Hell's Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen

This series returns with a new twist: pitting veteran contestants against rookies. Eight accomplished chefs who have competed in previous seasons – and lost – will be brought back for a shot at redemption. But these veterans will need to go up against eight ambitious rookies who are equally eager to show Chef Ramsay they have what it takes to be the next Hell’s Kitchen winner. Hell’s Kitchen premieres Friday, Sept 29 at 9/8c on FOX.
This series returns with a new twist: pitting veteran contestants against rookies. Eight accomplished chefs who have competed in previous seasons – and lost – will be brought back for a shot at redemption. But these veterans will need to go up against eight ambitious rookies who are equally eager to show Chef Ramsay they have what it takes to be the next Hell’s Kitchen winner. Hell’s Kitchen premieres Friday, Sept 29 at 9/8c on FOX.

Season 18 (17 episodes)

  • 0. Sneak Peek

    Runtime: 1:02 min.

    Runtime: 1:02 min. Gordon Ramsay talks about bringing series Veterans and Rookies to cook against each other. Hell’s Kitchen airs Fridays at 9/8c on FOX.

  • 1. Rookies vs. Veterans

    Original air date: 09/28/2018 Runtime: 44:05 min.

    Original air date: 09/28/2018 Runtime: 44:05 min. Eight former "Hell's Kitchen" contestants face against eight ambitious new cooks for a life-changing prize to work as an Executive Chef.

  • 2. A Fond Farewell

    Original air date: 10/05/2018 Runtime: 44:06 min.

    Original air date: 10/05/2018 Runtime: 44:06 min. The chefs must prepare their own risotto dish; the chefs face their first dinner service.

  • 3. Hell's Riders

    Original air date: 10/12/2018 Runtime: 44:05 min.

    Original air date: 10/12/2018 Runtime: 44:05 min. The chefs serve lunch to a room full of Marines, preparing dishes that represent the air, the land and the sea; a dramatic dinner service ends with a contestant walk-out.

  • 4. Hell Freezes Over

    Original air date: 10/19/2018 Runtime: 44:05 min.

    Original air date: 10/19/2018 Runtime: 44:05 min. The chefs compete in a sled race for an advantage in the upcoming challenge, during which the two teams prepare winter soups; chef Ramsay makes an extreme change in the teams.

  • 5. Fish Out of Water

    Original air date: 11/02/2018 Runtime: 44:05 min.

    Original air date: 11/02/2018 Runtime: 44:05 min. Teams are tasked with cooking halibut in seven different ways; a dinner service; an elimination; pianist Stephan Moccio; chef David LeFevre.

  • 6. Hot Potato

    Original air date: 11/09/2018 Runtime: 44:05 min.

    Original air date: 11/09/2018 Runtime: 44:05 min. The chefs must create a dish using potatoes as the key component; the pressure becomes unbearable for one chef, leading to a chaotic dinner service.

  • 7. Last Chef Standing

    Original air date: 11/16/2018 Runtime: 44:05 min.

    Original air date: 11/16/2018 Runtime: 44:05 min. A challenge involving commonly served dishes; chef Ramsay makes changes to a dining service.

  • 8. One Hell of a Party

    Original air date: 12/07/2018 Runtime: 44:05 min.

    Original air date: 12/07/2018 Runtime: 44:05 min. The top 10 chefs are challenged to create a special dish as a part of a Sweet 16 birthday celebration for Tilly, Gordon's daughter.

  • 9. What Happens in Vegas...

    Original air date: 12/14/2018 Runtime: 44:05 min.

    Original air date: 12/14/2018 Runtime: 44:05 min. The nine remaining chefs are challenged to make authentic Chinese dishes, which are to be judged by chef Shirley Chung; tensions escalate during dinner service as one team has difficulties with teamwork and causes several errors.

  • 10. Poor Trev

    Original air date: 01/04/2019 Runtime: 44:05 min.

    Original air date: 01/04/2019 Runtime: 44:05 min. The dining room gets an Italian transformation for the blind taste test; the two teams cook to honor supporters of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Waterkeeper Alliance, with a new five-course Italian menu.

  • 11. Devilish Desserts

    Original air date: 01/11/2019 Runtime: 44:07 min.

    Original air date: 01/11/2019 Runtime: 44:07 min. Guest judge Valerie Gordon cracks down hard on both teams' take on dessert.

  • 12. Break On Through

    Original air date: 01/18/2019 Runtime: 44:06 min.

    Original air date: 01/18/2019 Runtime: 44:06 min. The six remaining chefs must go through three extensive challenges to determine which five chefs receive a black jacket.

  • 13. An Episode of Firsts

    Original air date: 01/25/2019 Runtime: 44:05 min.

    Original air date: 01/25/2019 Runtime: 44:05 min. The final five chefs struggle through a new challenge, leading to a bitter elimination.

  • 14. What's Your Motto?

    Original air date: 02/01/2019 Runtime: 44:06 min.

    Original air date: 02/01/2019 Runtime: 44:06 min. The final four chefs participate in a tableside challenge; the chefs endure a showmanship challenge, which is plagued with rookie mistakes; two chefs are eliminated.

  • 15. A Rollercoaster Ride

    Original air date: 02/08/2019 Runtime: 44:05 min.

    Original air date: 02/08/2019 Runtime: 44:05 min. The final two chefs are given some unexpected assistance for their final menus before they share noteworthy moments with chef Ramsay and the chefs' families; the teams return to Hell's Kitchen and prepare for service at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

  • 16. The Grand Finale

    Original air date: 02/08/2019 Runtime: 44:05 min.

    Original air date: 02/08/2019 Runtime: 44:05 min. The final two chefs are given some unexpected assistance for their final menus before they share noteworthy moments with chef Ramsay and the chefs' families; the teams return to Hell's Kitchen and prepare for service at Six Flags Magic Mountain.