Hell's Kitchen has had an action-packed, profanity-laden, and high-octane 16 season run so far. It's been home to ferocious rivalries, intense showdowns, people trying and failing to stand up to host Gordon Ramsay, and of course, delicious food.
Imagine, all of the excitement from the last 16 seasons packed into one, and you'll have an inkling of what's in store for the newest season of this reality cooking drama that kicks off on Friday, September 29th.
For season 17 of Hell's Kitchen, Gordon Ramsay is bringing back some top performers and crowd favorites from the previous iterations of the show to square off for a chance at the executive chef position at his new Hell's Kitchen restaurant in Las Vegas. Each cast member of the new season obtained a black jacket previously, meaning these truly are some of the best chefs to have graced the show. Based on the lineups for each of the two teams, we're already expecting fireworks from some of the rivalries that are going to be reignited this time around.
The red (women's) team will include Ashley and Amanda from season 15, Michelle from season 14, Robyn, Dana, and Barbie from season 10, and Jennifer and Elise from season 9. There's definitely going to be some drama on this squad, as we already know from previous seasons that Robyn and Elise are on warpaths. With former rivalries with Barbie and Jennifer coming back respectively for this duo, there's bound to be plenty of arguing and drama coming from the red team.
As for the blue (men's) team, they'll have some of the best male talent back along with some fan favorites. The comedic and outgoing Van from season 6 is returning, as is Season 14's talented trio of Nick, Milly, and Josh. Jared from season 15, Benjamin from season 7, and season 5's Ben and Giovanni (or as Chef Ramsay has called him before, Dickface) round out the blue squad. Each of these guys bring a lot of energy and competitive fire, so they'll be fun to watch as well.
Each chef also has a chip on their shoulder from not making it all the way last time, so you know the all-around competition, intensity, and passion they'll bring will be fierce. Sparks are gonna fly both on and off the kitchen, and we can't wait for September 29th to see some old faces square off once more.