Anton Testino was a contestant on Season 12 of Hell's Kitchen. He ranked in 8th place.
Anton started the season as one of the strongest chefs in the blue team, but when he switched to the red team, his ego became too big as he was insulting everybody, even purposely provoking Sous Chef Andi, and thinking he was the best. Because of that, he was one of the main antagonists of that season, the other being Sandra.
Season 12 Edit
During the Potato Challenge, Anton was very confident in the dish he was making, as he claimed it was deep, flavorful, and had body, while adding that Ramsay would love it. However, his dish was not chosen to be among the five that would be judged by Ramsay, which upset him.
The blue team eventually lost the challenge 16-18, and they were punished by cleaning the animal pen outside. Anton knew that Mike was the weak link, and blamed his teammates for letting the latter compete and losing the challenge for the team.
During dinner service, Anton was on the meat station. At one point, he gave some attitude to Sous Chef Andi by talking back to her after sending overcooked Wellingtons, which caused her to snap and yell at him two inches away from his face. After that, Ramsay sent him in the pantry room where he gave him a piece of his mind.
The red team eventually lost the service, and they were asked to nominate two people for elimination. Anton was the red team's first nominee, with Scott being the second. He was eliminated for his arrogance and Ramsay believing he had no fight back left. During his exit interview, he continued to be arrogant and declared that he was the winner of Hell's Kitchen, thinking he was the best out of the remaining chefs.
Ramsay's comment: "Anton let the little success he had in Hell's Kitchen inflate his ego. It was time to let the air out of that balloon."
- He is the tenth contestant, and third male contestant, following Robert from Season 6, and Scott from Season 7, who switched teams without making it to the black jackets.
- (Referring to Sous Chef Andi) "Don't think I'm gonna let some little girl get in my face, start ripping a new asshole because you had issues on being a woman in the kitchen. You will not break me, and I'm just gonna piss you off more, on purpose."
- "I have it together, chef."
- (After being eliminated) "I didn't walk away with the crown, but I was the best out of everybody in there. So that makes me the winner of Hell's Kitchen, in my opinion."