Hell's Kitchen December 10 2014

via press release:




Exciting Two-Hour Season Finale Airs Wednesday, December 17


Winner to Receive a Head Chef Position at

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City 


The remaining six chefs move one step closer to becoming the winner of HELL’S KITCHEN on a special two-hour episode airing this Wednesday, Dec. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The Top Six chefs are Sade Dancy from Philadelphia, PA; Roe DiLeo from Dallas, TX; Bryant Gallaher from Virginia Beach, VA; La Tasha McCutchen from Winter Haven, FL; Jennifer Salhoff from Philadelphia, PA; and Brian Santos from Boston, MA.


In this week’s special two-hour episode, after receiving their coveted black jackets, the remaining six contestants will compete in their first individual challenge, during which they must create a unique dish using Omaha steaks. The winner of the challenge will be featured in a nationwide Omaha Steaks advertising campaign, as well as receive a gift certificate to culinary store Surfas and one other surprise. During the dinner service, the contestants will team up to face their toughest competition yet, one contestant will be kicked out of the kitchen, and the remaining contestants will prepare gourmet dishes for glampers. The contestant who receives the most votes from the glampers will win a luxury glamping trip for two, and after another grueling dinner service, two contestants will be eliminated.


Then, on the exciting two-hour Season Finale airing Wednesday, Dec. 17 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Chef Ramsay presents the HELL’S KITCHEN classic “Taste It, Now Make It” challenge. The winning contestant will be treated to a luxurious afternoon with special guests – members of his/her family! After an emotional elimination, two contestants will advance to the exciting finale. Then, Chef Ramsay sets the stage for the remaining two finalists when he challenges them to create five unique dishes in one hour before a cheering audience. In each round, the finalists’ dishes will be judged by some of the most renowned chefs in Los Angeles: Josiah Citrin (Melisse); Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn); Matthew Kirkley (L20); David LeFevre (M.B. Post); and Randy Lutz (Ame). In the end, one chef will be crowned HELL’S KITCHEN winner and receive a life-changing grand prize: a Head Chef position at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Atlantic City, a total prize value of $250,000.


The Top Six chefs reveal their favorite HELL’S KITCHEN Memory:


SADE DANCY                                Age: 25         

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA         Occupation: Lead Line Cook 

Signature Dish: Pea and Mushroom Risotto with Goat Cheese    


Sade’s Favorite HELL’S KITCHEN Memory: “The one memory that stands out the most for me is when Chef Ramsay told my team that we would’ve earned the trip to Las Vegas, had they picked my dish to present. Talk about a confidence boost!”


ROE DILEO                                   Age: 33         

Hometown: Dallas, TX                  Occupation: Head Chef

Signature Dish: Kobe Filet with Bacon Braised Brussels, Whipped Sweet Potatoes and Sweet Cippolini Onion Jus. 


Roe’s Favorite HELL’S KITCHEN Memory: The signature dish challenge. Not only did I make a great first impression on Chef Ramsay, but the Red Team, as a whole, took the victory and got to spend our first night in HELL’S KITCHEN as winners!”


BRYANT GALLAHER                     Age: 29         

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA      Occupation: Lead Line Cook

Signature Dish: Wild Mushroom Pork Roulade with Bousin Cheese Chipotle Grits, Brussel Sprouts and Tomato Bacon Cream Sauce


Bryant’s Favorite HELL’S KITCHEN Memory: Working with Chef Ramsay was unforgettable, as were his pep talks during dinner service. I will never forget his 1-2-3 rule.”


LA TASHA McCUTCHEN                Age: 33         

Hometown: Winter Haven, FL        Occupation: Kitchen Supervisor 

Signature Dish: Grilled Watermelon Salad with Pistachio Pesto and Goat Cheese Mousse    


La Tasha’s Favorite HELL’S KITCHEN Memory: “My favorite memory of HELL’S KITCHEN would definitely be the Las Vegas challenge. Creating a dish using the six ingredients chosen by our team and having my dish selected as the dish to represent the red team gave me a chance to be a hero for the day. I honestly felt my dish represented me because it was simple, clean and successful. Winning this challenge took my confidence in this competition to a new level.”


JENNIFER SALHOFF                    Age: 33          

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA          Occupation: Private Chef 

Signature Dish: Pan-Roasted Striped Bass Succotash of Crab with Wild Mushrooms, Bacon, Fava Beans and Corn in a Spicy Charred Corn and Tomato Saffron Broth


Jennifer’s Favorite HELL’S KITCHEN Memory: I loved the competition. For example, Steve always lined himself up head-to-head with me in challenges. When I won the challenge, I knew my dish was going on the menu.”


BRIAN SANTOS                             Age: 33         

Hometown: Boston, MA                Occupation: Sous Chef

Signature Dish:   Skate Wing with Beurre Boisette with Sautéed Rainbow Swiss Chard and Pommes Tapées


Brian’s Favorite HELL’S KITCHEN Memory: My favorite experience on HELL’S KITCHEN was working with Gordon Ramsay and seeing the culinary world through his eyes. Truly magical!”


HELL’S KITCHEN is produced by ITV Studios America in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Gordon Ramsay serve as executive producers. “Like” HELL’S KITCHEN on Facebook at facebook.com/hellskitchen and follow the series on Twitter at @hellskitchenfox and Gordon Ramsay at @GordonRamsay. Join the discussion at #hellskitchen.


About ITV Studios America:

ITV Studios America, the U.S.-based production entity of ITV Studios in the U.K., is one of the largest producers in the U.S. and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing reality and scripted programming for U.S. networks. ITV Studios America has a slate of series in production with major networks and syndicators, including “Texas Rising,” “The Good Witch,” HELL’S KITCHEN, “Kitchen Nightmares,” “The First 48,” “After the First 48,” “#RichKids of Beverly Hills,” “Cesar 911,” “The Chase,” “Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters,” “The Car Chasers,” “Barmageddon” and “The Bill Cunningham Show.”


ITV Studios is a world leader in television production and distribution. It has international production centers in the U.K., Germany, France, the Nordics and Australia, as well as the U.S. The distribution business, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, is a distributor of programs to all regions worldwide.  For further information visit: http://www.itvstudios.com/us.


About A. Smith & Co. Productions

A. Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly rated and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. The company has produced more than 2,000 hours of award-winning programming. Current productions include such hits as HELL’S KITCHEN, “Kitchen Nightmares,” “American Ninja Warrior,” “Ellen’s Design Challenge,” “Unsung,” “Full Throttle Saloon,” “Celebrity Crime Files,” “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura,” “Too Young to Marry?,” “Save Our Business,” “UFC Countdown,” “Joe Rogan Questions Everything,” “Divorce Hotel” and many others. A. Smith & Co.’s library of programming includes hit shows such as “Paradise Hotel,” “I Survived a Japanese Game Show,” “The Swan,” “Trading Spaces,” “Pros vs. Joes” and “Skating with Celebrities.” A. Smith & Co. has developed and produced the No. 1 show in America 25 times and a Top 10 show more than 200 times, producing programs with budgets totaling approximately one billion dollars for more than 42 broadcast and cable networks. For more information, visit www.asmithco.com.


About Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Atlantic City

The first Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill opened at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on the famed Strip in 2012. This makes this his first expansion to Atlantic City. The restaurant offers the U.K. chef’s take on an authentic English pub experience – a lively and friendly setting, featuring elevated British pub food, 30 beers served on tap and over 60 bottled beers, including a selection of large format varieties. Chef Ramsay currently operates three restaurants in Las Vegas; Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace, and Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood. He’s the first chef to open two restaurants within one week and in 2015 Chef Ramsay will operate his fourth restaurant in Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at Linq. For more information on the restaurant please visit www.gordonramsay.com.


About Caesars Atlantic City


Reigning at the center of the Atlantic City Boardwalk with its 1,100 AAA Four-Diamond hotel guest rooms and suites, Caesars Atlantic City sets the standard for excitement and luxury. Highlighted by an eclectic culinary offering such as Nero’s Chophouse, Morton’s and award-winning Kwi Noodle House, Caesars Atlantic City is proud to partner with award winning chef Gordon Ramsay, making this his first expansion to Atlantic City with Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill.  Caesars is home to one of the finest entertainment venues in Atlantic City with the Circus Maximus Theater, which has featured mega-celebrities such as Jerry Seinfeld, Mary J. Blige and Tony Bennett.  A visit to this center-Boardwalk empire would not be complete without a lavish and relaxing experience at one of the nation’s leading spas, Qua Baths and Spa, complete with Roman Showers and the indulgent Dieci Mani (10 hands) treatment. Caesars is located at 2100 Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more information, call 1-800-223-7277 or visit www.caesarsac.com.  Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CaesarsAtlanticCity and follow us on Twitter @CaesarsAC and Instagram @Total_AC #CaesarsAC.

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