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Hell's Kitchen Recap 5.1: 16 Chefs Compete

Hell's Kitchen Recap 5.1: 16 Chefs Compete

We recently introduced you to the contestants on the new season of Hell's Kitchen, and many of you said you were excited to watch the season premiere. After watching the first episode last night, it's safe to say that this season, there'll be lots more of Gordon Ramsay in store. To hear my first impressions and discuss the episode (warning: spoilers ahead),


  1. Don't you wish the show told you which restaurants the chefs came from?
  2. It bugged me when Lacey presumed others think, "Here's another pretty girl trying to be a good cook." Did her comment get to you as well?
  3. Isn't it strange that Colleen didn't get high marks for her dish and isn't trained formally as a chef, yet she charges so much money to train other people how to cook? Wasn't it awkward when she offered to serve Gordon a bite? And what was up with him not being able to pronounce her name?
  4. Did Gordon make the right decision by choosing the winning team based on dining room service?
  5. Is it just me, or does Lacey seem immature, Seth like a Gordon groupie, and Giovanni mean, unskilled, and a little shady?
  6. Was Wil stupid or respectable by nominating himself for elimination?

If you didn't catch the episode, here are my favorite quotes from the show:

Gordon to Robert: This dish is clumsy. Like you.

Gordon on Colleen's signature dish: You seriously charge $300 to teach people how to make that crap?

Giovanni on cooking: It was an easy way to get a girl to my house. Instead of taking them out to dinner, I could bring 'em home . . . then you move on to the next level.

Lacey, on the girls' canned team name: Not everyone wanted "Spice Rack," because not everyone has a spice rack.

Seth on Gordon calling him "Forrest": [Insert Forrest Gump accent] Gordon and I will be like peas and carrots once again.

Photo courtesy of Fox

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