Hell's Kitchen Season 3 Where Are They Now?

Hell's Kitchen Season 3 Contestants

Hell's Kitchen Season 3 aired June 4 to August 13, 2007 on Fox Network, there were 12 contestants and the prize for the winner was a head chef position at a restaurant in the Green Valley Ranch resort, Nevada with a salary of $250,000.

In this season, Gordon Ramsay was judge, Jean-Philippe Susilovic was MaƮtre d', Mary-Ann Salcedo was sous chef for the red team and Scott Leibfried was sous chef for the blue team.

Find out what the Hell's Kitchen Season 3 contestants did next after appearing on Hell's Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay.


Aaron Song Aaron Song was a Retirement Home Chef from Rancho Palos Verdes, California. He exited in Hell's Kitchen Season 3 episode 3 after he collapsed and was rushed to hospital and the doctors advised against returning to the show due to his ongoing illness.

After Hell's Kitchen, Aaron became a celebrity chef and toured America appearing on various television shows and giving cooking demonstrations. He worked with the Salvation Army to teach veterans to cook and was a spokesperson for Henry's Farmers Markets. Sadly, in 2010 Aaron Song died due to complications from diabetes.


Bonnie Muirhead Bonnie Muirhead was a Personal Chef from Santa Monica, California. She was Hell's Kitchen season 3 runner up, losing to Rock Harper. Her strength as a chef was recognised but there was lack of communication and errors within her team in the final.

After Hell's Kitchen, Bonnie moved to New Zealand where she was a sous chef at Crab Farm Winery in Hawkes Bay and also gave cookery demonstrations. In 2014, she became Head Chef at Ormlie 1899.


Brad Miller Brad Miller was a Sous Chef from Scottsdale, Arizona. He was eliminated in show 7 for under performing, Gordon recognised that he had stepped up as a leader but he lacked competence on the kitchen and had sabotaged a competitors dish.

After the show, he became Executive Chef at Ox and Son and is a consultant for Five Star Senior Living. He also appeared on NBC show Food Fighters.


Eddie Langley Eddie Langley was a Grill Cook from Atlanta, Georgia. He was eliminated in week 2 as he struggled whilst on his own station and made mistakes.

After the show, he continues to raise awareness of a rare disease called cystinosis that he suffers from.


Jen Yemola Jen Yemola was a pastry chef from Hazleton, Pennsylvania. She was eliminated in show 9, she was praised by Gordon for her talent and determination and her personality showed throughout especially when she shared her reward with Bonnie and Rock.

After the show she spoke out about the conditions contestants were put under with little sleep, food or emotional support and revealed that she was stressed and suicidal. After filming, she returned to her previous role as Pastry Chef at The Inn at Turkey Hill, Bloomsburg.


Joanna Dunn Joanna Dunn was an Assistant Chef from Detroit, Michigan. She was eliminated in show 3 for failing to notice that she was using rotten, rancid crab that could have been served to a customer and failing to take responsibility for her error.

After the show, she started her own business teaching culinary skills and won American Grilled earning the title of "Grill Master" of Chicago with a cash prize of $10,000.


Josh Wahler Josh Wahler was a Sous Chef from Miami Beach, Florida. He was eliminated in show 8, he was eliminated during the dinner service after many unsuccessful attempts at risotto and for failing to listen.

After the show, he became Executive Chef at The Blue before moving on to 5300 Chop House and later Kung Fu Kitchen and Sushi. In June 2016, he co-founded Born Foody, a food delivery service aimed at picky children.


Julia Williams Julia Williams was a Waffle House Cook from Atlanta, Georgia. Julia was eliminated in show 8, she was eliminated as she had great potential but needed more experience and formal culinary training. Gordon offered to send her to culinary school.

After the show she was running the kitchen at Ocean 66 in College Park, it is unknown if she took up Gordons offer.


Melissa Firpo Melissa Firpo was a Line Cook from New York City. She was eliminated in show 6 after being saved by Gordon the previous week and moved teams, he praised her leadership skills but thought that she had limited cooking skills.

After the show, she went to work in a culinary school and still works in New York.


Rock Harper Rock Harper was an Executive Chef from Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia. He was the Hell's Kitchen season 3 winner due to his confidence in the kitchen, his leadership skills and ability to motivate the team.

After the show, Rock worked his year contract at Terra Verde restaurant. Following this he worked 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 didn't take up the position. He has been also involved with many businesses in an advisory capacity.


Tiffany Nagel Tiffany Nagel was a Kitchen Manager from Scottsdale, Arizona. She was eliminated in the first show, although she worked hard during the service she had also made too many simple mistakes.

After the show, she returned to family restaurant Aunt Chilada's and did cooking demonstrations on local tv networks. She has since married and is now Tiffany Allison.


Vinnie Fama Vinnie Fama was a Nightclub Chef from Milltown, New Jersey. He was eliminated in show 4 due to his limited ability and failing to take responsibility or learn from his mistakes.

After the show, he planned to return to his previous job.



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