Heartwarming / Hotel Hell

  • In the Cambridge Hotel episode, Gordon talked with a 19 year old boy working as a prep cook named Scooter. He told Gordon that his family didn't believe he would be good at anything other than cooking, had two heart surgeries and two in his back, and he worked to pay his way through college so he could open his own bakery. By the end of the episode, Gordon decided to fund his college tuition in exchange for the first loaf of bread from his future bakery.
  • In the episode with the Keating Hotel the head chef was so worn down mentally from the owner's constant addition of bizarre new food items to the menu (necessitating everything be precooked and vacuum sealed due to the convoluted requirements) and not letting him actually cook properly, his anxiety levels were so high and he was so dehydrated and physically exhausted from his strenuous work schedule that he passed out mid-conversation. After spending a day convalescing, he returned to work during the typical "everything is getting better" portion of the show, saw the new condensed menu and helped prepare a few simple dishes with Gordon. Getting to actually perform the task he loves the proper way, and tasting food that wasn't boiled in a bag, got him so happy he was laughing and crying at the same time.
  • In the episode with the Hotel Chester, Gordon not only saves the hotel (including paying for a top chef's salary out of his own pocket until the owners can afford to do so themselves) but also gives the husband and wife owners a nice apartment after they'd been forced to live in the hotel for years, ever since losing their home.
  • Ramsay sincerely complimenting the mother, Rita, on the quality of her cooking in "Calumet's." That's quite something coming from a chef like Ramsay.
  • Ramsay renting the Towns Inn's eccentric innkeeper her own bungalow after he finds out she has been sleeping on a wooden board, padded by a few thin blankets, in her tiny office.
    • The turnover is miraculous, and Karan looks overjoyed, stating that she never wants to go back to the disorganized dump she had been running before. Karan had been a sweet lady all along, she was just totally out of her depth and didn't accept the problems she had.