Sunday, 31 December 2017

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, 27, was a professional chef from Fort Collins, Colorado. His dishes were well received by both Gordon and critics and he was the winner of the series. Initially he accepted to work with Gordon but once he realised the strains this would put on his family, he decided not to take up the prize. He went on to be Head Chef at The Standard in Los Angeles before moving to Arizona. He planned to open his open restaurant HK One but he failed to secure the finances. He now runs his own knife company and teaches culinary classes. Hell's Kitchen - Michael Wray
Heather West, 25, was a Sous Chef from Port Jefferson, New York. She won season 2 due to her determination and leadership skills. She won a year contract as Senior Chef at Terra Rossa at the Red Rock Casino in Nevada. She then 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, 30, was an Executive Chef from Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia. He was the winner of season 3 due to his confidence in the kitchen, his leadership skills and ability to motivate the team. Rock won a years contract at Terra Verde restaurant, after this he started working at Ben’s Next Door as Executive Chef, 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 he didn't take up the position. Hell's Kitchen - Rock Harper
Christina Machamer, 25, was a student from St. Louis, Missouri. She won the fourth series of Hell's Kitchen due to her great potential. She was instead offered the position of Senior Sous Chef rather than Executive Chef as her prize, she worked at London West Holywood for 10 months before moving to Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro. After this, 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, 23, was an Executive Chef from Edgewater, Florida. He won season 5 of Hell's Kitchen due to his growth on the show, he showed Gordon he had all the necessary skills to be crowned the winner due to his talent and maturity. After the show, 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, which he helped opened with other investors. He was arrested in 2012 for DUI. Hell's Kitchen Danny Veltri
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.
Dave Levey
Holli Ugalde, 24, was a Banquet Chef from San Bernardino, California. She won Season 7 of Hell's Kitchen due to her growth in confidence and ability during the process. She was not given the position in London due to "visa issues", something Holli disputes. She claims she isn't even sure they applied for it as she never completed any paperwork and instead accepted an undisclosed amount of cash. She briefly returned to being a Chef in a hotel in Florida before starting a lifestyle programme called SENS Wellness. 
Holli Ugalde
Nona Sivley, 29. was a Sous Chef from Atlanta, Georgia. She was the winner of Season 8 of Hell's Kitchen and won due to her impressive improvement during the series and the passion she showed for cooking. After the show, she took up the Head Chef position at LA Market, with her winning menu being add to the restaurant menu. She left after three years to help her mentor Kerry Simon open his first restaurant Pork & Beans. After the restaurant opened she started her own catering business called Fizzy Peach. 
Nona Sivley
Paul Niedermann, 27, was a Sous Chef from Davie, Florida. He was the winner of Season 9 due to his passion and determination and he dedicated the win to his mother who had passed away a few months prior. 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, 32, was a Chef from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the winner of Hell's Kitchen season 10 beating Justin in the final. After the show, she took the Head Chef position at Gordon Ramsay Steak before moving to become  Executive Chef of Gordon Ramsay BurGR in Planet Hollywood Casino. She works closely with Gordon, now overseeing both his Vegas restaurants and has worked on Hell's Kitchen as a Sous Chef and behind the scenes on Hotel Hell. Christina Wilson
Ja'Nel Witt, 31, was an Executive Chef from Houston, Texas. She was the winner of Hell's Kitchen season 11 but did not take up the position, it is rumoured that she was not allowed to take up the position after allegedly failing a drugs test, she was however 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, 36, was an Executive Chef from Woodstock, Illinois. He was the winner of Hell's Kitchen season 12 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, 33, was a Kitchen Supervisor from Winter Haven, Florida. She was the winner of Hell's Kitchen season 13 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, 28, was an Executive Chef from Roanoke, Virginia. She was the winner of season 14 due to her passion, determination and leadership skills. After the show, she took up the winners head chef position at Gordon Ramsay's Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City.  Meghan Gill
Ariel Malone, 26, was a Country Club Chef from Hackensack, New Jersey. She was the winner of season 15 of Hell's kitchen 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, 29, was an Event Chef from Traverse City, Michigan. She was the winner of season 16 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

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