Chef Gordon Ramsay Fires Up "Hell's Kitchen"

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25 February 2015
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 "Hell's Kitchen"
Tuesday, March 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX
 18 Aspiring Chefs Vie For the Coveted “HELL’S KITCHEN” Title
and a Head Chef Position
         Host, executive producer and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay heats up a brand-new season of HELL’S KITCHEN with the Season 14 premiere airing Tuesday, March 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Once again, 18 new chefs from across the country will be tested like never before as Chef Ramsay puts them through a series of grueling challenges and dinner services to prove they have what it takes to win a life-changing grand prize: the HELL’S KITCHEN title and a Head Chef position, a total prize value of $250,000.
         Throughout the season, the contestants will face grueling challenges, including fishing for crabs, serving a speed lunch for motorcyclists, preparing delicious dishes for a high school homecoming and a charity night with Fran Drescher (“The Nanny”). Also, the dinner services and challenges will feature celebrities at HELL’S KITCHEN, including actor William Shatner (“Star Trek”), the cast of “Workaholics,” actor John Ratzenberger (“Cheers”), actress Tamara Taylor (BONES), actor Jaleel White (“Family Matters”), actress Tatum O’Neal (“Paper Moon), actor Fred Willard (“Modern Family”), musician Taylor Hicks, actor Robert Englund (“A Nightmare On Elm Street”), actress Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (“White Collar”), musician Lisa Loeb and Chef Wolfgang Puck. 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.
          In the most emotional season yet, the newest batch of contestants will jump right in to the competition as Chef Ramsay introduces them to their first team challenge. 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, during their first dinner service, the contestants struggle to work together, with Chef Ramsay ultimately kicking one team out of the kitchen.
         Below are the 18 chefs competing on this season of HELL’S KITCHEN:
The Red Team (Women) includes:
SARAH BAUMERT                        Age: 27         
Hometown: Dallas, TX                 Occupation: Chef Instructor
Signature Dish: Purple Peruvian Potato Puree with Sautéed Asparagus, Seared Filet Mignon and Portabella Mushroom Red Wine Reduction
MONIQUE BOOKER                     Age: 23         
Hometown: Lynn, MA                  Occupation: Line Cook
Signature Dish: Moe’s Pasta
MEGHAN GILL                              Age: 28          
Hometown: Roanoke, VA              Occupation: Executive Chef
Signature Dish: Pan Seared Rainbow Trout / Sautéed Morel Mushrooms, Blistered Corn, Pencil Asparagus, Sweet Onion Emulsion
T GREGOIRE                                 Age: 31         
Hometown: Atlanta, GA                 Occupation: Line Cook
Signature Dish: Coffee-Crusted Flank Steak, Parsnip Puree and Wilted Spinach
CHRISTINE HAZEL                        Age: 30          
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA         Occupation: Banquet Chef
Signature Dish: Seared Scallop with Braised Pork Belly, Polenta Cake, Poached Quail Egg and Pesto
MIEKA HOUSER                            Age: 25      
Hometown: Olney, MD                  Occupation: Sous Chef
Signature Dish: Shrimp Cake With Peach Salsa, Asparagus and Remoulade
ALISON RIVERA                            Age: 27          
Hometown: New York, NY            Occupation: Sous Chef
Signature Dish: Pan-Seared Red Snapper, Shaved Fennel Citrus Salad, Blood Orange Beurre Blanc
CHRISSA SCHMERLER                Age: 34
Hometown: Bellmore, NY              Occupation: Food Truck Chef/Owner
Signature Dish: Ginger Cookie Chicken with 5-Spice Sweet Mashed Potatoes
MICHELLE TRIBBLE                    Age: 22         
Hometown: Dallas, TX                  Occupation: Line Cook
Signature Dish: Huevos Rancheros

The Blue Team (Men) includes:
RANDY BELL                                Age: 45         
Hometown: Nashville, TN              Occupation: Line Cook
Signature Dish: Raspberry Bourbon Barbeque Salmon
MICHAEL DUSSAULT                    Age: 38         
Hometown: Hartford, CT                  Occupation: Senior Center Chef
Signature Dish: Herb-Roasted Statler Breast of Chicken, Buttermilk Mashed Potato, Sautéed Asparagus, Sundried Cranberry Puree, Pan Au Jus
BRET HAUSER                             Age: 30         
Hometown: Delray Beach, FL       Occupation: Sous Chef
Signature Dish: Bone in Veal Chop Saltimbocca
ADAM LIVOW                                Age: 31         
Hometown: Freehold, NJ              Occupation: Amusement Park Chef
Signature Dish: New Zealand Lamb Chops with a Balsamic Fig Reduction
MILLY MEDLEY                            Age: 33          
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA          Occupation: Executive Chef
Signature Dish: Seafood Mac and Cheese with Citrus Panko Topping
BRENDAN PELLEY                       Age: 34         
Hometown: Bedford, MA               Occupation: Executive Chef
Signature Dish:   Tempura Soft-shell Crab, Yuzu Aioli, Quick Pickles, Ginger Garlic Sauce
NICK PETERS                              Age: 25        
Hometown: Stoneham, MA           Occupation: Private Chef
Signature Dish: Pan-Seared Duck Breast, Grilled Peaches, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, Gorgonzola Dolce and Black Pepper Sherry Gastrique
CAMERON SPAGNOLO                  Age: 33         
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ            Occupation: Banquet Chef
Signature Dish: Coriander-Rubbed Rack of Lamb, Carrot Puree, Roast Eggplant, Pine Nuts, Raisins, Yogurt
JOSH TROVATO                            Age: 24         
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY              Occupation: Chef de Cuisine
Signature Dish: Seared Scallops with Mango Pineapple Salsa and a Fennel Apple Pancetta Slaw with a Honey Mustard Bacon Vinaigrette
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