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Season 19 of Hell's Kitchen (stylized Hell's Kitchen: Las Vegas) was announced on February 26, 2019, as FOX renewed it along with Season 20.[2] Both seasons will take place at the Hell's Kitchen restaurant in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Kori Sutton was the winner of the season and was awarded the Head Chef's position at Hell's Kitchen in Lake Tahoe, with a salary of $250,000. This season aired on January 7, 2021.

Contestants

18 chefs will be competing this season.[3][4][5]

Contestant Age Occupation Hometown
Cody Candelario 26 Executive Sous Chef Sherman Oaks, CA
Mary Lou Davis 28 Chef de Cuisine San Antonio, TX
Fabiola Fuentes 32 Line Cook Coachella, CA
Nicole Hanna 25 Line Cook Wolfeboro, NH
Declan Horgan 42 Executive Chef Washington, DC
Amber Lancaster 30 Executive Chef Chicago, IL
Lauren Lawless 30 Private Chef San Diego, CA
Peter Martinez 38 Sous Chef Palisades Park, NJ
Kenneth McDuffie 35 Private Chef Philadelphia, PA
Josh Oakley 28 Executive Chef Denver, CO
Adam Pawlak 28 Executive Chef Milwaukee, WI
Marc Quinones 37 Executive Chef Albuquerque, NM
Brittani Ratcliff 30 Executive Sous Chef Morehead, KY
Eliott Sanchez 23 Private Chef Jersey City, NJ
Jordan Savell 29 Executive Chef Fort Worth, TX
Kori Sutton 37 Executive Chef Los Angeles, CA
Drew Tingley 30 Line Cook Millmont, PA
Syann Williams 26 Line Cook Atlanta, GA

Note: These names came from an unofficial source.[6]

Contestant progress

At the end of each episode, one chef from the losing team is eliminated by Ramsay. This season marks the first time that a challenge resulted in the first elimination of the season, the second time where three people performed in the final challenge, and the third time that a once nominated chef defeated another chef that avoided nomination, after Seasons 9 and 17. This season also featured a medical exit for the first time since Season 14.

# Chef Original Teams Amber in Blue Jacket Black Jackets Finals
1901/1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916
(Challenge) (Service)
1 Kori SAFE WIN LOSE LOSE WIN WIN NOMThe chef was nominated, but for certain reasons, were either rejected or saved[n 1] IN WIN WIN LOSE IN ANNThe chef was asked for the nominees IN IN WINNER
2 Mary Lou SAFE WIN LOSE LOSE WIN WIN ANNThe chef was asked for the nominees IN WIN WIN ANNThe chef was asked for the nominees IN IN IN IN RUNNER-UP
3 Declan SAFE LOSE WIN LOSE WIN LOSE WIN IN LOSE LOSE ANNThe chef was asked for the nominees IN NOM IN OUTThe chef was eliminated without being nominated 2nd - WIN
4 Cody SAFE LOSE WIN LOSE ANNThe chef was asked for the nominees LOSE WIN BoBThis chef was named the Best of the Best LOSE NOMThe chef was asked for the nominees and was one of them LOSE IN IN OUTThe chef was eliminated without being nominated 1st - RU
5 Amber SAFE WIN LOSE LOSE WIN NOM WIN NOM ANNThe chef was asked for the nominees LOSE NOM IN OUT 5th - RU
6 Nicole NOM[n 2] WIN NOMThe chef was nominated, but for certain reasons, were either rejected or saved[n 3] LOSE ANNThe chef was asked for the nominees WIN LOSE BoBThis chef was named the Best of the Best WIN WIN LOSE OUTThe chef was eliminated without being nominated 3rd - RU
7 Jordan NOM[n 2] WIN NOMThe chef was nominated by Ramsay himself[n 3] LOSE WIN WIN NOMThe chef was nominated by Ramsay himself[n 1] NOM WIN WIN OUT 4th - WIN
8 Marc SAFE ANNThe chef was asked for the nominees WIN NOM NOM LOSE WIN NOM NOM OUT 8th - WIN
9 Adam SAFE LOSE WIN LOSE WIN ANNThe chef was asked for the nominees WIN IN OUT 6th - WIN
10 Lauren SAFE WIN NOMThe chef was nominated, but for certain reasons, were either rejected or saved[n 3] ANNThe chef was asked for the nominees NOM WIN LOSE OUT[n 4] 7th - RU
11 Syann BoBThis chef was named the Best of the Best[n 5] WIN ANNThe chef was asked for the nominees NOM WIN WIN OUT
12 Josh SAFE LOSE WIN ANNThe chef was asked for the nominees WIN OUT
13 Peter SAFE LOSE WIN NOM EJECThe chef was ejected from the competition during dinner service[n 6]
14 Brittani SAFE WIN LOSE OUT
15 Drew SAFE NOM WIN HOSPThis chef was forced to leave for medical reasons
16 Fabiola SAFE WIN OUTThe chef was eliminated after being nominated by Ramsay[n 3]
17 Eliott NOM[n 2] OUT
18 Kenneth OUT[n 2]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Kori was nominated by the Red Team, but Ramsay rejected that and nominated Jordan instead.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Chef was nominated because they had the weakest dish in the Creative Shrimp Challenge.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Nikki and Lauren were nominated by the Red Team, however Ramsay did not accept these nominations and nominated Fabiola and Jordan instead.
  4. Chef was eliminated during the Cook For Your Life Challenge.
  5. As the winner of the challenge, Syann won the Punishment Pass.
  6. After several careless mistakes, Ramsay pulled the entire blue team aside to ask them if they have what it takes to become his next head chef. All members said yes with the exception of Peter, and Ramsay eliminated him on the spot.

Challenge Progress

# Chef Original Teams Amber on Blue Team Black Jackets Finals
1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915
1 Kori 4 LOSE 2 [c 1] WIN 0/0 [c 2] 3 8:46 4 [c 3] 3/NJC/1 [c 4] 0 1 4th SHARED [c 5] WIN 45
2 Mary Lou 2 LOSE 2 WIN 0/0 [c 2] 3 8:46 2 [c 3] 2 1 0 1st WIN LOSE 45
3 Declan 5 LOSE 2 LOSE 0 3 TU [c 6] 5 [c 3] 4 0 1 2nd LOSE LOSE 42
4 Cody 3 LOSE 0 LOSE 0 4 TU [c 6] 5 [c 3] 2 1/0 [c 7] 1 3rd LOSE SHARED [c 5]
5 Amber 4 LOSE 2 [c 1] WIN 1 9 TU [c 6] 2 1st 2 1 1 5th LOSE
6 Nikki 4 LOW [c 8] 2 WIN 1 6 8:46 5 [c 3] 0 1/0 [c 7] NJ [c 9] 6th
7 Jordan 3 LOW [c 8] 1 WIN 1 4 8:46 4 3rd 2 1 1
8 Marc 5 LOSE 0 LOSE 1 8 TU [c 6] 2 2nd NJC/1[c 10] 0
9 Adam 4 LOSE 2 LOSE 1 [c 11] 6 TU [c 6] 5 [c 3] 1
10 Lauren 3 LOSE 1 [c 12] WIN 1 9 8:46 3 4th
11 Syann 2 WIN 1 WIN 1/PASS [c 13] 3 8:46
12 Josh 2 LOSE 2 LOSE 0 3
13 Peter 4 LOSE 1 LOSE 0
14 Brittani 2 LOSE 1 [c 12] WIN
15 Drew 2 LOSE 1 HOSP[c 14]
16 Fabiola 3 LOSE 1
17 Eliott 2 LOW [c 8]
18 Kenneth 1 LOW [c 8]
Challenge Signature Dish Creative Shrimp [c 15] Caesar Salad Wedding Brunch Service Mexican Cuisine [c 16] Modern Italian Cuisine Protein Identification Craps Cook For Your Life [c 15] Blind Taste Five Protein Burger Spells Kitchen Black Jackets [c 15] 5 Domes 40 Nightclub Portions Final Tasting
Results 28-27 Syann 10-8 Red 2-2[c 17] 33-28 8:46-TU [c 6] 19-19[c 18] 10-8[c 19] 3-2 3-2 Mary Lou Kori Mary Lou and Kori
  1. 1.0 1.1 Amber and Kori were paired up for this challenge.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Because the red team was short a member, Mary Lou and Kori cooked two dishes.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Chef did not compete in Cook For Your Life Challenge.
  4. Kori went up twice. On her second attempt, she only guessed three ingredients before the challenge ended.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Chef was invited to come on the reward.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 The blue team failed to beat the red team's time.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Both Cody and Nikki went up twice to present their own burgers and the team based burgers.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Chef had the worst dish of the challenge.
  9. Because the red team had an extra person, Nikki's dish was dropped from judging.
  10. Marc only guessed three ingredients before the challenge ended.
  11. Because the blue team had an extra person, Adam cooked alone.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Lauren and Brittani were paired up for this challenge.
  13. Syann used her punishment pass to come on the blue team's reward.
  14. Drew was still at the hospital by the time the challenge occurred so he did not participate.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Individual challenge done during the team phase.
  16. For that challenge, the chefs were paired up together, with one exception. In the red team, the pairs included Lauren and Jordan, Nikki and Syann, and Mary Lou and Kori. In the blue team, the pairs included Cody and Declan, Amber and Marc, and Josh and Peter.
  17. The blue team won the tiebreaker as Ramsay deemed Adam's dish the best of the day.
  18. The blue team won the tiebreaker as Ramsay deemed Cody's dish the best of the day.
  19. Challenge ended prematurely as the blue team were ahead by two points, and Kori was unable to catch up.

Episodes

Here is the list of the episodes of that season, with links to detailed pages.

# Image Title Airdate
01 Wiki.png Episode 1901 - Welcome To Vegas October 21, 2020 (UK)
Episode Rundown: The eighteen new chefs arrived at Las Vegas, visited the real Hell's Kitchen Restaurant, the Signature Dish Challenge was turned on its head, and conflicts began to rise in one team.
02 Wiki.png Episode 1902 - Shrimply Spectacular October 22, 2020 (UK)
Episode Rundown: Shrimp was the main ingredient, Ramsay cut the fat early by sending somebody home in the challenge, one team imploded on opening night, and one chef made a terrible plea at elimination.
03 Wiki.png Episode 1903 - Hell Caesar! October 28, 2020 (UK)
Episode Rundown: Caesar salad was the main dish, a hot reward caused on chef to grow ill, pants were lost at dinner service, and Ramsay overruled the losing team's poor nomination choices.
04 Wiki.png Episode 1904 - Wedding Bells In Hell November 4, 2020 (UK)
Episode Rundown: Wedding bells rang in a service challenge, somebody was medically evacuated, a woman joined the blue team, and both teams performed poorly at dinner service.
05 Wiki.png Episode 1905 - Hell Starts Taking Its Toll November 5, 2020 (UK)
Episode Rundown: Mexican cuisine was the main theme, an advantage was used, and one chef grew disillusioned about the competition, leading to a mid service elimination.
06 Wiki.png Episode 1906 November 11, 2020 (UK)
Episode Rundown: Italian cuisine was the main theme, dinner service had a strict time limit for a Las Vegas show, and one person did not celebrate their birthday in a great way.
07 Wiki.png Episode 1907 November 12, 2020 (UK)
Episode Rundown: Ramsay tested the chef's palates in identifying surf and turf dishes, trust issues were brought up, a communication breakdown occurred at dinner service, and Ramsay made a somewhat controversial nomination change.
08 Wiki.png Episode 1908 November 18, 2020 (UK)
Episode Rundown: The chefs rolled for their ingredients, four chefs cooked for their lives, and one failed to live up to their nickname.
09 Wiki.png Episode 1909 November 19, 2020 (UK)
Episode Rundown: The annual Blind Taste Test took place, one team had no communication during Steak Night, and a shocking elimination of an early front runner took place.
10 Wiki.png Episode 1910 November 25, 2020 (UK)
Episode Rundown:
11 Wiki.png Episode 1911 November 26, 2020 (UK)
Episode Rundown:
12 Wiki.png Episode 1912 December 2, 2020 (UK)
Episode Rundown:
13 Wiki.png Episode 1913 December 3, 2020 (UK)
Episode Rundown:
14 Wiki.png Episode 1914 December 9, 2020 (UK)
Episode Rundown:
15 Wiki.png Episode 1915 December 10, 2020 (UK)
Episode Rundown:
16 Wiki.png Episode 1916 December 17, 2020 (UK)
Episode Rundown:

Trivia

  • This is the first season to include strictly new talent since Season 16, as well as returning to the 18 Contestant format that was left out of the two previous seasons.
  • Season 7 runner-up Jay Santos will be replacing Sous Chef Jocky as the blue team's sous chef for this season and 20.[7] As a result, this will be the first season where both the sous chefs are former contestants, as well as the first time a former contestant became a member of the Staff who did not win their season.
  • This season is tied with Season 17 for having the most contestants getting eliminated after a challenge, with four.
    • This season also holds the record for having the most elimination-based challenges, with four. While Season 17 had four chefs eliminated by challenge, there were only three challenges.
  • This season of Hell's Kitchen was filmed at the Hell's Kitchen restaurant in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and will have guest judges including chefs and celebrities:
    • Laurent Tourondel appears as a judge.[8]
    • Justene Alpert appears as a judge.[9]
    • Apolo Ohno appears as a judge.[10]
  • This season was originally planned to air in the Summer of 2020, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was pushed back to January 2021.
  • Before the season aired in America, it first aired on ITV2 in the United Kingdom starting on October 20, 2020.

References

Hell's Kitchen (U.S. TV series)

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