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Season 18 of Hell's Kitchen (subtitled Rookies Vs. Veterans) premiered on September 28, 2018 on FOX.

Contestants Edit

16 chefs competed that season, but with a new twist. For that year, eight new contestants (dubbed the Rookies) were in the red team, while eight former contestants from previous seasons (dubbed the Veterans) were in the blue team. This marked the first time since Season 1 were both teams were not divided by gender at the start of the season.

RookiesEdit

Contestant Age Occupation Hometown
Elizabeth "Gizzy" Barton 31 Former Executive Chef Atlanta, GA
Mia Castro 28 Private Chef Miami Beach, FL
Jose DeJesus 34 Chef de Cuisine Bronx, NY
Kanae Houston 25 Lead Line Cook Los Angeles, CA
Scotley Innis 33 Sous Chef Atlanta, GA
Chris Mendonca 25 Executive Chef Boston, MA
Chris Motto 35 Executive Chef Baton Rouge, LA
Scott Popovic 39 Executive Chef Cleveland, OH

VeteransEdit

Contestant Age Occupation Hometown Original season Rank
Ariel Contreras-Fox 35 Executive Chef Santa Cruz, CA Season 6 3rd Place
Kevin Cottle 43 Executive Chef Plymouth, MA Season 6 2nd Place
Roe DiLeo 36 Head Chef Dallas, TX Season 13 5th Place
Jennifer "Jen" Gavin 33 Private Concert Catering Chef Chicago, IL Season 4 4th Place
Torrece "T" Gregoire 34 Director of Operations Chef Atlanta, GA Season 14 2nd Place
Bret Hauser 34 Personal Chef Delray Beach, FL Season 14 11th Place
Trevor "Trev" McGrath 37 Consulting Chef Chicago, IL Season 8 4th Place
Heather Williams 28 Executive Chef Easton, PA Season 16 2nd Place

Contestant progress Edit

# Chef Original teams Switched teams
1801/1802 1803 1804 1805 1806
Ariel WIN WIN LOSE WIN LOSE
Bret WIN WIN LOSE LOSE WIN
Gizzy LOSE WIN NOM WIN LOSE
Heather WIN WIN LOSE WIN NOM
Jose NOM[n 1] WIN LOSE LOSE WIN
Kanae LOSE WIN LOSE WIN LOSE
Mia LOSE WIN LOSE WIN LOSE
Motto LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE WIN
Roe WIN WIN LOSE WIN LOSE
Scotley LOSE WIN LOSE NOM WIN
Trev WIN WIN NOM LOSE WIN
12 T WIN WIN LOSE WIN OUT
13 Chris NOM WIN NOM LOSE LEFT[n 2]
14 Kevin WIN WIN NOM OUT
15 Jen WIN OUT[n 3]
16 Scott OUT
  1. Chef was nominated by Ramsay
  2. Chef left the competition before service began
  3. Chef was eliminated during service

Episodes Edit

Here is the list of the episodes of that season, with links to detailed pages.

# Image Title Airdate
01 Wiki Episode 1801 - Rookies vs. Veterans September 28, 2018
Episode Rundown: Eight newcomers and eight returning chefs arrived to Hell's Kitchen, the Signature Dish Challenge ended in a close race, and two chefs started to get on each others nerves.
02 Wiki Episode 1802 - A Fond Farewell October 5, 2018
Episode Rundown: Risotto was the main dish, one team showed their lack of experience on opening night, and one chef made a shocking reveal at elimination.
03 Wiki Episode 1803 - Hell's Riders October 12, 2018
Episode Rundown: A lunch service featuring marines took place, an advantage was used, and one chef went off the deep end in terms of their attitude, leading to a dramatic dinner service.
04 Wiki Episode 1804 - Hell Freezes Over October 19, 2018
Episode Rundown: Soup was the main dish, dinner service was rough on both ends, and Ramsay turned the theme of that season on its head with the first team switch.
05 Wiki Episode 1805 - Fish Out of Water November 2, 2018
Episode Rundown: The battle of the sexes was back on, halibut was the main ingredient, and a jaw-dropping elimination took place.
06 Wiki Episode 1806 - Hot Potato November 9, 2018
Episode Rundown: Potato was the main ingredient, one chef was forced to make a decision when a previous experience was haunting them, and a station meltdown brought one kitchen down during Steak Night.
07 Wiki Episode 1807 - Last Chef Standing November 16, 2018
Episode Rundown: TBA

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