Andi Van Willigan was the Sous Chef for the Red Team, from season 7 to 14, and 16.
As Ramsay's Sous Chef, Andi acts as Ramsay's right-hand woman in the services. She holds the same standards as Ramsay and will often get irritated by contestants' constant mistakes. While she is more subdued than Sous Chef Scott, she has her own limits and when pushed, she will lash out on any disrespecting chef. However, she does have caring side towards her team. She offers advice whenever it is needed, and understands that the pressure of being a chef can be a toll on their personal life, such as in Season 12, where she explained to the red team that she had to work a lot in her 20's to get where she is now, and did not have time for relationships.
Main highlights per season Edit
- On Episode 4, Andi consoled Maria after the latter broke down in tears over the red team's slow prep, and told her to stop showing such emotion and that it would hurt her.
- On episode 4,
- On episode 13, Andi kicked Tiffany out of the kitchen for talking back over undercooked potatoes.
- On episode 11, during the red team punishment, Andi revealed that she was not yet married because she had to work very hard in her 20s to get where she was at that moment, which concerned Rochelle.
- On episode 14, after Anton overcooked his Wellingtons, Andi got into a heated argument with him, when he could not stop giving her attitude and excuses. At one point, she lost her temper and yelled at him, two inches away from his face, by asking him to shut up, stop talking back, and just say "Yes Chef".
- On episode 18, Andi talked with Joy, who has just walked out and packing her bags, in the dorms. She tried to make some sense and tell her to not give up, without success.
- On episode 9, after Frank served an overcooked salmon, Andi angrily told him that he owed her a salmon.
- On episode 13, Andi, along with Sous Chef James, was part of the first team of Sous Chefs ever, and competed against the black jackets. She sent her appetizers out quickly and efficiently, and she said that it was fun to show the chefs how it was really done. The Sous Chefs won the service by a mile.
- On episode 7, Andi made a cameo when her wedding reception was hosted at Hell's Kitchen. She came under her bride's name, Andi Van Willigan-Cutspec.
Season 16 Edit
- On episode 15, she joined Ryan on the latter's helicopter reward, and told her that she would need to improve her voice if she were to stay in the competition.
- She holds the record for the most seasons as the red team's Sous Chef, with 9.
- She is the second staff member of Hell's Kitchen to leave and come back for an eventual season, following Jean-Philippe.
- On Season 15, she left the show because of her wedding, and on Season 17, she left the show because of her pregnancy. She also didn't appear in Season 18.
- She is the first Sous Chef to have their own confessional.
- (To Elise) "Would you stop talking to me like I'm your fucking child? You need to calm down."
- (To Tiffany) "You have such a fucking attitude! Why don't you take a walk?"
- (To Anton) "Don't you fucking talk back to me! Don't you ever talk back to me!"
- (To Frank) "You owe me a salmon because you fucking suck at fish station tonight!"