2 Chefs Compete; Winner Chosen – In the Season 11 finale, the Top 2 chefs visit Las Vegas before competing in a live cooking challenge. Later, they team up with former contestants to execute a final dinner service before the winner is chosen. At stake: a head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace.
4 Chefs Compete – The Top 4 chefs—Mary Poehnelt, Jon Scallion, Cyndi Stanimirov and Ja’Nel Witt—participate in a challenge in which they must identify ingredients in one of Chef Ramsay’s creations using only their senses of sight, taste and smell, and then re-create the dish. Later, pressure mounts at the dinner service before the final two contestants are revealed.
5 Chefs Compete, Part 3 of 3 – Conclusion. The Top 5 chefs try to impress critics with their gourmet-burger creations, and the winner is treated to a spa day. Later, the chefs serve a VIP guest, but kitchen problems halt the dinner service.
5 Chefs Compete, Part 2 of 3 – Part 2 of 3. The Top 5 contenders design their own menus for the dinner service before competing against a team of returning champions.
5 Chefs Compete, Part 1 of 3 – Part 1 of 3. The five remaining contestants are surprised by family members; and Chef Ramsay hands out black jackets. Later, a pressure-cooker challenge takes place.
7 Chefs Compete, Part 2 – Conclusion. Chef Ramsay evaluates the contestants’ work in the signature-dish challenge, and the winner receives immunity for the dinner service, in which the chefs try to impress TV host Maria Menounos and actor Jeremy Sisto.
7 Chefs Compete – Part 1 of 2. The remaining seven chefs compete in a blind-taste challenge, where they must identify ingredients using only their taste buds. Later, the dinner service includes a surprise challenge.
8 Chefs Compete – The remaining eight chefs are challenged to create ethnic dishes using specific ingredients. Later, one team falls behind before the dinner service begins; and a top-performing competitor makes major mistakes.
10 Chefs Compete; 9 Chefs Compete – The chefs compete for participation in a photo shoot and host dinner for U.S. Army members. Later, they design and execute their own dinner menus.
12 Chefs Compete – Hell’s Kitchen holds its first-ever quinceañera party, and the chefs are challenged to put together a tasting menu for the guest of honor. Later, during the dinner service, a betrayal leads to disaster.