Ariel Malone won season 15 of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen back in April, and already she’s settled in at BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas as the head chef, a title she won along with a $250,000 a year salary. Now the realty show personality has taken over the blackboard specials at the restaurant.
Next week, look for a pan-seared chicken breast with gremolata butter, spring peas and baby carrots. The week starting Aug. 1, she’s serving a cucumber tomato salad with romaine lettuce, shallots, garlic, parsley and lemon. Then during the week of Aug. 8, look for seared scallops in black bean puree with a summer corn salsa.
The Teaneck, New Jersey, cook has no training, but started working in kitchens 10 years ago. Her Hell’s Kitchen profile notes that the 26-year-old was a chef at a country club. She told the TV show that her signature dish is shashkouka, poached eggs in a tomato sauce with chili peppers, onions and cumin.
On the show Ramsay said her, "creativity and attention to detail has been second to none."