Thursday, 26 January 2017

Hell's Kitchen Season 8 Contestants Where Are They Now?

Hell's Kitchen Season 8 Contestants

Hell's Kitchen Season 8 aired September 22 to December 15, 2010 on Fox Network, there were 16 contestants and the prize for the winner was Head Chef position at the JW Marriott Hotel at L.A and to be spokesperson for Rosemount Estate Wines.

Find out what the Hell's Kitchen Season 8 contestants did next after appearing on Hell's Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay. Hell's Kitchen Season 8 where are they now?

Antonia Boregman, 40, was a Line Cook from Chicago, Illinois. She left in show 1 after suffering from a migraine and collapsing before being rushed to hospital. After the show, she recovered but I'm not sure what she has done since the show, feel free to share any info.  Antonia Boregman
Boris Poleschuk, 38, was a Catering Chef from Manalapan, New Jersey. He was eliminated in show 8 due to the inconsistency of his performace. After the show, he became Executive Chef at The Loft Steakhouse in Brooklyn, New York, with excellent reviews on the food. Boris Poleschuk
Emily Kutchins, 29, was an Executive Chef in a Nursing Home from Chicago, Illinois.  She was eliminated in show 5 due to her lack of effort shown so far and also her lack of passion in her food. After the show, she returned to the kitchen before becoming Director of Catering at Foodstuffs. Emily Kutchins
Gail Novenario, 28, was an Executive Chef from Wantagh, New York. She was eliminated in show 12 due to her inconsistent performances that had worsened in the past three services. Gordon was disappointed in her as he felt she could have gone much further in the competition. After the show, she appears to have worked at Rural Society in DC.  Gail Novenario
Jillian Flathers, 28, was a Sous Chef from Pagosa Springs, Colorado. She was eliminated in show 14 as Gordon felt that other contestants were stronger, he allowed her to keep her jacket and praised her determination and passion for cooking. After the show, she returned to the kitchen at Plaza Grill and briefly worked at Freddy's Steak house before resigning. She intended to open her own restaurant. Jillian Flathers
Lewis Curtis, 26, was an Executive Chef from Beebe, Arkansas. He was eliminated in show 2 after he struggled on sushi leading to the failure of the team. After the show,  he returned to Lulav before cooking at various cookery events, Farm to Table dining and launching catering company Chef Lewis and Chef Rob Catering. Lewis Curtis
Lisa LaFranca, 48, was Corporate Food Director from Brooklyn, New York. She was eliminated in show 1 as she was in over her head and had a terrible performance on the fish station. After the show, she returned to the Corporate world as a Food and Beverage Director.  Lisa LaFranca
Louis Repucci, 28, was a Chef at a Childrens Camp from Diamond Bar, California. He was eliminated in show 4 as he had performed the worst during the evening service. After the show, he became an Executive Chef at Boulder Creek Brewery before moving into management. He is currently an Independent Consultant.Louis Repucci
Melissa Doney, 31, was an Executive Sous Chef from Albany, New York. She was eliminated in show 6 due to making too many simple mistakes and her declining performances. After the show, she returned to her previous role at Fort William Henry Resort before becoming a Culinary Instructor and Area Chef for a Supermarket chain. She is currently Executive Chef at Browns Brewing Company.  Melissa Doney
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
Raj Brandston, 49, was a Personal Chef from Queens,  New York. He was eliminated in show 3 due to his poor performances and failure to get along with his team. After the show, he returned to his career as a personal chef. Raj Brandston
Rob McCue, 36, was a Chef for a Law Firm from Brooklyn, New York. He was eliminated in show 9 for his consistently poor performances, Gordon felt he had kept him in the show too long. After the show, he appeared on Bravo TV show Chef Roble and Co and now runs gastropub The Fat Monk in NYC. Rob McCue
Russell Kook, 29, was a Sous Chef from Madison, Wisconsin. He was runner up of season 8 and didn't take his defeat with grace instead blaming his team for losing. After the show he appeared on Iron Chef and ran kitchens at The Florentine, Chicago Cut Steakhouse, 8UP, Concetrics and is currently Executive Chef at Hugo's Frog Bar. He also helped open a number of successful restaurants. Russell Kook
Sabrina Brimhall, 22, was a Prep Cook from San Diego, California. She was eliminated in show 11 due to her immaturity and her inconsistent performances but recognised that she had a big heart. After the show, she worked at Spagos and currently works at the Barona Resort.  Sabrina Brimhall
Trevor McGrath, 30, was a Line Cook from Chicago, Illinois. He was eliminated in show 14 but was praised by Gordon for his determination shown during his time on the show. After the show, he worked in television for CNBC and Food Network as a consultant.  Trevor McGrath
Vinny Accardi, 29, was a Line Cook from Queens, New York. He was eliminated in show 10 due to his deteriorating performances. After the show, he opened his own restaurant Room 55 in Glendale, NY with excellent reviews. Vinny Accardi

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Saturday, 21 January 2017

Hell's Kitchen Season 7 Contestants Where Are They Now?

Hell's Kitchen Season 7 Contestants

Hell's Kitchen Season 7 aired June 1 to August 10, 2010 on Fox Network, there were 17 contestants and the prize for the winner was and the prize for the winner was $250,000 in cash and a position at Gordon's restaurant at the Savoy Hotel in London.


Find out what the Hell's Kitchen Season 7 contestants did next after appearing on Hell's Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay. Hell's Kitchen Season 7 where are they now?

Andrew Forster,  28, was a farmer from Wake Forest, North Carolina. He was left in the second show after being discovered to have attempted to serve mashed potato and following an argument with Ramsay he walked out, leaving the competition. He had previously appeared on BBC 3 show 'Freaky Eaters', as he had existed on a diet of biscuits and toast. After the show, he returned to his previous career in farming and had intentions to open his own restaurant.  Andrew Forster
Autumn Lewis, 29, was a Personal Chef from West Hollywood, California. She was eliminated in show 14 after serving the wrong sauce and not taking her mistake seriously. Ramsay praised her dedication and passion whilst on the show. After the show, she returned to her previous role as a Personal Chef.  Autumn Lewis
Benjamin Knack, 33, was a Culinary Instructor from Malden, Massachusetts. He was eliminated in show 14 after a mix up with lamb and venison wellingtons, he was praised by Gordon for his strong leadership skills and encouraged him to never give up.  After the show, he returned to teaching cookery.  Benjamin Knack
Ed Battaglia, 28, was a High School Culinary Teacher from Edgewater Park, New Jersey. He was eliminated in show 11 for his poor performances and failure to persuade Gordon to allow him to stay. After the show, he returned to teaching.  Ed Battaglia
Frances "Fran" Klier, 44, was a Catering Chef from Rockville Centre, New York. She was eliminated in show 9 due to reaching her peak in the competition, although he praised her determination. After the show, she started a catering company called Catering Creation.  Frances "Fran" Klier
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
Jamie Bisoulis, 26, was a Sous Chef from Chicago, Illinois. She was eliminated in show 3 due to her lack of leadership skills and her poor performances.  After the show, she returned to the restaurant she had previously worked at but as Head Chef.  Jamie Bisoulis
Jason Jay Santos, 32, was an Executive Chef from Medford, Massachusetts. He was runner up in the season and was a consistently strong competitor, who lost out to Holli. After the show, he initially returned to his previous position at Gargoyles, appeared on a number of morning tv shows, teaches culinary courses, owns restaurants Abby Lane and Blue Inc and even appeared on a credit card.  Jason Jay Santos
Jason Ellis, 37, was a Personal Chef from Suwanee, Georgia. He was eliminated in show 12 due to his lack of leadership skills compared to other contestants but commended his performance. After the show, he returned to his role as a Personal Chef for celebrity clients and owns catering company The Chef’s Lobster & Chocolate Affairs.  Jason Ellis
Maria Torrisi, 24, was a Kitchen Supervisor from Scranton, Pennsylvania. She was eliminated in show 5 after struggling in the competition, Gordon felt she was out of her depth. After the show, she was a Sous Chef in a Hilton hotel before leaving the profession to work in healthcare insurance sales/claims.  Maria Torrisi
Mikey Termini, 29, was a Line Cook from Kihei, Hawaii. He was eliminated in show 2 due to his two poor services, where he served under cooked food. After the show, he returned to Four Seasons Resort Maui before moving to Westbank Grill at the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole.  Mikey Termini
Nilka Hendricks, 28, was a Line Cook from West Hempstead, New York. She was eliminated in show 10 mid service as she had made many mistakes on the fish section that Gordon asked her to leave, she returned and begged for a second chance and had to be removed from the kitchen. After she was removed, she met with Gordon and he told her she wasn't ready for a Head Chef role. After the show, she was Executive Chef at Retro Lounge & Grill in Freeport before starting her own catering company called Chef'n it up Catering.  Nilka Hendricks
Salvatore Coppola, 35, was a Pizza Chef from Laurel Springs, New Jersey. He was eliminated in show 7 for his consistently poor performances. After the show, it appears he went to work at Blue Inc owned by Jason as they remained good friends after the show.  Salvatore Coppola
Scott Hawley, 32, was an Executive Chef from New York, New York. He was eliminated from the show in show 6 due to his arrogance and after he had burnt food during two shows Gordon questioned his abilities as an Executive Chef. After the show, he was Executive Chef at Bluebell Café in New York.  Scott Hawley
Siobhan Allgood, 25, was an Executive Chef from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was eliminated in show 8 due to allowing herself to be overpowered by other members of the team and her poor performances but had praise for her dedication. After the show, she worked at West Side Gravy, owned by incarcerated Chef Alex Capasso before working in a variety of restaurants and launching her own catering business. She decided to move away from the kitchen and became a fashion designer. She gave up her house and sold everything she owned to take up a job in LA but this fell through and she was left homeless. Hopefully she has found her feet again.  Siobhan Allgood
Stacey Slichta, 38, was a Private Chef from Studio City, California. She was eliminated in show 1 after her poor performance cooking fish and scallops and her dismissive attitude in the kitchen. After the show, she appears to have returned to being a Private Chef and was also holding cookery classes.  Stacey Slichta

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Hell's Kitchen Season 6 Contestants Where Are They Now?

Hell's Kitchen Season 6 Contestants

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.

Find out what the Hell's Kitchen Season 6 contestants did next after appearing on Hell's Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay. Hell's Kitchen Season 6 where are they now?

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 Tek Moore
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. Amanda Davenport
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.  Andy Husbands
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. Ariel Contreras
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
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.  David "Louie" Cordio
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.  Jim McGloin
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.  Joseph Tinnelly
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. Kevin Cottle
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.  Melinda Meaney
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. Robert Hesse
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. Sabrina Gresset
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. Suzanne Schlicht
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.  Tennille Middleton
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.  Tony D'Alessandro
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.  Vincent "Van" Hurd

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