Here's A Sneak Peek Of The Hell's Kitchen Season 22 Finale Featuring Queen Giada Herself – Exclusive

In Gordon Ramsay's hit show, "Hell's Kitchen," two teams of aspiring chefs compete against one another in rigorous cooking challenges, ultimately landing one talented contestant a cash prize and the coveted position of Executive Chef at one of Ramsay's restaurants. Ramsay appears to have perfected the art of good TV, never failing to supply his fans with excitement, a healthy dose of his signature screaming, and plenty of big names from the food world and beyond.

While Season 22 has been chock full of celebrity appearances, for fans of the Food Network's "Giada at Home," Ramsay may have saved the best for last. Airing on January 25, the season finale will follow the final three chefs as they complete their last cooking challenge, set to be judged by a panel of guest chefs. Invited to critique the first course is celebrity chef and restaurateur Giada De Laurentiis. A video clip sent to Mashed provides a sneak peek into her first few moments on the "Hell's Kitchen" soundstage as she gives notes on the finalists' dishes.

She offers words of encouragement to contestant Johnathan Benvenuti

In the exclusive clip from the upcoming Season 22 finale, Gordon Ramsay gushes as he welcomes celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis to the stage. Finalist Sammi Tarantino joins in on the love-fest, saying in an interview that the former Food Network star served as an inspiration for her cooking career.

Ramsay goes on to explain that De Laurentiis is there to judge the cold appetizer course. Her first order of business: tasting contestant Johnathan Benvenuti's creation. She digs right into the dish, which Benvenuti describes as a "Hawaiian-style tuna poke with an avocado mousse, crispy shallots, some tobiko, and crispy won-ton chips." Upon the first bite, she seems to delight in the flavors, identifying citrus, spice, and crunch. "There's so many layers of flavor," De Laurentiis says to Benvenuti in the clip, "which I think hits it out of the park."

De Laurentiis wasn't the only familiar face featured on Season 22. Sticking with the season's American Dream theme, previous episodes featured appearances from national treasures like boxing's Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya, country star Martina McBride, and former "American Idol" host Paula Abdul. Guest chefs Brian Malarkey, Curtis Stone, Michael Cimarusti, and Nyesha Arrington will judge the subsequent courses during the season finale. To hear their critiques and find out who won Season 22 of "Hell's Kitchen," you can tune in for the season finale, which airs on Thursday, January 25 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.