Hell’s Kitchen Season 11 Premiere Recap: Take Your Puppets, Your Chatter, Your Insanity, And Get Out!
March 12, 2013 07:38 PM by Lisa Princ
Tonight was the much anticipated return of Hell’s Kitchen and Gordon Ramsay, and what a way to kick off the show’s 11th season it was. Just when we all thought we’d seen it all, we were wrong, because this bunch was by far the wackiest group of contestants yet!
Ah, there is nothing quite like watching a bunch of drama queens and know-it-alls getting blasted by Gordon Ramsay, now is there? Nope, so we didn’t expect any less tonight on the season 11 premiere of Hell’s Kitchen. And just when we thought we had seen it all, we were wrong! Perhaps someone from the network can fill us in on where the heck they find these people!
It started off with a bunch of excited hopefuls, but we quickly watched as the excitement turned to drama. In the first few minutes, and with the contestants not even being in Hell’s Kitchen, they were already bashing one another to the cameras – it’s going to be a fun season, folks. And Gordon Ramsay added a twist this season – the contestants prepared their signature dishes in front of a live audience – imagine the fun those people had!
Of course, it was the usual plethora of awful dishes, until 51-year-old Ray, the oldest contestant there, proved to Gordon Ramsay that older may be wiser in the kitchen – maybe. Gordon Ramsay had his fair share of dishes that he spit back out, and some went directly in the trash, but the funniest part of the signature dishes was when he asked one of the female contestants, Nedra, to taste her competitions dish, and she almost vomited – priceless!
The women were off to a great start as they won the showdown, which also won them a night in Vegas. Eating, drinking, gambling, and meeting Celine Dion is what they were treated to…all while the men were stuck taking a school bus with no air conditioning, all the way back to Hell’s Kitchen. As if watching the guys moan and groan about the awful trip back was not enough, there was one particular contestant, Sebastian, who would not shut the heck up the entire time. It was quite comical watching the other men trying to avoid strangling the poor chatter box. Seriously, dude has some chatter issues going on, someone get him some therapy.
Back at Hell’s Kitchen, it was the night before dinner service, and not a creature was stirring…well, at least until Gina, a 49-year-old
drama queen line cook decided to whip out her chef puppet and start annoying the other ladies in the dorm. Nedra, who seems like she is going to raise some hell of her own this season, was about to shove the puppet where the sun doesn’t shine. Ironically, the next day, Gina was the only contestant who could not get out of bed for service – and after she did it was more drama, as she “could not get with it.” Too many drugs perhaps.
Dinner service was the usual first time nonsense, but we also got a nice surprise – J.P. was back! Of course, Gordon Ramsay had to do his share of yelling at him, all in fun though. But seriously, with a head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on the line, these hopeful chefs needed to get serious, but they were anything but.
One by one, these morons were getting kicked out of the kitchen – some of them more than once! Sebastion, with his non-stop chatter decided to walk around like a crazed maniac, chanting “wacky Zachy,” which earned him a fast trip up to the dorm, but he came back down a few more times. Not sure why Gordon did not eliminate him then and there, but whatever.
With only a few ladies left in the red kitchen, and Zach, the only man left standing, they managed to pull off the entire dinner service. And we have to give Zach credit here, he became so nervous that he went in to the rest room to vomit, and then came back out and finished the men’s service all alone. Let’s just hope he washed his hands! The men were on the chopping block tonight, and when it was time for elimination, Sebastian was sent packing. I guess Ramsay had enough of his useless chatter.
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