Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"Hell's Kitchen" 8/10- SEVENTH SEASON FINALS

Final Challenge: One hour is given for the two finalists to make something for each of Chef Ramsay's five chosen executive chefs from London.

Round 1 (James Durrant- Head Chef of Maze):
Holli Ugalde: Virgin Bloody Mary with tomatoes & Worchestershire foam
Jay Santos: Shot of ice cold tomato water
WINNER: Jay

Round 2 (Diego Cardoso- Head Chef of Murano):
Holli: Caviar quartet
Jay: Grilled lamb loin served over a Greek Salad
WINNER: Holli

Round 3 (Clare Smith- Head Chef at Gordon Ramsay at Royal Hospital Road):
Holli: Foie Gras
Jay: Bacon-wrapped scallops
WINNER: Holli (2)

Round 4 (Steve Allen- Head Chef of Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's):
Holli: Five-spice tuna
Jay: Arctic Char
WINNER: You guessed it- Jay (TIED at 2 apiece)

FINAL ROUND (Stuart Gillies- Patron Chef at Savoy Grill):
Holli: Seared filet w/ blue cheese & broccoli
Jay: Grilled NY Strip Steak w/ tater tots

WINNER OF THE FINAL CHALLENGE: Jay

FINAL DINNER SERVICE:

TEAMS:

Jay: Benjamin Knack (Garnish), Jason Ellis (Meat) & Fran Kiler (Appetizers)
Holli: Autumn Lewis (Garnish), Nilka Hendricks (Meat) & Siobhan Allgood (Appetizers)

Both teams struggle with at least one of the appetizers. Team Holli also forgets the garnishing on a lobster dish, and Team Jay undercooks some lamb. A little later, both Jason & Nilka have trouble on the beefy swing of things.

Win or lose, both finalists are going on an Australian adventure!

After a tough final DS, the lucky Season 7 winner of "Hell's Kitchen" IS...





















































































Holli
Jay

...HOLLI, MAKING HER THE THIRD FEMALE BIG WINNER OF THIS SHOW!!!!!!

Season 8 will begin on September 22nd.

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