SYNOPSIS: Hell's KItchen

Wednesdays, 8:00-10:00 PM

By Jason Matthews

Superstar chef Gordon Ramsay returns this fall with the eighth season of the scalding-hot unscripted series HELL’S KITCHEN, which puts aspiring restaurateurs through an intense culinary academy as Ramsay seeks out the one chef who possesses the right combination of ingredients to win the life-changing grand prize. The competing chefs have varying degrees of experience, but all have the dream and passion to excel in the culinary industry.


Throughout a series of grueling challenges, including baking pizzas and flatbreads in the all-new pizza ovens, catering a high school prom, introducing sushi to the HELL’S KITCHEN menu, serving breakfast to hard-working EMTs and celebrating the series’ milestone 100th episode with a black-tie dinner service, Chef Ramsay aims to instill perfection and passion in each of the chefs. While the challenges are grueling, the rewards are sweet as some winning teams get to enjoy helicopter rides, lavish dinners, trapeze lessons and trips to amusement parks. The challenge losers, on the other hand, are left behind to perform the mundane tasks of cleaning the dining room, prepping a truckload of potatoes, sorting through trash for a recycling program and packing up HELL’S KITCHEN on move-out day.


As the chefs are winnowed down, only those who meet Ramsay’s strict standards will get to advance to the next round. Hoping for the coveted black chef jacket, the chefs will compete against one another, striving to survive another week. Eventually two finalists will compete head-to-head to impress Ramsay with five-star dishes, but only the one who possesses the right combination of passion, skill and drive will become the winner of HELL’S KITCHEN.


HELL’S KITCHEN is produced by ITV Studios America in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith and Kent Weed serve as executive producers.

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