December 15, 2008 08:47 PM by Joe Reality
As previously reported by Reality TV Magazine, Chef Gordon Ramsay will be returning to the kitchen for a fifth season of Hell’s Kitchen. Today, FOX announced the names and hometowns of the sixteen aspiring chefs who will be competing to win the grand prize of a “Head Chef” position at the East Coast’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
As usual, the sixteen aspiring chefs will be divided into two teams, a red team and a blue team. While the chefs have varying degrees of culinary experience, they are all very passionate about food.
The eight aspiring chefs on the red team are Andrea, 30, a line cook from Reading, PA; Carol, 30, a sous chef from Knoxville, TN; Coi, 22, a cafÃƒ cook from Austin, TX; Colleen, 41, a cooking school instructor from Papillion, NE; Ji, 33, a private caterer from Palisades Park, NJ; LA, 23, a line cook from Las Vegas, NV; Lacey, 24, a corporate buffet cook from Charlotte, NC; and Paula, 28, an executive sous chef from Coconut Creek, FL.
The eight aspiring chefs on the blue team are Ben, 26, an executive sous chef from Chicago, IL; Charlie, 24, a prep chef from Las Vegas, NV; Danny, 23, an executive chef from Edgewater, FL; Giovanni, 37, an executive chef from Destin, FL; J, 32, a food court chef from Clifton Park, NY; Robert, 29, a sous chef from Quogue, NY; Seth, 27, a private party chef from New York, NY; and Wil, 27, a quality-control chef from Elgin, IL.
On the season premiere of Hell’s Kitchen, Chef Ramsay will have the sixteen aspiring chefs prepare their signature dishes. Usually, signature dishes from aspiring chefs meet with harsh criticism from Gordon Ramsay, but this timeGordon Ramsay is pleasantly surprised. The fifth season of Hell’s Kitchen premieres on Thursday, January 29 from 9 PM to 10 PM ET/PT on FOX.
Photo Credit: Patrick Ecclesine/FOX
Topics: FOX Reality TV Shows, Hell's Kitchen |
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