Hell’s Kitchen

GordonRamsayTV chef Gordon Ramsay is heading to New Zealand in support of The Rising Foundation.

The Hell’s Kitchen, F-Word and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares star will headline a gala dinner as well as paying a visit to Papakura High School.

Let’s hope he actually makes it this time around.

Ramsay is headlining a glittering gala dinner sponsored by international appliance giant Beko, raising support and money for The Rising Foundation. Continue reading »

9:30pm Wednesday, January 16 on TV2

In the season nine premiere, 18 new chefs arrive at Hell’s Kitchen hoping to win the coveted position of head chef at BLT Steak in New York City and a salary of $250,000. With just 45 minutes to cook their signature dish for Gordon Ramsay, these chefs will need to pull out all the stops if they are to be the last cook standing. However it’s not just time pressures that these chefs have to contend with. These newbies might just find out the hard way what happens when you displease Mr Gordon Ramsay.

9:30pm Wednesday, August 8 on TV2

It’s double trouble as the final two bring fire and spice to the season finale of Hell’s Kitchen, with the hopes of landing their dream job.

With the pressure mounting, the chefs prepare their menus and then complete the final dinner service, aided by previously eliminated chefs. Will these ex-contenders help their plight or bring them down?

The winner will be determined and rewarded with a head chef position at LA LIVE restaurant, carrying a $250,000 salary, as well as becoming the spokesperson for Rosemount Estate Wines.

9:30pm Wednesday, June 6 on TV2

Let the back-stabbing begin! A shock twist is announced tonight and the teams struggle to swallow the new changes in Hell’s Kitchen.

After Chef Ramsay announces a new order in Hell’s Kitchen he declares the latest challenge; the chefs will get a chance to show off their creativity and originality by coming up with a unique entree salad. The best salad will not only win it for their team, but also be on the menu for dinner service and appear in Bon Appetit magazine.

While one chef sees this as their chance to shine another feels they have been made fodder for the seagulls.

The winning team takes a VIP tour of the Getty Villa museum, which includes statues, paintings, and even a mummy. Meanwhile, the losers are forced straight back into the kitchen.

Expect scallops, duck, pork, fennel and a dose of drama served in these intriguing salad bowls.

9:30pm Wednesday, May 16 on TV2

It’s boys vs. girls! The teams square off in a battle of the sexes; who will come out on top? There’s no rest for the wicked and Chef Ramsay plans to keep the aspiring chefs on their toes tonight in Hell’s Kitchen.

After the stress of the latest elimination round, both teams finally get some rest, but only for a short while. Chef Ramsay has called in emergency medical technicians to check on the health of the aspiring chefs who had been complaining. Both teams are deep in sleep and are awakened by shouting medics checking their vitals. As all the aspiring chefs pass the tests, Chef Ramsay now is convinced that all of their problems are in their heads.

Ramsay’s latest challenge is to test their teamwork; they must work together to feed the medics on separate sides of the dining room. The team that feeds their side first wins.

The winners will be rewarded by first learning how to fly on a trapeze on the Santa Monica Pier, followed by a lunch at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica and enjoy a fabulous meal with Chef Ramsay. Meanwhile, the losing team will be faced with cleaning 250 pieces of stemware. Watch as tempers flare and teams turn against each other.

The dispute involving celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and a kiwi company will go to trial following discussions at the High Court in Auckland today.

Ramsay, known for appearing on TV shows such as Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen, is being sued by the Duco Events after failing to follow through with charity appearances to raise money for a sick kiwi girl.

David Higgins, director of Duco Events, is happy to see the case go to trial.

“I feel like we have a very strong case and I’ll see it right through to the end.” 

Ramsay pulled out of the events after his mother suffered a minor heart attack. He rescheduled for later in the year but pulled out again to take care of business matters in the UK.

The chef then offered to make a monetary donation to the charity.

The trial will take place in August.

Source: Stuff

7:30pm Tuesday, May 17 on TV2

The pressure is on for the final two contestants in the season finale of TV2 reality series Hell’s Kitchen.

After congratulating the two finalists, Chef Ramsay reminds them their biggest challenge is yet to come. Each finalist will have just one day to plan and test a menu for their final dinner service, before they will be challenged to cook five of their personalised dishes in only one hour.

However, before the contestants get started, Chef Ramsay has a couple of surprises in store. Both are whisked away in a limo to the posh The London West Hollywood Hotel, where a shock announcement is made, and some surprise guests await.

With nerves at an all-time high, who will crumble under the pressure and who come out on top?

7:30pm Tuesday, February 22 on TV2

Prepare for a serious grilling with Michelin-star chef Gordon Ramsay, as he serves up a throng of steamy challenges in Hell’s Kitchen tonight on TV2.

Notoriously feisty Gordon Ramsay dishes to American TV Guide about what we can expect in the upcoming season and what surprises there are in store, including what’s on the menu. “We’ve got some fantastic challenges, from feeding a university marching band to hosting a 50th wedding-anniversary celebration. I’m not giving anything else away for the moment, though!” he says.

He doesn’t do anything to dim rumours that there is a potential battle of the sexes in the competition to be the top contender, either. “I’m not going to [name] names at this stage. But the girls were very strong this season, especially in service. On many occasions they really outshine the boys.”

And viewers are guaranteed more of those infamous temper tantrums too. The star leaps to his own defence when asked where all his rage comes from. “I only get frustrated because I care about the finished result,” he says earnestly.

Luckily, though his own family are safe from the flying pots and pans. “The kitchen is my workplace. But home is where I relax with my family [wife Tana and their four kids]. It’s a completely different environment,” he says.

This week, Chef Ramsay decides to focus on teamwork with the remaining 14 chefs, by splitting them into two teams. He challenges the female contingency and the male contingency to face off and serve lunch to members of the USC Trojans marching band.

The winners will enjoy a day at the beach, while the losers will bond all while cleaning the environment. Once again Ramsay will be left with a tough decision and one more ambitious chef will lose the chance to work at the Savoy Hotel.

It’s more solid programming from TV2 in 2011 with some excellent content.  The only thing obviously missing was any sign of new local shows on TV2.  

Check out the list of shows and trailers below.

New Shows

Shit My Dad Says

Off The Map

The Walking Dead

No Ordinary Family

Mike and Molly


Hot in Cleveland

Better Together

Happy Endings


Returning Shows
Desperate Housewives
Two and a Half Men
The Big Bang Theory
The Mentalist
Grey’s Anatomy
Private Practice
Cougar Town
Brothers and Sisters
The Middle
Hell’s Kitchen
American Idol
The Vampire Diaries
The Amazing Race
Gossip Girl 

Returning Local Shows
Shortland Street (With another feature length episode) 
Go Girls
Neighbours at War
Police Ten 7
Rescue One
Motorway Patrol

TV chef Gordon Ramsay has had to pull the pin on a pair of charity dinners in New Zealand this year, staing matters beyond his control.

The star of the likes of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmare’s and The F Word was due to make speaking appearances at special charity dinners in Wellington and Auckland later this month.

The dinners were in aid of young Matisse Reid who suffers from chronic intestinal obstruction and has to ingest her food via an intravenous drip.

Duco Events, who arranged the dinners, are threatening legal action against the British chef after they sold 2000 seats to the two events, hoping to raise $100,000 for Reid.

Duco director David Higgins was told the news by Ramsay’s lawyers on Tuesday this week, just days before the first dinner.

Mr Higgins told the Herald that the news was “devastating” and apologised to fans.

“We’d like to apologise to his New Zealand fans, despite the fact [the cancellation] is out of our control,” he said.

The cancelation is the second by Ramsay this year for the event, after postponing earlier in the year.

Source: NZHerald