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Season 17 of Hell's Kitchen (subtitled as Hell's Kitchen All-Stars) aired on FOX between September 29, 2017 and February 2, 2018. Michelle Tribble, who ranked in 3rd place on Season 14, was the winner of that season, and was awarded a Head Chef position at the brand new Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen restaurant at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, with a salary of $250,000.

Contestants Edit

16 former contestants, who made it to the black jackets on their original seasons, competed once again during that season. The teams were divided by gender at the beginning, male contestants in the blue team, and female contestants in the red team. The contestants were (in alphabetical order):

Contestant Age Hometown Original season Rank
Robyn Almodovar 36 Fort Lauderdale, FL Season 10 6th place
Jared Bobkin 31 Troy, MI Season 15 4th place
Nicholas "Nick" Peters Bond 28 Newburyport, MA Season 14 5th place
Dana Cohen 32 Emerson, NJ Season 10 3rd place
Giovanni Filippone 46 Santa Rosa Beach, FL Season 5 6th place
Elise Harris 32 Stafford, VA Season 9 3rd place
Vincent "Van" Hurd 34 South Glastonbury, CT Season 6 6th place
Benjamin Knack 41 San Antonio, TX Season 7 3rd place
Barbie Marshall 39 Strasburg, PA Season 10 4th place
Milly Medley 37 Philadelphia, PA Season 14 4th place
Ashley Nickell 29 Orlando, FL Season 15 3rd place
Jennifer Normant 40 Burlington, MA Season 9 5th place
Manda Palomino 32 Atlantic City, NJ Season 15 5th place
Michelle Tribble 26 New York, NY Season 14 3rd place
Joshua "Josh" Trovato 28 Los Angeles, CA Season 14 6th place
Ben Walanka 36 Overland Park, KS Season 5 4th place

Contestant progress Edit

At the end of each episode, one chef is eliminated from the losing team by Ramsay. That season featured the first time ever that a chef was eliminated in an unusual way during the first elimination of the season, as well as a challenge eliminating two people instead of one, and three people performing in the final challenge.

# Chef Original teams Switched teams Individual Finals
1701/1702 1703 1704 1705 1706 1707 1708 1709 1710 1711 1712 1713 1714 1715 1716
1 Michelle LOSE LOSE WIN WIN WIN IN LOSE LOSE LOSE NOM IN BoW IN IN WINNER
2 Benjamin WIN WIN LOSE WIN LOSE IN WIN LOSE WIN WIN IN IN IN IN RUNNER-UP
3 Nick WIN WIN LOSE WIN LOSE IN WIN LOSE WIN WIN IN IN IN OUT 1st - WIN
4 Milly WIN[n 1] WIN LOSE WIN LOSE NOM[n 2] WIN NOM WIN WIN IN NOM OUT 5th - WIN
5 Robyn LOSE NOM WIN WIN NOM NOM[n 2] WIN NOM WIN WIN IN OUT 6th - RU
6 Jennifer LOSE LOSE WIN WIN WIN IN LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE OUT 2nd - RU
7 Elise NOM LOSE WIN WIN WIN NOM[n 2] LOSE NOM NOM NOM OUT 7th - WIN
8 Dana LOSE LOSE WIN WIN WIN IN LOSE LOSE LOSE OUT 3rd - WIN
9 Barbie LOSE NOM WIN WIN WIN NOM[n 2] NOM NOM OUT 8th - RU
10 Van WIN WIN LOSE WIN LOSE IN WIN OUT[n 3] 4th - RU
11 Manda NOM NOM[n 3] WIN WIN WIN NOM[n 2] OUT
12 Giovanni WIN WIN NOM WIN LOSE OUT[n 4]
13 Jared WIN WIN LOSE WIN OUT
14 Josh WIN WIN NOM OUT[n 5]
15 Ashley LOSE OUT[n 3]
16 Ben OUT[n 6]
  1. Chef won the individual challenge and was safe from elimination
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Chef participated in the "Cook For Your Life" challenge
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Chef was nominated by Ramsay
  4. Chef was eliminated in the "Cook For Your Life" challenge
  5. Chef was eliminated during service
  6. Chef was eliminated despite being on the winning team

Episodes Edit

Here is the list of all the episodes of the season, with links to the detailed articles.

# Image Title Airdate
01 Wiki Episode 1701 - All-Stars Arrive September 29, 2017
Episode Rundown: Ramsay called sixteen former contestants to compete again, and the all-stars found out that their second chance would not be an easy one
02 Wiki Episode 1702 - Raising the Bar October 6, 2017
Episode Rundown: An individual challenge featuring bar food took place, one team did not have any stars at opening night, and a shocking elimination that nobody saw coming occurred.
03 Wiki Episode 1703 - Tower of Terror October 13, 2017
Episode Rundown: One team continued their winning streak, an old feud reignited, one chef lacked commitment during the punishment, and another one was kicked out for a nail appointment during service.
04 Wiki Episode 1704 - Just Letter Cook October 20, 2017
Episode Rundown: One team made a comeback, one chefs poor performance got them alienated by their team, and the first team switch occurred.
05 Wiki Episode 1705 - Josh Josh Josh November 3, 2017
Episode Rundown: Two chefs tried their best to get along with their new teammates, fish was cooked in a unusual way, and one chef did not even make it to the end of dinner service.
06 Wiki Episode 1706 - A Little Slice of Hell November 10, 2017
Episode Rundown: Pizza was the main dish, one team had a meltdown at Italian Night dinner service, and one chef lied about a nasty cut.
07 Wiki Episode 1707 - Trimming Fat November 17, 2017
Episode Rundown: The chefs were tested on timings on the menu items, and six chefs competed in an individual challenge to stay in the competition.
08 Wiki Episode 1708 - Welcome to the Jungle December 1st, 2017
Episode Rundown: Cave meat was the main theme, one chef made an unexpected comeback, and while one team had their best dinner service, the other had their worst.
09 Wiki Episode 1709 - Catch of the Day December 8, 2017
Episode Rundown: The chefs fished for their ingredients, a disgusting punishment got worst when one chef tried to weasel their way out, and a shocking and controversial elimination of a big fan favorite took place.
10 Wiki Episode 1710 - It's All Gravy December 15, 2017
Episode Rundown: The annual Blind Taste Test took place, a private dinner service occurred, and a satisfying elimination of a volatile chef happened.
11 Wiki Episode 1711 - Trying to Pasta Test January 5, 2018
Episode Rundown: An unlikely alliance was born, the chefs cooked pasta dishes on a budget, and an early front runner single handily sunk their team at dinner service.
12 Wiki Episode 1712 - Five is the New Black January 12, 2018
Episode Rundown: The final seven competed in a series of challenges for black jackets, and if featured a very satisfying elimination of the most hated contestant in the show's history.
13 Wiki Episode 1713 - Stars Heating Up Hell January 19, 2018
Episode Rundown: The final five competed in their first black jackets challenge, an argument between two chefs took place, and another's luck ran out.
14 Wiki Episode 1714 - Families Come to Hell January 26, 2018
Episode Rundown: The final four reunited with their loved ones, took turns at the pass, and two unexpected moments occurred at elimination.
15 Wiki Episode 1715 - Final Three February 2, 2018
Episode Rundown: The final three created their menus, went through one final challenge, and two of them advanced to the finals.
09 Wiki Episode 1716 - All-Star Finale February 2, 2018
Episode Rundown: Michelle and Benjamin picked their brigades, went through one final dinner service, and one of them was named the winner of Hell's Kitchen All-Stars.