Culinary Competitors Announced for New Season of FOX's HELL'S KITCHEN

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Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay welcomes 20 new competitors on the 11th season premiere of HELL'S KITCHEN airing Tuesday, March 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. These aspiring restaurateurs will endure an intense culinary academy, including a series of grueling team challenges and dinner services to prove to Chef Ramsay that they have the perfect blend of skill, poise and determination to win a life-changing grand prize: a head chef position working under Executive Chef Jeremy Berlin at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace.

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 chefs competing on this season of HELL'S KITCHEN:

The Red Team (Women) includes:

Amanda Giblin Age: 28
Hometown: Orange County, NY
Occupation: Executive Chef

Signature Dish: Pan-Seared Sea Scallops over Roasted Corn and Crispy Prosciutto Risotto



Cyndi Stanimirov Age: 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 Age: 33
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Occupation: Executive Chef

Signature Dish: Parmesan-Encrusted Chicken with Herbed Orzo and Grilled Asparagus



Gina Aloise Age: 49
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Occupation: Line Cook

Signature Dish: Penne Pasta with Meatballs and a Petit Braciola



Ja'Nel Witt Age: 31
Hometown: Houston, TX
Occupation: Executive Chef

Signature Dish: Thai Grilled Prawns with Asian Pesto



Jacqueline Baldassari Age: 27
Hometown: Florence, NJ
Occupation: Roundsman

Signature Dish: Magret Duck Breast, Sweet Potato Rosti, Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with a Currant Au Jus



Jessica Lewis Age: 26
Hometown: New York, NY
Occupation: Chef Tournant

Signature Dish: Wahoo with Vegetable Succotash and Lemon Thyme Vinegar



Mary Poehnelt Age: 26
Hometown: Belchertown, MA
Occupation: Butcher/Cook

Signature Dish: Seared Duck Breast with a Red Wine Reduction, Pommes Anna and Arugula Salad




Nedra Harris Age: 24
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Occupation: Kitchen Manager

Signature Dish: Honey-Glazed Lamb Chops with Grilled Potatoes



Susan Heaton Age: 29
Hometown: Whittier, CA
Occupation: Culinary Student

Signature Dish: Moroccan Lamb with Couscous


The Blue Team (Men) includes:

Anthony Rodriguez Age: 27
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Occupation: Line Chef

Signature Dish: BBQ Scallop "Po' Boy" with a Tasso Jambalaya Pilaf



Barret Beyer Age: 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 Age: 38
Hometown: Boston, MA
Occupation: Line Cook/Sandwich Maker

Signature Dish: Pasta alla Norma



Dan Ryan Age: 27
Hometown: Westchester, NY
Occupation: Head Cook

Signature Dish: Eggs Benedict



Jeremy Madden Age: 22
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Lead Cook

Signature Dish: Stuffed Porterhouse Steak with Caramelized Onions and Smoked Gouda



Jon Scallion Age: 27
Hometown: York, PA
Occupation: Chef de Cuisine

Signature Dish: Seared Scallops and Foie Gras with Truffle and Smoked Gouda Risotto



Michael Langdon Age: 33
Hometown: Plains, PA
Occupation: Executive Chef

Signature Dish: Seared Striped Bass and Ratatouille with a Saffron Tomato Jus



Ray Alongi Age: 51
Hometown: Boston, MA
Occupation: Executive Chef

Signature Dish: Stuffed Veal Cutlet Damiano


Sebastian Royo Age: 32
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Occupation: Sous Chef

Signature Dish: Sea Bass "Sea Farce" (aka Salmon and Shrimp Corndogs)



Zach Womack Age: 34
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Head Line Cook

Signature Dish: Pork Chop with Apple Fig Purée




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