Friday, 30 June 2017

Kitchen Nightmares Open or Closed



Watch Kitchen Nightmares and want to see the full episode list? On each post you will find a Kitchen Nightmares episode recaps, updates and information on each restaurant that Chef Gordon Ramsay attempted to turn around. You will find out which Kitchen Nightmares are closed and which are still open on the ultimate Kitchen Nightmares Open or Closed Blog.

Kitchen Nightmares Closure & Success Rates

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Overall, the Kitchen Nightmares Closure Rate stands at 76/105 or 72%

and the Kitchen Nightmares Open Rate is 30/105 or 28%



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Costa Del Nightmares

4 episodes

Aired : September - October 2014

Closure Rate: 50%


Quelcuttis Tapas - CLOSED La Granada Divino - CLOSED
Le Deck - OPEN Mayfair / Jacks Chicken Shack - OPEN


Kitchen Nightmares Season 7 

10 Episodes

Aired: April 2014 - September 2014

Closure Rate: 67% 


Bella Luna - CLOSED Zayna Flaming Grill - OPEN
Mangia Mangia - CLOSEDKati Allo - CLOSED
Old Neighborhood Restaurant - CLOSED Pantaleone's - OPEN 


Kitchen Nightmares Season 6

16 episodes

Aired: October 2012 - May 2013

Closure Rate: 54%



Amy's Baking Company - CLOSEDChappy's - CLOSED 
Prohibition Grille - OPENYanni's Greek Restaurant - OPEN
Mill Street Bistro - CLOSEDNino's Italian Restaurant - CLOSED 
Sam's Mediterranean
 Kabob Room - CLOSED
Levanti's American Bistro - CLOSED
Olde Hitching Post - OPEN Ms Jean's Southern Cuisine - OPEN
Mama Maria's - OPENBarefoot Bobs - CLOSED
La Galleria 33 Part 1 & 2 - OPEN

Kitchen Nightmares Season 5

17 episodes

Aired: September 2011 - March 2012

Closure Rate: 64%



Spin A Yarn Steakhouse - OPENCharlie's Italian Bistro - CLOSED
Cafe Hon - OPENPark's Edge - CLOSED
Chiarella's Ristorante - CLOSEDEl Greco - CLOSED
Michon's - CLOSEDZocalo - CLOSED
The Greek at the Harbor - OPEN Burger Kitchen Parts 1 & 2 - CLOSED
Luigi's D' Italia - OPENMike and Nellie's - CLOSED
Leone's - OPENBlackberry's - CLOSED 

Kitchen Nightmares Season 4

14 episodes

Aired: January 2011 to May 2011

Closure Rate: 58%



Oceana - OPENZeke's - CLOSED
Capri - OPENKingston Cafe - OPEN
Cafe Tavolini - CLOSEDDowncity - CLOSED
Davide - CLOSEDGrasshopper Also - CLOSED
PJ's Steakhouse - CLOSEDClassic American - CLOSED
Spanish Pavillion - OPENLa Frite - OPEN


Kitchen Nightmares Season 3

13 episodes

Aired: January 2010 - May 2010

Closure Rate: 75%



Sushi Ko - CLOSEDFleming - CLOSED
Anna Vincenzo's - CLOSEDMama Rita's - CLOSED
Casa Roma - CLOSEDLe Bistro - OPEN
Lido di Manhattan - OPENMojito - CLOSED
Bazzini - CLOSEDFlamangos / The Junction - CLOSED
Hot Potato Cafe - CLOSEDLa Frite - OPEN


Kitchen Nightmares Season 2

12 episodes

Aired: September 2008 to January 2009

Closure Rate: 100%



Cafe 36 - CLOSEDSanté La Brea - CLOSED
Fiesta Sunrise - CLOSEDSabatiello's - CLOSED
Jack's Waterfront - CLOSEDHannah & Mason's - CLOSED
J Willy's - CLOSEDBlack Pearl - CLOSED
Trobiano's - CLOSEDGiuseppi's - CLOSED
Handlebar - CLOSED


Kitchen Nightmares Season 1

10 episodes

Aired: September 2007 - December 2007

Closure Rate: 90%



The Secret Garden - CLOSEDCampania - CLOSED
Lelas - CLOSEDFinn McCool's - CLOSED
Sebastians - CLOSEDThe Olde Stone Mill - OPEN
Seascape - CLOSEDThe Mixing Bowl - CLOSED
Dillons / Purnima - CLOSEDPeters - CLOSED


Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares UK

Aired: April 2004 - January 2009

24 episodes

Closure Rate: 71%



The Dovecote Bistro / Martins - OPENRunaway Girl / Silversmiths - OPEN
The Granary - CLOSEDThe Curry Lounge - OPEN
The Fish and Anchor - CLOSEDThe Priory - CLOSED
Piccolo Teatro - CLOSED Ruby Tates / Loves Fish - CLOSED
Rococo / Maggies - CLOSEDMorgans - CLOSED
The Fenwick Arms - OPENLa Parra de Burriana - CLOSED
La Gondola - CLOSEDClubway 41 / Jacksons - CLOSED
The Sandgate Hotel - OPENOscars - CLOSED
La Riviera - OPENMomma Cherri's - CLOSED
D-Place - CLOSEDLa Lanterna - CLOSED
Moore Place - CLOSEDThe Walnut Tree Inn - OPEN
The Glass House - CLOSEDBonapartes - CLOSED

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Hotel Hell Open or Closed

Hotel Hell Open or Closed

A list of all the Hotels featured on Hotel Hell, whether they are open or closed with further information on the establishments featured and episode recaps. There are links for extra reading and links to review sites for real customer opinions. Each season of Hotel Hell updates are split below with air dates and closure rates, separated by season and as an overall figure. 

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Hotel Hell

Aired: August 2012 -
Closure Rate (Overall) - 17%


Hotel Hell Season 3

Aired: May 2016 -
Closure Rate: 0%

Anglers Lodge - OPEN

Vienna Inn - OPEN

Town's Inn - OPEN

Lakeview Hotel - OPEN

Brick Hotel - OPEN

Beachfront Inn & Inlet - OPEN

Landoll's Mohican Castle - OPEN

Hotel Hell Season 2

Aired: July to September 2014
Closure Rate: 0%

Murphys Hotel - OPEN

Curtis House Inn - OPEN

Four Seasons Inn - RENAMED - Laylas Riverside Lodge

Calumet Inn - OPEN

Hotel Chester - OPEN

Applegate River Lodge - OPEN

Monticello Hotel - OPEN

Meson De Mesilla - OPEN


Hotel Hell Season 1


Aired:  August to September 2012
Closure Rate: 60%

Juniper Hill Inn - CLOSED

Cambridge Hotel - CLOSED

Keating Hotel - OPEN

River Rock Inn - CLOSED

Roosevelt Inn - OPEN


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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. 


Hell's Kitchen - Michael Wray 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. His choice of prize was to either open his own restaurant or to travel to London to apprentice with Gordon in one of his restaurants, 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 to be able to do so. He now runs his own knife company and teaches culinary classes.
Hell's Kitchen - Heather West 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 - Rock Harper 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 and has been involved with many businesses in an advisory capacity.
Hell's Kitchen Christina Machamer 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 Danny Veltri 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, a reference to his time on the show before moving to Gnarly Surf Bar & Grill, which he helped opened with other investors. He was arrested in 2012 for DUI.
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.
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. 
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. 
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.
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.
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 

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Hell's Kitchen Contestants 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. The winners of Hell's Kitchen are highlighted in bold, find out where they are now.



Hell's Kitchen Season 1



Andrew Bonito Carolann Valentino Chris North
Elsie Ramos Jeff LaPoff Jeffery Dewberry
Jessica Cabo Jimmy Casey Mary Ellen Daniels
Michael Wray Ralph Pagano Wendy Liu


Hell's Kitchen Season 2



Gabriel Gabe Gagliardi Garrett Telle Giacomo Alfieri
Heather West Keith Greene Larry Sik
Maribel Miller Paula Polly Holladay Rachel Brown
Sara Horowitz Tom Pauley Virginia Dalbeck


Hell's Kitchen Season 3



Aaron Song Bonnie Muirhead Brad Miller
Eddie Langley Jennifer "Jen" Yemola Joanna Dunn
Josh Wahler Julia Williams Melissa Firpo
Rock Harper Tiffany Nagel Vinnie Fama


Hell's Kitchen Season 4




Ben Caylor Bobby Anderson Christina Machamer
Corey Earling Craig Schneider Dominic DiFrancesco
Jason Underwood Jen Gavin Louis Petrozza
Louross Edralin Matt Sigel Rosann Fama
Sharon Stewart Shayna Raichilson-Zadok Vanessa Gunnell

Hell's Kitchen Season 5



Alicia LA Limtiaco Andrea Heinly Ben Walanka
Carol Scott Charlie McKay Coi Burruss
Colleen Cleek Danny Veltri Giovanni Filipponi
Jason J Maxwell Ji-Hyun Cha Lacey D'Angelo
Paula da Silva Robert Hesse Seth Levine
Wil Kocol


Hell's Kitchen Season 6



Hell's Kitchen Season 7




Hell's Kitchen Season 8


Antonia BoregmanBoris PoleschukEmily Kutchins
Gail NovenarioJillian FlathersLewis Curtis
Lisa LaFrancaLouis RepucciMelissa Doney
Nona SivleyRaj BrandstonRob McCue
Russell KookSabrina BrimhallTrevor McGrath
Vinny Accardi

Hell's Kitchen Season 9


Amanda ColelloBrendan HeaveyCarrie Keep
Elise WimsElizabeth BianchiGina Melcher
Chino ChangJamie GregorichJason Zepaltas
Jennifer NormantJonathon PlumleyKrupa Patel
Monterray KeysNatalie BlakePaul Niedermann
Steven PalubaTommy StevensWill Lustberg

Hell's Kitchen Season 10


Hell's Kitchen Season 11



Amanda GiblinAnthony RodriguezBarret Beyer
Christian RosatiCyndi StanimirovDan Ryan
Danielle BoornGina AloiseJa'Nel Witt
Jacqueline BaldassariJeremy MaddenJessica Lewis
Jon ScallionMary PoehneltMichael Langdon
Nedra HarrisRaymond AlongiSebastian Royo
Susan HeatonZach Womack


Hell's Kitchen Season 12



Anton TestinoBeth TaylorBev Lazo Gonzalez
Chris EversoleGaurav Navin Jason Zepaltas
Jessica Vogel Joy Parham–ThomasKashia Zollicoffer
Melanie Finch Michael DeMarcoMichael Gabriel
Mike Aresta Nicole RutzRalph Johnson
Richard Mancini Rochelle BergmanSandra Flores
Scott Commings Simone Hammond

Hell's Kitchen Season 13


Aaron LhamonAshley ShermanBrian Santos
Bryant GallaherDenine Giordano Fernando Cruz
Frank BilottiJR RobinsonJanai Simpson
Jennifer Salhoff JP DeDominicisKalen Morgenstern
Katie McKeown La Tasha McCutchenRoe DiLeo
Sade Dancy Sterling WrightSteve Rosenthal


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