Rookies vs Veterans

Rookies vs Veterans

Air Date: September 28, 2018
Season eighteen returns with a new twist: pitting veteran contestants against rookies. For the first time, 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 and become Head Chef at the world’s first Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.
Rookies vs Veterans
Hell's Kitchen
Aspiring restaurateurs brave Ramsay and his fiery command of the kitchen as he puts the competitors through an intense culinary academy to prove they possess the right combination of ingredi...


Episode 1
Rookies vs. Veterans
Eight former “Hell's Kitchen” contestants face against eight ambitious new cooks for a life-changing prize to work as an Executive Chef.
Episode 2
A Fond Farewell
The contestants must prepare one risotto dish that will be worthy of replacing the one that used to be on the Hell's Kitchen menu.
Episode 3
Hell's Riders
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.
Episode 4
Hell Freezes Over
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.
Episode 5
Fish Out of Water
Teams are tasked with cooking halibut in seven different ways; a dinner service; an elimination; pianist Stephan Moccio; chef David LeFevre.
Episode 6
Hot Potato
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.
Episode 7
Last Chef Standing
While chefs are challenged to serve five "staple" dishes, one chef is removed from each team at certain intervals until the final chef finishes all dishes; the teams are taken aback by an unexpected a...
Episode 8
One Hell of a Party
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.
Episode 9
What Happens in Vegas
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 teamwo...
Episode 10
Poor Trev
With only four chefs per team, they must prepare to cook for a charity dinner service in support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Waterkeeper Alliance featuring Italian food, but one team'...
Episode 11
Devilish Desserts
The remaining seven chefs face a dinner service for pastry chef Valerie Gordon, who will harshly judge each team's dessert, but poor communication results in kitchen chaos and one dramatic elimination...
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Episode 12
Break on Through
Tension mounts when Chef Ramsay explains to the six remaining chefs that they will go through three extensive challenges to determine which five chefs receive a black jacket.
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Episode 13
An Episode of Firsts
The final five chefs struggle through a new challenge, leading to a bitter elimination that dramatically alters the dynamics of the group.
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Episode 14
What’s Your Motto?
The final four competing chefs face a tableside challenge that will send one lucky winner and their chosen partner on a luxurious day in Malibu, California. The chefs encounter a showmanship challenge...
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Episode 15
A Rollercoaster Ride
Part 1 of 2. After a shocking elimination, the final two chefs receive unexpected help for their final menus. They share their highs and lows with Chef Ramsay over brunch and are surprised with a visi...
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Episode 16
The Grand Finale
Conclusion. After a shocking elimination, the final two chefs receive unexpected help for their final menus. They share their highs and lows with Chef Ramsay over brunch and are surprised with a visit...

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