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12 Chefs Compete

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It's a new season of Hell's Kitchen with 12 new chefs selected from tens of thousands of applicants. The winner will receive their own restaurant at the new Red Rock resort in Las Vegas. In Los Angeles, the new chefs are shuttled into Hell's Kitchen for the first time, where they are welcomed by Jean Phillippe. The group gets to know each other as Chef Ramsay studies their profiles in his back office. Finally, Chef Ramsay is ready to meet his new charges and barrels into the restaurant. After a quick greeting, he orders them into the kitchen to prepare their signature dishes.

With thirty minutes to prepare the dish, the chefs get to work in the kitchen. Tom tries to show off by lopping off the top of a bottle of wine with his knife, but instead he shatters the bottle in half. Undeterred, he pours wine from the broken bottle into his sauté pan.

It's time for Chef Ramsay to sample each dish. Frowning at a tower of food, he calls forth Keith, who seems to think he's some sort of white rapper. When Keith describes his dish as Cha-Ching Sesame Crusted Tuna, Chef Ramsay is quite confused. And he's outraged when Keith claims the dish is light. He has Keith remove his hat, then dumps a pile of rice into it before sampling the dish. Chef Ramsay disapproves of the piping hot sauce and giant portion.

Next up is Rachel, who has created fried butterflied shrimp with chocolate sauce, lemon and chili pepper. It's hard to make out what Chef Ramsay thinks about the presentation, as cursing obscures most of his words. After a taste, Chef Ramsay enjoys how the shrimp were cooked, but hates the chocolate sauce, which obliterates the shrimp. Later, in private, Rachel attributes the criticism to regional differences. It would seem that chocolate shrimp is all the rage in Texas these days.

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