Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Hell's Kitchen Winners Where Are They Now?


Hell's Kitchen Contestants

Hell's Kitchen features Gordon Ramsay as Head Chef alongside two sous chefs to support the contestants, each week there will be a number of challenges to test the culinary skills of the contestants, who are all competing for a prize of their own restaurant or the option of working alongside top chefs including Gordon. Find out what happened next to the Hell's Kitchen Winners.


Michael Wray was a professional chef from Fort Collins, Colorado. He was the Hell's Kitchen season 1 winner due to his dishes being well received. Initially he accepted to work with Gordon but later decided not to take up the prize. 

He was later Head Chef at The Standard in Los Angeles before moving to Arizona. He planned to open his open restaurant HK One but failed to secure the finances. He now runs a knife company and teaches culinary classes.
Hell's Kitchen - Michael Wray
Heather West was a Sous Chef from Port Jefferson, New York. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 2 winner due to her determination and leadership skills and became Senior Chef at Terra Rossa at the Red Rock Casino in Nevada. 

She later became Head Chef at Monteray Restaurant, then to Jellyfish Restaurant and later Broadway Grill before moving to Schafers in Port Jefferson. She married in 2014 and had a son.
Hell's Kitchen - Heather West
Rock Harper was an Executive Chef from Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia. He was the Hell's Kitchen season 3 winner due to his confidence and leadership skills and  won a years contract at Terra Verde restaurant.

After this he was Executive Chef at Ben’s Next Door, was an instructor at Stratford University and wrote a cookbook called "44 Things Parents Should Know about Healthy Cooking for Kids". He appeared on Chef Wanted and won an Executive Chef position at The Precinct but declined it.
Hell's Kitchen - Rock Harper
Christina Machamer was a student from St. Louis, Missouri. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 4 winner due to her potential. She was Senior Sous Chef at London West Hollywood for 10 months before moving to Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro. 

She returned to school where she trained to be a sommelier and now lives in Napa valley. She was Director of Wine and Culinary at B Cellars Vineyards & Winery and now manages the Caldwell Vineyard.
Hell's Kitchen Christina Machamer
Danny Veltri was an Executive Chef from Edgewater, Florida. He was the Hell's Kitchen season 5 winner due to his growth on the show and he took up position as a Sous Chef at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey but left after a couple of months.

He started his own catering company called Back From Hell Catering before moving to Gnarly Surf Bar & Grill. He was arrested in 2012 for DUI.
Hell's Kitchen Danny Veltri
Dave Levey was an Executive Chef from San Diego, California. He was the the Hell's Kitchen season 6 winner due to his natural ability. 

He took up a line cook position at Araxi Restaurant until the end of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. He was arrested as part of a drugs bust in 2014. 
Dave Levey
Holli Ugalde was a Banquet Chef from San Bernardino, California. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 7 winner due to her growth but was not given the position in London due to "visa issues".

She claims she never completed any paperwork and instead accepted $250,000. She briefly returned to being a Chef in a hotel in Florida before starting a lifestyle programme called SENS Wellness. 
Holli Ugalde
Nona Sivley was a Sous Chef from Atlanta, Georgia. She was the Hell's Kitchen Season 8 winner due to her improvement and passion. 

After the show, she took up the Head Chef position at LA Market, with her winning menu being added to the restaurant menu. She left after three years to help her mentor Kerry Simon open his first restaurant Pork & Beans and she started her own catering business called Fizzy Peach. 
Nona Sivley
Paul Niedermann was a Sous Chef from Davie, Florida. He was was the Hell's Kitchen season 9 winner due to his passion and determination. 

After the show, he went to work at BLT Steak but not as Head Chef. He left to become Executive Chef at Hudson at Waterway East.
Paul Niedermann
Christina Wilson was a Chef from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 10 winner due to her culinary skills. 

After the show, she was Head Chef at Gordon Ramsay Steak before moving to become Executive Chef of Gordon Ramsay BurGR in Planet Hollywood Casino. She oversees both of Gordon's Vegas restaurants and works on Hell's Kitchen as a Sous Chef and behind the scenes on Hotel Hell.
Christina Wilson
Ja'Nel Witt was an Executive Chef from Houston, Texas. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 11 winner but did not take up the position after allegedly failing a drugs test.

She was instead offered $250,000 prize money. After the show, she was Executive Chef at Corner Table before moving to Sammy's Steakhouse.
Ja'Nel Witt
Scott Commings was an Executive Chef from Woodstock, Illinois. He was the Hell's Kitchen season 12 winner due to his passion, determination and leadership skills. 

After the show, he took up his position as the Head Chef at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace.
Scott Commings
La Tasha McCutchen was a Kitchen Supervisor from Winter Haven, Florida. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 13 winner due to her strong leadership skills, cooking ability and her determination. 

After the show, she took up the head chef position at Gordon Ramsay's Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City for a year before becoming a Private Chef. 
La Tasha McCutchen
Meghan Gill was an Executive Chef from Roanoke, Virginia. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 14 winner due to her passion, determination and leadership skills. 

After the show, she took up the head chef position at Gordon Ramsay's Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City.
Meghan Gill
Ariel Malone was a Country Club Chef from Hackensack, New Jersey. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 15 winner due to her confidence in the kitchen, cooking ability and her outspoken nature. 

After the show, she took up the head chef position at BLT Steak at Bally's Las Vegas until January 2017.
Ariel Malone
Kimberly Ann Ryan was an Event Chef from Traverse City, Michigan. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 16 winner due to her skills, drive and command in the kitchen. 

After the show, she took up the head chef position at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at The Venetian Las Vegas.
Kimberly Ann Ryan
Michelle Tribble was from New York City. She was the Hell's Kitchen season 17 winner.

After the show, she took up the position of Executive Chef at the Caesars Palace Hell’s Kitchen in Las Vegas with a salary of $250,000.
Michelle Tribble


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1 comment:

  1. I have predicted each winner within the first 4 episodes.

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