Hell's Kitchen

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WED 8/7c SEP 17

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4 Chefs Compete

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Back in the dorms, Virginia treats herself to another good cry. She can't understand why she's having success in creating dishes and in challenges, but flounders during services. Conversely, Keith is feeling more confident than ever. The next morning, Chef Ramsay presents the remaining four cooks with the new challenge. They'll each get their own restaurant to run during a lunch service. And today's winner will be safe from elimination this week.

The cooks are then shuttled to their restaurants, and they fill with excitement as they consider the possibilities. Little do they know that their restaurants are actually lunch trucks. And the nearby construction workers will be their clients at lunch. The cooks rush to their trucks and start on a menu. Virginia plans turkey, prosciutto and feta sandwiches. Sara is going for seared quail with micro-green salad and fresh berries. Keith will offer poached lobster on greens and Heather has chosen a grilled chicken sandwich and French fries. Finally, the lunch bell rings and it's chow time.

The men sample each of the four dishes and offer their opinions to Chef Ramsay, who asks for favorite and least favorite dishes. The group is sent back to Hell's Kitchen, so Chef Ramsay can announce the results. The least favorite dish was Heather's chicken sandwich. Chef Ramsay turns to the favorite dish, which half of the workers selected as the best. And that dish was prepared by Virginia. So not only is she ensured a spot in the final three, she'll be treated to a shopping trip. As for a punishment, Keith, Sara and Heather will be cleaning meat from six bushels of Dungeness crabs for the next service.

Now it's Heather's turn to cry. Having her dish picked as the worst is having a devastating effect on her. Whereas winning had a great effect of Virginia, because she's enjoying a shopping spree at the kitchen supply store, Sur La Table, with Chef Ramsay. Spending money and flirting with Chef Ramsay seems much more enjoyable than boiling live, pinchy crabs and then shucking their meat. Speaking of crabs, the left-behind trio is spending as much time complaining about Virginia as they are on the job at hand.

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13/1 18 Chefs Compete (43:12)  
18 Chefs CompeteThe teams present their signature dishes.
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13/2 17 Chefs Compete (43:11)  
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12/20 Winner Chosen (43:12)  
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12/19 4 Chefs Compete (43:12)  
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12/18 5 Chefs Compete (43:12)  
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