Hell’s Kitchen Season 18 episode 12 preview: Chefs break through?


Hell’s Kitchen Season 18 episode 12 has the chefs reaching the next level. Which five chefs will earn the coveted black chef coat?

Hell’s Kitchen Season 18 episode 12 poses a big question to the remaining chefs. Which chef will finally have a big break through? There are only five black chef coats available. Who will see their dreams go up in flames just before the big finish line?

According to FOX, Hell’s Kitchen Season 18 episode 12 synopsis states:

"Tensions mount when Chef Ramsay explains to the six remaining chefs that they will go through three extensive challenges to determine which five chefs receive a black jacket. Tune in to find out which chef will be sent home in the “Break On Through” episode of Hell’s Kitchen."

As the last episode ended, Trev finally had his last cook in Hell’s Kitchen. With the teams uneven, it appears that there will be a change to the team structure. No longer will the men face the women. Who will be joining the red team?

Luckily, the answer to that question is revealed in this video. What other clues can be found in this exclusive preview video from FOX?

Based on this video, Mia joins the red team with Brett and Motto. While Mia and Motto should be a strong team, Brett is definitely a wild card. His ego, poor attitude and lack of depth can be difficult in the kitchen. The red team could be in trouble again.

As for the Blue team, Heather was a problem in previous challenges. There were many hard feelings in last week’s reward challenge. While she is an accomplished chef, the emotions of this season seem to be taking a toll on her efforts.

Since the focus of this episode is who will get the coveted black chef coat, the “three extensive challenges” could be quite interesting. If the challenges reference some of the celebrity chefs from previous episodes, one of the challenges could be the chefs recreating a dish that previously failed. From Mia’s deconstructed pastry to Brett’s Chinese dish miss, there are many options for this type of challenge.

The idea of this challenge is interesting. Chefs needs to learn, grow and adapt in the kitchen. A bad dish can become a signature dish with a few tweaks.

If a chef stays in a rut, or pigeon-holes himself into only one cuisine of cooking, that chef can’t be as successful. Most well-known chefs have a depth of food knowledge. From classic techniques to incorporating ethnic cuisine, chefs need to be able to adapt.

Going into this black jacket challenge, it will be curious to see which chefs earn the chef coat. Truthfully, Adrienne and Motto should be get a black jacket. They have been doing well. Additionally, this challenge should show how adaptable these chefs truly are.

To speculate, the chefs potentially going home this week could be Brett, Kanae or Heather. Brett has been more talk than sold cooking. His run could finally be over.

Heather doesn’t seem as determined. If her emotions get to be too much, her cooking could suffer. While she does deserve a shot, her time might be reaching the end.

Kanae has had both ups and downs. Sometimes, she hasn’t had focus in the kitchen. Little mistakes can’t happen at this point in Hell’s Kitchen. Hopefully she can stay on task.

Which five chefs will earn the coveted black chef coat? Here’s how to watch Hell’s Kitchen Season 18 episode 12.

Date: Friday, January 18, 2019

Start Time: 9 p.m. ET

Episode: “Break On Through”

TV Channel: FOX

Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on FOX’s website or app.

Hell’s Kitchen Season 18 will air on FOX on Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.