Hell’s Kitchen Recap 9/17/14: Season 13 Episode 3 “16 Chefs Compete”

Hell’s Kitchen Recap 9/17/14: Season 13 Episode 3 “16 Chefs Compete”

Tonight on FOX Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen returns with an all new Wednesday September 17, Season 13 episode 3 called, “16 Chefs Compete.”  ON tonight’s episode a unique team challenge involves the chefs completing recipes printed on the backs of their jackets. Later, the teams work together to create specialty dishes for VIP guests, which include talk-show host Wendy Williams.

On last week’s episode Gordon Ramsay welcomed 18 aspiring chefs into the kitchen. In the first challenge of the season, Chef Ramsay split the chefs into two teams: men (Blue) vs. women (Red) and asked them to present their signature dishes. The winning team got treated to an exclusive dinner with Chef Ramsay, along with special guest and renowned chef, Wolfgang Puck, while the losing team had to set up the new living arrangements and kitchen for this season. Then, Chef Ramsay tested the teams’ attention to detail and challenges them to recreate his Geoduck sashimi. The team that created 15 perfect dishes will soak up the sun on a luxury yacht with Chef Ramsay, while the losing team had to clean up the sand outside and prepared the Geoduck nigiri and chowder for dinner service.  Did you watch the episode?  If you missed it we have a full and detailed recap, right here for you.

On tonight’s episode in an effort to strengthen team communication, Chef Ramsay challenges the contestants to a unique recipe challenge. The team that most successfully completes the recipes printed on the back of their jackets will win a day flying across Venice beach, while the losing team will prepare for the next dinner service by grinding thousands of coffee beans. Later, during the dinner service, teams must work together as they prepare their specialty dishes for VIP guests, including talk show host Wendy Williams. As contestants struggle to send out their entrees, find out which team has to present two chefs for elimination and whom Chef Ramsay chooses to send home for good.

You’re not going to want to miss tonight’s cool new episode of HELL’S KITCHEN which begins at 8PM EST on FOX. We’ll also be live blogging it for you right here. While you’re waiting for the show to start, hit up our comments section and tell us your thoughts on this new season!

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In the continuation from last week, Denine and Sterling now have to live and work with the same fellow competitors that was willing to eliminate them from the competition.

So the atmosphere at Hell’s kitchen was tense as it is and not to mention there was nearly a run-in between Steve and Sterling behind the scenes. But Chef Ramsay had found a solution to help ease things. He arranged a challenge that was going to essentially force the chefs to lean on each other. And after the poor showing from the night before – the Blue Team desperately needed to learn a better way to communicate rather than fall back on yelling at each other.

The Communication challenge was that each of the chefs had to wear a new jacket that had a unique recipe on it that they were required to cook to perfection. And seeing as the chefs couldn’t read the recipes themselves – naturally their fellow team members had to be the one to read the instructions and then tell them all about the preparation.

The Red team were quick at identifying the recipes and leaving the chefs to it. While the Blue Team actually read out the instructions. Surprisingly, Sterling ended up coming to Steve’s rescue during the process and helped him the guy that was prepared to fight make a pretty good frittata. Not that they’re suddenly BFFs, but this is a good start for the Blue team.

The Blue team had previously let grievances and attitudes get in the way of their dinner service and this week they redeem themselves by working together to win the challenge. However the Red team still had some issues to work through. After they lost their challenge, Denine started to display an attitude problem. When her team had the grunt work of grinding up coffee beans – she ditched them.

According to her, she redeemed herself at the challenge and it wasn’t her fault they lost. Then when she did decide to grace her teammates with her presence – she almost caused a kitchen fire.

[9:02:02 PM] Kristine Francis: By time the dinner service rolled around, both teams got their act together and started out strong. Appetizers were coming out of the kitchen at a nice and steady pace. In fact the only problem that seemed to be on the horizon was the individual cooking station out by the tables. Roe was representing the Red team and she had burned the meat right in front of their VIP table. And Fernando was representing the Blue team when he kept getting lost because he didn’t know how to differentiate the table numbers.

Then the dinner service got interrupted. The Blue team messed up on not one but two stations and so Ramsay called a halt. He yelled at them to get their s*** in order. And to be fair them, they were able to calmly re-group. They talked it out amongst each other and returned to the kitchen hoping to do better.

Although, they didn’t!

Bryant had undercook the fish so many times that after Ramsay realized the other man will never be able to pull it together – he dismissed the entire fish station which included Sterling who wasn’t the one messing up. And then Frank soon followed them because he kept screwing up at his station.

Though while the Blue Team was losing chefs at an alarming rate – it was the Red Team that got dismissed as a whole. So it was only the Blue team that finished their dinner service.

Later, the ladies had to put up two people for elimination and during the nominee process – Kalen who had failed spectacularly at the meat station tried to blame Denine for her mistakes. In her whitewash version, Denine refused to help her even when she asked for help. But the reality, backed up by the footage, showed that Denine offered Kalen assistance and was repeatedly turned down.

In the end both Kalen and Denine were put up for elimination and Ramsay chose to go with Kalen. Denine was just up for elimination way too many times and he had gotten fed up with giving her another chance. But something happened afterwards that put the elimination on the backburner. One of their own had felt dizzy and needed medical attention.

Has the competition become too much?!?