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 and there were 12 contestants.

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 season 3 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 Hell's Kitchen Season 3 episode 7 for under performing, Gordon recognised that he had stepped up as a leader but he lacked competence in the kitchen and had sabotaged a competitors dish.

After Hell's Kitchen, Brad became Executive Chef at Ox and Son before becoming Executive Chef/Partner at Inn of the Seventh Ray Restaurant. He is a consultant for Five Star Senior Living and appeared on NBC show Food Fighters. In March 2018, he became the host of Food Truck Nation on the Cooking Channel.

Eddie Langley Eddie Langley was a Grill Cook from Atlanta, Georgia. He was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen Season 3 episode 2 as he struggled whilst on his own station and made mistakes.

After Hell's Kitchen, Eddie continues to raise awareness of a rare kidney disease called cystinosis that he suffers from and in 2014 he was on dialysis and in need of a transplant.

Jen Yemola Jen Yemola was a pastry chef from Hazleton, Pennsylvania. She was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen Season 3 episode 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 Hell's Kitchen, Jen 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 Hell's Kitchen Season 3 episode 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 Hell's Kitchen, Joanna started her own business teaching culinary skills, offered Foodie Tours and won American Grilled earning the title of Grill Master of Chicago with a cash prize of $10,000. She is an aspiring actress.

Josh Wahler Josh Wahler was a Sous Chef from Miami Beach, Florida. He was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen Season 3 episode 8 during the dinner service after many unsuccessful attempts at risotto and for failing to listen.

After Hell's Kitchen, Josh 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 which shut down after 4 months. He is currently Chef de Cuisine of Fi'lia by Michael Schwartz at SLS Brickell.

Julia Williams Julia Williams was a Waffle House Cook from Atlanta, Georgia. She was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen Season 3 episode 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 Hell's Kitchen, Julia was running the kitchen at Ocean 66 in College Park until it closed. She is currently working at Waffle House in Atlanta. It is unknown if she took up Gordons offer of culinary training.

Melissa Firpo Melissa Firpo was a Line Cook from New York City. She was eliminated in Hell's Kitchen Season 3 episode 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 Hell's Kitchen, Melissa went to work at 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 Hell's Kitchen, 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 Hell's Kitchen Season 3 episode 1, although she worked hard during the service she made too many simple mistakes.

After Hell's Kitchen, Tiffany returned to family restaurant Aunt Chilada's and did cooking demonstrations on local television 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 Hell's Kitchen Season 3 episode 4 due to his limited ability and failing to take responsibility or learn from his mistakes.

After Hell's Kitchen, Vinnie planned to return to his previous job alongside offering catering services.

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This post was last updated in February 2022.


  1. I couldn't be happier for a contestant than I was for Rock, he certainly earned his way to Hell's Kitchen and to the win! I also have to give a Big RESPECT shout out to Bonnie - what a sport! The genuine happiness she had for her competitor's win was amazing. Both wonderful people, I hope they are both doing great!

  2. Really Rock was the only one even close to being competent enough to run a restaurant. Do you really think someone can go from being a nanny to executive chef at a restaurant?

  3. Amazing season, still watch it from time to time. The final trio with Julia where she was eliminated...that was so hard to watch, felt terrible for her. However, Rock was genuinely awesome from start to finish, and put on a finale performance to win it all. Thanks for posting!


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