Hell’s Kitchen returns for season 17 and starts airing on Sept. 29 with Gordon Ramsay berating contestants and winners from previous seasons competing for the grand prize — $250,000 and a head chef job at his newest restaurant, Hell’s Kitchen, opening this winter in front of Caesars Palace.
Ramsay himself hand picked the participants from past seasons to compete in this all-star series. Christina Wilson, who won season 10 of Hell’s Kitchen, returns as a sous chef. Wilson went from head chef of Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas to executive chef for his Las Vegas restaurants. Ramsay’s UK executive development Chef James “Jocky” Petrie joins Wilson as a sous chef.
Returning contestants include Robyn Almodovar, from Fort Lauderdale from season 10; Jared Bobkin from Troy, Michigan from season 15; Nicholas Peters Bond from Newburyport, Massachusetts, from season 14; Dana Cohen from Emerson, New Jersey, from season 10; Giovanni Filippone from Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, from season 5; Elise Harris from Newburyport, Massachusetts, from season 9; Tavon Hubbard from Washington, D.C., from season 10; Vincent "Van" Hurd from South Glastonbury, Connecticut, from season 6; Benjamin Knack from San Antonio from season 7; Barbie Marshall from Strasburg, Pennsylvania, from season 10; Milly Medley from Philadelphia from season 14; Ashley Nickell from Orlando from season 15; Jennifer Normant from Burlington, Massachusetts, from season 9; Amanda “Manda” Palomino from Atlantic City from season 15; Michelle Tribble from New York City from season 14; Joshua Trovato from Los Angeles from season 14; and Benjamin Walanka from Overland Park, Kansas, from season 5.
The women make up the red team while the men wear the blue.
The show runs at 8 p.m. PDT on Fox on Thursdays starting Sept. 29.