Hell's Kitchen (USA)

Genres: Food, Reality Competition
Broadcast on: BBC Lifestyle, BBC Entertainment, eReality



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Season 13

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
Fox 10 Sep 2014 17 Dec 2014 Wednesdays, 20h00 - 21h00 16
BBC Lifestyle 01 Aug 2016 14 Nov 2016 Mondays, 20h00 - 21h00 16

Season 13

Once again, 18 new chefs from all walks of life will be tested like never before as Chef Ramsay puts them through a series of grueling team challenges and dinner services to prove they possess the passion, culinary ability and determination to win a life-changing grand prize: a Head Chef position at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant, a total prize value of $250,000.

Season 13 also features the milestone 200th episode of the series.

In the first episode of the new season, Chef Ramsay extends star treatment to the newest batch of contestants when they arrive in Hollywood for a silver screen experience. But the Hollywood ending is cut short when Ramsay splits the chefs into two teams - men (Blue) vs. women (Red) - and asks them to present their signature dishes in front of a live audience.

Later, the chefs struggle to work together during their first dinner service, and one team's performance is so disappointing that Chef Ramsay forces them to leave the kitchen.

In the second episode, the Red and Blue teams will go head-to-head and dig as many Geoduck clams out of intricate sand sculptures and then recreate Ramsay's Geoduck sashimi.

The team that creates 15 perfect dishes will soak up the sun on a luxury yacht with Chef Ramsay, while the losing team will clean up the sand and prepare the Geoduck nigiri and chowder for dinner service. At the end of another fiery dinner service, one more chef will be sent home.

Throughout the season, the contestants will face grueling challenges, including serving a speed brunch for a culinary graduation, impressing an ultra-exclusive club with special guest judges and preparing delicious dishes for "glampers" at a nearby campsite.

Also, the dinner services will be more star-studded than ever with celebrities dining at Hell's Kitchen, including legendary rock musician Steven Tyler of Aerosmith; talk show host Wendy Williams; NBA Champion Chris Bosh; Olympic gold medalist sprinter Allyson Felix; comedian Penn Jillette, actor Lou Diamond-Phillips and So You Think You Can Sance judges Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe.

As the competition progresses, the number of contestants will be narrowed down until only two chefs are left to compete for the Hell's Kitchen title. Below are the 18 chefs competing on this season:

The Red Team (Women) includes:

Ashley Sherman
Age: 29 
Hometown: Bethlehem, PA 
Occupation: Lead Line Cook 
Signature Dish: Chipotle Chicken and Chorizo Deconstructed "Taco"

Denine Giordano
Age: 23 
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA 
Occupation: Culinary Student 
Signature Dish: Chicken Parmesan

Janai Simpson
Age: 24 
Hometown: La Grange, GA 
Occupation: Chef de Partie 
Signature Dish: Lobster-Stuffed Lamb Rack

Jennifer Salhoff
Age: 33 
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA 
Occupation: Private Chef 
Signature Dish: Pan Roasted Striped Bass Succotash of Crab with Wild Mushrooms, Bacon, Fava Beans and Corn in a Spicy Charred Corn and Tomato Saffron Broth

Kalen Morgenstern
Age: 32 
Hometown: River Oak, TX 
Occupation: Sous Chef 
Signature Dish: Seared Sea Scallops with Corn Purée, Pickled Onions and Tomato Sauce

Katie McKeown
Age: 23 
Hometown: Dallas, TX 
Occupation: Line Cook 
Signature Dish: Pan Seared Halibut with Jicama-Mango Slaw

La Tasha McCutchen
Age: 33 
Hometown: Winter Haven, FL 
Occupation: Kitchen Supervisor 
Signature Dish: Grilled Watermelon Salad with Pistachio Pesto and Goat Cheese Mousse

Roe DiLeo
Age: 33 
Hometown: Dallas, TX 
Occupation: Head Chef 
Signature Dish: Kobe Filet with Bacon Braised Brussels, Whipped Sweet Potatoes and Sweet Cippolini Onion Jus.

Sade Dancy
Age: 25 
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA 
Occupation: Lead Line Cook 
Signature Dish: Pea and Mushroom Risotto with Goat Cheese

The Blue Team (Men) includes:

Aaron Lhamon
Age: 28 
Hometown: Maynard, MA 
Occupation: Lead Line Cook 
Signature Dish: Financier

Brian Santos
Age: 33 
Hometown: Boston, MA 
Occupation: Sous Chef 
Signature Dish: Skate Wing with Beurre Boisette with Sautéed Rainbow Swiss Chard and Pommes Tapées

Bryant Gallaher
Age: 29 
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA 
Occupation: Lead Line Cook 
Signature Dish: Wild Mushroom Pork Roulade with Bousin Cheese Chipotle Grits, Brussel Sprouts and Tomato Bacon Cream Sauce

Fernando Cruz
Age: 28 
Hometown: La Quinta, CA 
Occupation: Executive Chef 
Signature Dish: Pan Seared Squab Breast with Sweet Potato Purée, Roasted Little Veggies, California Fig and Balsamic Reduction

Frank Bilotti
Age: 26 
Hometown: Staten Island, NY 
Occupation: Executive Chef 
Signature Dish: Filet Mignon Bordelaise with Shallot Fig Chutney and Gremolata

JP DeDominicis
Age: 28 
Hometown: Boston, MA 
Occupation: Kitchen Manager 
Signature Dish: Boston Baked Haddock with Lemon Beurre Blanc, Fingerling Potatoes and Haricots Verts

JR Robinson
Age: 29 
Hometown: Washington, DC 
Occupation: Private Chef 
Signature Dish: Rockfish Tacos

Sterling Wright
Age: 40 
Hometown: Nashville, TN 
Occupation: Grill Chef 
Signature Dish: Shrimp and Grits

Steve Rosenthal
Age: 34 
Hometown: Detroit, MI 
Occupation: Executive Chef 
Signature Dish: Rack of Lamb with Spinach and Eggplant Purée and Pearl Onions

Hell's Kitchen is produced by ITV Studios America in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Gordon Ramsay serve as executive producers.

Season 13 Cast


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