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Hell's Kitchen (USA)

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

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Season 16

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
Fox 23 Sep 2016 02 Feb 2017 Fridays, 20h00 - 21h00 16
BBC Lifestyle 19 Feb 2018 04 Jun 2018 Mondays, 20h00 - 21h00 16


Season 16

Meet the new batch of 18 ambitious chefs willing to face host, executive producer and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay on the Season 16 premiere of Hell's Kitchen.

These aspiring chefs will leave their pleasantries at the door as they endure Ramsay's hellishly intense culinary academy, including a series of grueling challenges and dinner services, for a chance to win the coveted Hell's Kitchen title.

Throughout the season, tensions will rise and emotions will flare as Ramsay puts on the pressure, demanding absolute perfection.

Each week, the hopeful chefs will be put through rigorous culinary challenges, keeping only those who possess the right combination of ingredients to run their own restaurant.

The last contestant to withstand the pressure of Hell's Kitchen will claim the grand prize - a Head Chef position at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at The Venetian Las Vegas.

In the premiere episode, Ramsay shocks the 18 chefs with a detour to a U.S. Army training boot camp, before allowing them to enter Hell's Kitchen.

After proving their commitment and desire to face the tests that lay ahead, they are then split into two teams - men (blue) vs. women (red) - and tasked with their first challenge: to present their signature dishes.

Later, during the dinner service, one team will deliver one of the strongest opening night services in Hell's Kitchen history, while the other team struggles with finding momentum.

Below are the 18 chefs competing on this season of Hell's Kitchen:

The Red Team (Women)

Jessica Boynton
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Occupation: University Chef
Signature Dish: Risotto and Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

Shaina Hayden
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Occupation: Banquet Chef
Signature Dish: Salmon Wellington

Wendy Mendez
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Occupation: Pastry Chef
Signature Dish: Heirloom Tomato Soup

Heidi Parent
Hometown: Auburn, ME
Occupation: Executive Chef
Signature Dish: Ricotta Gnocchi

Kimberly Roth
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Occupation: Sushi Chef
Signature Dish: Pappardelle with Clams

Kimberly Ann Ryan
Hometown: Traverse City, MI
Occupation: Event Chef
Signature Dish: Seared Scallops with Mango Jalape?o Salsa and Spicy Toasted Rice Crispies

Heather Williams
Hometown: Easton, PA
Occupation: Sous Chef
Signature Dish: Dry-Aged Ribeye with Hasselback Potato and Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Aziza Young
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Occupation: Kitchen Manager
Signature Dish: Grilled Salmon with Roasted Potatoes and Arugula

Rajeeyah "Gia" Young
Hometown: Queens, NY
Occupation: Catering Chef
Signature Dish: Shrimp and Grits, NYC Style

The Blue Team (Men)

Genaro Delillo
Hometown: Lebanon, PA
Occupation: Sous Chef
Signature Dish: Seared Duck Breast

Paulie Giganti
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Occupation: Executive Chef
Signature Dish: Biscotti-Encrusted Scallops over a Crispy Polenta with a Basil Curry Cream Sauce

Matt Hearn
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Sauté Chef
Signature Dish: Dove Breast Bolognese

Johnny McDevitt
Hometown: Philadelphia
Occupation: Head Chef
Signature Dish: Ribeye and Farro with Green Beans

Andrew Pearce
Hometown: Prospect Park, PA
Occupation: Sous Chef
Signature Dish: Pan-Roasted Halibut with Butter-Poached Leaks, Maitake Mushrooms and Shell Fish Broth

Devin Simpson
Hometown: Mount Pleasant, SC
Occupation: Asst. Restaurant Manager
Signature Dish: Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Parmesan Risotto

Aaron Smock
Hometown: Traverse City, MI
Occupation: Cook
Signature Dish: Pork Schnitzel with Blaukraut

Pat Tortorello
Hometown: Belleville, NJ
Occupation: Culinary Instructor
Signature Dish: Pan-Seared Sea Bass with Citrus Risotto, Pistachio Fennel Frond Gremolata and Balsamic Glazed Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

Koop Wynkoop
Hometown: Carey, OH
Occupation: Kitchen Manager
Signature Dish: Surf and Turf

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


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