A new Hell’s Kitchen episode is back on this week. But, will the classic red versus blue teams cause some chefs to go up in flames?
The new Hell’s Kitchen episode has fans getting their Gordon Ramsay fix. After a week off due to the World Series, the heated kitchen competition is back on FOX. Given the current state of the competition, will the chefs succumb to the heat or rise to the pressure?
As this Hell’s Kitchen season 18 started, the fans appreciated the new format of rookies versus veterans. While the first couple of episodes didn’t quite show the extreme, brash Ramsay personality from previous seasons, the intensity was still there.
Although the kitchen stayed open more than being shut down, the chefs had a few stumbles. The fish wasn’t perfect. Risotto had issues and some chefs didn’t understand the concept of table-side. Still, there wasn’t a complete disaster.
Based on this FOX video, the chefs seems to be faltering under this classic competition format. Why is the pressure now on in the kitchen?
Thinking about this competition, it seems like the chefs seemed to thrive in the Rookies vs. Veterans format. The Veterans saw the first couple of episodes to show the knowledge of the Gordon Ramsay kitchen and competition scenario. Even though the dishes might not be the classic Hell’s Kitchen fare, they seemed to better adapt to the pace and terminology.
Now that the teams are rookies and veterans combined, the kitchen tension seems higher. The veterans are trying to show their dominance. The rookies seem intimidated. Overall, the chemistry and cooperation on the line might be non-existent.
Thinking about this particular change, it could provide more fireworks for the viewers. One of the big draws to this particular cooking competition is the kitchen drama. Since people aren’t watching the how and why a dish is made, they want to see the Ramsay yell, scream and throw dishes in anger.
Even though the veterans are more familiar with the environment, they aren’t immune from the pressure. In the clip, the Kevin seems to be completely flustered. It doesn’t matter how many years of experience, a chef can have a bad night (or nights).
Although the competition is still early, I think that some of the rookies still have a great chance in this competition. If they can cook, actual focus on cooking, the rookie chefs can and should do well. Like any new cooking environment, they need to learn the system. If they can focus on that aspect, they could go far.
Will one of your favorite chefs have a bad day in this new Hell’s Kitchen episode? Here’s how to watch.
Date: Friday, November 2
Start Time: 9 p.m. ET
Episode: “Fish Out of Water”
TV Channel: FOX
Hell’s Kitchen Season 18 will air on FOX on Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.