Hell’s Kitchen Premiere Recap 09/29/22: Season 21 Episode 1 “Let the Battle Begin”

Hell’s Kitchen Premiere Recap 09/29/22: Season 21 Episode 1 "Let the Battle Begin"

Tonight on FOX their Gordon Ramsay culinary competition series Hell’s Kitchen airs with an all-new Thursday, September 29, 2022, season 21 episode 1 premiere and we have your Hell’s Kitchen recap below. On tonight’s Hell’s Kitchen season 21 episode 1 episode called, “For the first time ever on HELL’S KITCHEN, the well-seasoned 40-somethings (blue team), will battle the fresh up-and-coming 20-somethings (red team) in a Battle of the Ages competition.

The chefs are challenged to cook their signature dish and Chef Ramsay will rate each dish on a scale of 1 to 5. The team with the most amount of points will win the challenge.

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Tonight’s episode begins with the cooks traveling by limo to Hell’s Kitchen. This is the battle of the ages and there are two teams.

40-Somethings: Alex, Tara, Nicole, Zeus, Mindy, O’Shay, Abe, Charlene, and Billy.

20-Somethings: Brett, Vlad, Ileana, Dafne, Alejandro, Cheyenne, Alyssa, Sommer, and Sakari.

Vlad looks over and sees Alyssa, they know each other from Chicago.

Chef Christina Wilson will be in charge of the red kitchen and Jason “Jay” Santos the blue kitchen.

All of a sudden, a monster truck comes crashing in, smashing Marino’s car, and Chef Gordon Ramsay is riding it.

This season for the first time ever it is Battle Of The Ages. The 20-somethings will be with on the red teaming the 40-somethings will be on the blue team.

The cooks are tasked with making their signature dish in 45 minutes, this is a team competition.

Nicole is making packaged pasta and canned tomatoes for her signature dish and there are a lot of raised eyebrows watching her.

Chef Gordon says that the winner this season will be his new head chef at the brand new Hells Kitchen Caesars, Atlantic City. It comes with a prize of a quarter of a million dollars.

Chef Gordon will assign each dish a 1 to 5, with 5 being stunning and delicious and 1 being wretched and not his standards. The team with the most points will win.

Zeus, Bangers & Mash, 4 – Ileana, Butternut Squash Risotto, 2 – Sakari, Oyster Stew, 5 – Daphne, Handmade Pasta, 4 – Vlad, Bone-In Steak, 5 – Cheyenne, Glazed Pork Chop, 3 – Alejandro, Brick Chicken, 4 – Alyssa, Scallops, 3 – Sommer Stewed Salmon – 1.

Brett, Roasted Rack of Lamb, 4 – Alex, Spice Crusted Salmon, 5 – Nicole, Fresh Pasta and Burrata, 1 – Charlene, Cowboy Ribeye, 4 – Tara, Pork Tenderloin, 4 – O’Shay, Crispy Skin Salmon, 3 – Abe, Blackened Sea Bass, 3 – Mindy, Tortellini Soup, 4 – Billy, Chicken Franchise, 3.

It is a tie. The best two dishes are Alex and Sakari. There is a dish that has a slight edge, Sakari’s dish. Gordon tells the 20-somethings that they are going on a 120-foot yacht and being treated to a sunset cruise. The 40-somethings are going to deal with the deliveries and clean both kitchens.

The 20-somethings are enjoying dinner on the yacht, Chef Gordon joins them. Elsewhere, the 40-somethings are having a hard time, they are exhausted.

A new day dawns and the chefs arrive in the kitchen. Alex says that everyone in his bedroom snores. The blue team says the first punishment was brutal. Chef Gordon tells them about a punishment pass that they can earn. For the next challenge, they have to create an elevated chicken wing and the winner on each team will earn a punishment pass. The chef with the worst chicken wings will be going home.

To be continued next episode …..