Episode 9 of “Hell’s Kitchen All Stars” aired Friday night on Fox, with host Gordon Ramsay narrowing the field of aspiring chefs from 10 down to nine. In this week’s episode of the reality TV show, renowned chef Michael Cimarusti joined Ramsay while the remaining contestants were challenged to create dishes using creatures from the sea.
Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Hell’s Kitchen” recap of Season 17, Episode 9, titled “Catch of the Day.” Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite contestants and who you think can go the distance to win this season’s prize of a head chef position at the first-ever Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Keep refreshing/reloading this page as we’ll be updating live.
7:59 p.m. – Previously, on “Hell’s Kitchen”! Back in the eighth episode, Ramsay asked for Manda Palomino‘s jacket because she was the main reason for the Red Team’s epic defeat. Who will be following her out the door this week?
8:10 p.m. – The episode kicked off with the season’s most volatile feud: Elise Harris vs. Michelle Tribble. The contentious duo can’t seem put their troubles behind them, much to the dismay of their fellow contestants. In today’s challenge the chef’s went “fishing” for ingredients to use during the reward challenge. Each of them then had 30 minutes to create a winning fish dish.
8:25 p.m. – Celebrity chef Michael Cimarusti dropped in to judge the challenge. The chef’s faced off with members of the opposing team on five various fish entrees.The winning team was treated to a private plane ride to Las Vegas where they would spend the night at Caesar’s Palace. The losers were left in the kitchen to scale the latest fish delivery at the restaurant. The competition came down to the final dish, where Van Hurd defeated Barbie Marshall, giving the Blue Team yet another win! Will the Red Team ever rebound?
8:35 p.m. – After returning from Las Vegas, the Blue Team joined the Red Team to prepare for the night’s service. The celebrity guests quickly filed into the restaurant to test out Ramsay’s new Asian-fusion menu. Barbie immediately fanned out over “Dancing With the Stars” pro, Cheryl Burke. The adrenaline rush was apparently the confidence booster Barbie needed to take the lead in the kitchen. That didn’t go over well with Elise, and the two began to butt heads before Ramsay interjected and hauled the entire Red Team into the pantry for a scolding.
8:45 p.m. – During the service both teams had their struggles. Ramsay pointed out the Red Team was serving cold steak. Meanwhile, the Blue Team’s Milly Medley was the recipient of a few “F” bombs from Ramsay after serving up a raw steak of his own. Barbie and Elise were at each other’s throats and Van delivered an overcooked salmon that had Ramsay fuming.
8:52 p.m. – Both teams finished service, but Ramsay decided BOTH the Blue Team and Red Team lost this challenge. Each team will have to nominate two chefs for elimination.
8:57 p.m. – The Blue Team nominated Robyn and Milly. But Ramsay added Van to the line-up and had the three of them plea their case. The first chef eliminated tonight: Van!
8:59 p.m. – The Red Team nominated Elise and Barbie. The second chef eliminated tonight was: NO ONE! Ramsay just couldn’t let go of this drama so early in the season. In the end it was just Van who couldn’t keep up in the kitchen and had to be sent packing.
Here are the answers to Gold Derby’s contest questions for “Hells Kitchen” Season 17, Episode 9:
Who will be eliminated? Van Hurd
Who will be in bottom 2, but safe? Milly Medley, Barbie Marshall, Elise Harris
Will anyone be eliminated during service? No
Who will win reward challenge? Blue Team
Who will win service challenge? No One
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