Hell's Kitchen Season 6 aired July 21 to October 13, 2009 on Fox Network, there were 17 contestants and the prize for the winner was $250,000 in cash and a position at the Araxi Restaurant in Whistler, Canada.
Amanda "Tek" Moore, 27, was a line cook from New York. She was eliminated in show due to her failure on the steak station that led to the failure of her team. After the show, she returned to the kitchen and was Executive Chef at restaurants including Acme Restaurant, Le Barricou and is currently Executive Chef at Golden Years Brooklyn.
Amanda Davenport, 27, was a Sous Chef from New York. She was eliminated in show 8 due to her overly polite nature and her weak performances. After the show, she returned to the kitchen in Sous Chef positions until August 2016, when she studied for her real estate licence and has since moved to Miami and become a real estate agent.
Andy Husbands, 40, was an Executive Chef from Boston, Massachusetts. He was eliminated in show 9 as he was inconsistent and had a number of poor performances in the kitchen. After the show, he is chef/owner of Tremont 647 and has released a number of cookbooks. He also competes with his BBQ team, they have won the Jack Daniels World BBQ Championships in Lynchberg, TN and a host of other contests. He also campaigns against childhood hunger and has raised large sums of money for this cause.
Ariel Contreras, 27, was a sous chef from Los Angeles, California. She was eliminated from the show in week 14, she was a strong contestant and this is reflected by Gordon allowing her to keep her jacket due to her hard work and progression in the process, the first time he had done so. She was Exceutive Chef at Hardings before becoming a chef at an airport terminal restaurant, working for OTG, a company that specialises in sophisticated dining in airport restaurants.
Dave Levey, 32, was an Executive Chef from San Diego, California. He was the winner of season 6 due to his natural ability in the kitchen. He took up the position at Araxi Restaurant until the end of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games as it turned out to be a line cook position and not Head Chef as he expected. He was arrested as part of a drugs bust in 2014.
|David "Louie" Cordio, 45, was a diner owner from Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He was eliminated during the first service for serving poorly carved lamb and wasting portions of meat during the service. After the show he returned to the 50/50 Diner in Fitchburg.|
Jim McGloin, 24, was a sous chef from Nashua, New Hampshire. He was eliminated in show 6 due to his lack of passion for his work in the kitchen. After the show, he and Jek formed a relationship and were planning to open a restaurant together.
Joseph Tinnelly, 27, was former US Marine and Sou Chef from Massapequa Park, New York. He was eliminated in show 2 after nominating two rivals for no reason whatsoever and starting an argument with Gordon after which he tore off his jacket and asked Gordon for a fight! He was asked to leave the competition. He returned to the kitchen and is currently part owner of American Beauty Bistro in North Massapequa.
Kevin Cottle, 35, was an Executive Chef from Middletown, Connecticut. He was runner up in season 6 after losing to Dave. After the show, he returned to his previous role as an Executive Chef, he moved into catering for an events company until 2013. Since 2013 he has been an Executive Chef and partner at Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort.
Melinda Meaney, 38, was a Private Chef from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was eliminated in show 1 due to her poor performance in the service which saw her failing to cook an acceptable pasta portion 9 times! She appears to have returned to her career as a private chef.
Robert Hesse, 30, was an Executive Chef from Quogue, New York and a former Hell's Kitchen contestant who had to retire from the show due to illness. He returned in show 1 and was eliminated in show 7 due to his poor performance during the service and health issues had led to absence from the show. After the show, he lost an amazing 450 pounds after suffering from 3 heart attacks. He worked as Assistant Executive Chef at The Brews Brothers restaurant before moving to other restaurants within the group.
|Sabrina Gresset, 34, was a Restaurant Manager from Phoenix, Arizona. She was eliminated in show 10 on the back of 3 poor services in a row. After the show she returned to to the café at DC Ranch Village Health Club, where she worked prior to the filming of the show.|
|Suzanne Schlicht, 24, was a Sous Chef from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was eliminated in show 12 due to her repeated nominations and poor service that evening. After the show she took up a Sous Chef position at Vdara in Las Vegas.|
|Tennille Middleton, 28, was an Executive Chef from Fairfax, Virginia. She was eliminated in show 13 after she struggled with the service and broke down in tears, Ramsay praised her for her ability to cook meat. After the show she has launched her own catering company and is a Head Kitchen Manager at Great American Restaurants.|
|Tony D'Alessandro, 30, was a Store Manager from Chicago, Illinois. He was eliminated in show 2 after he lost control of his station. After the show, he opened restaurant BIG & Littles with his childhood friend Gary Strauss. Reviews are excellent.|
|Vincent "Van" Hurd, 26, was a fish chef from Dallas, Texas. He was eliminated in show 11 after two poor performances on the fish station but acknowledged that he could cook. After the show, he was chef at Jordan Caterers with fellow contestant Kevin Cottle and they were on local cooking show "Midday Chefs". In September 2016, he was hired as a consultant for Taino Smokehouse to create their menu and become operational.|