SIX CHEFS COMPETE ON SPECIAL TWO-HOUR HELL’S KITCHEN
Wednesday at 8/7c on FOX
SIX CHEFS COMPETE ON SPECIAL TWO-HOUR “HELL’S KITCHEN” THIS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, ON FOX.
Exciting Two-Hour Season Finale Airs Wednesday, December 17.Winner to Receive a Head Chef Position at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City
The remaining six chefs move one step closer to becoming the winner of HELL’S KITCHEN on a special two-hour episode airing this Wednesday, Dec. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The Top Six chefs are Sade Dancy from Philadelphia, PA; Roe DiLeo from Dallas, TX; Bryant Gallaher from Virginia Beach, VA; La Tasha McCutchen from Winter Haven, FL; Jennifer Salhoff from Philadelphia, PA; and Brian Santos from Boston, MA.
In this week’s special two-hour episode, after receiving their coveted black jackets, the remaining six contestants will compete in their first individual challenge, during which they must create a unique dish using Omaha steaks. The winner of the challenge will be featured in a nationwide Omaha Steaks advertising campaign, as well as receive a gift certificate to culinary store Surfas and one other surprise. During the dinner service, the contestants will team up to face their toughest competition yet, one contestant will be kicked out of the kitchen, and the remaining contestants will prepare gourmet dishes for glampers. The contestant who receives the most votes from the glampers will win a luxury glamping trip for two, and after another grueling dinner service, two contestants will be eliminated.
Then, on the exciting two-hour Season Finale airing Wednesday, Dec. 17 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Chef Ramsay presents the HELL’S KITCHEN classic “Taste It, Now Make It” challenge. The winning contestant will be treated to a luxurious afternoon with special guests – members of his/her family! After an emotional elimination, two contestants will advance to the exciting finale. Then, Chef Ramsay sets the stage for the remaining two finalists when he challenges them to create five unique dishes in one hour before a cheering audience. In each round, the finalists’ dishes will be judged by some of the most renowned chefs in Los Angeles: Josiah Citrin (Melisse); Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn); Matthew Kirkley (L20); David LeFevre (M.B. Post); and Randy Lutz (Ame). In the end, one chef will be crowned HELL'S KITCHEN winner and receive a life-changing grand prize: a Head Chef position at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City, a total prize value of $250,000.
The Top Six chefs reveal their favorite HELL’S KITCHEN Memory:
SADE DANCY Age: 25
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA Occupation: Lead Line Cook
Signature Dish: Pea and Mushroom Risotto with Goat Cheese
Sade’s Favorite HELL’S KITCHEN Memory: “The one memory that stands out the most for me is when Chef Ramsay told my team that we would’ve earned the trip to Las Vegas, had they picked my dish to present. Talk about a confidence boost!"
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.
Roe’s Favorite HELL’S KITCHEN Memory: “The signature dish challenge. Not only did I make a great first impression on Chef Ramsay, but the Red Team, as a whole, took the victory and got to spend our first night in HELL’S KITCHEN as winners!”
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
Bryant’s Favorite HELL’S KITCHEN Memory: “Working with Chef Ramsay was unforgettable, as were his pep talks during dinner service. I will never forget his 1-2-3 rule.”
LA TASHA McCUTCHEN Age: 33
Hometown: Winter Haven, FL Occupation: Kitchen Supervisor
Signature Dish: Grilled Watermelon Salad with Pistachio Pesto and Goat Cheese Mousse
La Tasha’s Favorite HELL’S KITCHEN Memory: "My favorite memory of HELL'S KITCHEN would definitely be the Las Vegas challenge. Creating a dish using the six ingredients chosen by our team and having my dish selected as the dish to represent the red team gave me a chance to be a hero for the day. I honestly felt my dish represented me because it was simple, clean and successful. Winning this challenge took my confidence in this competition to a new level.”
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
Jennifer’s Favorite HELL’S KITCHEN Memory: “I loved the competition. For example, Steve always lined himself up head-to-head with me in challenges. When I won the challenge, I knew my dish was going on the menu.”
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
Brian’s Favorite HELL’S KITCHEN Memory: “My favorite experience on HELL’S KITCHEN was working with Gordon Ramsay and seeing the culinary world through his eyes. Truly magical!”
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