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Meet The Contestants on Season 7 of Hell’s Kitchen

Welcome To Hell's Kitchen

The Season Seven Premiere Airs Tuesday, June 1, on FOX

Tuesday nights heat up this summer when Chef Gordon Ramsay serves up a seventh course of his cutthroat culinary competition as 16 new aspiring restaurateurs step through the doors of HELL’S KITCHEN on the season premiere airing Tuesday, June 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Each week, Ramsay puts the contestants through rigorous culinary challenges, asking them to create signature dishes, compete in blind taste tests and run a successful dinner service. In each episode, the losing team will put two contestants on the chopping block, and Ramsay will eliminate one chef. The remaining contestants must stay focused in order to win HELL’S KITCHEN.

Below are the 16 chefs of this season’s HELL’S KITCHEN.

The members of the Red Team (Women) include:

Name: Autumn LewisChef Autumn

Age: 29

Occupation: Personal Chef

Currently Resides: North Hollywood , CA

Hometown: Chicago , IL

Name: Fran Klier

Age: 44

Occupation: Catering Chef

Currently Resides: Rockville Centre , NY

Hometown: Rockville Centre , NY

Name: Holli Ugalde

Age: 24

Occupation: Banquet Chef

Currently Resides: San Bernardino , CA

Hometown: San Bernardino , CA

Name: Jamie BisoulisJamie

Age: 26

Occupation: Sous Chef

Currently Resides: Chicago , IL

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Name: Maria Torrisi

Age: 24

Occupation: Kitchen Supervisor

Currently Resides: Scranton , PA

Hometown: Scranton , PA

Name: Nilka Hendricks

Age: 28

Occupation: Line Cook

Currently Resides: West Hempstead , NY

Hometown: Glen Cove , NY

Name: Siobhan Allgood

Age: 25

Occupation: Pub Executive Chef

Currently Resides: Philadelphia , PA

Hometown: Rockledge , PA

Name: Stacey Slichta

Age: 38

Occupation: Private Chef

Currently Resides: Studio City , CA

Hometown: Buffalo , NY

The members of the Blue Team (Men) include:

Name: Andrew Forester

Age: 28

Occupation: Farmer

Currently Resides: Wake Forest , NC

Hometown: West Babylon , NY

Name: Benjamin KnackChef Benjamin

Age: 33

Occupation: Culinary Instructor

Currently Resides: Malden , MA

Hometown: Elmont , NY

Name: Ed BattagliaChef Ed

Age: 28

Occupation: High School Cooking Teacher

Currently Resides: Edgewater Park , NJ

Hometown: Burlington , NJ

Name: Jason Ellis

Age: 37

Occupation: Personal Chef

Currently Resides: Suwanee , GA

Hometown: Greenville , SC

Name: Jay Santos

Age: 32

Occupation: Executive Chef

Currently Resides: Medford , MA

Hometown: Melrose , MA

Name: Mikey Termini

Age: 29

Occupation: Line Cook

Currently Resides: Kihei, Maui , HI

Hometown: Santa Cruz , CA

Name: Salvatore Coppola

Age: 35

Occupation: Pizzeria Chef

Currently Resides: Laurel Springs , NJ

Hometown: Monte Di Procida , Italy

Name: Scott Hawley

Age: 32

Occupation: Executive Chef

Currently Resides: New York , NY

Hometown: Modesto , CA

Based on the descriptions above, I’m most looking forward to seeing what Andrew the farmer dishes up!


May 6, 2010 - Posted by | Hell's Kitchen, TV


  1. Love that sexy looking Ed B. He’s hot. I wonder if he cooks as good as he looks. HOT. Scorching…..

    Comment by Beverly | May 7, 2010 | Reply

    • Funny. I was thinking the same thing as I published this….

      Comment by Mark Cosenza | May 7, 2010 | Reply

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