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Hell’s Kitchen And Gordon Ramsay Return On March 12 For Season 11

February 28, 2013 04:00 PM by Lisa Princ

Ever since the season 10 finale of  Hell’s Kitchen, fans have been itching for more! Well, guess what? Gordon Ramsay is back next month to put 20 hopefuls through the ultimate cooking competition that can only be Hell’s Kitchen! Details inside…

That’s right folks, our favorite culinary competition is back on FOX next month! Hell’s Kitchen returns for its 11th season on March 12, 2013 – with a new twist!

Check out the news hot from FOX:

For the first time in HELL’S KITCHEN history, the newest batch of 20 aspiring restaurateurs will head to Las Vegas to present their signature dishes before a live audience. The contestants will split into two teams – the red team (women) and blue team (men) – to show Chef Ramsay and the live audience that they have what it takes to make their mark in the restaurant world. The winning team with the most impressive dishes will earn a VIP night on the town and attend a special concert, while the losing team will take a long, sweltering eight-hour journey back to Los Angeles on a school bus.

This season, the chefs will compete in an obstacle course involving lobsters and prepare a meal for hungry runners and world-renowned athletes as they vie for a chance to win lavish rewards, including a luxury spa day on a yacht and a trip to wine country on a private jet. Meanwhile, the losing teams will scale hundreds of pounds of fish or scrub down HELL’S KITCHEN in preparation for dinner service. Throughout the competition, the teams will be winnowed down until two chefs are left standing to compete for the ultimate prize.

Below are the 20 hopefuls competing this season:

Amanda Giblin – 28
Hometown: Orange County, NY
Occupation: Executive Chef
Signature Dish: Pan-Seared Sea Scallops over Roasted Corn and Crispy Prosciutto Risotto

Cyndi Stanimirov -25
Hometown: Queens, NY
Occupation: Head Chef
Signature Dish: Tri-Color Pepper-Crusted New York Strip with Black Truffle, White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese with Asparagus

Danielle Boorn – 33
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Occupation:Executive Chef
Signature Dish: Parmesan-Encrusted Chicken with Herbed Orzo and Grilled Asparagus

Gina Aloise – 49
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Occupation:Line Cook
Signature Dish: Penne Pasta with Meatballs and a Petit Braciola

Ja’Nel Witt – 31
Hometown: Houston, TX
Occupation:Executive Chef
Signature Dish: Thai Grilled Prawns with Asian Pesto

Jacqueline Baldassari – 27
Hometown: Florence, NJ
Occupation:Roundsman
Signature Dish: Magret Duck Breast, Sweet Potato Rosti, Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with a Currant Au Jus

Jessica Lewis – 26
Hometown: New York, NY
Occupation:Chef Tournant
Signature Dish: Wahoo with Vegetable Succotash and Lemon Thyme Vinegar

Mary Poehnelt – 26
Hometown: Belchertown, MA
Occupation:Butcher/Cook
Signature Dish: Seared Duck Breast with a Red Wine Reduction, Pommes Anna and Arugula Salad

Nedra Harris – 24
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Occupation:Kitchen Manager
Signature Dish: Honey-Glazed Lamb Chops with Grilled Potatoes

Susan Heaton – 29
Hometown: Whittier, CA
Occupation:Culinary Student
Signature Dish: Moroccan Lamb with Couscous

Anthony Rodriguez -27
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Occupation:Line Chef
Signature Dish: BBQ Scallop “Po’ Boy” with a Tasso Jambalaya Pilaf

Barret Beyer – 35
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Occupation:Head Chef
Signature Dish: Pork Loin Roulade with Mushrooms and Spinach Cream Sauce with Smashed Roasted Garlic Potato

Christian Rosati – 38
Hometown: Boston, MA
Occupation:Line Cook/Sandwich Maker
Signature Dish: Pasta alla Norma

Dan Ryan – 27
Hometown: Westchester, NY
Occupation:Head Cook
Signature Dish: Eggs Benedict

Jeremy Madden – 22
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation:Lead Cook
Signature Dish: Stuffed Porterhouse Steak with Caramelized Onions and Smoked Gouda

Jon Scallion – 27
Hometown: York, PA
Occupation:Chef de Cuisine
Signature Dish: Seared Scallops and Foie Gras with Truffle and Smoked Gouda Risotto

Michael Langdon – 33
Hometown: Plains, PA
Occupation:Executive Chef
Signature Dish: Seared Striped Bass and Ratatouille with a Saffron Tomato Jus

Ray Alongi – 51
Hometown: Boston, MA
Occupation:Executive Chef
Signature Dish: Stuffed Veal Cutlet Damiano

Sebastian Royo – 32
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Occupation:Sous Chef
Signature Dish: Sea Bass “Sea Farce” (aka Salmon and Shrimp Corndogs)

Zach Womack – 44
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Head Line Cook
Signature Dish: Pork Chop with Apple Fig Purée

Are you as excited as we are for the new season of Hell’s Kitchen?

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2 Responses to “Hell’s Kitchen And Gordon Ramsay Return On March 12 For Season 11”

  1. Ruthlessma Says:
    March 7th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Under occupation….what’s a Roundsman?

  2. isolation bordeaux Says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 4:09 am

    You can put chef Ramsay in any reality show and it will still be a hit

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