Louross is annoyed with the high school mentality of the men's team. Bobby and Ben plan to put the heat on Matt. However, in the other room, Matt and Louross complain about Bobby and Ben.
The next day, Chef tells the teams that they'll be hosting a Sweet Sixteen party at Hell's Kitchen. The challenge is that each team has $100 to purchase ingredients for three dishes: an appetizer and two entrées. Once they return to Hell's Kitchen, they will have forty-five minutes to make the meal.
The stress on the Blue team is apparent and the men ignore Matt. The women huddle up and try to figure out what their dishes will be.
The teams rush back into the kitchen. Ben shouts out orders to the men while Corey tries to keep the Red team moving. Chef Ramsay gives the five minute warning as the teams rush for the finish line. Matt stews about being ignored. Chef introduces Melissa, whose 16th birthday will be celebrated at Hell's Kitchen. She will be deciding the winning dishes tonight.
Melissa gives the men's chicken wings a win. For her next dish choice, Melissa likes the women's halibut. The tie-breaking dishes come out. The Red team offers up a flank steak and the men have a variation of surf-and-turf. Melissa chooses the men's dish. The men head out to play, while the women have to stay behind and dress Hell's Kitchen for the party.
During the prep time, Shayna is putting a little too much heart into her Mango salsa. Ben tells her the ingredients won't mix well, and the women think Shayna is wasting too much time making it.
Chef Ramsay tells the chefs he is going to watch the food going out carefully because Melissa can only be sixteen once. Jean-Phillipe opens the doors.
Melissa's table is the first order up for the Red team. Chef returns Christina's attempt at a risotto. In the men's kitchen, Chef calls for sauce on the chicken wings.
The party guests enjoy the appetizers and the kitchens move on to the entrees. Melissa gets her entrée on time, but her mother is still left waiting. The fate of this meal is in Matt's hands.
The birthday girl stops halfway through her meal because Rosann made her beef way too rare. Melissa's mother then returns her fish dish, which Matt has overcooked. Chef Ramsay is furious. Rosann messes up a second chance at the beef, and Chef has to take over the station to finish the guest of honor's dinner.
Matt continues to screw up, sending Melissa's mother's fish out raw. Bobby forces Matt of the station to get it done.
Shayna's slow methods are starting to catch up with her. Chef Ramsay urges her to speed up.
The two teams race to get the final dessert orders out the window, and both are able to complete the service.
Chef shows the teams a stack full of comment cards filled out by the guests. 98% of the men's customers said they would return to Hell's Kitchen, while the women edge them out with 99% satisfaction. Ramsay says he can't pick a losing team based on how close the results were. He announces that the eliminations will be up to the teams tonight.
Matt heads right for his room and starts packing. He knows he's the one going home, and the men agree. The women are torn between Rosann and Shayna.
That night, the men send Matt up for elimination and Chef Ramsay agrees with their decision. Chef asks for the ladies' pick, and they nominate Shayna. Chef has Shayna, Rosann and Matt step forward. The three defend why they should stay in Hell's Kitchen, but Chef Ramsay hits Matt hard. Matt argues that if he had cooked with the girls, then there would be a decline in the men's performance. Shockingly, Chef returns Matt to the men's team. He sends Shayna home instead, telling her that's she's a solid cook, but just too slow when the heat is on.
Before the chefs are sent up for the night, Chef Ramsay has one more surprise: Matt will indeed be cooking for the women's team the next day.