Carolann Valentino was a contestant on Season 1 of Hell's Kitchen. She was in the red team. She ranked in 12th place.
Carolann is a quiet and calm chef due to her lack of experience and teamwork.
Signature dish Edit
Carolann served chicken parmesan as her signature dish. Chef Ramsay was impressed because despite her lack of experience in the kitchen, she managed to cook the chicken to perfection, and the presentation was appealing. It is season 1's best signature dish.
Episode 1 Edit
During dinner service, Carolann was on the dessert station. She was always shown standing still and not helping her team which was struggling. Her team lost the dinner service and Elsie was named « Best of the Worst ».
She was Elsie's first nominee for elimination, with Dewberry being the second. She was eliminated because of her lack of teamwork and overall knowledge and experience in the kitchen.
Ramsay's comment: « Some can handle it, some can't. I'm not interested in the ones who can't! »
- Carolann is the first contestant in Hell's Kitchen's history to be eliminated.
- She is considered as one of Hell's Kitchen's hottest female contestants ever.
- After her appearance on the show, she became an actress and starred in the comedy play « Burnt to the Steak », a one-woman show. It is critically acclaimed.
« I was doing whatever I could. I wish I were Superwoman and do everybody's station! »