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14 Chefs Compete

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Aired: 6/18/12

After a rough dinner service and a shake-up on the Blue Team in which Roshni is told to join them, the chefs are more focused than ever. When they gather in front of Chef Ramsay, he tells them that there is one cuisine that he has come to love in a big way but they've never focused on in Hell's Kitchen before: Mexican.

Sous Chef Scott enters the dining room with a piñata, and Chef Ramsay tells the competitors that they'll be turning five Mexican classics into fine dining foods. Inside the piñata are balls with different ingredients on listed them. Each team will have 90 seconds to grab 25 balls, and they will split the ingredients to make five dishes.

After the mad scramble, the chefs are given 35 minutes to prepare their plates. All seven chefs on each team will cook a dish, then each team much choose which five they want to present to Chef Ramsay.

When time runs out, the women quickly decide upon their dishes to present to Chef Ramsay. The men struggle to choose between Royce's and Brian's tacos. Casting the final vote, Patrick picks Royce's dish. Chef Ramsay then announces the two guest judges: Thomas Ortega of Ortega 120 and John Sedlar from Rivera and Playa.

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