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Watch Hell’s Kitchen

Watch Hell's Kitchen

The untold truth of Hell’s Kitchen Getty Images Jeff Kelly @jekelish If there’s anything in life Gordon Ramsay doesn’t suffer, it’s fools and undercooked scallops. And please, don’t even get him started on beef Wellington. The fiery chef from Britain has basically created a screaming chef monopoly, but the gold standard for his obscenity-laced, colorful tirades remains the cooking competition show Hell’s Kitchen. If you’ve never seen the show, here’s how it works: a group of not-quite-camera-ready chefs from all walks of life (line cooks, sous chefs, and everything in between) are herded into a dorm and put through hell in hopes of landing a job as the executive chef of one of Ramsay’s restaurants. It’s kind of like The Apprentice only less horrifying in retrospect. And you’ll never believe this, but it turns out that not everything on Hell’s Kitchen is exactly what it’s … cooked up to be. (Not sorry.)
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Watch Hell's Kitchen

When you watch Hell’s Kitchen, you invariably start thinking about how much fun it’d be to attend a taping of one of the dinner services. You get an incredible meal and get to witness Gordon Ramsay screaming obscenities at cowering wannabe chefs. It’s fun for the whole family! But unless your family includes someone connected to Fox, you’ll probably never set foot inside the Hell’s Kitchen restaurant. According to that Reddit AMA with former contestant Kevin Cottle, pretty much the only people who get to eat there are friends and family members of the crew. Obviously, special guests get invited — which typically consist of a few C-list celebrities the cameras will occasionally show enjoying a glass of wine. (“Hey, it’s that guy from that CW show I don’t watch!”) But unless you’re well-connected, the odds of you getting in the doors are very slim.
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Watch Hell's Kitchen

Sorry, but you probably can’t go to the restaurant Getty Images When you watch Hell’s Kitchen, you invariably start thinking about how much fun it’d be to attend a taping of one of the dinner services. You get an incredible meal and get to witness Gordon Ramsay screaming obscenities at cowering wannabe chefs. It’s fun for the whole family! But unless your family includes someone connected to Fox, you’ll probably never set foot inside the Hell’s Kitchen restaurant. According to that Reddit AMA with former contestant Kevin Cottle, pretty much the only people who get to eat there are friends and family members of the crew. Obviously, special guests get invited — which typically consist of a few C-list celebrities the cameras will occasionally show enjoying a glass of wine. (“Hey, it’s that guy from that CW show I don’t watch!”) But unless you’re well-connected, the odds of you getting in the doors are very slim.
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Watch Hell's Kitchen

Hell’s Kitchen is a reality television show that uses a progressive elimination format to narrow down a field of 12 to 20 aspiring chefs to a single winner over the course of one season. The U.S. version of Hell’s Kitchen follows the format of the UK version though the show is recorded and not performed live, nor is there audience participation in the elimination of chefs. The show is produced at Hell’s Kitchen, a modified warehouse in Los Angeles that includes the restaurant, dual kitchen facilities and a dormitory where the chefs reside while on the show. They are also given knife sets that they get to keep, regardless of their progress.
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Watch Hell's Kitchen

If there’s anything in life Gordon Ramsay doesn’t suffer, it’s fools and undercooked scallops. And please, don’t even get him started on beef Wellington. The fiery chef from Britain has basically created a screaming chef monopoly, but the gold standard for his obscenity-laced, colorful tirades remains the cooking competition show Hell’s Kitchen. If you’ve never seen the show, here’s how it works: a group of not-quite-camera-ready chefs from all walks of life (line cooks, sous chefs, and everything in between) are herded into a dorm and put through hell in hopes of landing a job as the executive chef of one of Ramsay’s restaurants. It’s kind of like The Apprentice only less horrifying in retrospect. And you’ll never believe this, but it turns out that not everything on Hell’s Kitchen is exactly what it’s … cooked up to be. (Not sorry.)
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Watch Hell's Kitchen

That’s a video of Holli Ugalde, the chef who won Season 7 of the American version of Hell’s Kitchen. Her prize for suffering through the vast and various indignities was supposed to be the top job at the Savoy Grill in London. It’s an iconic restaurant, and a gig that many, many chefs would absolutely kill for — which is why it was such a crushing blow to Ugalde when she didn’t get the job she was promised because of work visa issues. Obviously, Gordon Ramsay and the producers of Hell’s Kitchen can’t just force a government to grant someone a work visa. Believe it or not, the government isn’t a cowering sous chef from Des Moines who keeps screwing up the risotto. And Ugalde wasn’t the only one to miss out on the gig she was promised upon winning her season. Each year, the promised job title includes the term “executive chef.” But even when the winning contestant does get a prize, it’s often something like “senior chef” or “head chef,” not the coveted title of “executive chef.”
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Not only are the diners not “real” (at least in the sense that they’re not everyday, ordinary people but are somehow connected to the show), but neither is the restaurant itself. It makes sense, when you think about it. Hell’s Kitchen is a television show, after all. Television shows are shot on soundstages. And Hell’s Kitchen is no different. According to a TV Guide writer who attended one particular finale taping, the whole place genuinely looks like the set of a TV show when you see it in person. It’s incredibly bright due to the TV lights, and everything is oversized and “more exaggerated than on TV.” And because it’s not an actual restaurant, despite the appearance of a fine dining establishment, it doesn’t have the facilities you’d expect in such a place. Specifically, there are no actual bathrooms there. Considering the place has an open bar and the drinks flow freely and frequently throughout taping, you can see how that might be a problem. Fortunately, there are plenty of trailers outside the set — meaning that, basically, you have to leave the restaurant and go take a leak in a pimped-out camper when your bladder gets too full.
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You’re not guaranteed to win anything That’s a video of Holli Ugalde, the chef who won Season 7 of the American version of Hell’s Kitchen. Her prize for suffering through the vast and various indignities was supposed to be the top job at the Savoy Grill in London. It’s an iconic restaurant, and a gig that many, many chefs would absolutely kill for — which is why it was such a crushing blow to Ugalde when she didn’t get the job she was promised because of work visa issues. Obviously, Gordon Ramsay and the producers of Hell’s Kitchen can’t just force a government to grant someone a work visa. Believe it or not, the government isn’t a cowering sous chef from Des Moines who keeps screwing up the risotto. And Ugalde wasn’t the only one to miss out on the gig she was promised upon winning her season. Each year, the promised job title includes the term “executive chef.” But even when the winning contestant does get a prize, it’s often something like “senior chef” or “head chef,” not the coveted title of “executive chef.”
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Of course, it’s not an actual restaurant Not only are the diners not “real” (at least in the sense that they’re not everyday, ordinary people but are somehow connected to the show), but neither is the restaurant itself. It makes sense, when you think about it. Hell’s Kitchen is a television show, after all. Television shows are shot on soundstages. And Hell’s Kitchen is no different. According to a TV Guide writer who attended one particular finale taping, the whole place genuinely looks like the set of a TV show when you see it in person. It’s incredibly bright due to the TV lights, and everything is oversized and “more exaggerated than on TV.” And because it’s not an actual restaurant, despite the appearance of a fine dining establishment, it doesn’t have the facilities you’d expect in such a place. Specifically, there are no actual bathrooms there. Considering the place has an open bar and the drinks flow freely and frequently throughout taping, you can see how that might be a problem. Fortunately, there are plenty of trailers outside the set — meaning that, basically, you have to leave the restaurant and go take a leak in a pimped-out camper when your bladder gets too full.
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There have been times throughout the run of Hell’s Kitchen where it appears that Gordon Ramsay and some hotheaded young chef — and it is often a young meathead dude from Long Island or New Jersey or Philadelphia — are on the verge of coming to blows. But as you might expect, that’s basically entirely fabricated for the sake of drama. In reality, if the contestants thought about throwing a punch in Ramsay’s direction, they’d be tackled to the ground before they could cock their arms back. That’s because what you don’t see on camera is that Ramsay’s got bodyguards all over the place to prevent any actual physical altercations. Which makes sense, honestly. As much fun as it’d be to watch Gordon Ramsay tussle with some young punk line cook named Rocko, Fox doesn’t really want anything more than the threat of violence. Ramsay’s too valuable an asset, and there are also those pesky potential litigations that could stem from a millionaire chef trading punches with some poor schmuck looking for his 15 minutes of fame.

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