

The chefs must replicate the very first challenge in "Hell's Kitchen" history.

The episode was rated 7.16 from 131 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S14E15

#7 - 4 Chefs Compete (Season 14 - Episode 15)



The episode was rated 7.15 from 128 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S20E9

#6 - A Game Show from Hell (Season 20 - Episode 9)

One team struggles to work together on its dish; a special charity dinner service.

The episode was rated 7.15 from 130 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S14E3

#5 - 16 Chefs Compete (Season 14 - Episode 3)


The teams compete to match the heads and tails of popular fish in order to win an advantage; guest judge Michael Cimarusti joins one team on an outing to the beach; Ramsay ends one team's dinner service early.

The episode was rated 7.15 from 151 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S20E11

#4 - Swiping Right (Season 20 - Episode 11)

The chefs jump back into the dating game on hkchefsonly.com, hoping to swipe right on the perfect match of ingredients; the stakes are high during a special steak night dinner service; one team struggles with overcooking its dish

The episode was rated 7.13 from 128 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S9E14

#3 - 5 Chefs Compete Again (Season 9 - Episode 14)



The episode was rated 7.01 from 70 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S15E11

#2 - 8 Chefs Compete (Season 15 - Episode 11)

The teams can only have one chef in the kitchen at a time as they prepare three entrees, each with a different protein; actress Lainie Kazan and comedian Bill Engvali are guests at dinner service.

The episode was rated 6.93 from 310 votes.

Hell's Kitchen - S5E16

#1 - Winner Announced (Season 5 - Episode 16)


The episode was rated 6.90 from 10 votes.

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