HELLíS KITCHEN is a culinary boot camp that features a group of wannabe Cordon Bleu cooks and aspiring restaurateurs running a top-class restaurant, overseen by world-renowned but terrifying Head Chef GORDON RAMSAY. Ramsay and HELLíS KITCHEN will serve helpings of terror, tears, tantrums and triumphs in this dramatic unscripted series.
Ramsay, a former pro soccer player-turned-Michelin-starred-chef, will cross the Pond to the United Statesí hotbed of haute cuisine, Los Angeles, to open the city's newest restaurant, staff it with would-be head chefs, and turn it into the city's top hot spot.
Adapted from the wildly successful British short-run series of the same name, HELLíS KITCHEN will follow the competing chefs 24/7, capturing the drama, intrigue and high emotion as the restaurantís opening night approaches. These ambitious hopefuls believe they have the drive, talent and desire to run their own restaurant, and they will be tossed into the cauldron, working under Ramsay and fighting for survival.
The participants may have varying culinary experience, whether as a burger flipper, a mother of six or a barbecue wiz, but one thing they will all have in common is a passion for food. Each week Ramsay will slice and dice the contestants, keeping those who possess the right combination of ingredients to ensure success.
The contestants will believe they have what it takes to work in the adrenalin-fueled atmosphere of a busy kitchen ... but they haven't worked for the perfectionist Ramsay before. A man they may fear and respect in equal measure, he will be assessing their performance and driving them to achieve the best. For him, failure is not an option, and nothing and no one will stand in his way. So for the trainees, this means one thing Ė if they canít stand the heat they need to get out of HELLíS KITCHEN.
HELLíS KITCHEN is produced by Granada Entertainment and A. Smith & Co. Paul Jackson, Arthur Smith and Kent Weed serve as executive producers.