Autumn Lewis was a contestant on Season 7 of Hell's Kitchen. She ranked in 4th place.
Autumn was considered by many of her teammates not to be a team player, as well as being extremely annoying, especially when she was constantly talking during punishments. But, she eventually got better and improved her cooking skills.
Season 7 Edit
When the chefs entered Hell's Kitchen, Ramsay guaranteed that the first dinner service would be completed, and Autumn was worried as it was never done before. During the Signature Dish Challenge, she was the seventh person from the red team to have her dish judged by Ramsay, and went up against Ed. Her dish was unknown, but her chicken was praised for being able to go to Heaven, and she won the round over Ed.
The red team lost the challenge 3-4, and they were eventually punished by cooking breakfast in bed for the blue team the next morning. Back in the dorms, all the women were focused on studying the menu for the opening night while being confident about it.
During dinner service, Autumn was on the garnish station. At one point, she gave a pep talk to the women by urging to calm down, start the night over, and send the first table so they would be fine. Later, she wondered how Fran would explain her performance as her thirty years of experience did not seem to be in that type of restaurant. Then, she told the team to concentrate, but Fran was not impressed. After three of her teammates were kicked out, she told that her team was working better as they were able to send entrées at a good pace, and moments later, a fourth teammate was kicked out. Because of that, the red team merged with the blue team to serve all the remaining customers, and complete the service.
The red team lost the service, and they were asked to nominate two people. During deliberation, Autumn reminded Stacey to not refuse help if she did not have it, and considered her and Fran, but the latter asked her why she should be nominated, which she answered that she seemed flustered when Ramsay was yelling at her. However, she was considered by Fran for not being a team player and only thinking about herself.
Autumn was not nominated for elimination, and while being dismissed, she declared that she was not afraid to be the bitch or the villain as she was there to win.
Back in the dorms, the women talked about their problems from the opening night, and Autumn said that they should not send their food if they do not think it would pass, and to not refuse help. Siobhan was annoyed by her behavior, she was accused of not being a team player by Fran, which she disagreed, and added that she could not care less what her teammates were thinking of her.
The next morning, at 5 am, the chefs were awaken by an alarm clock amplified all over the dorms by Sous Chefs Scott and Andi. During the Egg Relay Challenge, Autumn was paired with Fran, and while going in the kitchen, she immediately suggested Siobhan to work with her, which the latter agreed. So, she was cooking Siobhan's sunny side up egg, saying that because she had to work on her own, she agreed to help her do it. During the judging, she was accused of forcing Siobhan to work with her, but she corrected by saying that she only suggested it, and when Siobhan started crying, she was unapologetic as she felt thrown under the bus, and added that under the pressure, Siobhan did not know when to shut her mouth. Her and Fran were the third pair to compete for the red team, but they only scored one point out of four.
The red team lost the challenge 10-11, and they were punished by taking a delivery of a giant tuna, cutting it, cleaning it, and gutting it for the next service. On the patio, Autumn was told by Nilka that Siobhan threw her under the bus completely, and added that she was ready to be the fall guy as she was strong and that she could take it. When Siobhan came, she comforted her and apologized, but Siobhan was still extremely upset. During the punishment, she left the skin while cutting the tuna, which confused Maria.
The next day, during prep, Autumn was concerned about Siobhan's food knowledge, and said that she may not be the right person to be the chef at the Savoy as she did not know how to make mashed potatoes. Before the service, she was determined to win after three losses, and put more salt in the water. When Ramsay tasted the water, he found it disgusting, ordered everybody to taste it, which they all found disgusting. She admitted that she seasoned it originally, but did not want to take responsibility for the taste.
During dinner service, Autumn was on the appetizer station with Siobhan. She was not seen much, but on the first ticket of appetizers, she interfered with Siobhan's job by seasoning her risotto, much to the latter and Ramsay's annoyance. Both teams were named joint-losers, and they were asked to nominate one person each. During deliberation, she was considered by Maria for not seasoning the water properly as it was a basic mistake, which Siobhan agreed with.
Autumn was the red team's nominee for elimination, and joined Jason from the blue team. During her plea, she did not think she should be eliminated for salty water, and when Ramsay asked the red team if they thought she was the worst cook, they answered she was not. Because of that, she was sent back in line, and survived elimination.
The next morning, the chefs went to the dining room, where Ramsay introduced the Marching Band Lunch Service Challenge, while revealing they would be serving the marching band of the University of Southern California. Autumn was confident as burgers and fries were not difficult to cook, and bragged about the fact that she was able to cook on a higher level than most people. During the challenge, she was dressing the salads with Fran. Both of them showed great teamwork while doing it, she was very proud of that, and because of that, the first salad bowls went to the dining room very quickly.
The red team won the challenge, and celebrated by cheering and hugging each other. They were rewarded with a day at the Malibu Beach Inn, being driven there in vintage cars, and a soccer match against Ramsay and his own family. Back in the dorms, while getting ready, Autumn declared it was nice to look like her everyday self and be a woman again. During the reward, she acknowledged the red team did not have a chance against Ramsay as he played soccer professionally, and later, she felt that it was a good day for her team as they bonded and rested.
During dinner service, Autumn was on the dessert station. More than two hours into service, she reminded Fran what she needed to refire, acknowledged Fran was getting flustered and lost control of her station, reminded her what she needed once again, and Fran responded by requesting her help. Later, when she was helping Fran on meat, the latter showed her injury, but when she suggested that she should see a medic, the latter refused to. Despite that, she continued to insist to look at her hand, Maria and Nilka told her to leave Fran alone, and she went to see Sous Chef Andi to inform her about Fran's injury.
The red team lost the service, and they were asked to nominate two people. During deliberation, Autumn acknowledged that the meat refires was what killed the team, therefore considering Fran.
She was not nominated for elimination.
The next morning, the chefs went downstairs, where Ramsay introduced the Craps Challenge. Autumn was the third person to roll the die for the red team, landed on M, and chose mango after declaring her mind was completely blank. During the cooking, she quickly lead the team vocally, and with 20 minutes left, she started to interfere with Nilka's job by telling her how to slice the duck, and wanting to do it herself, much to Nilka's annoyance. With 2 minutes left, she was ready to slice the duck, but Ramsay suggested to not slice it too early, which Maria agreed with. But, she insisted that it was time to plate, much to Maria's annoyance.
The red team lost the challenge, and they were punished by cleaning the front entrance of the restaurant, which included the floor, the carpet, and the mirrors, as well as prepping both kitchens for the next service. Autumn immediately blamed Nilka for the loss, as she knew the duck had too much fat on it. During the punishment, she declared that she hated losing, and that it sucked.
During dinner service, Autumn was on the fish station. When the team moved on to entrées, she motivated Nilka, and told the rest of her teammates to keep communicate, much to Ramsay's praise, who declared it was finally sounding like a proper team. Moments later, she was ready with her salmon, but when she grabbed it with tongs, she dropped it on counter, and Ramsay was furious about the fact that she did not even seem to care. Ramsay went to her station, and schooled her for not using a spatula and for not respecting the food, much to Nilka's amusement. She was frustrated as she just did not use a spatula, and Ramsay ordered her to show some respect towards her food.
Both teams were named joint-winners, and for the red team, Nilka was named "Best of the Best". On the patio, Autumn was immediately targeted by Nilka for being yelled at a lot on fish, but she retorted that the only thing she messed up was not using a spatula for an order of salmon, while considering the rest of her service correct. Maria was annoyed by her constant excuses, and she was convinced that she would not be eliminated.
Autumn was Nilka's nominee for elimination, and joined Scott from the blue team. During her plea, she was called the appendix of the red team by Ramsay as everybody was trying to get rid of her, but she did not believe it was true as they needed her, before Ramsay reminded her that they just nominated her. After, Ramsay recalled the dropped salmon incident while calling her soulless, but she disagreed with that by saying that she loved food, and would not give up her entire life to cook if she was indeed soulless. After deliberation, she was told to take her jacket off, but was transferred to the blue team, exchanging with Scott, and survived elimination. While being dismissed, she was determined to not mess up again, declared that her game face was on, and that the red team would be sorry to see her go.
While going back to the dorms, Autumn was already hanging out with the men, much to the women's disappointment, and back in the dorms, she was happy to have left the red team, while calling them bitches by whispering it to her new teammates.
The next morning, the chefs were woken up by Sous Chefs Scott and Andi, who gave them butchering outfits to wear for the Pork Creation Challenge. During the first part, Autumn was the fourth person from the blue team to grab her pig, and she grabbed the one wearing the cabbage collar. During the second part, she was paired with Jason, and during the cooking, she was asked by him if she could get him a spoon while being called "baby girl", but she did not know where they were, and she acknowledged that she was an outsider in her new team, but added that she just had to get comfortable with them to work well together. Then, she suggested to Jason to add a mustard sauce to their dish, but he was not crazy about that idea. They were the second pair from the blue team to have their dish judged, she did not present their dish, which was a honey-glazed bacon, but when Ramsay suggested that they should have used mustard, she was angry because she suggested it to Jason but got shut down. Because of that, they lost the round to Holli and Siobhan.
The blue team won the challenge 2-1, and they were rewarded with a spa day at the Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa, in Corona, while wearing brown bath robes. During the reward, Autumn changed in her yellow bikini, revealed how eager she was to get a massage as all of her muscles were killing her and aching, and moments later, she declared to Jason that they picked the good challenge to win, which the latter agreed with. Later, she went in the mud bath with the men, rubbed herself, was very excited to be on the blue team, and Jay jokingly asked her to start rubbing herself again as it was a religious experience. After that, they clinked their champagne glasses to her arrival on the team.
During the Barbecue themed dinner service, Autumn was a waitress during the first seating, and on the meat station during the second. In the dining room, she wanted to sabotage the red team by convincing her customers to send their dishes back to the kitchen, and when a customer said that the burger was a little bit undercooked, she sent it back to the kitchen while being very happy about it. Then, she declared that she made herself pretty to charm the tables and would send back anything just for the fun of sending dishes back. Arrived to the hot plate, she explained the situation to Ramsay, and her plan worked as Ramsay berated the red team for that mistake. Moments later, she insisted to a customer to take back his dish because it was not done the way he wanted, but the customer was fine with it, despite her asking twice if he was sure. Then, he requested his main course, which she accepted. During the second seating, she was not seen much, but the first order of short ribs she sent to the pass was raw in the middle. So, Ramsay called the whole team down to touch it, called out her laid-back behavior as he compared her as somebody shopping, but she convinced that she was rushing, and he added that he did not want to see her slow. The blue team won the service.
The next morning, everybody went to the dining room, where Ramsay introduced the Mother Sauce Challenge, and when Ramsay asked Autumn to name one of the five mother sauces, she correctly answered béchamel. She worked with the velouté sauce, while being paired with Ed, and during the cooking, she was happy to be on the blue team because there was not any animosity like there was on the red team, and because men were working better as a team. She was the third person from the blue team to have her dish judged, went up against Holli, but she did not present her dish, which was a pan-roasted sea bass with mushroom velouté and oysters. Despite that, she and Ed won the round over Holli.
The blue team won the challenge after a tiebreaker at 2, and they were rewarded with a day at the British pub Ye Olde King's Head, in Santa Monica, and being taken there in a double-decker bus. During the reward, they played a little game of darts, and Autumn's dart was the one who landed the closest to the bulls-eye. She received a gift of cookware, but when she read the card, it was revealed that everybody received their own cookware, which excited them. Finally, she was feeling good and really thought she was part of the blue team.
During the Family Night dinner service, Autumn was on the appetizer station with Salvatore. She was not seen much, but she succeeded to serve her Caesar salads quickly. The blue team won the service by a mile, and at elimination, she and her teammates said goodbye to Benjamin, who was transferred to the red team.
The next morning, the chefs went to the dining room, where Ramsay introduced the 50th Wedding Anniversary Planning Challenge, where they would update three dishes served at Sal and Marcy's wedding reception 50 years ago. During the challenge, Autumn was paired with Salvatore on the chicken Kiev dish, but she was worried that his idea of serving chicken meatball might not be what Ramsay was looking for. With two minutes left, she discovered that one of their meatballs was undercooked, and was concerned when Salvatore decided to plate it anyway.
Autumn and Salvatore were the second pair from the blue team to have their dish judged, and went up against Holli and Fran. She presented their inside out chicken meatballs, but Ramsay refused to taste it because of the raw one, so they lost the round to Holli and Fran.
The blue team lost the challenge 1-2, and they were punished by decorating the dining room for the next service, and building a three-story cake. During the punishment, Autumn started to vocally lead her teammates in what they were doing by saying she was taking pride in everything she was making, but Jay was extremely annoyed by her constant talking. When the red team came back from their reward, she wondered why they were cheering as they have lost a lot of challenges at that moment, while adding that it would get nasty, and wishing that all of them would get hangovers the next morning.
The next day, during prep, Autumn was disgusted by Jay's injury, stated that it was icky, but hoped he would get better before the service would start. During the 50th Wedding Anniversary dinner service, she was on the fish station. She was not seen much, but while serving the appetizers, she sent acceptable crab cakes to the dining room, despite acknowledging there was a lot of crab cake orders, and wishing to get ahead. After both teams went in the dining room to give a standing ovation to Sal and Marcy, the blue team won the service.
The next morning, the chefs went on a field trip to the Philippe's restaurant, in Los Angeles, and while getting ready, Autumn was excited to get out of the restaurant while looking pretty, smelling good, and wearing something that would adapt to any situation she would be facing. Arrived there, they tasted the classic French dipped sandwich with Ramsay, and after the tasting, he introduced the Gourmet Sandwich Challenge.
During the challenge, Autumn was the last person from the blue team to have her sandwich judged, went up against Nilka, and presented a roasted pork loin sandwich with sautéed vegetables and balsamic reduction. It was criticized for not being cut properly, and when Ramsay asked if she had problems with her knife, she answered that she thought it was fine. The presentation was shocking, Ramsay added that it would be the kind of thing a first-year culinary student would make, and she lost the round to Nilka. She was feeling like a loser for not scoring a point while all of her teammates did, and Ramsay ordered her to unfold her arms as she did not have to take her frustration on her teammates.
The blue team won the challenge after a tiebreaker at 3, and they were rewarded with a day at the California Central Wine Country for a wine tasting, and being taken there in a private jet. During the reward, Autumn was reminded by Ramsay to take small sips and not drink her entire glass, got really drunk as she was giggling about everything, and at the end, she admitted that she was drunk, but told that it was the way it was. When they came back from their reward, she laid down on her bed, struggled to take her boots off, fell off her bed, and told that even though it was a great bonding experience, she would not take any more drinks. The next morning, during prep, she was still hungover.
During dinner service, Autumn was on the garnish station. When Jay served his appetizers at a good pace, Ramsay asked for the potatoes, but she was not ready yet, much to his dismay. He told her that she was slow after spending a day at the Vineyard, and when she sent her mashed potatoes, they were too salty, but she was not sure if they really were. So, Ramsay told her to cut the bullshit, and taste her stuff, as she might be on her last 90 minutes in Hell's Kitchen. Later, she had some communication issues when Ed tried to talk to her, and after a lot of mistakes, the blue team was kicked out of the kitchen.
Both teams were named joint-losers, and they were asked to nominate two people each. During deliberation, Autumn was considered by Jay, but she did not agree to be nominated only because she made a few little mistakes, added that it sucked, and declared that she would fight.
Autumn was the blue team's first nominee for elimination, with Ed being the second, and they joined Siobhan and Fran from the red team. During her plea, she convinced Ramsay that she could come back despite being labelled as the weakest on the blue team, but he told her that he did not have the time to wait any longer. She survived elimination, and while being dismissed, she wanted to show Ramsay that there was a fire in her and that she wanted to be there.
While going back to the dorms, Autumn expressed relief to still be in the competition, and shook Jason's hand. The next morning, the chefs went to the kitchen where they tasted a chicken gorgonzola prepared by Ramsay, but it was revealed that the dish was actually frozen, and Ramsay introduced the Blind Taste Test, which excited everybody. During the challenge, she was the first person from the blue team to compete, and went up against Fran. She only scored one point out of four for correctly identify coconut, and later, she was dismayed when both Holli and Ed mistook Ricotta cheese for polenta.
The blue team won the challenge 4-3, and they were rewarded with a day at SeaWorld as VIP guests. During the reward, Autumn asked the whales if they liked the red team, and nodded her head to the side for the whales to mimic her. Later, they went in the water to have fun with the dolphins, but she was the only one who was scared as she remembered some animal attacks. However, she succeeded to conquer her fear by giving the dolphin a kiss and dancing with it, and she called it a once in a lifetime experience.
When the blue team came back from their reward, they opened their box from the special delivery, and they had to create their own menu that would go against the red team's. During the menu creation, Autumn agreed with Jay for keeping the menu simple, but Ramsay was not satisfied with the menu, even calling her berry compote as one of the worst desserts he ever tasted. So, they agreed to bust their butts to improve it a few minutes before the beginning of the service.
During dinner service, Autumn was on the meat station. At one point, she sent raw pork to the pass, much to Ramsay's frustration, and he urged her to bring another pork to the pass. But, the other one she grabbed was still raw, and when she announced that she would need one more minute, she was kicked out of the kitchen in the dining room, with Ramsay ordering her to explain to the customers why she was shit. So, she went to a table and apologized to a customer who was waiting for the pork, and returned to her station, embarrassed. Later, she told Ramsay that her beef was still raw, gave three more minutes, and he berated her because she seemed very casual about it. She responded that she was not, but Ramsay was not convinced, and she almost cried when she told that she did not know how to behave to show that she did care, while Ramsay told that her attitude stank. Then, he asked her for the beef, which she answered that it was resting, but he responded that she was resting instead. After, she was dedicated to the dessert station by Jay while Ed took over the meat station, but when Ramsay asked for the beef, he was dismayed that she was not communicating and that she was on desserts. Then, Ramsay told that she should have done that two hours ago, and that she should put some energy in her desserts.
Both teams were named joint-losers, and they were asked to nominate one person each. During deliberation, Autumn was considered by Jay for her stupid mistakes, giving the raw pork as an example, but she responded that she did not have the time, while adding that she did not think her service was as bad as Jason.
Autumn was the blue team's nominee for elimination, and she joined Fran from the red team. During her plea, she told that she was still putting out a lot of food despite her mistakes, but Ramsay responded that she was a pain in his ass, which she retorted that she did not want to. She also added that she wanted to be better and that she knew that she could, but Ramsay responded that she was out of her depth, and that she became an embarrassment in the blue team. She was told to take her jacket off, but Ramsay told her that she had been on a downward spiral since she joined the blue team. Then, he gave her one more chance to find her voice and her assertiveness, and she was transferred back to the red team, therefore surviving elimination. While being dismissed, she tearfully expressed relief about not being eliminated yet, saying that it was her favorite moment at that point.
Autumn was urged by Ramsay to prove herself and show what she had as it was her last chance, and back in the dorms, she was crying in relief, was comforted by her new teammates who welcomed her back, and she declared that she was very overwhelmed to have another chance. Also, she expressed excitement to be back in the red team.
During the 10 Pound Lobster Challenge, after Holli won her round, Autumn thought that the latter could emerge as great potential to be strong in the competition. She was the second person from the red team to have her dish judged, went up against Jason, and presented her lobster stir fry with cilantro and basil to Michael Cimarusti. It was criticized for not being very refined, all the other flavors overpowering the lobster, and she lost the round to Jason.
The red team won the challenge after a tiebreaker at 1, and they were rewarded with a caviar tasting experience at the Petrossian Paris, and a $1000 shopping spree at Kitson. While being dismissed, Autumn was very excited, believed that nobody else had better luck with switching teams than herself, and called herself a good luck charm. During the reward, she declared that caviar was one of her favorite foods, and compared it to the wine tasting reward a couple of weeks before. At Kitson, she was excited as they could try anything they wanted.
When both teams were lined up, Ramsay announced that they would cook in the red kitchen together with a two and a half hours time limit, which Autumn knew that the pressure was on. During dinner service, she was on the appetizer station with Jay. On the first ticket, she had good communication with Nilka, but when Ramsay asked for the salad, she wanted to wait until Nilka was ready, much to his frustration. She was told that it was none of her problem if Nilka was not ready, but she said that she wanted to be timed with her as best as possible for not backing up somebody or being backed up. After, her beet roots were accepted, and the appetizers were served at a good pace. Later, she acknowledged that Nilka was the only person that was not moving forward with everybody else, and when the latter got in the weeds, she knew that the best thing to do was to calm down and get it together. When Nilka was automatically eliminated, she acknowledged Ramsay's anger, but despite that, the remaining chefs succeeded to complete service.
Both teams were named joint-winners, and they were asked to nominate two people together. During deliberation, Autumn declared that Nilka's elimination was sad to see, and that it sucked to nominate somebody after a great service like that. Then, she was considered by Jason and Jay, she considered Ed and Jason for their overall performance, which Benjamin agreed with, but when Jason asked why he should be nominated, she answered that one ticket from him dragged, which he did not agree with.
Autumn was the second nominee for elimination, with Ed being the first, and during her plea, she reminded that she had a good service and bounced back, but Ramsay wondered if it was too late. She survived elimination, received the second black jacket, and while being dismissed, she told it was time to bring up the claws.
While going back to the dorms, Autumn acknowledged that after ten people were eliminated, the pressure was definitely on, before celebrating with champagne and her remaining teammates.
During the Presentation Challenge, Autumn revealed that she would make a Ahi tuna with a sweet and sour prosciutto sauce as she liked to take something classic and put a spin on it, and she did it while wanting to show that she was a force to be reckoned with. In the end, her dish ranked in third place, so she did not participate in the second part, and lost the challenge to Benjamin.
Autumn was punished by cleaning the dining room under Jean-Philippe's supervision. She was very jealous about Benjamin's haircut and facial, and during the punishment, she admitted that he needed a haircut. Later, she acknowledged that there might be a love connection between Jay and Holli as both of them were flirting all day long.
The next day, during prep, Autumn was worried because Benjamin's dish had many components, and thought that it was the most complicated at that point. During dinner service, she was on the dessert station. On the first ticket, she tried to help Ed by reminding him that he had to drop his scallops, and later, she was ready to help Ed with the halibut as she knew that she had to help people while being on desserts. However, when she tried to help Benjamin on meat, he did not communicate to her at all, and when the latter dropped on the floor with his chicken, she found it funny. After, she acknowledged that Ed had a few rough services already, and wondered if she would have done a better job on fish, before telling him that he still had fourteen halibut on order. Later, she was caught cooking halibut on the appetizer station, much to Ramsay's dismay, and she responded that she was doing it to make some space, much to Benjamin's annoyance. Because of the lack of focus, she knew that it was crazy and off because everybody needed to take a step back and cook, and after Benjamin and Ed were kicked out, she was relocated to the meat station. She succeeded to rally and serve the remaining entrées to the dining room and Whoopi Goldberg at the chefs table, and she was proud as they succeeded to finish on a positive note despite a rough start.
When the chefs were lined up, they were asked to nominate two people based on overall performance. During deliberation, Autumn was quickly considered by Benjamin because he felt she was not working during prep, was not passionate, and did not want the head chef job. She disagreed with him as she knew she was prepping a lot of stuff, but Jay also considered her, which dismayed her as she told that she hated people. She did not understand as she was busting her ass and helping everybody, and she called it unfair, while adding that it sucked.
Autumn was the first nominee for elimination, with Ed being the second. During her plea, she believed that she would be nominated no matter how good she would get, and believed she was a stronger chef than Ed because she was more consistent than him overall. She survived elimination as Ramsay told she was getting better, and while being dismissed, she was laughing over the fact that nobody could get rid of her despite how hard they were trying.
Back in the dorms, Autumn told Holli that she was constantly trying her best and to be perfect, and knew that everybody was wrong when they told that she did not have any skills, that she did not deserve to be there, or that she could not win. Finally, she told Holli that she would cuss the men out if she would win the following challenge.
The next morning, the chefs rode in the SUVs to the Owen's Market, where Ramsay introduced the Budget Challenge. During the shopping part, Autumn ordered a piece of veal as she knew it was expensive and that it was not being offered to people very often, and she succeeded to respect the $10 budget. During the cooking part, she almost bumped into Jason and Benjamin while carrying pans with hot water, and was sure that she would not be last after watching Jason boil his frozen raviolis. Also, she revealed that she wanted to win to prove Benjamin and Jay wrong. She was the fourth person to have her dish judged, and presented her veal with saffron crushed-potatoes and roasted corn, which was praised for the presentation, the veal being cooked beautifully, and the fresh herbs coming through. Vern Lakusta would have been happy to pay $26 for her dish, Joaquim Splichal would have been happy to pay $27, and Dana Bowen would have been happy to pay $29, so she scored an average of $27,33. She was extremely psyched about beating Benjamin, and told him to suck on it, but in the end, she ranked in third place, and lost the challenge to Holli.
Autumn was punished by participating in Laundry day, along with Jason and Benjamin, and during the punishment, she succeeded to annoy both of them with her constant chatter, even when they were given spam sandwiches for lunch. When Holli and Jay came back from their reward, she wondered how much drinks they took, did not think there was something serious between them, and later, she joined both of them in the hot tub, breaking their romantic mood.
When the chefs were lined up, Ramsay announced that they would constantly switch stations. During dinner service, Autumn began on the appetizer station with Jay. On the first switch, Jay left her, and she was joined by Holli, and on the second switch, she was relocated to the garnish station. On the third switch, she was relocated to the fish station, and when she asked Jay for a time on the tuna, he answered that she had two halibuts, which dismayed her. She had good communication with Holli, called one minute on the tuna, and felt great about the fact that she was communicating. Her tuna was accepted, and because of her good communication, food was being served at a good pace. On the fourth switch, she was relocated to the meat station. She clearly told Holli what was going on fish, and so did Jay with her. But, she was not satisfied with the information that Jay gave her as she did not know where the Wellingtons were, and what temperatures were her meat. However, the Wellingtons that she sent to the pass were cooked beautifully. On the last switch, she returned to the appetizer station, where she joined Jay. At one point, she acknowledged that Benjamin was tanking and did not meet anybody's standards, and moments later, she knew that he was not having a good night when he was being yelled at by Sous Chef Scott. Eventually, everybody sent their food to the hot plate at the same time, and the service was completed.
When the chefs were lined up, they were asked to nominate two people for elimination. During deliberation, Autumn was considered by Benjamin for no apparent reason, which annoyed her as she was sure that she was his scapegoat, but knew that she was getting better and he was getting worse. After, she reminded that she was following Jay, and that all of her stations were messes when she was getting to them, leading Jay to interpret it as she considered him, which she confirmed, while she also considered Benjamin. Moments later, she was considered by Jay as the latter thought she was on borrowed time.
She was not nominated for elimination.
The next morning, the chefs were greeted by Ramsay in the kitchen, who decided to cook a grilled monkfish dish to them, and Autumn told that Ramsay cooking for them was exciting, but that they had to watch carefully as they did not know what would happen next. Then, he introduced the Cooking School Challenge, where each chef would teach the dish to one good-looking bachelor. During the challenge, she almost got her finger cut by her student, who was holding the knife very close to her, and after telling her student that he had to take the sticker off the pepper, she boosted her confidence in her teaching abilities as she was verbal and communicating well. Also, her student was happy to just be able to do something, and then, she left the kitchen for a few moments while telling him to watch the fish, but he did not know what he was watching despite watching it very intensely.
Autumn and her student were the first pair to have their dish judged, but he struggled to explain what it was to Ramsay, and the latter was disappointed when he found out that there was not enough monkfish on the plate. He asked both of them where the monkfish was, and they explained that they had a hard time cutting it as it shredded, but the tasting was deemed nice despite not having enough fish. She regretted her decision of not plating the shredded portion, and she comforted her student who was feeling bad about the situation. In the end, they lost the challenge to Jay and his student.
Autumn was punished by participating in Maintenance day, cleaning and sweeping the parking lot, and prepping for the next service, along with Benjamin, while wearing maintenance outfits. After Holli was picked by Jay to go on the reward with him, she knew that she would not have been picked if she would lose the challenge as she did not have any friends. During the punishment, she thought that Benjamin was cracking under the pressure as he was on a downward spiral, and knew that it was difficult to recover. Later, they started to work outside of the restaurant, and when the airship containing Jay and Holli was seen above them, she expressed jealousy. When both of them entered the kitchen after coming back from their reward, she and Benjamin gave them the cold shoulder.
When the chefs were lined up, they were allowed to choose their own stations for the first time ever. During dinner service, Autumn was on the garnish station. On the first ticket, she acknowledged that Ramsay was looking for a good leader, so she was determined to show her leadership qualities, and tried to help Holli on fish, but despite the latter telling her not to send the John Dory, she sent it anyway. The John Dory was sent back for having one raw piece out of four, and Ramsay asked her if she was trying to sabotage Holli, which she answered not. Later, she helped Benjamin by recalling an order he misunderstood, and after, she sent her garnishes to the pass, but the spinach was cold and greasy. Her second attempt at the spinach was still cold, Ramsay threatened her with elimination if she would send cold spinach one more time, and moments later, she failed to correctly call back a ticket she did not listen. She admitted that she had no idea and that her guessing were always wrong, Ramsay urged her not to panic, and when Benjamin struggled to slice his Wellingtons, she acknowledged that he could not hold it together. Near the end, the chefs were sending out food at a good pace while having good communication, and she acknowledged that they had a good service despite a bumpy start. The service was completed, and she gave a high-five to Ramsay.
When the chefs were lined up, they were congratulated for having their best service yet, and Jay was named "Best of the Worst". During deliberation, Autumn was immediately considered by him, which did not surprise her, and later, she called it unfair to nominate Holli as she did not have a very bad service at that moment, and because she won many challenges.
Autumn was Jay's first nominee for elimination, with Benjamin being the second. During her plea, she told that despite being called a princess, told that she was not passionate, she fought through all of this, and felt that she was able to run the Savoy. She survived elimination, and moments later, was visited by her boyfriend and best friend. She was extremely happy to be visited by them, and told that the competition has been hard because of her numerous nominations. After her family left and while being dismissed, she called that visit a big boost.
The next morning, the chefs woke up and they were told to dress nicely as Ramsay had a surprise for them. In the dining room, they had a chance to taste some dishes from the Savoy, before Ramsay introduced the Taste It Now Make It Challenge, where they had to recreate one of the dishes. During the challenge, Autumn was convinced the protein was venison without even questioning her mind, so she went to the kitchen, stumbled when she grabbed her pots, and knew that her days would be numbered if she would not perform at 100% as she knew that everybody else did not think she had what it took to win. However, when she unpacked her protein, it fell on the floor, and she apologized for that mistake. Also, she chose apple as her purée, and bacon as her purée base, much to Holli's dismay. Near the end, she believed that she could win the challenge, she was the third person to have her dish judged, but she lost the challenge to Holli as her dish was not chosen as one of the two bests, which made her cry as she did not want to be eliminated.
Autumn was punished by participating in Moving day, and cleaning the dorms from sixteen beds to four, along with Benjamin and Jay. During the punishment, she succeeded to annoy the latter because of her constant talking. The next morning, she, along with Holli and Jay, started to prep without Benjamin as the latter was complaining about back pain, which she called ridiculous as she did not think he had a purpose to continue any longer for that motive. During prep, they trash-talked over him, and during the break, they revealed how unapologetic they were. When Benjamin went on the patio to announce his departure, she respected his decision while calling it ridiculous and crazy, and later, when he announced that he would participate in the service, she was happy, but only so she could beat him out even further.
During dinner service, Autumn was on the garnish station. During Jay's turn at the pass, she helped him to send some appetizers out, and during Benjamin's turn, she was ordered to add more salt in her garnishes by him. She was the last person who ran the pass, and while she knew that Ramsay wanted to see strong leadership qualities, she misplaced it as a power trip. On her first ticket, nobody responded and she ordered her brigade to call back, she pushed Sous Chef Scott to get the garnish at the moment despite him giving 30 seconds, and continued to show very aggressive leadership, but succeeded to spot a mistake from Jean-Philippe, much to Ramsay's praise. However, when Sous Chef Scott sent the wrong sauce, she failed to spot the mistake, and when Ramsay asked her to taste it, she acknowledged it was wrong, but laughed about it. Ramsay told her it was not funny, she acknowledged that it was a stupid move on her part to laugh at her own misfortune, and Ramsay was dismayed and told her that she was looking stupid. Then, she continued her aggressive leadership by sending almost everything back, but despite that, entrées were continued to be served out at a good rhythm. When Ramsay returned on the hot plate, the chefs rallied to send the last couple of tickets, and the service was completed.
When the chefs were lined up, they learned that two of them would be eliminated, before being asked to nominate two people for elimination. During deliberation, Autumn was considered by Jay, which Benjamin added that she did not deserve to be there, but she reminded that he missed prep all day long and quit.
When Ramsay asked why she deserved to be in the finals, Autumn reminded that despite the numerous times she has been nominated, she never quit, but despite that, she was the first person to be eliminated. But before she left, Ramsay praised her commitment, passion, dedication, and fight, and she received a retrospective montage of her run during her exit interview.
Ramsay gave no comment on Autumn's elimination, and she did not receive the coat hanging and burning picture sequence.
When she came back for the final dinner service, Autumn was the last person who entered the kitchen. She was Holli's first pick, followed by Nilka and Siobhan, which did not surprise her as she knew she would have been picked first or second, comparing herself as the popular kid in school. Back in the dorms, she did not pay a lot of attention to the menu because she felt she would have to carry Siobhan a lot on almost all the stations because of her lack of food knowledge. The next day, during prep, she acknowledged that Siobhan did not have the proper training to work in a fine-dining restaurant, and hoped that she would save enough money one day to go to culinary school.
During dinner service, Autumn was on the garnish station. At one point, she jumped on the appetizer station to cook the lobster garnish for Siobhan because the latter did not bring them with the lobster, and because she thought she was the best. Later, she was behind with her garnishes as she had a lot of stuff to do, but refused help from Nilka and Siobhan as she thought they did not know what they were doing. Nilka was insulted by that statement, and Holli was dismayed as she had twelve pans in front of her and nothing was coming out. Ramsay ordered her to send her garnishes, and she still believed that Nilka and Siobhan did not know what they were doing. On the last tickets, the tuna that she sent was too cold, and she was asked to put it in the oven for two more seconds by Holli. Despite that, every ticket was being served, and the service was completed.
- She holds the record for the most nominations throughout the season, with seven, and is tied with Sabrina (Season 8), Elise (Season 9), Clemenza (Season 10), and Scott (Season 12).
- She is the fourth contestant to be nominated four consecutive times, and the second to have survived all four of them, following Virginia from Season 2.
- She is the fourth female contestant who switched teams and made it to the black jackets, as well as the first who participated in two different team switches during one season.
- After her appearance on the show, she returned to her previous career as a personal chef.
- "I'm not afraid to be the bitch."
- "No more drinks for Autumn!"