Ja'Nel Witt, who won Season 11 of Hell's Kitchen and then went on to lose her $250,000 job as executive chef of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace citing "personal reasons," landed on her feet 10 month later. The Houston Chronicle announced that she will be the executive chef of Corner Table in Houston.
Last August, iTV, the production company behind the shouty chef's Hell's Kitchen, said, "Recent unforeseen personal circumstances will now unfortunately prevent her from accepting the position."
While no reason was given for Witt's decision not to accept the position, she did keep the $250,000 she won on the show. At the time, TMZ reported that Witt tested positive for cocaine. All Caesars Entertainment employees must undergo drug testing and a background check before they come on board.
Ambushed by TMZ at LAX, Ramsay said, "She's a talented chef. I hope she sorts out her personal issues. My door's always open."
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