In Hell's Kitchen, aspiring chefs are put through an intense culinary academy to prove they possess the right combination of ingredients to win a life-changing grand prize.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Hell's Kitchen - Hell's Kitchen (U.S. season 14) - Netflix
Season 14 of the American competitive reality television series Hell's Kitchen premiered on March 3, 2015 on Fox. The prize is a head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in Caesars Atlantic City. Gordon Ramsay returned as head chef with Andi Van Willigan and James Avery returning as sous-chefs for both their respective kitchens as well as Marino Monferrato as the maître d'. Executive chef Meghan Gill from Roanoke, Virginia, won the competition, thus becoming the fourteenth winner of Hell's Kitchen. This season, the Blue Team set a new record for the most number of dinner service wins by a team in a single season (discounting season finales and joint victories) with six. It surpassed the previous record of five set by the season six and seven Blue Teams and the season ten Red Team. The season also had only one joint dinner service loss between the red and blue teams, the least number of occurrences since season four. This red team is also tied with the blue team from season ten as the teams who have been kicked out of the kitchen at full capacity the most, happening five times throughout the season. Gill became the seventh winner of the series to avoid elimination nomination throughout the entire season. Gill also beat season eleven second runner-up Jon Scallion, sixth- and seventh-place contestants Zach Womack and Anthony Rodriguez, season twelve second runner-up Melanie Finch, and, lastly, season thirteen second runner-up Sade Dancy's record of going through the most consecutive punishments, with nine punishments until she finally won the last challenge of the season, compared to their seven. Despite the blue team, or the men's team (from Top 18 to Top 8), setting a new record for the most number of dinner service wins by a team in a single season, this was the third season to feature two women in the finale (following seasons two and eleven), the first season to have all women in the top three, and the second season that a winner/runner up combination was never nominated, the first being season seven. Sixth-place chef Josh Trovato ties with season twelve's Michael DeMarco (discounting the “Cook For Your Life” challenge in Episode 9) for the longest consecutive streak of nominations. In further extension, this is the first season since season seven that did not have any episodes ending in cliffhanger before elimination. Both teams each had separate, unusual distinctions during the signature dish challenge. The Blue team became the first team in Hell's Kitchen history to receive approval for every dish from Ramsay as all the men received a score of 3 or 4. The Red team's signature dishes eventually became a near perfect predictor for the order of elimination as the three members who received the lowest score of 1 (Chrissa, Mieka and Monique) were the first three chefs on their team eliminated and the two chefs receiving the highest score of 5 (T and Meghan) advancing to the finals. The only anomaly was Alison (who scored the Red team's lone 3) surviving longer than two of her teammates who scored 4 (Sarah and Christine).
Hell's Kitchen - Contestant progress - Netflix
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