This premiere episode of Hell’s Kitchen 2012 was chock-full of juicy drama. This season looks like Gordon Ramsay will be the quiet one while the competitors garrote each other.
Introducing the Competitors
There are two teams of chefs: the red girls team, and the blue boys team.
The Red Girls Team:
The Blue Boys Team:
Gordon Ramsay told the chefs that they were not playing to be a head chef at “any” restaurant, but “his”. They would win a spot working for him at the Gordon Ramsay Steak in the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas.
Shaving Their Heads!
The episode started out with Chef Scott Leibfried coming out and telling the competitors that to impress Ramsay, they would have to shave their heads. Gordon Ramsay came to the rescue and it turned out to be a trick.
After the head shaving excitement, Gordon told the chefs to go prepare a dish to present to him. Brian Merel tried to stand out by whistling while working. This was met with swift reprimand by Ramsay. They should be cooking, not entertaining.
Gordon Ramsay tasted their dishes in pairs- one red and one blue at the same time. Each team received a point if their food was acceptable. The boys had previously said that women will never be master chefs. Unfortunately for them, the Blue team lost and had to clean the kitchen.
The Restaurant Challenge
Both teams had a restaurant wars challenge this episode. They had to learn and cook a set menu. There were some standout failures. Roshni could not properly cook the scallop appetizer and Gordon kicked her out of the kitchen. On the Blue side, Royce was missing his anchovies for the cæsar salad and accused his teammates of sabotage. He also spoke about himself in the third person. Creepy. Tavon massacred the scallops and he was too kicked out of the kitchen. Gordon then shut both kitchens down.
The blue team lost by a mile. Tavon and Don were nominated, to Don’s surprise. Gordon disagreed with that choice and took Tavon and Royce instead. Tavon was sent home for his horrible job in the kitchen. Gordon Ramsay told him that he’s a dishwasher, not a chef.