Hell's Kitchen: Gordon Ramsay Tells 'Top Chef' to Stop Copying
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
On the last episode of Hell's Kitchen, a marching band woke the contestants up early in the morning.  They were also greeted with garbage bags containing food they wasted.   They used the fish scallops for the challenge, which the blue team won by one piece, 36 to 35.  The men, except Robert, took a helicopter to ride to Catalina Island, as the girls stayed to prepare a raw bar for the night's service.  It was during the raw bar preparation when it happened.  Ji sprained her ankle, prompting her to later withdraw from competition, saving Colleen and Lacey who were nominated.

Meanwhile, in a recent interview, Gordon Ramsay says Hell's Kitchen presents a very delectable opportunity to all the contestants, while taking a barb at a similarly themed Bravo reality show.

"It's an amazing platform for any chef, I would have given my right arm to have been given that prize when I was coming up," he said.  He added, while laughing, "Now, if only Top Chef would stop stealing our ideas."

Despite the tongue-lashing they periodically get, Ramsay furthermore lauds this season's contestant as being one of the best the show has ever had, except perhaps Nebraska-based cooking instructor Colleen whom he singled out on the first episode for charging $300 per lesson for teaching “people how to make that crap.”

Ramsay cautions, however, that such is not necessarily a good thing.

"The better they are, the more pressure they can take," Ramsay said.  "I've never really been able to intensify the pressure in the past.  They haven't been able to take it."

- Glenn Paul Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Los Angeles Times
(Image courtesy of Fox)