Hell Kitchen Coverage: Fiesta Time
After one of the worst services this season, the chefs were told that Hell’s Kitchen was going to have its first ever Mexican night. So, Ramsey challenge was to catch ingredients that were placed on balls and dropped from the ceiling and to use those to turn five classic Mexican dishes (tacos, soup, tostada, enchilada and burrito) into gourmet dishes. There was a large piñata taken out to illiterate the point.
For this challenge Ramsey brought out two guest judges: owner of Ortega 120 Thomas Ortega and Executive Chef of Rivera LA John Sedler.
As expected, the score is tied and Roshni needs to win it for the Blue Team for the tostada tasting. That also gets tied and it goes down to Gordon Ramsey to decide. He chose the Red Team. Their reward is lunch at Rivera and a “surprise.” The Blue Team, since it is Mexican night, needed to stay and make salsa.
Before making said salsa the Blue Team were given tripe for lunch. Clemenza is the only member of the team who likes tripe. The rest of the team gave plenty of good reason to not like tripe. While the Blue Team was making salsa the Red Team was dancing the Salsa.
That night, after getting drunk out of her mind, Tiffany told Kimmie that the Red Team said that Kimmie was dumb to use flour tortillas instead of corn. What really happened was Royce said that. This caused Kimmie to confront the other Red Team members and make matters worse.
At dinner service James wears a sombrero. The audience is amused, but Ramsey isn’t. At least there was a mariachi band to make Mexican night nicer. What happened that night is a bad case of déjà vu.
It got bad when Kimmie told Dana to put fish and beef on the same tray. Kimmie does not admit to the mistake right away when Ramsey asks who did it but does eventually. Kimmie does say that Dana is stupid for doing that even though she was the one who did the mistake. This is followed by Danielle bringing up raw pork. This mad Ramsey angry being anything anyone has seen this season. She repeats this and gets thrown out. Barbie followed her team member after using a meat thermometer for checking how well the chicken was cooked. Who in their right mind does this? Tiffany got tossed afterwards for bad mashed potatoes.
The Blue Team did much worse. Guy started off with making cold tuna and then overcooking two steaks. Patrick told guy that his chicken was ready and that he can slice his steak but then says his chicken is not. Too late, steak is already cut. Guy and Patrick got tossed. This was followed by Justin putting out undercooked pork even after Clemenza told him countless time it’s not ready. They both got tossed. Royce is last to get tossed for getting burned bits of chicken in a chicken dish.
“I don’t give a (bleep) if I finish this table on my own with Scott. I don’t care anymore,” Ramsey told Roshni and Brian after Royce left the kitchen. That got them to finish dinner service.
Just like last time, both teams needed to choose two chefs for elimination, The Blue chose Patrick and Guy and the Red chose Barbie and Danielle. Barbie said that she should not be there and Ramsey agreed. The episode cut off before Ramsey revealed who went home.
Looks like Tiffany started a fire with a few dozen gallons of fuel with that misinformation. The episode preview looked like this little Red Team feud is going to get much worse and Patrick’s ego is going to get the best of him in the Blue Team. As usual, the Red Team is falling apart and the Blue Team can’t cook. And the Red Team says Barbie is the worst chef. She may make little mistakes but she’s not that bad.
The next episode should be interesting. Let’s hope Ramsey doesn’t pull a “nobody goes home tonight” because that’s just low.
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