Hell's Kitchen USA

Hell's Kitchen USA S11

Multi-award-winning British chef Gordon Ramsay returns with the eleventh series of his US cooking competition.

This year there are more contestants than ever before as 20 aspiring chefs have signed up to take on the gruelling challenge – but only one of them can go all the way. At stake is the head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill at the world-famous Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

Each week, the no-nonsense chef puts the competing cooks to the test with a host of physical and mental challenges, as well as the regular culinary tasks which lead to an elimination each week. Gordon's high standards and tough talking attitude often lead to high drama and confrontation as the assembled chefs struggle to keep up.

Which of the 20 hopefuls has enough gastronomic flair – along with the ability to work under pressure – to finally impress chef Ramsay and cook their way to the top?

Next on...

Series 18, Episode 1

BBC Lifestyle

Chef Ramsey invites eight past contestants to compete against eight rookies. 1/16

Series 18, Episode 2

BBC Lifestyle

The contestants are tasked with preparing their own risotto dish when Ramsey takes his off the menu. 2/16

Series 18, Episode 3

BBC Lifestyle

The chefs are tasked with serving lunch to the Marines. 3/16

Series 18, Episode 5

BBC Lifestyle

This week, each team is tasked with cooking halibut 7 different ways for Michelin star chef David LeFevre. 5/16

Series 18, Episode 6

BBC Lifestyle

For their challenge today, the chefs must create a dish with the potato as the key component. 6/16

Series 18, Episode 7

BBC Lifestyle

After a lesson on the importance of teamwork in the kitchen, Chef Ramsay reveals that for today's challenge, the chefs will be cooking five commonly served "staple" dishes. 7/16

Series 18, Episode 9

BBC Lifestyle

Chef Ramsay challenges the nine remaining chefs to prepare authentic Chinese dishes and each chef must crack open fortune cookies to reveal their ingredients for the challenge. 9/16

Series 18, Episode 10

BBC Lifestyle

Both teams are down to four chefs each as the competition continues to heat up. The dining room gets an Italian transformation for one of the most anticipated challenges of the season…

Series 18, Episode 11

BBC Lifestyle

The competition heats up with only seven chefs left in the competition. During the challenge, guest judge and renowned pastry chef and chocolatier Valerie Gordon cracks down hard on…

Series 18, Episode 13

BBC Lifestyle

All hell breaks loose as the final five chefs struggle through a new challenge, leading to a bitter elimination that dramatically alters the dynamic of the group. 13/16

Series 18, Episode 14

BBC Lifestyle

The final four chefs participate in a tableside challenge, preparing them for the showmanship that the Las Vegas Executive Chef position will require. After the guest judges vote, the…

Series 18, Episode 15

BBC Lifestyle

After a shocking elimination, the final two chefs receive unexpected help for their final menus. They share their highs and lows with Chef Ramsay over brunch and are surprised with…