With a spot at the Savoy Grill on the line, “Hell’s Kitchen” ramped up the competition on Tuesday with a series of challenges. The whole thing started off with a taste test, where chefs had to recreate a dish prepared by Chef Ramsay from the hotel menu.
Immediately it looked like people had differing tastes. While the other three chefs used venison, Jay went with beef — he also took a risk using a pear puree instead of an apple puree. In the end, he ended up getting the puree right but the protein wrong.
In the end, Holli ended up winning the challenge — which was a stay on a luxury yacht. There was an added bonus for her as well, as she had the opportunity to share the experience with her family / that guy who will probably hate Jay once he watches this show.
Meanwhile, the other three remaining chefs had to carry mattresses back and forth and reduce the dormitory into a four-person suite. To make matters worse, he had to listen to Autumn the entire time.
Ben’s back faces destruction
As the chefs prepare for dinner service, Benjamin faces an adversary completely different than anything he’s faced before — his back. He apparently hurt it setting up the dormitory, and he took a great bit of time of during prep time to chill out and visit a chiropractor. At the end of the day he felt like he was in too much pain to continue, and walked away.
Is this guy really going to quit because of his back? (Dave won the show with one hand last year!) He ultimately decided to try and cook, which in my mind should just lead to the guy going out the door anyway (if he is going to leave any time his back hurts).
The ultimate service
This time around in dinner service, each person would have a round at the front of the kitchen. This enables Ramsay to see everyone’s individual strengths, and also their weaknesses.
Jay was the first person up to run the pass, and he did an excellent job. However, did anyone expect him to fail? The guy is used to being in front of the kitchen, and he also figured out the acts of “sabotage” by Sous Chef Scott.
Holli was next up on the list, and she seemed nervous for much of the time in front of the kitchen. She fell for the sabotage early on by Jean-Phillipe, and she just seemed to lack some sort of confidence and control.
The biggest surprise with Ben wasn’t that he messed up with Sous Chef Scott’s sabotage, but that his back was suddenly healed up (either that or did a good job working through the pain).
Autumn’s time at the pass was the most entertaining part of the night, since she suddenly decided she was Chef Ramsay 2.0 and started ordering everyone around. When Ramsay ultimately resumed his pot, everyone had a pretty solid night in the kitchen.
The ultimate decision
This was going to be a chaotic final elimination, since everyone unanimously picked Autumn, but then there was a debate between Holli and Ben.
Autumn was also the first person to be kicked out from Chef Ramsay’s kitchen, but he had some kind words for her and she could leave with a smile on her face. Jay was then the first person sent on by Ramsay to the finals, and then he was quickly joined by Holli. Ben’s decision to “give up” ultimately did him in.
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