Thursday, 28 September 2017

Hell's Kitchen Season 16 Where Are They Now?

Hell's Kitchen Season 16

Hell's Kitchen Season 16 aired September 23 to February 02, 2017 on Fox Network, there were 18 contestants and the prize for the winner was a head chef position at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at The Venetian Las Vegas.

In this season, Gordon Ramsay was judge, Marino Monferrato was Maître d', Andi van Willigan-Cutspec was sous chef for the red team and Aaron Mitrano was sous chef for the blue team.

Continue below to read what the Hell's Kitchen season 16 contestants did next after appearing on Hell's Kitchen.

Aaron Smock
Aaron Smock was a Culinary Student from Frankenmuth, Michigan. He was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen episode 5 due to his inexperience and lack of confidence but is praised by Gordon for his passion and skills.

After the show, he returned to his previous role as Banquet Chef at The Homestead. He has since moved back to his home town and worked at Prost Wine Bar & Charcuterie. He is currently working at Calypso Mediterranean Grill


Ashley Nickell
Andrew Pearce was from Orlando, Florida and competed in season 15 and was eliminated from Hell's Kitchen in episode 13 after his New York Strip steak failed to impress his fellow contestants. 

After the show, he appears to have returned to his previous role as Executive Chef at Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House at SugarHouse Casino.


Aziza Young
Aziza Young was a Kitchen Manager from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen episode 6 due to her poor performance during the service but praised her heart.

After the show, she became a Private Chef and she also teaches culinary classes and does pop up experiences in the home through Chat & Chew Popup and in February 2018 she won a cookery award.


Devin Simpson
Devin Simpson was an Assistant Restaurant Manager from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. He was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen episode 12 due to his poor performance during the service and his struggles to lead but he was he was praised for his passion.

After the show, he returned to his previous position at Kickin' Chicken and also offers personal chef services and culinary lessons.


Genaro Delillo
Genaro Delillo was a Sous Chef from Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen episode 2 due to his poor services and lack of passion.

After the show, he appears to have returned to his position at Downtown Lounge. He was also a judge at Iron Chef Hamburg, is a photographer and does cookery demonstrations. In March 2017 he was charged with disorderly conduct for playing loud music and in May 2017, he was charged with theft from a department store.



Heather Williams
Heather Williams was a Sous Chef from Easton, Pennsylvania. She was Hell's Kitchen season 16 runner up losing out to Ryan after her service was more fraught with problems, she took her defeat with grace.

After the show, she returned to her position as a sous chef at Marblehead Chowder House in Palmer Township before becoming Sous Chef at Bon Appétit Management Company. She has also done a number of cookery events and demonstrations. She is taking part in 2018's Reality Rally raising funds for Michelle’s Place Breast Cancer Resource Center.


Heidi Parent
Heidi Parent was an Executive Chef from Auburn, Maine. She was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen episode 15 and was praised for her strong performances and was allowed to keep her jacket.

After the show, she became a culinary arts teacher at the Capital Area Technical Center.



Jessica Boynton
Jessica Boynton was a University Chef from Raleigh, North Carolina. She was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen episode 3 due to her nominating herself and revealing she had already packed her bags to leave the competition.

After the show, she returned to work at The Cowfish, where she was training to be Kitchen Manager, she had a second baby and got engaged.



Johnny McDevitt
Johnny McDevitt was a Burger Chef from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen episode 8 due to his second poor service on fish and for being the reason behind his teams failure.

After the show, he returned to his position at Sketch Burger before moving to West End Grill and is currently at Pitchers Pub as of July 2017.



Kimberly Roth
Kimberly Roth was a Sushi Chef from Ontario, New York. She was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen episode 14 due to her poor performance during the service but she was praised for her improvement during the process.

After the show, she owns catering company The Bamboo Panda Catering Company and works at sushi restaurant Nosh. She was champion of 2017's Reality Rally and will be defending her title in 2018. She also offers sushi culinary classes.


Kimberly Ann Ryan
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.



Matt Hearn
Matt Hearn was a Sauté Chef from Los Angeles, California. He was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen episode 10 due to his poor performance on fish and his arrogance.

After the show, he was chef at Happy Hour Bar & Tapas before moving to 1933 in Bakersfield.




Pat Tortorello
Pat Tortorello was a Culinary Instructor from Belleville, New Jersey. He was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen episode 1 due to his poor performance and allowing Paulie to take over.

After the show, he became an Area Manager at Performance Foodservice and took part in 2017's Reality Reality, a charity cookery event.



Paulie Giganti Jr
Paulie Giganti Jr was an Executive Chef from Brooklyn, New York. He was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen episode 14 for his inconsistent services and failure to take responsibility for his mistakes.

After the show, he returned to his position of Executive Chef at the restaurant he owned, Birra but sadly died in April 2017 after being found unresponsive at his home due to an accidental drug overdose.



Rajeeyah Gia Young
Rajeeyah "Gia" Young was a Catering Chef from Queens, New York. She was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen episode 4 due to her consecutive poor performances, attitude and giving up on her team.

After the show, she returned to New York and currently works in customer service and sales.



Shaina Hayden
Shaina Hayden was a Banquet Chef from Long Island, New York. She was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen episode 10 due to her deteriorating performances but commended her strong start in the competition.

After the show, she is owner and Executive Chef at Say Your Grace LLC, she has a restaurant and catering service and also does culinary events, meal prep and private chef services.



Wendy Mendez
Wendy Mendez was a Line Cook and Pastry Chef from Bronx, New York. She was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen episode 11 due to her deteriorating performances and lack of confidence but praised her palate.

After the show, she appears to have returned to her previous position as a Line cook.



William Koop Wynkoop
William "Koop" Wynkoop was a Kitchen Manager from Carey, Ohio. He was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen episode 9 due to his inconsistent performances and his temper tantrum in which he broke a chair against a wall.

After the show, he works at Tavern 101 in Ada, Ohio.







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