Hell's Kitchen

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9 Chefs Compete, Part 1 of 2

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Aired: 7/16/12

As the sun rises on a new day, the nine remaining chefs are more anxious than ever. However, Chef Ramsay has a plan to break the tension: a wing-eating competition. He asks for two volunteers from each team. Barbie and Tiffany step up for the Red Team, while Brian and Justin agree to play for the Blue Team. He then introduces a fifth player: World champion competitive eater Joey Chestnut.

Chef Ramsay explains that whoever eats 60 wings first wins $500. Although Brian does an admirable job, Joey Chestnut clears his plate first and takes the prize. After the fun is over, Chef Ramsay announces the serious challenge of the morning: the Hell's Kitchen Blind Taste Test. This is the one challenge that has been on every season of the show, and not once has any competitor achieved a perfect score.

Since the Red Team has an extra member, Kimmie volunteers to sit out. Christina goes head-to-head with Brian in an attempt to identify four different foods. They both correctly identify the beets and pineapple but miss the shallot. Christina also does not identify the turkey. The Red Team gets two points, and the Blue Team earns three.

Barbie and Robyn are up next. Barbie is able to only identify one of the four ingredients, while Robyn misses all four. The score is tied.

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