Hell’s Kitchen 2 has a new prize, “more intense” competition

Hell’s Kitchen 2 won’t air until June 12, but the series completed production last week. Besides a rebuilt restaurant (the old set was torn down at the end of season one, so a new one was built in the exact same space), the show offers a new, less sucky prize: “the coveted title of Executive Chef of a luxurious fine-dining restaurant at the brand-new Red Rock Casino Resort Spa in Las Vegas,” according to a FOX press release.

In part because of that prize, the show’s executive producer, Arthur Smith, tells the New York Post that the competition “was much more intense.” He said that chef Gordon Ramsay “knew someone was going to become an executive chef, and certain things happen along the way where I’ve never seen him get this angry. There was one situation were after we were done [for the day], it took quite awhile to calm him down,” Smith said.

Thus, we can expect more angry ranting. He said, “Gordon is Gordon. There’s only one way he can be, even though there’s a method to his madness.”

The Heat is Rising on Mondays When a New “Hell’s Kitchen” Opens Monday, June 12, on FOX [FOX press release]
Little Chop of Horrors [New York Post]

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