Since Season 3, Hell's Kitchen would host certain events for a party, wedding, or reunion. The chefs would first compete in a sampling dish challenge where they would make dishes for the event. Then the service would happen the next day.
The first time this happened was in Season 3, with 7 chefs (4 on the red team, and 3 on the blue team). Hell's Kitchen hosted a wedding reception, and the chefs were tasked for making an appetizer, a fish entree, and a meat entree. They were sent to a grocery store with a $100 budget, and collected their ingredients. After creating their dishes, Ramasy summoned the bride and groom to taste the dishes and make their decision. The blue team won the appetizer round, while the red team won the fish entree round. For the final round, the red teams "lame" duck breast was overcooked, automatically giving the blue team the win. Ramsay then made it clear to the red team that he was embarrassed by that duck, and angrily states they should be ashamed for sending it up.. The blue team won a spa day at the Exhale Spa while the red team had to decorate the dining room for tomorrow's service.
Sweet 16 Birthday PartyEdit
Season 4 had it with 10 chefs (5 on both teams). This time it was for a sweet 16 party. Both teams were brought to a local market to pick up their ingredients. The guest of honor, Melissa, then tasted the dishes. The blue team won the appetizer round, while the red team won the fish entree. The tie breaker came down to the meat entree, and while Melissa preferred the red teams dish, she was pressured by her mother to pick the blue teams dish as everyone else would like it. Therefore, the blue team won, much to the dismay of the red team. The blue team's reward was a day of go-kart racing and eating at the Simon LA Restaurant, while the red team had to decorate the dining room for tomorrow's service.
Season 5 had it when there was 11 chefs (6 on the blue team, and 5 on the red team). This time, Hell's Kitchen hosted a bar mitzvah, much to the delight of chef Ben who was of Jewish faith. Ramsay brought in the guest of honors (Max Reuben) mother and grandmother who asked them to create gourmet versions of his three favorite dishes; chicken soup, brisket, and hamburger. Max later joined his family for tasting the dishes. The blue team won the chicken soup round, while the red team won the brisket round. It came down to the burger, and Max chose the blue teams dish since he found the red teams burger stuffed blue cheese burger too strong for him (something the red team warned Carol about during prep). The blue team won a day at the Skin Haven Spa, while the red team had to decorate the dining room for tomorrow's service. They would later have to lift Max during the Hora in the middle of service.
Welcome Back PartyEdit
Season 6 had when there were 12 chefs (6 on both teams). This time it was a surprise welcome home party for Staff Sargent Otis James who returned from a tour of service in Iraq. Otis's wife was with Ramsay, who told chefs Robert and Suzanne about what Otis's like are. The chefs were then asked to create an appetizer, an entree, and a surf and turf dish. Robert used his knowledge to tell his teammates so they could come up with ideas, while Suzanne used her's to make dishes she knew. The red team won the appetizer round, but the men won the entree round. It came down to the surf and turf, and crucially, Robert remembered that Otis like grilled lobster, giving the blue team the win. They were rewarded with a mock dogfight in real jets while the red team had to decorate the dining room for tomorrow's service.
50th Anniversary PartyEdit
Season 7 had when there was 10 chefs (5 on both teams). This time, Hell's Kitchen hosted a 50th wedding anniversary party. The couple asked the chefs to recreate three dishes from their wedding reception. The blue team won the steak round, while the red team won the chicken round. The couples loved both the blue and red teams trout, but Ramsay breaks the tie in favor of the red team. The red team won a dinner at a 50's style restaurant and got to serve the couple, while the blue team had to decorate the dining room for tomorrow's service.
Prom Night Edit
Season 8 had it when there were 11 chefs (6 on the red team, and 5 on the blue team). This time, Hell's Kitchen hosted a prom for Beverly Hills High School. They were asked to make an appetizer, and two main dishes. The red team won both the appetizer and first entree round, automatically giving them the win, though the blue team did score on the second entree. They won a day at Knot's Berry Amusement Park, while the blue team had to clean the kitchens, and helped decorate the dining room for tomorrow's service with the prom committee.
High School Reunion Edit
Season 9 had it when there were 12 chefs (6 on both teams). This time, Hell's Kitchen hosted a 20 year reunion for the graduating class of 1991 for the Culver City High School. Paul and Elizabeth were tasked on listening to the reunion committee's demands, with one of the key themes being Hawaiian. The teams were then tasked to make an appetizer, a fish entree, and a meat entree. Because of Elizabeth's miscommunication to her team, the blue team won a clean sweep at 3-0. The blue team won a day on a luxury yacht, while the red team decorated for tomorrow's service.
Fashion Show Edit
Season 10 had it when there were 13 chefs (7 on the blue team, 6 on the red team). This time, Hell's Kitchen hosted a fashion show. Both teams were tasked to make an appetizer, meat entree, and fish entree. Both teams had to cooked in pairs; though Clemenza, Guy, and Royce cooked as a trio. The red team scored on the appetizer, but the blue team scored on both entree's, giving them the win. The blue team won a shopping spree in Malibu, while the red team had to assemble the runway.
Sorority 160th Anniversary Edit
Season 12 had it when there were 13 chefs (7 on the red team, 6 on the blue team). This time, Hell's Kitchen hosted the 160th anniversary for the Phi Mu Sorority. The chefs were tasked to make a chicken, seafood, and beef entree. The blue team scored on the chicken, but the red team scored on both the seafood and beef, giving them the win. The red team won a shopping spree and a meal with Hell's Kitchen 10 Winner Christina Wilson, while the blue team prepped the dining room by the party committees directions.
Dog Show Edit
Season 13 had it when there were 11 chefs (5 chefs on the red team, 6 on the blue team). This time they hosted a dog show for the American Kennel Club. Both teams had to make two appetizers, and 3 entrees. Since the blue team had an extra member, they chose to remove Sade's dish from being judged, since she accidentally made dog food. Both teams scored on one appetizer (Sterling's Crab Cakes and Fernando's Prawns), but the Jennifer and Franks dishes won it for the red team. The Red Team won a day at Seaworld and dined at the Searsucker Restaurant, while the blue team had to set up the runway for the dog show and give the dogs a bath.
Homecoming Party Edit
Season 14 had it when there were 8 chefs (4 on both teams). This time, they hosted Calabasa High School's homecoming dinner, with the main theme being Mardi Gras. Both teams had 35 minutes to cook a seafood appetizer, a chicken entree, and a beef entree. The blue team scored on the appetizer, but the red team tied it up by scoring the chicken entree. Blue team however won by scoring on the beef entree. They attended a pirate stage show, while the red team had to help decorate the dining room and make 200 necklaces from scratch.
Chef Andi's Wedding Reception Edit
Season 15 had it when there were 11 chefs (6 on the red team, and 5 on the blue team). This time Chef Ramsay personally had his former Sous Chef Andi enjoy her wedding reception in Hell's Kitchen. The chefs were tasked with creating an appetizer, a beef entree, and a chicken entree which would be judged by Andi and her husband. Frank from the blue team cooked an extra beef entree, and had the team veto Manda's dish. The blue team scored on the appetizer, but the red team tied it up on the beef entree. Joe from the blue team managed to score the chicken entree, giving his team the win. The blue team won a night in a grand suite of the Caesar's Palace, while the red team had to decorate the dining room and make macaroons.
International Ballroom Invitation Edit
Season 16 had it when there were 12 chefs (6 on both teams). This time, Hell's Kitchen hosted an international ballroom invitation. Dance judges Jonathan Roberts and Michelle Johnston came to help Ramsay judge the dishes. The chefs were tasked with creating two chicken, two fish, and two beef entrees each. Wendy won the chicken entree for the blue team, but Kimberly and Ryan both won the fish and beef entrees for the red team, giving the red team the win. The red team went kayaking in Santa Barbara and ate at The Lark, while the blue team prepped a raw bar.
Wedding Reception Edit
Both teams prepped for service as the wedding proceeded, though Melissa struggled on the blue team's potato dish, but was replaced with Jen quickly. The blue team had a near perfect service, the only problem being Josh struggling on risotto, causing a back up for the bride and groom's table. The red team however struggled thanks to Melissa accidentally dumping the team's supply of sabayon into bath water. When she tried to get more from the blue team, she was shut down by Ramsay, and ordered her to make more from scratch. The blue team won after finishing three minutes ahead of the red team.
Sweet 16 Birthday Party Edit
The service generally went well, though flaws still occurred. In the blue kitchen; Matt struggled on fish, to the point where Bobby once again took over his station, and despite his scallops receiving praise, Ramsay berated Matt for lacking heart. In the red kitchen; Christina forgot the ingredients for a risotto, while Shayna was slow on garnish. Rosann also struggled on meat, forcing Ramsay to eventually take over. Both teams completed service, and while the red team had a 99% approval rating, compared to the blue team's 98%, Ramsay refused to name a losing team based on a difference of 1%, and named the teams joint winners.
Bar Mitzvah Edit
In the blue kitchen; Lacey had trouble heating up the brisket, J forgot to bring up a salad with no dressing, and Danny was criticized for sending up food on dirty plates. In the red kitchen; Andrea struggled on risotto but recovered, and Coi forgot to bring in the burgers from the store room, and not only struggled to cook them properly, but also sent up an undersized order of brisket. In the end, the blue team won due to being more consistent.
Welcome Back Party Edit
The blue team had a perfect service and sent all their tables flawlessly, even though Jim got overwhelmed on the grill and was almost caught for not remembering an order. The red team however struggled. Sabrina struggled on a mushroom salad, but recovered. Tek however had a terrible time on the grill, sending up raw steaks and forgetting a burger order. When she did get an order right, it was hampered by Amanda sending a raw lobster tail. A fed up Ramsay called the blue team to help them, and service was completed. The blue team were named the clear winners.
50th Anniversary Party Edit
Prom Night Edit
Ramsay had Vinny and Nona help him plating food on their respective teams, and the blue kitchen had to cook an additional fish entree for tonight. In the blue kitchen, Boris served soggy crab cakes, but Russell helped him out. In the red kitchen, Emily also served soggy crab cakes, and Melissa mad a critical mistake on overcooking all their meat before appetizers were even close to completion. The blue team were named the winners.
High School Reunion Edit
Fashion Show Edit
Ramsay warns both teams that appetizers must be served before the traditional waltz. The blue team had no trouble getting their appetizers out, but the red team were hampered by Amanda and Nedra's struggles, forcing the waltz to happen without the red team completing appetizers. On entrees; the red team fared better despite Nedra and Cyndi struggling on meat, but on the blue team, Zack served under portioned potatoes and Barrett left a splinter in burnt kebabs. Because both teams had terrible times on either section (appetizers for the red team, and entrees for the blue team), Ramsay named no winning team.