The remaining 12 chefs face Chef Ramsay, eager for a shot at redemption after the previous night's disastrous dinner service. The competitors are told that they are going to be hosting a high school reunion for the Culver City High Class of 1991.
Chef Ramsay chooses a delegate from each team to meet with three reunion committee members to discuss what they'd like to see on the event's menu. From the Red Team he appoints Elizabeth, while Paul will represent the Blue Team.
The event's planning council members say that they'd like to have a Hawaiian luau theme. They want a hearty dish such as pork as well as some scallops on the menu. But one of the committee members says that she's a pescetarian and eats fish but not meat. Seeming to ignore this comment, Elizabeth asks how they feel about combining meat and seafood on the same plate in a surf and turf offering - leaving everyone speechless.
The delegates go back to their teams for a tasting menu challenge that will test the chefs' creativity and Paul and Elizabeth's ability to translate the wishes of the reunion organizers. With 45 minutes to plan and prepare their selections, Elizabeth tells her team that they need to make Asian food and recommends creating bacon-wrapped scallops. Paul does a better job of communicating the Hawaiian theme. His teams decides on pineapple mango chutney for the pork. And when Will suggests surf and turf, Paul points out that one of the women can't have meat so they switch to a seafood dish with crab sauce.
According to the rules of the challenge, the tasting menu must consist of one appetizer, one meat entrée, and one seafood entrée. The winning dishes will be featured on the high school reunion menu.
As the judges enter the "Hell's Kitchen" dining room and Chef Ramsay reiterates the Hawaiian theme, the women look shocked. Natalie presents the Blue Team's Ahi tuna appetizer and the judges love it. Carrie also serves tuna, but the judges don't like the guacamole on the dish. The point goes to the Blue Team.
The meat entrée is next. Krupa presents a nut-crusted pork loin that doesn't fit the Hawaiian theme. Monterray serves the men's pork and chutney dish. Chef Ramsay feels it's a small portion, but the planning committee loves it, and the second point goes to the Blue Team.
When Elise presents the women's scallops with bacon, their pescetarian client passes on tasting the dish. Elizabeth stammers and says that she didn't understand that the team couldn't mix meat and fish. Meanwhile, the Blue Team's win raves for the opah, which the judges can't stop eating. And with that the Blue Team sweeps the competition.
The Blue Team is rewarded with a day on a yacht, complete with a Jacuzzi and a fully stocked bar. The women are forced to once again clean before redecorating and transforming "Hell's Kitchen" into a Hawaiian-themed space for the reunion.
The women continue to feel that Elise isn't pulling her weight during the dining room transformation. Natalie, on the other hand, is getting a lot of positive attention from the men during the Blue Team's day of luxury. Back on campus, a tipsy Natalie continues to enjoy the spotlight, modeling for photos in the dormitory fountain.
As the women struggle to assemble a three-layer luau cake for the night's festivities, their usual bickering begins again. Carrie tries to salvage their unattractive dessert by covering it up with confectionery flowers. Chef Ramsay loves the decorations in the dining room but is disappointed with their failed pastry attempt, calling it a "big Mexican sombrero gone wrong" and refusing to serve it to their guests.
The women also feel at a disadvantage going into the night's service because they will be preparing the Blue Team's dishes from the tasting challenge. But the men and Natalie are off to a strong start getting appetizers out to the diners.
The Red Team struggles to get apps out of their kitchen, while the Blue Kitchen begins to serve their entrees. But Chef Ramsay rejects Paul's first fish dish because it's cold in the center. At the same time, the women are left drifting without a leader. Elise appoints herself to oversee her group and manages to get them in line to Gordon's satisfaction.
Carrie frustrates Chef Ramsay when he sees her cutting corners, and when Paul delivers another plate of raw fish, he's thrown off the station and replaced by Jonathan and Monterray. Meanwhile, Elizabeth tries to redeem her embarrassing turn during the tasting challenge and garners praise from Chef Ramsay.
The Red Team starts to successfully get out their entrees as their opponents are falling apart. When the men bring undercooked fish to the pass one more time, they are thrown out of the kitchen. The women step in to finish service for the Blue Team's guests.
Back in the dormitories, the men hash it out, as Monterray and Jonathan battle over who's to blame. The party's just getting started at the reunion as Chef Ramsay treats the crowd with hula dances and fire-wielding performers.
After the dinner service, the Blue Team puts Monterray and Paul up for elimination. Chef Ramsay asks Jonathan to step forward as well. Paul displays his passion for remaining in the challenge and he's sent back in line. After hearing each of the bottom competitors' pleas, Chef Ramsay sends Monterray home.