|Hell's Kitchen Seasons|
Season 13 of Hell's Kitchen aired on Fox between September 10 and December 17, 2014. Kitchen supervisor La Tasha McCutchen, from Winter Haven, Florida, was the winner of that season and was awarded a Head Chef position at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at the Caesar's Palace in Atlantic City, with a salary of $250,000. She eventually shared this prize with the next season's winner.
18 contestants competed during this season for the first time since Season 10. The teams were divided by gender at the beginning, male contestants in the blue team, and female contestants in the red team. The contestants were (in alphabetical order):
|Frank Bilotti||26||Executive Chef||Staten Island, NY|
|Fernando Cruz||28||Executive Chef||La Quinta, CA|
|Sade Dancy||25||Lead Line Cook||Philadelphia, PA|
|JP DeDominicis||28||Kitchen Manager||Boston, MA|
|Roe DiLeo||33||Head Chef||Dallas, TX|
|Bryant Gallaher||29||Lead Line Cook||Virginia Beach, VA|
|Denine Giordano||23||Culinary Student||Philadelphia, PA|
|Aaron Lhamon||28||Lead Line Cook||Maynard, MA|
|La Tasha McCutchen||33||Kitchen Supervisor||Winter Haven, FL|
|Katie McKeown||23||Line Cook||Dallas, TX|
|Kalen Morgenstern||32||Sous Chef||River Oaks, TX|
|JR Robinson||29||Private Chef||Washington, DC|
|Steve Rosenthal||34||Executive Chef||Detroit, MI|
|Jennifer Salhoff||33||Private Chef||Philadelphia, PA|
|Brian Santos||33||Sous Chef||Boston, MA|
|Ashley Sherman||29||Lead Line Cook||Bethlehem, PA|
|Janai Simpson||24||Chef de Partie||LaGrange, GA|
|Sterling Wright||40||Grill Chef||Nashville, TN|
At the end of each episode, one chef is eliminated from the losing team by Ramsay.
|#||Chef||Original teams||First Team Switch||Second Team Switch||Black Jackets||Finals|
Final Service Brigades La Tasha Bryant Sade Jennifer Roe Sterling Fernando Santos Ashley Frank
Color Legend NOM Regular Nomination Ramsay Nomination Voided Nomination OUT Regular Elimination Ramsay Nomination Without Nomination MISC Ejected during service Quit or Hospitalized Best of the Best/Worst
|#||Chef||Original teams||Sterling in Red Jacket||Sade in Blue Jacket, Frank in Red Jacket||Black Jackets||Finals|
|2||Bryant||4||1||1||LOSE||7:07||NJ [c 2]||1||1||LOSE||4||3||7||LOSE||WIN||LOSE||39|
|3||Sade||2||1||0||WIN||7:41||10||0||NJ [c 2]||LOSE||7||1||9||LOSE||SHARED[c 3]||LOSE|
|4||Jennifer||2||1||1||WIN||7:41||NJ [c 2]||1||1||WIN||8||0||5||LOSE||LOSE||WIN|
|6||Santos||3||2||0||LOSE||7:07||NJ [c 2]||0||0||LOSE||NJ [c 2]||0||7||LOSE|
|7||Sterling||3||2||1||LOSE||7:07||9||0||1||WIN||3||2||NJ [c 2]|
|9||Aaron||1||1||1||LOSE||7:07||NJ [c 2]||0||0||LOSE||5|
|10||Frank||1||1||1||LOSE||7:07||NJ [c 2]||1||1||WIN|
|12||Ashley||3||SO[c 4]||1||WIN||7:41||NJ [c 2]||0|
|13||Katie||4||1||1||WIN||7:41||NJ [c 2]|
|Challenge||Signature Dish||Geoduck[c 5]||Jacket[c 6]||Brunch Service||Protein Identification||Barn Animal||Italian Cuisine||Dog Show Tasting||Craps||Indian Cuisine||Blind Taste||Amuse Bouche||Presentation||40 Portions Glamping||Taste It Now Make It||Final Tasting|
|Results||24-23||15-14||6-4||Red||7:07-7:41[c 7]||28-25||3-2||3-2||Red||22-22[c 8]||4-4[c 9]||23-16||Roe||Bryant||Jennifer||La Tasha|
- Due to a time lapse, the points below are the ones shown to be accepted.
- Dish was not chosen for judging.
- Although Sade lost the challenge, Bryant invited her on the reward.
- Chef sat out to even the numbers.
- For that challenge, the chefs were paired up together. In the red team, the pairs included La Tasha and Sade, Kalen and Roe, Katie and Jennifer, and Denine and Janai. In the blue team, the pairs included Bryant and Frank, Steve and Aaron, Sterling and Santos, and JR and Fernando.
- While not paired up, the chefs ended up working mostly in duos. In the red team, the pairs included Katie and Kalen, La Tasha and Jennifer, Ashley and Roe, and Denine and Sade. In the blue team, the pairs included Bryant and JR, Santos and Frank, Fernando and Aaron, and Sterling and Steve.
- Points judged as a team.
- The red team won the tiebreaker as Jennifer's dish was the highest rated of the day.
- The red team won the sudden death round.
Here is the list of all the episodes of the season, with links to the detailed articles.
|01||Episode 1301 - 18 Chefs Compete||September 10, 2014|
|Episode Rundown: The eighteen new chefs went to Los Angeles for their Signature Dish Challenge, and one team performed the best opening night in the show's history.|
|02||Episode 1302 - 17 Chefs Compete||September 10, 2014|
|Episode Rundown: Geoduck was the main ingredient, one chef’s antics pissed off their teammate, and dinner service was a complete disaster.|
|03||Episode 1303 - 16 Chefs Compete||September 17, 2014|
|Episode Rundown: One team made a comeback, one chef’s poor attitude alienated them for their team, and another passed out after elimination.|
|04||Episode 1304 - 15 Chefs Compete||September 24, 2014|
|Episode Rundown: Jennifer’s fate is revealed, a brunch service challenge occurred, and an alliance was formed to sabotage their own team.|
|05||Episode 1305 - 14 Chefs Compete||October 1, 2014|
|Episode Rundown: Ramsay tested the chefs' protein knowledge, a Family Night dinner service occurred, and a delusional chef was sent home.|
|06||Episode 1306 - 13 Chefs Compete||October 8, 2014|
|Episode Rundown: A grueling punishment took place, dinner service was rough, and one chef found out their low status with their team.|
|07||Episode 1307 - 12 Chefs Compete||October 15, 2014|
|Episode Rundown: The first team switch occurred, Italian cuisine was the main theme, and one chef made an unforgivable mistake at dinner service.|
|08||Episode 1308 - 11 Chefs Compete Part 1||November 5, 2014|
|Episode Rundown Here: The second team switch occurred, Hell's Kitchen hosted a dog show, and one chef misunderstood the challenge rules, leading to a very embarrassing moment.|
|09||Episode 1309 - 11 Chefs Compete Part 2||November 12, 2014|
|Episode Rundown: A sudden injury forced a chef to leave the competition, another single handily sunk their team at dinner service, and Ramsay made an unprecedented move before elimination.|
|10||Episode 1310 - 9 Chefs Compete||November 19, 2014|
|Episode Rundown: Indian cuisine was the main theme, one team made a comeback at dinner service, one chef exploded in the dorms, and a startling announcement from another left Ramsay disappointed.|
|11||Episode 1311 - 8 Chefs Compete||November 26, 2014|
|Episode Rundown: The annual Blind Taste Test took place with a twist, a private dinner service was held, and an early front runner was sent home.|
|12||Episode 1312 - 7 Chefs Compete||December 3, 2014|
|Episode Rundown: Amuse bouche was the main dish, one chef was almost forced to leave due to an allergic reaction, and a tearful elimination of a huge fan favorite occurred.|
|13||Episode 1313 - 6 Chefs Compete||December 10, 2014|
|Episode Rundown: The final six competed in their first black jacket challenge, and for the first time ever, they competed against their own Sous Chefs at dinner service.|
|14||Episode 1314 - 5 Chefs Compete||December 10, 2014|
|Episode Rundown: The final five cooked for glampers, dinner service was rough, and one chef's luck ran out.|
|15||Episode 1315 - 4 Chefs Compete||December 17, 2014|
|Episode Rundown: The chefs reunited with their families, Hell's Kitchen celebrated its 200th dinner service, each chef had their turn at the pass, and two of them advanced to the finals.|
|16||Episode 1316 - Winner Chosen||December 17, 2014|
|Episode Rundown: Bryant and La Tasha participated in their final challenge, picked their brigades for the final service, and one of them was declared the winner of Hell's Kitchen.|
- This season had a new narrator, who also returned for Season 14. The identity of the new narrator was Roger Craig Smith. Jason Thompson, the narrator of Seasons 1 through 12, returned in Season 15.
- Season 13 marked the debut of the current maître d′ of Hell's Kitchen Marino Monferrato.
- This is the first season since Season 7 to not have any black jacket chefs keep their jacket.
- This season saw two changes to the most recurring challenges of the series.
- Future Reappearances: Roe would return in Rookies Vs. Veterans.
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