FOX has ordered 15th and 16th seasons of the Gordon Ramsay-hosted culinary competition series HELL’S KITCHEN, it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. In the hit cooking series, aspiring chefs are put through an intense culinary academy to prove they possess the right combination of ingredients to win a life-changing grand prize.
“We’ve always been huge fans of Gordon – he’s passionate, authentic and absolutely fearless, and that comes through in everything he does,” said Walden and Newman. “With his massive global brand and his unbelievably loyal fans, Gordon has become one of the biggest names in the culinary world and one of the biggest talents in television – and we’re ecstatic to extend our partnership with him and the incredible team at HELL'S KITCHEN.”
Season 13 concludes with a special two-hour Season Finale and milestone 200th episode tonight (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). In the first hour, Chef Ramsay tests the final four contestants’ senses of sight, taste and smell in the HELL’S KITCHEN classic, the “Taste It Now Make It” challenge. The winning chef will be treated to a luxurious afternoon with special guests – members of his/her family! Meanwhile, the other contestants will remain at HELL’S KITCHEN to prepare for the 200th dinner service. Later, during the milestone dinner service, the contestants must prove their leadership skills when they each take a run at the pass, and Chef Ramsay determines which two chefs will advance to the finale.
In the second hour (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Chef Ramsay sets the stage for the remaining two contestants, when he challenges them to create five unique dishes in one hour. In each round, the finalists’ dishes will be judged by award-winning chefs: David LeFevre (M.B. Post); Dominque Crenn (Atelier Crenn); Josiah Citrin (Melisse), Matthew Kirkley (L20) and Randy Lutz (Ame). Later, with the help of former HELL’S KITCHEN contestants, the two finalists prepare their menus for the most important dinner service of their lives. After an epic battle in the kitchen during the final dinner service, only one chef will be crowned HELL'S KITCHEN winner and receive a life-changing grand prize: a Head Chef position at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City, a total prize value of $250,000.
Since its debut in 2005 and 200 episodes later, HELL’S KITCHEN has featured 210 contestants, served more than 15,000 diners and plated thousands of Beef Wellingtons.
HELL’S KITCHEN has also hosted star-studded dinner services, with celebrities including legendary rock musician Steven Tyler of Aerosmith; Academy Award-nominated actress Minnie Driver; professional boxer Sugar Ray Leonard; comedian Penn Jillette; Emmy Award-winning actress Uzo Aduba; actor Lou Diamond Phillips; comic book writer Stan Lee; talk show host Wendy Williams; NBA Champion Chris Bosh and many more.
In its 13th season, HELL’S KITCHEN is television’s No. 1 cooking show among Adults 18-49 (tie). HELL’S KITCHEN has consistently dominated its highly competitive time periods in key demos each season and ranked as a Top 5 primetime show in the core Adults 18-49 demo for nine out of the past 10 summers.
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Season 14 of HELL’S KITCHEN debuts Tuesday, March 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
HELL’S KITCHEN is produced by ITV Studios America in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Gordon Ramsay serve as executive producers. “Like” HELL’S KITCHEN on Facebook at facebook.com/hellskitchen and follow the series on Twitter at @hellskitchenfox and Gordon Ramsay at @GordonRamsay. Join the discussion at #hellskitchen.
About ITV Studios America:
ITV Studios America, the U.S.-based production entity of ITV Studios in the U.K., is one of the largest producers in the U.S. and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing reality and scripted programming for U.S. networks. ITV Studios America has a slate of series in production with major networks and syndicators, including “Texas Rising,” “The Good Witch,” HELL’S KITCHEN, “Kitchen Nightmares,” “The First 48,” “After the First 48,” “#RichKids of Beverly Hills,” “Cesar 911,” “The Chase,” “Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters,” “The Car Chasers,” “Barmageddon” and “The Bill Cunningham Show.”
ITV Studios is a world leader in television production and distribution. It has international production centers in the U.K., Germany, France, the Nordics and Australia, as well as the U.S. The distribution business, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, is a distributor of programs to all regions worldwide. For further information visit: http://www.itvstudios.com/us.
About A. Smith & Co. Productions
A. Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly rated and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. The company has produced more than 2,000 hours of award-winning programming. Current productions include such hits as HELL’S KITCHEN, “Kitchen Nightmares,” “American Ninja Warrior,” “Ellen’s Design Challenge,” “Wizard Wars,” “Unsung,” “Full Throttle Saloon,” “Celebrity Crime Files,” “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura,” “Too Young to Marry?,” “Save Our Business,” “UFC Countdown,” “Joe Rogan Questions Everything,” “Divorce Hotel” and many others. A. Smith & Co.’s library of programming includes hit shows such as “Paradise Hotel,” “I Survived a Japanese Game Show,” “The Swan,” “Trading Spaces,” “Pros vs. Joes” and “Skating with Celebrities.” A. Smith & Co. has developed and produced the No. 1 show in America 25 times and a Top 10 show more than 200 times, producing programs with budgets totaling approximately one billion dollars for more than 42 broadcast and cable networks. For more information, visit www.asmithco.com.
About Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Atlantic City
The first Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill opened at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on the famed Strip in 2012. This makes this his first expansion to Atlantic City. The restaurant offers the U.K. chef’s take on an authentic English pub experience – a lively and friendly setting, featuring elevated British pub food, 30 beers served on tap and over 60 bottled beers, including a selection of large format varieties. Chef Ramsay currently operates three restaurants in Las Vegas; Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace, and Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood. He’s the first chef to open two restaurants within one week and in 2015 Chef Ramsay will operate his fourth restaurant in Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at Linq. For more information on the restaurant please visit www.gordonramsay.com.
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About Caesars Atlantic City
Reigning at the center of the Atlantic City Boardwalk with its 1,100 AAA Four-Diamond hotel guest rooms and suites, Caesars Atlantic City sets the standard for excitement and luxury. Highlighted by an eclectic culinary offering such as Nero’s Chophouse, Morton’s and award-winning Kwi Noodle House, Caesars Atlantic City is proud to partner with award winning chef Gordon Ramsay, making this his first expansion to Atlantic City with Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill. Caesars is home to one of the finest entertainment venues in Atlantic City with the Circus Maximus Theater, which has featured mega-celebrities such as Jerry Seinfeld, Mary J. Blige and Tony Bennett. A visit to this center-Boardwalk empire would not be complete without a lavish and relaxing experience at one of the nation’s leading spas, Qua Baths and Spa, complete with Roman Showers and the indulgent Dieci Mani (10 hands) treatment. Caesars is located at 2100 Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more information, call 1-800-223-7277 or visit www.caesarsac.com. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CaesarsAtlanticCity and follow us on Twitter @CaesarsAC and Instagram @Total_AC #CaesarsAC.
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