Episode 7 of “Hell’s Kitchen All Stars” aired Friday night on Fox, with host Gordon Ramsay narrowing the field of aspiring chefs from 12 to 11. In this week’s episode of the reality TV show the contestants had to recreate six popular dishes in just 25 minutes. The twist: one chef had to be removed from the kitchen every three minutes and the weakest-performing chefs had to recreate tagliatelle using oysters.
Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Hell’s Kitchen” recap of Season 17, Episode 7, titled “Trimming Fat.” 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”! Ramsay expressed disappointment at how far the Blue Team had fallen, with Jared Bobkin and Robyn Almodovar being nominated for elimination. Following a mini-controversy in which Jared maybe or maybe didn’t cut his finger, Ramsay asked him to turn in his jacket and leave “Hell’s Kitchen.”
8:12 p.m. – With a clear lack of harmony on the Blue Team, they have to put their differences aside as the next challenge begins. They will be cooking the six entrees from the current Hell’s Kitchen menu and whichever team delivers the most perfect dishes will win. This should be a slam dunk, but of course Ramsay had to complicate matters by informing the cooks that every three minutes they had to kick a member of their own team out of the kitchen. By the end of the challenge, Michelle Tribble (Red Team) and Nick Peters Bond (Blue Team) were the last two standing. With three minutes remaining, all of the discarded chefs were unleashed back into the kitchen. Drama ensued as the Red Team realized they had raw pork. Which incompetent disaster cooked the chops?
8:25 p.m. – Dana Cohen was responsible for the inedible pork chops but refused to take responsibility because she was kicked out of the kitchen. Ramsay likes most of the dishes, but the Blue Team won the challenge. They will be heading off to a world-class rock climbing gym before eating a delicious meal at Bourban Steaks. The Red Team gets to hang out with Marino and deep clean the kitchen. In the midst of their cleanly bliss, Michelle and Elise Harris got into an argument about who has the worst attitude. I feel bad for anyone who gets trapped in a kitchen with either of these petty chefs.
8:35 p.m. – Ramsay called everyone into the kitchen to show them how to make tagliatelle oysters. It can’t be an easy task considering I’ve never heard of this dish and I had to google the spelling of it. Michelle and Nick got stuck with the task of deciding which chefs on their teams would be safe and who would have to cook for their lives. Competing will be Robyn, Barbie Marshall (Red), Gio Filippone (Blue), Manda Palomino (Red), Milly Medley (Blue) and…Elise (cue the “F” bombs).
8:45 p.m. – Milly is “comfortable as sh!*” and totally unbothered by this challenge. I respect his positive attitude. Robyn is too intense for her own good and looks like she’s about to crash and burn in a pile of nerves. Elise barely finishes but manages to plate her dish before bursting into tears. “I don’t deserve to be up here, I’m not one of the weakest chefs” she exclaimed. It only makes me want her to go home even more. She’s a complainer and complainers don’t win.
8:55 p.m. – Milly didn’t make enough oysters. Come on man! That being said, he was declared safe. Next, Barbie, Milly, and Elise were all declared safe as well. Elise immediately ran to rub it in Michelle’s face, declaring “it’s on” as if she just realized she is in a competition. Get a grip.
8:59 p.m. – Gio is the last to serve up his oysters to Ramsay, meaning either him or Robyn will be going home. He was a little light on the sauce and heavy on the pasta, which could hurt him. In the end, Robyn was saved once again despite her lack of ability to open oysters. Gio’s attention to detail sent him packing, meanwhile Elise is still screaming at Michelle in the pantry. Will her inability to keep her emotions in check send her home next week?
Here are the answers to Gold Derby’s contest questions for “Hells Kitchen” Season 17, Episode 7:
Who will be eliminated? Giovanni Filiponne
Who will be in bottom 2, but safe? Robyn Almodovar
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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