While the chefs might be longing to obtain that black jacket, an uncertain dinner service can dash those lofty dreams On Hell’s Kitchen Season 22 episode 10, the chefs learned quickly that no one is safe in Hell’s Kitchen. But, who will be the one to finally step up and set themselves apart?
Making it to the Hell’s Kitchen finale is not just a testament to a chef’s cooking ability. The eventual winner has mental fortitude and all the attributes that Gordon Ramsay wants in one of his team members. It is more than gaining confidence during dinner service. It is the willingness to learn, adapt, and keep their composure in the moment.
For the reward challenge, the chefs had to traverse a balance beam to grab balls labeled with ingredients to include in their pasta dishes. Even though the teams hurried through the obstacle, there were only a few falls. Many people would have predicted a different outcome.
With ingredients in hand, the chefs created their pasta dishes. The head to head battle was a little unpredictable. From one chef getting the pasta shape incorrect to muddled flavors, this challenge showcased that a pasta dish may not be as it seems. Then again, the chefs only had limited time to create a depth of flavor. This task was not an easy one.
In the end, the Red Team earned the win on Hell’s Kitchen Season 22 episode 10. While their goat yoga experience was meant to be relaxing, it might have been a little more chaotic than realized. Also, would anyone want to see the Blue Team do goat yoga? This visual is one that may have been a meme for a long time.
Heading into dinner service, the chefs need to show continual improvement. At this point, they are not rookies. It is time to prove that they are a leader in the kitchen. Improperly cooked fish and crying in the kitchen should have been left behind weeks ago.
As the numbers dwindle, each chef must be in charge of their own station. No one can rescue a person on the fish station or jump in to fix an undercooked Wellington. If the goal is to show momentum to earn a black jacket, the divide between top and bottom widens.
Due to the mistakes in both kitchens, there was no winning team. But, two chefs stood out not only for their well-executed dishes but also for their leadership. Leigh and Dahmere were charged with putting two chefs from their team up for elimination.
Leigh seemed to have hit her stride in this dinner service. As she decided who to nominate, the chefs who faltered appeared to appreciate their shortcomings. Donya knew that she messed up this round. She owned her issues. Unfortunately, it is getting harder to hide a bad day on the line. Carmen’s self-doubt could be her undoing. Only time will tell if these emotions will spill over into dinner service.
For the Blue Team, the two nominations were clear. Everyone loves to hate Jason. Even though the chef has a tremendous pedigree, he is struggling to showcase that talent. Add to that scenario is ego has difficultly fitting in any room, the chefs are chomping at the bit for his chef’s coat to be hung on the wall.
The other choice was Atoye. Even though she had a resurgence after joining the Blue Team, this dinner service was rough. Like baseball, there is no crying in the kitchen. She might have the drive and the talent, but this scenario might be too extreme for the well-meaning chef.
In the end, Atoye was eliminated on Hell’s Kitchen Season 22 episode 10. With just eight chefs left, time is short. At some point, these chefs need to showcase the characteristics required to be a head chef. Confidence, leadership, determination are just a few of the many adjectives that describe any Hell’s Kitchen winner.
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