If you’re a foodie who also has an unending appetite for drama, then Hell’s kitchen is the show for you. Hell’s Kitchen is an American reality television series created by world-renowned chef Gordon Ramsey. It was a British food reality television series that aired for four series having different formats for every consecutive season. Ramsay who was the main chef of the show then went on to sign an exclusive contract for the US version of the show, thus ruling out any probability of him appearing on future series of the UK show. There are many countries who came up with their own version of the show later on including Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the most popular one being the U.S version.
Hell’s Kitchen Season 19 Cast: Who’s in it?
The star and creator of the show is Gordon Ramsay who will return in his role as the strict mentor and the judge. He is known worldwide not only for his cooking skills but also for his raging temper and colourful usage of language which is widely enjoyed as well as criticized and questioned for being staged by the audience. Ramsay’s restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total. Gordon first appeared on television in 1980 in a documentary called a-fly-on-the-kitchen-wall and went on to become one of the most popular chefs in the British pop culture by 2004. Since then he has been a part of many TV shows such as Faking it, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and was finally introduced to America in the US version of Hell’s Kitchen. It will also consist of 12-20 aspiring chefs who will be divided into two teams to compete against each other for a cash prize of $250,000 and an opportunity to work as the head chef or executive chef at Ramsay’s chosen restaurant.
Hell’s Kitchen Season 19 Plot: What is it about?
Like all its previous seasons, the show will follow a similar format of progressive elimination. The aspiring chefs will be living together and competing in challenges with each other. The team that loses will be responsible for completing a routine task or for the dinner of their opposing team. Sometimes they are made to eat something unappetizing such as the food waste which might be blended into a smoothie for a meal as their punishment, while the winning team will be able to enjoy a recreational activity outside of Hell’s Kitchen.
The challenge will be followed by a dinner service where the chefs will have to prepare dinner for 100 guests keeping in mind that the taste and representation of the dishes (appetizer, entrée, and dessert) is according to Ramsay’s standards. There will be two reliable sous-chefs assisting Ramsay by supervising the work ethics and team spirit of both the teams as they work in a pressure-filled environment. There might be any additional challenges included in this service which might have to do with designing their own menus or a blind taste challenge known as “taste it, now make it” where the chefs will taste a dish and try to guess the ingredients and recreate it to match the one that they had tasted. Both the teams or an individual chef can be sent back to the dorm in the middle of the dinner preparation for poor performance. If this behaviour is constant and repeated by an individual, he may also be eliminated on the spot which has taken place on one or two rare occasions every season. The dinner service is then followed by elimination. The team that loses has to choose two members of their team to be eliminated. Ramsay himself may also nominate a name for elimination if he thinks it is necessary and suitable in a situation. He might also nominate a chef from the winning team if deemed necessary. The nominees are given a chance to share their side of their story and justify their actions to make the process clearer and easier. The chef who is eliminated will share his/her thoughts before they leave the show and the rest of the contestants will move forward in the competition. There have been instances where no one was eliminated but this is usually followed by a double elimination in the upcoming episodes.