Hell's Kitchen Season 7: Meet the Cast, and What Andrew Zimmern's Doing in Arizona
"You (bleep) donkey!"
Uplifting comments like these from Chef Gordon Ramsay are just a taste of what the 16 culinary contestants competing on Hell's Kitchen's seventh season, premiering Tuesday, June 1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, will be subjected to as they work and live together, trying to impress the bawdy British chef master through various challenges and dinner services.
Hell's Kitchen's new season starts as Ramsay's second season finale of Kitchen Nightmares airs this Friday. Hell's Kitchen's one-hour premiere will follow with weekly, two-hour episodes until July 27 -- when it will then begin serving as the lead-in for Gordon Ramsay's new Masterchef reality series.
Meet the cast of Hell's Kitchen Season 7 here, find out what Andrew Zimmern's doing in Arizona, and check out the rest of your TV Dinner schedule after the jump.
Be sure to check out Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern tonight at 10 on the Travel Channel when Andrew explores Arizona's unconventional eats, including Navajo food traditions and New Agers' approach to food.
Now here's the rest of your TV foodie shows so you won't miss a thing.
Monday (May 17)
Unwrapped: "Rainbow Foods." Colorful foods are discussed, including Fruity Pebbles; Terra Chips; Blue Mountain Dew; Runts candy; and Slush Puppies. 8:30 p.m., Food Network
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: "Bringin' It Home." Guy gets a taste of Tuscan-style eats in Kenwood, California; California fish tacos in Charlotte; and shepherd's pie at an Irish pub in Honolulu. 10 p.m., Food Network
(*Local Focus) Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern: "Arizona." Unconventional eats in Arizona are discussed, including Navajo food traditions and the new age approach to food. 10 p.m., Travel Channel
Tuesday (May 18)
Martha Stewart Show: "Farm-Fresh Food." Recipes for spinach sformatino and fried squash blossom with chef Ryan Hardy. 9 a.m., Channel 15, ABC
Wednesday (May 19)
Dinner Impossible: "Robert's Lost Mission." Chef Irvine heads to Hawaii to cook for the Lost cast and crew. He'll have to rely on his improvisational skills when he's left at a deserted beach to prepare the gourmet meal using limited tools and ingredients. 10 p.m., Food Network
Top Chef Masters: "Tailgating." The culinary masters try to get a leg up on the competition by cooking up a challenging section of an animal - the leg. The chefs then get sporty, trying not to fumble when serving up tailgating fare to college-football fans. Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak is a guest judge. 10 p.m., Bravo
Friday (May 21)
(Second Season Finale!) Kitchen Nightmares: "Revisited #1." In the second-season finale, Chef Ramsay revisits eateries he's helped in the past to see if his advice is being followed. Included: the Handlebar Restaurant & Lounge (Mount Sinai, New York): Casa Roma (Lancaster, California) and Black Pearl (New York City). 8 p.m., Channel 10, FOX
Saturday (May 22)
Spice & Easy: "Spice Gurus." Prepared: sweet-potato bisque with sage-and-savory croutons; maple-garam-masala ham; mac and cheese; vanilla ice cream with chocolate-mulled-wine sauce. 9:30 a.m., Food Network
30-Minute Meals: "Bowled Over." A Thai-inspired meal, featuring curry-beef-noodle bowls and green melon with lime-and-lemon sorbet. 10 a.m., Food Network
Secrets of a Restaurant Chef: "The Secret to a Healthy Children's Menu." Healthful kid-friendly foods, including chicken fingers and a light, fluffy cake. 10:30 a.m., Food Network
Cooking for Real: "Feeding Your Friends." Smoked turkey leg is prepared, along with green-bean salad, deviled eggs, and homemade granola. 12 p.m., Food Network
Sunday (May 23)
Alex's Day Off: "En Papillote, A Steamed Fish Secret." Branzino en papillote, served with aioli sauce, a simple green-bean salad, and apple crisp. 9:30 a.m., Food Network
Iron Chef America: "Symon vs. Fraser." Neal Fraser battles Michael Symon. 10 p.m., Food Network