On last weeks Hell’s Kitchen, we saw Christina and Petrozza get their restaurant designed, fly to New York for a gratuitous Whoopi Goldberg appearance, as well as a tasting where they had to face the five executive chef’s that currently work for Chef Ramsey. Petrozza won the challenge by a 3-2 vote, and thus got the first pick of his team, schoolyard style. They create their menus, got the decor under control, and it’s time to pick the staff. Petrozza picks Bobby and Ben, Christina gets Lou Ross and Corey, and they both lament over the final two, Matt and Jen. Petrozza picks Jen, and she thinks she was last picked because they’re all scared of her leadership skills, and that she might outshine them. Yeah, right. That means Christina’s team is finished off with Matt – if she can overcome that deficit and win, she definitely deserves it!
Prep work begins, the chef’s pump up their teams, explain their menus and get everything finalized and ready for the final service. Turns out Petrozza has nothing prepared, and Christina sucks up to Matt saying she was inspired by his risotto. It’s complete bunk, but he buys it and tells her that he’ll call her ‘Chef’ now because that earned his respect. Mkay. Matt continuously cements my belief that he’s bug nuts, a few beers shy a 6pack. Man, if I drank beer I’d totally down one right about now. oh! DRINKING GAME! Everytime Matt talks to himself, mutters and snaps, DRINK! Bye bye sobriety!
Jen gets all snippy with Petrozza, then as soon as he turns his back, she’s asking Chef Ramsey to write her a letter of recommendation, to the shock and disbelief of everyone. Girls got balls, that’s for sure. Giant brass ones! Meanwhile Matt says something about peeing in the food – DRINK!
So the chefs present their dishes, Ramsey gives them some pointers, checks the dining rooms, both of which he loves and then it’s time to open Hell’s Kitchen! Each chef has to serve 13 tables and 50 diners, while Ramsey watches with his eagle eye. The comments from the diners will be factored into his final decision, too.
Bobby has a rough start, and Matt is worthless as he first succeeds in not helping Lou Ross at all, then serves up entree after entree of raw munkfish, and he just can’t understand why. After that segment, I’m completely sloshed as he’s muttering nonstop under his breath, telling Chef Ramsey to shut up in a way he’d never do to his face. On the other side, Jen can’t seem to manage a crispy onion ring, and is being her usual pissy lazy self.
They do manage to pull off a complete service, and keep from throwing Jen and Matt inot the fryers. Ramsey looks over the cards and makes his decision, then tells both Christina and Petrozza they did excellently, and the decision was hard as hell. They take their place by the doors, turn the handles after a commercial break and 30second tension building break as both contestants look like they’re going to spew. or pass out. or both.
And the winner of Hell’s Kitchen 4 is… Christina! Her door opens, there’s much rejoicing, and all is good. Gordon says that he picked her because she’s good now and has unlimited potential. Congrats Christina!