'Hell's Kitchen' - Everything you need to know about Season 19

Gordan Ramsay in Hell's Kitchen
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Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is back with a new season of Hell's Kitchen, and this time the contestants will be fighting it out in the kitchen for the prize of a lifetime. As well as a quarter of a million dollars going to the winner of season 19, there is also, for the first time ever, the job of a lifetime up for grabs. The winner of this season will also land the position of head chef at Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen restaurant in Lake Tahoe. 

But can the budding chefs stand the heat in the kitchen? 

How to watch 'Hell's Kitchen' Season 19

Hell's Kitchen Season 19 starts on Thursday 7th January at 8pm on FOX. The season will consist of 16 episodes and each episode is an hour long. After that you'll be able to watch it on Fox on demand.

Fox is available on most every major streaming service in the United States. Our recommendation is to check out FuboTV. In addition to local Fox networks (in most markets - be sure to double check with your area before signing up), FuboTV has a competitive list of channels, as well as premium add-ons. And it's even better if you're a sports fan, with options for international events that you can't find anywhere else.

FuboTV starts at $59.99 a month the most basic package of 95 channels, and you can build things up from there.

How to watch 'Hell's Kitchen' Season 19 from anywhere in the world 

If you're not in your usual Fox viewing market and still want to watch Hell's Kitchen Season 19, a VPN might be just the thing that keeps the food juices flowing. A VPN allows your network traffic to flow through a specific set of servers in a specific country. So if you want to watch Fox in the U.S., you can watch Fox in the U.S.

The only catch is you need to be able to trust your VPN provider, because all of your network traffic — encrypted and unencrypted alike — will be flowing through it. For that, we've long been fans of ExpressVPN.


ExpressVPN is one of the easiest and affordable ways to watch what you want from anywhere you want to watch it. Plus it'll help keep your network traffic away from any prying eyes on public networks.

And it's a great way to watch all the Hell's Kitchen you want —  from anywhere in the world.

What can we expect from this season of 'Hell's Kitchen'? 

Gordon Ramsay kicks Season 19 off in style by taking the cooking show to Las Vegas - the city that is home to the first ever Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen restaurant at Caesars Palace. 

The first episode, called "Hell's Kitchen - Welcome to Vegas", sees the budding chefs getting a glimpse of where their careers could take them if they were to win the show.

Season 19 will see 16 aspiring chefs from around the country cooking up a storm in the kitchen in the hopes to win the prize of a lifetime - and Gordon Ramsay as their new boss. Each week we will see chefs put through their paces as they are set grueling cooking challenges. And, with such a huge prize at stake, Gordon doesn't have time for contestants who don't have the right ingredients to make it big in the culinary world. At the end of every episode one chef from the losing team will be eliminated by Gordon Ramsay, meaning every second in the kitchen counts for the contestants, and one foot out of line could result in their sudden departure from the competition. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.