Hell’s Kitchen - Season 4
Premieres: Tuesday, April 1, at 9:00 p.m. EST
Creator(s): Gordon Ramsay
Starring: Gordon Ramsay
Hell’s Kitchen is a reality competition series in which cooks and chefs from all different culinary backgrounds compete against each other to win the approval of Chef Gordon Ramsey. Each week they perform a number of cooking challenges and work together in teams to prove that they’re capable of taking whatever Ramsey dishes out. If you’re familiar with Ramsey’s persona, then you know what he dishes out usually involves a lot of swearing.
Each week someone is eliminated from the competition. There are also rewards for the team that does the best in each challenge. This helps boost the tension among the contestants because while half the group is celebrating post-challenge, the other half is trying to figure out which person is going to get thrown under the bus. The person who wins the whole season is awarded a job as senior chef at one of Ramsey’s restaurant. In the fourth season, whoever wins will get to work at London West Hollywood, which is set to open this summer.
In general, I don’t really get into these cooking shows but I make an exception for Hell’s Kitchen. I don’t know if it’s the way Ramsey screams at the contestants when they mess up (someone’s always burning the risotto!), the repeated sound of beeps as his swearing is censored or watching the contestants scramble around the kitchen trying to do their job without screwing up enough to get sent home that week. Regardless, Hell’s Kitchen makes kitchen drama tasty good fun. I’m 100% on board for this season.
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