Hell's Kitchen

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11 Chefs Compete, Part 1 of 2

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Aired: 7/2/12

The remaining 11 competitors meet Chef Gordon Ramsay in Hell's Kitchen, where they discover a gold curtain and await the details of their next challenge. Chef Ramsay explains that since this season's winner will be running Gordon Ramsay Steak in Las Vegas, they need to realize that it's a city where having luck on your side is invaluable. Then he reveals a giant slot machine that will determine the ingredients and will test the competitors' creativity in this "High Steaks" Challenge.

Two at a time, a member from each team will pull the slot machine's handle to reveal one cut of steak and four complementary ingredients. The chefs will create that dish and go head-to-head when presenting their offerings. Since the Red Team has one extra member, they must pick someone to sit out. All the women want to compete; Kimmie finally volunteers to skip the challenge.

Dana and Patrick are first up to the Hell's Kitchen slot machine. They get a flatiron steak, potatoes, mushrooms, spinach, and blue cheese. Next up are Christina and Royce, who will again face off against each other. The slot machine gives them hanger steak, yams, eggplant, asparagus, and crab.

Barbie and Brian then step forward to face the one-armed bandit. Fate hands them the New York strip, celery root, tomatoes, cauliflower, and shrimp. When Tiffany and Justin test their luck, they wind up with filet, beets, carrots, zucchini, and chorizo.

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