Episode 14 “Hell’s Kitchen All Stars” aired Friday night on Fox, with host Gordon Ramsay presiding over the Final 4. In this week’s episode of the reality TV show, the remaining contestants received special visits from their families before their initial challenge began. Gold Derby’s exclusive odds predicted that Milly Medley would be eliminated in fourth place — were we correct?
Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Hell’s Kitchen” recap of Season 17, Episode 14, titled “Stars Heating Up Hell.” 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 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 13th episode, Ramsay eliminated Robyn Almodovar in fifth place, thereby ensuring that the Final 4 chefs were Milly, Nick Peters Bond, Benjamin Knack and Michelle Tribble. From this group, who will Ramsay order to turn in their jacket in fourth place? Let’s find out.
8:15 p.m. – Ramsay recruited the final four chefs together for a Chistmas theme and family members of each of the chefs arrived. But family was not the only gift Ramsay had to present, each chef had a mystery box and 45 minutes to create a delicious dish from the ingredients inside. The family members of each chef were then called out to judge the competition. After they each voted, Benjamin and Michelle were tied for first place with their venison and salmon dishes.
8:25 p.m. – Ramsay had to break the tie and voted for Benjamin’s salmon dish, which was declared the winning meal. Benjamin won a private Ferrari ride with Ramsay in the process. While driving, Benjamin declared he thinks Michelle is his toughest competition. Meanwhile, the losers of the challenge were forced to take down the Christmas tree decorations in the dining room.
8:35 p.m. – It’s time for Hell’s Kitchen to open as the hungry guests and VIP diners arrive. Tonight, the all-star chefs face the most critical task so far as each will take turns leading the pass. Benjamin is off to a strong start, but unbeknownst to the competitors, Chef Christina has been placed in the kitchen to sabotage each of them. Milly was not fooled by the saboteur, immediately noticing that Chef Christina mistakenly placed prawns on the plate rather than lobster.
8:40 p.m. – With Michelle now in charge, the saboteur has replaced the New York Strip with a rib-eye. More importantly, she didn’t notice until Ramsay informed her. Will that be enough to eliminate her? Next, Ramsay switched out the pork chop for a veal chop, to see if Nick noticed. He did not. But after one missed mistake, Nick was not to be fooled again when Christina and Michelle each gave him incorrect garnishes.
8:50 p.m. – Dinner service has come to a close and Ramsay has ordered the chefs to reach a consensus and decide who should be in the finale. Milly chose to compete against Nick. Benjamin wants to go head-to-head with Nick. Michelle concurred that she, too, wanted to go up against Nick. Finally, it was Nick’s turn to decide who he wanted to compete against, but his decision was not shown.
8:59 p.m. – The first chef eliminated by Ramsay was Milly. His energy and confidence were not enough to move him forward. Next, Ramsay announced that Nick would be the first chef progressing to the finale. The person joining Nick in the finals is Benjamin. But there was one surprise left. Michelle will join Nick and Benjamin in the finale! For the first time ever, there will be three finalists competing to win “Hell’s Kitchen.”
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