Season 10 of the American competitive reality television series Hell's Kitchen premiered on June 4, 2012, on Fox and concluded on September 10, 2012. Chef de Cuisine Christina Wilson won the season and received a head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris Las Vegas in the Las Vegas suburb of Paradise, Nevada.
Gordon Ramsay returned as head chef, Scott Leibfried and Andi van Willigan returned as sous chefs, and James Lukanik returned as the maître d'. This season saw an alteration to the show's format, with many episodes now being two-parters, depicting the team challenge and reward/punishment one night, followed by service and elimination the following night. This season is also the first season in Hell's Kitchen history in which all chefs were eliminated normally. In other words, no chef was eliminated either despite being on the winning team, during dinner service, had to withdraw for medical reasons, or walked out on their own terms. This is also the first season where one challenge produced no winner and both teams faced punishment.
In Part One of the two-night Season 10 premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN, 18 aspiring restaurateurs once again will brave Chef Gordon Ramsay and his fiery personality to prove they possess the right combination of ingredients to win the life-changing grand prize: a head chef position working under Executive Chef Kevin Hee at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas. In the first team challenge of the season, Chef Ramsay asks the contestants to prepare their signature dishes and splits the chefs into two teams: men vs. women. During opening night service of HELL'S KITCHEN, the teams begin to fracture and mistakes are made before the first course is served.
In Part Two of the two-night season premiere, Chef Ramsay pits the women against the men in another intense challenge and demanding dinner service. Tune in to see which contestants fall out of Chef Ramsay’s good graces in the all-new “17 Chefs Compete” episode of HELL’S KITCHEN.
Chef Ramsay once again pits the women against the men for an intense challenge in which they must serve classic all-American fare to some very special diners.
Skills are put to the test as the teams not only have to cook four different lamb dishes, but also have to tackle one of Chef Ramsay’s most outrageous challenges in order to earn the ingredients they need. Tune in to find out whose culinary creations make it on the menu for this explosive dinner service and who totally misses the mark.
Chef Ramsay once again pits the women against the men, but this culinary challenge tackles cuisine never before showcased on HELL’S KITCHEN – Mexican! Executive Chef John Sedlar from Rivera Restaurant and Owner/Executive Chef Thomas Ortega of Ortega 120 Restaurant come to HELL’S KITCHEN to test the contestants’ creations.
Chef Ramsay challenges the contestants to find culinary inspiration from high fashion by creating a menu for some renowned designers. The winning team is rewarded with a brand new wardrobe while the losing team stays behind to prepare HELL’S KITCHEN for the first-ever dinner service runway fashion show.
In a continuation from the previous episode, it is fashion night in HELL’S KITCHEN and the teams must execute a full dinner service with timing perfectly in sync with three runway shows that are being held in the restaurant. While some contestants perform flawlessly, others are distracted by all that’s going on around them and one has to fight to the end to keep his place in HELL’S KITCHEN.
Chef Ramsay encourages the remaining contestants in HELL’S KITCHEN to fight for their spots and he inspires them by inviting two very special guests – UFC Champion Tito Ortiz and boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard – to dine in HELL’S KITCHEN.
It’s steak night in HELL’S KITCHEN, and the contestants are determined to impress Gordon Ramsay and prove that they have what it takes to be a head chef, working under Executive Chef Kevin Hee, at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas. Ramsay brings a little bit of Vegas into HELL’S KITCHEN, as he challenges the chefs’ creativity by allowing a slot machine to determine ingredients for their dishes.
It’s family night in HELL’S KITCHEN, but the chefs’ behavior is anything but family-friendly as tempers flare up on both teams. Although Chef Ramsay hopes that the contestants will focus on the dinner service ahead of them, many seem more concerned with all of the personal drama taking place than with cooking. Tune in to see who loses their cool and who keeps their eyes on the prize.
Chef Ramsay once again pits the Blue Team against the Red Team in a high-stakes culinary challenge that forces the chefs to think on their feet. As he whittles down the playing field, Chef Ramsay adds to the intensity by inviting three very special diners to dinner service. Tune in to see who gives their special guests the VIP treatment and who chokes under the pressure.
Chef Ramsay wants to put the remaining chefs’ palates to the test, so he brings in professional competitive eater, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, for a head-to-head wing eating competition. As if that weren’t enough, he follows up with one of his favorite and most notoriously difficult challenges – the blind taste test – and one contestant makes HELL’S KITCHEN history. Tune in to see who has a perfect palate and who can’t stomach the competition.
In a continuation from the previous episode, it’s once again the Red Team vs. the Blue Team during dinner service, but this time the chefs have the opportunity to show their personalities by creating the menu. However, instead of showing off their skills, some chefs crumble under the pressure and Chef Ramsay’s patience runs out. Tune in to see whose menu has Ramsay asking for seconds and who is sent packing.
Communication is critical.
The competition gets even more intense as Chef Ramsay puts the teams' communication skills to the ultimate test. While the drama between the contestants has reached a boiling point, they must put their differences aside as they strive to shine in the most important dinner service yet. Tune in to see who earns a coveted black jacket and who misses the mark.
The final six chefs celebrate earning their new black jackets, but they quickly realize that the competition is getting more and more intense. Eager to see how the chefs measure up,Chef Ramsay brings back a team of former HELL’S KITCHEN runners-up to compete against the chefs in the ultimate dinner service showdown.
Chef Ramsay wants to know that the winner of HELL’S KITCHEN will not only be able to cook to his standards, but teach others to do so as well. Chef Ramsay challenges the chefs to each teach one student how to perfectly recreate one of his dishes using only words and not touching any of the ingredients.
Chef Ramsay wants to know that the winner of HELL’S KITCHEN will not only be able to cook to his standards, but lead a team of chefs in the kitchen. At tonight’s dinner service, each remaining contestant gets a chance to direct their fellow chefs, but it turns out that it’s not as easy as Chef Ramsay makes it look! Tune in to see who steps up to the plate and who falls short.
Picking up from last week’s episode, Chef Ramsay determines who the two HELL’S KITCHEN finalists will be, bringing us one step closer to finding out who will win a head chef position working under Executive Chef Kevin Hee at Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas! In Part One of the two-part season finale, the two remaining chefs must build their final dinner service menu and Chef Ramsay brings in a team of world renowned chefs to judge their creations. Tune in to see who receives rave reviews and who needs to make up some ground going into the final dinner service.
After a long and trying competition, it’s time for the final dinner service and for Chef Ramsay to choose the winner of HELL’S KITCHEN. The two finalists - Justin Antiorio andChristina Wilson - must carefully build their teams and create a stunning final menu as they enter into the most important dinner service of their lives. Tune in to see who will be crowned the Season 10 winner of HELL’S KITCHEN and become the next Head Chef working under Executive Chef Kevin Hee at Gordon Ramsay Steak in Las Vegas.