On Hell’s Kitchen, Chef Gordon Ramsay picks up the phone with the dramatic urgency that Commissioner Gordon picked up the bat phone in Gotham City. But instead of the Dark Night, Chef Ramsay summons the eight top remaining chefs to the dining room. “I need all of you to get down here urgently,” Ramsay says. The chilling background music sounds more like the score of a caper flick than a cooking show.
The chefs run down and are greeted by a riot of school spirit in the flesh — high school cheerleaders and a big brass band. It’s Calabasas High School putting on a pep rally in Hell’s Kitchen, and the chefs are charged with preparing a tasting menu for the Calabasas homecoming dinner. The request? Mardi Gras inspired fare. The losing team will have to stay behind to prepare it, while the winners get to take an adventure outside the kitchen. It’s not just the Cajun cuisine — it’s truly hot in the kitchen on this episode.