Hell's Kitchen (2005– )

TV Series  -   -  Game-Show | Reality-TV
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 11,903 users  
Reviews: 34 user | 8 critic

World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous and devastating challenges at his restaurant in Hollywood, "Hell's Kitchen", to determine which of them will win... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 26 Oct 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 05 Mar 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 08 Apr 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 49 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hell's Kitchen" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hell's Kitchen (2005– )

Hell's Kitchen (2005– ) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hell's Kitchen.

Season:

12 | 11 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | See more »

Year:

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Kitchen Nightmares (TV Series 2007)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Gordon Ramsay visits struggling restaurants across America and spends one week trying to help them become successful.

Stars: Gordon Ramsay, J.V. Martin, Michael Cabbibo
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (TV Series 2004)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Features Ramsay swooping into a restaurant on the verge of collapse and spending a week in save mode. Then he comes back after a few months to see the results of his coaching. Will the restaurant survive?

Stars: Gordon Ramsay, Neil Farrell, Daniela Bayfield
Hotel Hell (TV Series 2012)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After more than a decade of running restaurants in some of the world's top hotels, Gordon Ramsay knows firsthand the crucial importance of surpassing guests' highest expectations. In new ... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Ramsay, Robert Dean II, Ari Nikki
Man v. Food (TV Series 2008)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Host Adam Richman travels around the U.S., taking on a variety of local eating challenges involving meal size, spiciness and other daunting factors.

Stars: Adam Richman, Joey Chestnut, Gladys Knight
Top Chef (TV Series 2006)
Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The perfect search to identify the 'TOP CHEF',as people get eliminated DAY-BY-DAY.

Stars: Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons
Shark Tank (TV Series 2009)
Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ambitious entrepreneurs present their breakthrough business concepts.

Stars: Kevin O'Leary, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John
Storage Wars (TV Series 2010)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

follows four professional buyers and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure. these seasoned veterans have found everything from coffins to the ... See full summary »

Stars: Brandi Passante, Jarrod Schulz, Dan Dotson
Top Chef Masters (TV Series 2009)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Stars: James Oseland, Curtis Stone, Gael Greene
Pawn Stars (TV Series 2009)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Rick Harrison and his family own and run a pawn shop on the Las Vegas strip. They buy, sell, and appraise items of historical value.

Stars: Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison, Austin 'Chumlee' Russell
Project Runway (TV Series 2004)
Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Heidi Klum hosts a reality series where aspiring fashion designers compete for a chance to break into the industry. Each week, a designer is eliminated from the competition after exhibiting their work in front of a judges' panel.

Stars: Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia
Hell's Kitchen (TV Series 2004)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stars: Angus Deayton, Marco Pierre White, Edwina Currie
Bar Rescue (TV Series 2011)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In Spike TV's new series, Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer, one of the country's top restaurant and bar consultants, will give failing establishments one last chance to succeed. The show will delve ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Taffer, P.J. King, Nicole Taffer
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Jason Thompson ...
 Narrator / ... (181 episodes, 2005-2014)
...
 Himself - Chef / ... (181 episodes, 2005-2014)
Scott Leibfried ...
 Himself - Sous Chef / ... (143 episodes, 2005-2012)
Andrea Van Willigan ...
 Herself - Sous Chef (104 episodes, 2010-2014)
Jean Philippe Susilovic ...
 Himself - Maitre D' / ... (103 episodes, 2006-2014)
Edit

Storyline

World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous and devastating challenges at his restaurant in Hollywood, "Hell's Kitchen", to determine which of them will win the restaurant of their dreams. Their dreams are quickly becoming nightmares. Written by <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Hell is a lifestyle choice. See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 May 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gordon Ramsay - A pokol konyhája  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The fifth season had 16 contestants. See more »

Quotes

Chef Ramsay: Eh! Eh! "Mr. Inconsistency"!
See more »


Soundtracks

Fire
(uncredited)
Written by Ralph Middlebrooks, Clarence Satchell, Willie Beck, Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner, Marshall E. Jones, Marvin Pierce, James Williams
Performed by Ohio Players
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Put together like trash, but it's top notch guilty pleasure entertainment
19 August 2007 | by (www.liquidcelluloid.blog.com) – See all my reviews

Network: Fox; Genre: Reality, Game; Content Rating: TV-14 (strong language, mostly edited); Perspective: Contemporary (star range: 1 - 4);

Seasons Reviewed: Season 3

Had this been written about season one of "Hell's Kitchen" it would have been a completely different review. Still reeling from the reality series hostile takeover, I was un-amused by British tornado Chef Gordon Ramsey's blood-vessel bursting tantrums over food and sadistic treatment of his would-be chefs. A treatment that was a perfect metaphor for the way Fox was abusing it's own viewers.

But flash-forward to season 3 and Chef Gordon Ramsey and his team of inept contestants have grown on me. "Hell's Kitchen" is every bit a reality show and all that that implies. You've seen it before, but this time in a kitchen. Teams of chefs – divided by gender "Apprentice"-style – live in suites by night and compete in cooking tasks by day. Tasks like designing their own menu, cooking for an elementary school, turning traditional dishes into cuisine or blind taste tests of their palette. Each time a team looses, people are picked to eliminate and Ramsey picks one to be kicked off. And yes, like any reality/competition the most talented contestants are kicked off for something insignificant so that the most interesting personalities can be standing in the final rounds. No doubt, Ramsey is just as shrew about audience interest as Simon Cowell.

But there is a fiendishly entertaining bent to "Kitchen" that only Gordon Ramsey can deliver. A sadism to the high school reminiscent eliminations that is only bubbling cynically under the surface of other reality shows. When Ramsey eliminates people he tells them to "f*** off" then smacks their chef's jacket on a meat hook with a Leatherface-like zeal. It's hard to deny how entertaining it is watching Ramsey scream obscenities at the more inept contestants, shoving food in their face and putting together a string of expletives involving Risotto and Wellington so creative it demands an uncensored DVD release. The show does say a few things about the love and creativity of cooking, but that get pretty buried under it's hyper-sensory reality series excesses. Ramsey has taken this one-note act and spun it into quite a career.

This is not TV for the drive-by viewer looking for something to make them feel good after a day at work. It will be too stressful, too sweat-inducing, too claustrophobic and manipulative. Like any reality show it trusts the audience is stupid and is crammed with unnecessary narration and flashbacks of events we just saw 30 seconds ago. The cooking and elimination action is put together with the ridiculousness of an overblown Michael Bay film, and yet the "world-is-at-stake" action movie music and quick cuts to horrified faces doesn't fail to send up a giddy tickle of guilty pleasure entertainment in my belly.

I wouldn't be surprised to see "Hell's Kitchen" on a list of the worst shows of the year by the HBO-loving, "American Idol" cow-towing media. But I'll take Ramsey's hysterical wrath on inept contestants over reality shows that reach further to mean something any day. This is solid mindless entertainment of the first order.

* * * /4


18 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone think that we will see Jason vs. Rochelle GingerSnap101
Do they ever watch the tape? arsenal-7
Ramsey vs. Scott RigbyEleanor
Why don't they show customer complaints anymore? ilyaboris
Joy Didn't Think of The Duck with Figs and Blueberries by Herself GingerSnap101
removed from competition during dinner service. Walligig
Discuss Hell's Kitchen (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?