Aaron Lhamon was a contestant on Season 13 of Hell's Kitchen. He ranked in 9th place.
Aaron was one of the minor antagonists of season 13, along with Steve and Santos. The three of them conspired against their teammates to sabotage them, and making them kicked out one by one, by making themselves look good. His goal was not to win Hell's Kitchen, but becoming a Michelin-star chef. This lead him to eliminate himself after being nominated.
Season 13 Edit
When the chefs were riding on a bus to Hell's Kitchen, Aaron disagreed with Sade's boast that a women was going to win that season. Then, the bus pulled over to Pacific’s Cinerama Theatre as Ramsay wanted to show them an inspirational video before going there. he was one of the eight chefs shown receiving their acceptance invitation. After, Ramsay revealed that the winner of that season would become the Head Chef at Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill at Caesar's Palace, in Atlantic City, and told the chefs to cook their signature dish.
During the Signature Dish Challenge, Aaron was the eighth person from the blue team to compete and went up against Janai. He made a hazelnut financier, but Ramsay was not impressed as he was looking for a head chef and not a pastry chef, though he said that his workplace required him to go both ways. After tasting the dish, Ramsay deemed it dry and not properly put together, and gave him only one point. The blue team lost the challenge 23-24, and they were punished by setting up the dorms for both teams, and carrying the red team's luggage when they would come back from their reward.
During dinner service, Aaron was on the appetizer station with Fernando. While he admitted that he has not made a risotto since culinary school as his French restaurant did not make them, he was confident in his abilities as a chef. However, he did not communicate with JP and JR about the time, and got annoyed when JR sent up his scallops as he was not ready yet. When he sent his risotto, it was under seasoned, and Ramsay reminded him to season his dishes. His second attempt was overcooked and an angry Ramsay compared the blue team to kindergartners, before forcing them to restart their ticket. The blue team lost dinner service after they got ejected from the kitchen, and were asked to nominated two people for elimination.
Aaron was the blue team's first nominee for elimination, with JP being the second. During his plea, Ramsay reminded him about his poor performance and how he let go of the reins, and he promised not to let that happen again. Later, he said that he was passionate despite being thrown into the weeds, but when JP blamed him for causing the blue team's loss, he reminded him that he himself, at least, owned up to his mistakes while JP did not. He survived elimination after Ramsay told him to wake up and get back in line. After elimination, while he was relieved to have survived elimination, he knew that he had to step up, or else he would go home.
While going back to the dorms, Aaron swore that he would not leave, and would not be nominated ever again. During the Geoduck Challenge, he was not seen participating in the first part, but during the second part, he was paired up with Steve. Out of their two attempts, they got one accepted as the second was two grams short. The blue team lost the challenge 14-15 and they were punished by cleaning all the sand outside the restaurant, prepping the remaining geoduck for the next service, and eating a boiled salt cod for lunch.
During dinner service, Aaron served geoduck chowder tableside. He was not seen much that night, but both teams were named joint-losers and Ramsay asked both teams to nominate two people for elimination.
He was not nominated for elimination.
- He is the fourth contestant to volunteer for elimination, and the second to do so after being nominated, following Simone from Season 12.
- He did not come back for the last dinner service of the season as supposed to, so Ashley took his place.