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Find out Who Handed Over Their Jacket Tonight on 'Hell's Kitchen' Season 21 (SPOILERS)

Who went home on 'Hell's Kitchen' Season 21? The competition cooking show returned for a 21st season in September 2022. Details on the eliminations.

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Feb. 2 2023, Updated 9:10 p.m. ET

Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Season 21 of Hell's Kitchen.

We don't know about you, but we actually get chills every time we hear chef Gordon Ramsay scream, yell, and ultimately lose his patience. When he kicks out an entire team during dinner service, we feel on top of the world. To us, that's Gordon at his best, and we can't wait to see the 55-year-old Brit back in his prime during the 21st season of Hell's Kitchen.

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Although there have been a few changes for Season 21 (the cheftestants have been divided by age instead of gender), one thing that remains the same. All 18 chefs will compete for the position of head chef at one of Gordon Ramsay's restaurants. (This season, it's Hell's Kitchen at Caesars in Atlantic City.) Now, besides the intense competition, viewers can expect to see many shocking eliminations.

So, who went home so far on Season 21 of Hell's Kitchen? Keep reading to find out.

Oct. 6, 2022: Charlene Sherman and Zeus Gordiany

Charlene Sherman and Zeus Gordiany
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After a premiere episode in which no one was sent home, the first chef to be eliminated on Season 21 was Charlene Sherman, a 40-year-old private chef from Worland, Wyo.

During the first dinner service, the Blue Team did not communicate well. As a result, Gordon kicked them out. The two chefs put up for elimination were Charlene and Billy since they failed at the meat station with severe mistakes. In the end, Charlene handed over her jacket and became the first cheftestant eliminated from the competition.

But the eliminations in Episode 2 didn't stop there. Just as Gordon was about to decide who to send home, Zeus raised his hand and suggested he be on the chopping block since he screwed up the pasta.

After ordering the 48-year-old executive chef back to the line, Gordon sent Charlene out the door. However, he soon called Zeus forward and said, "If you are willing to give up your spot so easily, you do not deserve to be here."

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Oct. 13, 2022: O'Shay Lolley

O'Shay Lolley
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It was yet another hit for the 40-year-olds when O'Shay Lolley became the third person to be eliminated from Season 21. After being knocked out during the lobster challenge earlier in the episode, O'Shay struggled during dinner service, serving up raw NY strip. Following a team discussion, O'Shay and Nicole were nominated for elimination by their fellow teammates, but it was O'Shay who Gordon chose to send home for his lack of fight.

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Oct. 20, 2022: Nicole Gomez

Nicole Gomez from 'Hell's Kitchen: Battle of the Ages.'
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On Oct. 20's episode of Hell's Kitchen, viewers watched as the teams, who were previously split into groups based on age, were redivided up by gender. Unfortunately, things didn't go so well for the ladies. After losing a slider challenge, dinner service went even more poorly. Gordon kicked the women out of the kitchen and told the team to nominate three chefs for elimination. The team chose Alyssa for sending out raw lamb, Mindy for failing at the fish station, and Nicole for not stepping up when she should have.

Ultimately, Gordon decided that Nicole lacked passion and told her to turn in her chef's coat.

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Oct. 27, 2022: No one!

After the first dinner service of the season that actually went fairly well for both teams, Gordon apparently didn't have it in his heart to send anyone home. Though the men put Billy, Vlad, and Alejandro up for elimination, Gordon told them all to get back in line.

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Nov. 10, 2022: Billy Trudsoe and Alyssa Osinga

Billy Trudsoe and Alyssa Osinga
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On the Nov. 10 episode of Hell's Kitchen, Season 20 winner Trenton and his soon-to-be-wife, Macy, challenged the chefs to create their upcoming wedding menu. Friends and family attended the dinner, as did some familiar faces from previous seasons.

Unfortunately, dinner service didn't go well for either team. Gordon eventually kicked both sides out of the kitchen and tasked them with each putting two chefs up for elimination.

The Red Team nominated Alyssa for her lack of confidence and communication, along with Sommer for serving up raw chicken again and again. The Blue Team nominated Billy for being unable take charge of his own dish, and Abe for putting the whole team behind with his work at the fish station.

Ultimately, Gordon decided that both Billy and Alyssa didn't have what it takes, and told them to hand over their chef's coats.

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Nov. 17, 2022: Mindy Livengood

Mindy Livengood from 'Hell's Kitchen: Battle of the Ages.'
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In the Nov. 17 episode, both teams finished dinner service without getting kicked out of the kitchen, and even Gordon said it was their best service yet. But because neither team was a clear winner, both were tasked with putting two people up for elimination.

The Red Team nominated Mindy for shutting down and lacking leadership, and Ileana for her lack of consistency across challenges. Meanwhile, the Blue Team nominated Abe for slowing everyone down in the kitchen, and Sakari for serving raw lamb.

Though he admitted it was a tough decision, Gordon chose to send Mindy home. However, he left her with some uplifting words, telling her that he respects her decision to change careers and become a chef, saying that she made the right choice.

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Dec. 1, 2022: Ileana D'Silva

Ileana D'Silva from 'Hell's Kitchen: Battle of the Ages.'
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In the Dec. 1 episode of Hell's Kitchen, the chefs had to step up to compete one-on-one in a game show in order to earn ingredients in which to make a dish with wild game. Later, the five chefs who chose to drop their dishes from being judged — Tara, Ileana, Alex, Alejandro, and Vlad — were forced to cook a chicken dish for their lives, as the remaining chefs watched from a TV in the lounge.

During judging, it came down to Ileana and Vlad on the chopping block. Gordon criticized Ileana for eggplant puree that was too thick and too sweet, while Vlad's soggy mushrooms didn't live up to Gordon's standards. In the end, Gordon asked Ileana to hand over her chef's coat.

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Dec. 8, 2022: Vlad Briantsev

Vlad Briantsev from 'Hell's Kitchen: Battle of the Ages.'
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With six men on the Blue Team and only four women on the Red Team, it was time for Gordon to even things out. Luckily for Brett, Gordon chose to move him to the Red Team, just in time for them to win a head-to-head steak cooking challenge.

Later, the focus was on steak again for dinner service and both teams struggled to find their rhythms, eventually each having to nominate two chefs to be on the chopping block. Unfortunately for Vlad, his mishandling of the meat station brought his whole team down and he was asked to hand over his chef's coat.

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Jan. 5, 2023: Abe Sanchez

Abe Sanchez from 'Hell's Kitchen: Battle of the Ages.'
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When Hell’s Kitchen returned from its winter hiatus on Jan. 5, the focus was all about tacos with actor and taco connoisseur Danny Trejo serving as a judge. After a challenge in which each chef was tasked with creating an elevated take on the humble taco, it was time for dinner service.

Both teams performed incredibly well, with Gordon saying he had never seen service so good this season. Unfortunately, someone still had to go home. The Red Team completed their service first, so it was up to the Blue Team to nominate chefs for elimination based on how they’ve performed all season long. They chose to nominate Sakari for his lack of voice and communication, and Abe for being one of the weaker chefs across the board.

In the end, Gordon chose to send Abe home, while moving Brett from the Red Team back to Blue.

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Jan. 12, 2023: Brett Binninger-Schwartz

Brett Binninger-Schwartz from 'Hell's Kitchen: Battle of the Ages.'
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On the Jan. 12 episode of Hell’s Kitchen, the final eight chefs faced the ultimate test of their individual palates in the 21st Annual Blind Taste Test Challenge. Though the scores were close, the ladies of the Red Team came out on top, while the Blue Team lost for the fifth time in a row.

Later, Will & Grace star Eric McCormack and professional baseball player Justin Turner attended a special dinner service for their respective charities. Each kitchen had to serve a four-course meal to a 12-top table, with each chef leading their own course.

Both teams had their struggles but ultimately ended the night on a high note. Gordon chose Summer and Sakari as the two chefs who showed the most leadership throughout the night and who would be responsible for nominating their team members for elimination.

Sakari nominated Brett for having an issue with the scallops, and Alejandro for his inconsistencies with the risotto. Meanwhile, Summer nominated both Tara and Dafne for their lack of delegation and leadership skills.

By the end of the episode, Brett had handed over his chef’s coat and made his way out of the kitchen.

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Jan. 19, 2023: Sakari Smithwick and Tara Ciannella

Sakari Smithwick and Tara Ciannella
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On Jan. 19, the final seven chefs competed in several challenges in order to earn their coveted black jackets. With only five jackets to hand out, two would be going home.

Challenges included creating a dish of their choice inspired by an important person in their lives, putting their own creative spin on a popular dish from one of Gordon’s restaurants, and cooking their own version of the classic pork chop.

Summer and Dafne earned jackets in the first challenge, while Alejandro and Alex took home jackets in the second. After calling the other contestants in to do a blind taste test of the final three dishes, Gordon handed the last black jacket over to Cheyenne.

Unfortunately, Sakari and Tara were asked to hand over their chef’s coats and had to leave Hell's Kitchen.

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Jan. 26, 2023: Cheyenne Nichols

Cheyenne Nichols from 'Hell's Kitchen: Battle of the Ages.'
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With only five chefs left competing in Season 21 of Hell’s Kitchen, those with black jackets were challenged to cook dishes with ingredients from different cities. Cheyenne nabbed the win her New Orleans-inspired dish — a flavorful play on jambalaya.

Later, for the first time, all the chefs prepared dinner together in one kitchen. Unfortunately, it was a bumpy, trouble-filled service for everyone, as the chefs struggled to get out properly cooked proteins. After kicking the “Fab Five” out of the kitchen, Gordon tasked them with nominating two chefs for elimination.

First up was Cheyenne, who messed up over and over again on the fish station and failed to bounce back. However, Dafne was also nominated for her lack of communication with the rest of the kitchen, specifically Cheyenne.

By the end of the episode, Gordon had asked Cheyenne to hand over her black jacket, but gave her an encouraging speech before she left the kitchen.

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Feb. 2, 2023: Sommer Sellers

Sommer Sellers from 'Hell's Kitchen: Battle of the Ages.'
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Leading up to the two-part finale of Hell’s Kitchen, only four chefs were left standing in the Feb. 2 episode. To prove they have what it takes to move on, the chefs were tasked with creating a stunning seafood dish that would be worthy of being featured in Entertainment Weekly. Dafne took home the win with her eye-catching seafood trio with sea urchin polenta.

Later, at dinner service, each of the chefs took turns running the pass while Gordon deliberately sabotaged them to test their attention to detail. Following a mostly successful service, Gordon gave the chefs a chance to explain why they deserve to compete in the final challenge. But of course, only three could continue on.

Unfortunately, Gordon chose to send Sommer Sellers home, but not before praising her talent, promise, and growth. He even let her hold onto her black jacket as a reminder of all of her hard work.

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What will happen when Hell's Kitchen heads into the Season 21 finale? Tune in when Hells Kitchen: Battle of the Ages airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.

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