Christina Machamer was a contestant on Season 4 of Hell's Kitchen. She was the winner of that season and was awarded a Executive Chef position at Ramsay's London West Hollywood in Los Angeles, with a salary of $250,000.
Christina was the chef with the least experience of that season, which led her to be a major target by her teammates. However, she also showed the biggest potential, which helped her to win the competition.
Season 4 Edit
Christina was the twelfth chef to have her signature dish judged by Ramsay. The dish she made was unknown, and Ramsay liked the concept, but thought the execution was terrible.
After choosing Vanessa as captain for the red team, they began to study the menu, and Christina acknowledged she would not get much sleep that night. During prep, at one point, she fell on the floor while carrying pots. When the teams were lined up, and the men did not know what the entrées of the menu were, she raised her hand and Ramsay asked her. She correctly named all of them, and Ramsay thanked her for that.
During dinner service, Christina was on the dessert station. Except for one point when she mocked Jen's intelligence for not being able to fry quail eggs properly, she was not seen at all as her team did not get passed entrées. The red team won the dinner service for serving some appetizers out.
Back in the dorms, Christina's level of confidence was high, saying her team killed it, and that the men should cut some dead weight.
The next morning, the Sous Chefs woke up all the contestants while holding megaphones, and told them to get outside immediately. Arrived outside, they went through the garbage bags from the previous service to select every food from them, and sort them in big cylinders. When they got back in the kitchen, Ramsay introduced the 6 Ounce Halibut Challenge. During the challenge, when she saw Sharon rushing to cut the fish, Christina reassured her by saying there was plenty of time remaining. During the judging, the score was tied at 41, and the red team lost in a tiebreaker.
They were punished by prepping halibut for the next dinner service. During the punishment, Christina tried to talk some sense out of Jen, who was blaming Corey for their loss, by saying that it was everybody's fault. Despite that, Jen continued her trash-talking over Corey.
During prep, Christina was concerned about Sharon's lack of experience and knowledge, saying that the team had a problem with her. She was also annoying Corey for knowing everything and talking out loud, and was called a "know-it-all" by her.
During dinner service, Christina was on the fish station. 45 minutes in, she was seen enjoying her fish stock, and made Shayna taste it. Corey was irritated by her comedic and goofy attitude. Later, she became angry at Sharon for screwing up on meat, because when she was screwing up, she would screw up herself on fish. Then, Ramsay told both of them to communicate as they were looking like Barbie twins. The red team lost the service for not serving as much entrées as the blue team, and Corey was named "Best of the Worst". When talking in the dorms about who could be nominated, she ruled out Vanessa and Shayna.
Christina was Corey's first nominee for elimination, which Corey claimed was for strategic reasons, with Jen being the second. While pleading her case, she started crying, feeling ashamed that Corey thought she was condescending her. She survived elimination when Ramsay surprisingly decided to eliminate Sharon, in an epic turn of events.
While going back upstairs, Christina was still crying, but was comforted by Jen. Moments later, she acknowledged that Corey should be threatened by her intelligence, and confronted her in the bedroom, but Corey was not caring shit what her team was thinking of her.
The next morning, after a wake up call where each contestant had to grab a chicken and Ramsay making them falsely believe they would have to kill them, he introduced the Chicken Cutting Challenge. During the challenge, Christina managed to get a perfect score of 8 pieces accepted out of 8. She was one of four women who did so, leading the red team to the victory 44-24. They were rewarded with a lunch at the Saddle Ranch Chop House, on the Sunset Strip, in Los Angeles. During the reward, they accidentally bumped into Season 3 contestant Aaron, and plotted to take the men out one-by-one.
Arrived in Hell's Kitchen, Christina participated in the red team's plot by going into the hot tub with Corey and Shayna, and convincing Jason to jump in with them, after she helped him take off his clothes. During prep, she tried to work as a team with Corey by putting their differences aside, with little success, because both of them were still gunning for each other.
During dinner service, Christina was on the appetizer station with Rosann. When Ramsay called the first ticket, she got control of her team really fast, by being very vocal. Both her and Rosann managed to get four tables of appetizers out in one hour and a half. When Ramsay shut down both kitchens, he declared both teams losers, but because of her strong efforts, she was named "Best of the Worst" for the red team.
During deliberation, Christina comforted Vanessa because she was crying, ashamed of her performance, and considered Corey for elimination as she would like to exact some revenge. After a quick talk with Petrozza, he agreed with that idea, and she stated that she would not be the last dumb blonde left.
When all the contestants got back to the dorms, Ramsay called them on the microphone, ordering to get down so they could clean their kitchens. During that task, Christina was annoyed by Corey's lazy behavior, and when she went back to her bed saying she was tired, she said that if she was really tired, she should go home instead.
The red team won the Pasta Making Challenge by managing to get 6.57 lbs of acceptable pasta, compared to the blue team's 5.48 lbs. They were rewarded with a day at an amusement park in Santa Monica Beach, and were transported there in Hummer limousines. Before they left for the reward, Christina became mad at Ben because he was chewing tobacco and leaving his spit cups all over the kitchen. Arrived at the amusement park, she declared it would have been fun to throw Corey off the Ferris wheel, but just to be out and see the outside world was good enough.
During prep, Christina declared her team had to work hard to prep a new menu they learned half an hour before, and after, she almost burned herself lifting a hot tray with her bare hand. During Family Night dinner service, she was on the dessert station. 45 minutes in, she asked where Vanessa was, before Ramsay told the entire team she was on her way to the hospital. Despite being one down, she vocally rallied the red team, motivating them by saying they would be able to pull it off anyway. When her team finished their final ticket, they reached over and helped the blue team. The red team won the service, and back in the dorms, she told Vanessa that news when she came back.
During the Fine Dining Pizza Challenge, Christina was excited about the idea of creating something of her own. The red team quickly chose Jen's pizza for the judging, and during the judging, she was feeling very nervous and even stated that her hands were sweaty. Fortunately, the red team won the challenge over Ben's pizza, and they were rewarded with a helicopter tour of Los Angeles and lunch at the restaurant Square One, home to the $90 burger, in Santa Barbara, with Ramsay. She declared the best part of the reward was getting out and having lunch with Ramsay.
During dinner service, Christina was on the dessert station. When the red kitchen got ready to move on to desserts, she was struggling as she burnt four soufflés, and told she was 20 minutes behind. Jen refused to help her out, but Corey reluctantly did. With Corey's help, desserts were finally coming out, and the red team completed dinner service for the first time, along with the blue team.
Both teams were named joint-winners, and were asked to nominate one person each. During deliberation, the red team quickly agreed to put Rosann up, but Christina was victim of a backstab when her team decided to nominate her instead. She was angry and acknowledged that she could not trust anybody but herself anymore.
Christina announced that herself was the red team's nominee, a decision which Ramsay questioned, and joined Louross from the blue team. While pleading her case, Ramsay asked her who was the weakest chef on the red team, which she answered Rosann. She survived elimination as Vanessa already left earlier that episode and both teams completed dinner service finally. While being dismissed, she acknowledged that not everybody was out for the red team, and that those people would be taken out soon.
While getting back to the dorms, Christina congratulated Louross for having survived elimination alongside her. After, she got herself a glass of wine and said she was deserving it as she was put on the chopping block more than anybody else. She also declared she was a complete package in the way that she was looking great in high heels, she could read a book and she could cook.
The next morning, the contestants were driven to Farmers Market, where Ramsay introduced the Sweet 16 Planning Challenge. Christina was not seen much during this challenge, which the red team lost 1-2. They were punished by decorating the dining room ahead of the Sweet 16 party, along with Francisco the Party Planner and Melissa's mother. During the punishment, she started mimicking Francisco and declared they would not be "friendlicious".
During the Sweet 16 dinner service, Christina was on the appetizer station with Corey. When she sent her first risotto to the pass, the mushrooms were missing. So, Ramsay asked her to put the pan on the stove and add more mushrooms in it. Her second attempt at Melissa's risotto had a lot of mushrooms, but was missing the parmesan and chives. Although she said it was really frustrating, she managed to bounce back, and her second attempt was accepted. In the dining room, Melissa was satisfied with her risotto. After service, both teams were named joint-winners, and were asked to nominate one person each.
Christina was not nominated for elimination, and when Ramsay asked her who she would nominate personally, she answered she would nominate Rosann for her poor performance, a decision which Ramsay agreed with. Before getting back to the dorms, she and her team welcomed Matt as a new teammate, much to their dismay.
The next morning, after tasting some fake dishes, where everybody failed to identify the meatless ingredients, Ramsay introduced the annual Blind Taste Test. During the challenge, Christina went third for her team and faced up against Bobby. She scored 2 points out of 3 for her team, even asking for some more truffles when she recognized them, and the red team won the challenge 9-5. They were rewarded with a day of pampering, relaxation and spa treatments on the patio.
During dinner service, Christina was on the meat station. At one point, she felt that Jen would start to undo herself after she got into an argument with Ramsay, and when she asked her a time, Jen was completely unresponsive. Later, she asked Matt if he could bring her beef entrées to the pass, which he accepted. Ramsay complimented her, saying the beef was perfectly cooked. She felt good inside herself as she was getting more confident, but when she thanked Ramsay for it, he replied to not thank him as there was still 20 tickets to go before they could celebrate and pee their knickers. With that, the red customers were enjoying their entrées. Later, Matt sent an acceptable risotto, and he asked her if she would like to taste it. The red team won the dinner service, and back in the dorms, she congratulated Matt for the great compliment he received from Ramsay.
At elimination, the red team was asked for a volunteer to go over to the blue team the next morning.
The next morning, the red team said goodbye to Jen, who volunteered to go to the blue team. Christina revealed she was happy to see her go because her presence was blocking the doorway to the team.
During the 20 Ingredients Challenge, Christina was worried that Matt's injury would jeopardize the red team's chances to win the challenge. So she, along with Corey and Rosann, rallied to complete their own dishes before taking care of Matt's. During the judging, she was the first person to go for her team, going against Petrozza. She served a fried snapper with crab meat and a Hollandaise sauce, containing 5 ingredients. It was praised for the clever idea of using the Hollandaise for the eggs, and scored for her team. They eventually won the challenge as the blue team failed to use 20 ingredients.
The red team was rewarded with a photo shoot for InTouch Weekly Magazine. When they were getting ready, Christina felt like a diva and wondered how Jen was feeling as she just transferred team and missed that incredible reward. During the shooting, she was wearing a red dress, along with her two female teammates.
During prep, the red team's morale was at its best, with all the chefs being confident. Christina declared the red team was glad that Jen, the big bully, was gone as it was now their chance to get along and win by working together. When both teams were lined up, Ramsay asked her team how it was like not having Jen, which she answered it was great. After, Ramsay announced that two of the United States' finest food critics would be attending in the dining room.
During dinner service, Christina was on the fish station. When the first ticket got called out, Christina communicated with Corey, saying her first scallops were ready. Both of them sent their first appetizers to the pass, which were accepted and went to the critics' table, who enjoyed them. Later, she sent an order of salmon to the pass, but it was beautifully cooked on one side and overcooked on the other. She refired it, but needed seven minutes. When Ramsay asked her if she could do two things at once, she said she was on an order of salmon and another of scallops. That led Ramsay to state that if she was not able to multitask, she should not be there. Then, he told her to shut up and asked her for a time on her salmon. She acknowledged her timing was wrong, but managed to redeem herself by sending an acceptable second attempt, with Ramsay calling her a fucking lazy cow and telling her that it was not her night. When her salmon arrived at the critics table, it received negative reviews. Later, she tried to help Matt bounce back from his raw beef, but the red team was kicked out by Ramsay.
The red team lost the dinner service, and Corey was named "Best of the Worst". During deliberation, Christina threw Rosann under the bus, saying she fucked up more than she did. At elimination, she was not nominated by Corey, but Ramsay called her down with Matt and Rosann. She survived elimination, but Ramsay warned her that she had to bounce back. Then, she acknowledged she had to make the greatest comeback ever if she would like to stay as she thought her days were numbered.
The next morning, when both teams were lined up, Ramsay introduced the Relay Challenge, which would test the chefs' communication and timing. During Matt's turn, Christina was nervous as they were far from the kitchen so they could not see what was going on. She was the second person to go for her team, facing against Bobby. During the 15 seconds relay, Matt was too quick communicating with her that she did not even understood what he said. When she took the chicken out of the boiling pot, it was still raw. So, she cooked it in a pan, much to Corey's worry, thinking it would overcook. During the 15 seconds relay, she told Corey about the chicken being raw.
The red team eventually won the challenge 2-1 and were rewarded with a day at the beach, where they would have some surf lessons, and were transported there in convertibles. While getting ready, Christina declared she was looking so pale as she did not see the sunshine in weeks and was very excited to have a great day. After the surf lesson, she said she was happy as surfing was an experience of a lifetime. When the day came to an end, she was handed a towel by Jean-Philippe.
The next morning, both teams lined up in the dining room, where Ramsay announced they would get rid of the menu for the next service, and that both teams would create their own menus. Christina was excited about that as it was the first time they got to make some inputs on the menu. During the creating, the red team worked well together as every member was shooting ideas and inputs. When the red team revealed their menu to Ramsay, she recited it, and Ramsay was excited, saying they would be strong contenders if they could execute it properly. During prep, the red team's morale was at its best.
During dinner service, Christina was on the dessert station. She was worried that Matt could not execute her own pasta dish properly, but hoped he would. After many of the pasta dishes came back, she was disappointed and Corey handed her the control of the appetizer station, pushing Matt to the side. Because of that move, the red team sent almost all their entrées to the customers. She was having a great communication and teamwork with Corey while leaving Matt to the side, even surprising herself because of those two's problems at the beginning of the season. When the team moved on to desserts, she was the vocal leader of that station, much to Matt's annoyance. The red team won the service, and in the dorms, she talked about how Jen should be eliminated because of her attitude.
At elimination, when Christina saw that both Matt and Jen were taking their jackets off, she became euphoric, not believing what was happening as she thought both of them would be eliminated. Instead, she said goodbye to Matt who has been transferred back to the blue team, and welcomed Jen back in the red team, much to her dismay.
While going back to the dorms, Jen tried to convince Christina and Corey that she would be liable and was doing her prep work. But, she was not trusting her and declared she was glad to have gotten rid of her, but was not to welcome her back. Also, she and Corey talked about how they could not believe Petrozza got rid of Louross.
The next morning, the remaining chefs got outside, and drove into the Hell's Kitchen SUVs with blindfolds on, not knowing where they were going. Arrived at the secret destination, all the chefs were lined up in front of Ramsay, who asked them to take their blindfolds off. She was standing in front of a table with a dome on. Then, Ramsay revealed they were on the roof of what would be the new London West Hollywood, and asked them to lift up their domes, where black jackets were hidden underneath. Then, two men holding briefcases and wearing black suits came in, they opened their cases containing $250,000 in cash, and after, everybody went downstairs to see the construction works of the restaurant, while visualizing what the restaurant would look like.
Back in Hell's Kitchen, Ramsay introduced the Main Protein Challenge, where each chef would create one dish based on a given protein. The chefs were standing in front of one dome each, and when Christina lifted hers, she got sea bass. During the challenge, she acknowledged she had to be careful with the sea bass as the fish had to be the star of the dish. She was the second person to have her dish judged by Ramsay. Her pan-seared sea bass with tarragon and Beurre Blanc was appreciated by Ramsay, who was impressed with the strong start. In the process, she said that challenge was nerve-racking as if she would fuck up, she would be the only one to blame. Because of her strong dish, she gave a high-five to Matt. During deliberation, Ramsay hesitated between her and Jen, and when he praised both dishes for being clever and highly imaginative, she appreciated that compliment from him, saying they were rare. In the end, she lost to Jen, and was punished by taking part of Delivery Day.
During the punishment, Christina planned to be a leader on dedicate to her male teammates. She told the three men what was written on the papers, and when Matt dropped a box, she told him to keep moving. When she suggested they should keep their old herbs in the kitchen while taking the new ones at the back, Matt gave her attitude saying it was ridiculous. When the Sysco truck arrived, she continued dedicating job to her teammates, and when the ice truck came in, she was once again leading and waiting for the men. When Matt whined that he should be sent home, she told him his attitude sucked. Matt told her to shut up and that everybody was in their own shit anyway. Then, she reminded Matt that he could quit at anytime if he was not happy, but Matt told her once again to shut up and that she should go home instead, calling her a whiny little fuck in the process. She reminded that it was not like he carried the ice all by himself and that they all did.
The following day, during prep, Christina said that Matt was driving her nuts because of his antics, but Matt did not care. Petrozza tried to calm both of them down, and when she whispered to Corey that Matt was crazy, he heard her and mimicked Lethal Weapon character Martin Riggs by slapping his own head several times by saying that was crazy. She acknowledged he snapped and that something inside him broke, and feared it would not be fixed before service. She said to Matt he was scary, and both of them told each other they do not want to be anywhere near during service. Then, she provoked him by asking if he would hit a girl, and asked if they could finish with Matt as she could not work with him any longer. The two of them finished their argument by telling each other to shut up. When the chefs were lined up, Ramsay dedicated her on the meat station with Matt. She was ready to kick him off the station if he would be a useless piece of meat standing next to her.
During dinner service, Christina was on the meat station with Matt. She knew that Matt would screw her up and that she would have to watch him despite being half his age. 30 minutes in, she declared working with Matt was painful as he never knew what he needed or what he was doing. Ramsay asked both of them to communicate with Bobby and Corey, but later, Matt convinced her to work as a team despite their earlier clashes, which she agreed. She sent a rib-eye to the pass at the same time as Matt and Bobby, and entrées were getting out of the kitchen at a good rate. After that, she was caught cooking chicken and beef in the same pan by Ramsay, who asked her what if the customer did not like red meat. She took it out of the pan, saying she did it because there was not enough room on the burners. Moments later, an order of rib-eye came back for being undercooked. Ramsay was discouraged and schooled her and Matt for that mistake. Jen accused her of fucking up her rib-eye dish and that she did not have anybody else to blame but herself. When she was refiring it, Ramsay asked her for a time, which she said four minutes. Then, he asked her who told her it would take four minutes, and she answered Jen. When Ramsay asked Jen if that was true, she answered it was not, leading her to call Jen a liar and full of fucking crap. When Corey sustained an injury, she noticed it and did not know if she was hurt or not, and minutes later, she saw Matt eating the food, said he was a complete mess, and pushed him to the side. After that, Ramsay called the next ticket and asked her to repeat it, which she was not able to do properly. He schooled her for that mistake and told her he would not repeat the order for a fifth time. Later, she asked Matt for a time, but he gave the excuse that he was working through a migraine. After Matt was kicked out of the kitchen, she noticed some burnt rice still sitting on the appetizer station. When Ramsay kicked Jen out for that mistake, he said to her that she was standing next to it for an hour without noticing it, so he kicked her out, as well as everybody else, shutting down the service.
When the chefs were lined up, Ramsay asked all of them to nominate two people for elimination. During deliberation, Christina and her teammates quickly agreed on Matt to be nominated, and she agreed with Corey's suggestion of nominating Jen.
Christina was the black team's second nominee for elimination, with Matt being the first. Corey joined them, and while pleading her case, Ramsay told her she had been only cooking for three years, but she cleared up saying she had only been cooking professionally for three years and that she was cooking for a long time. When Ramsay said she should get more experience, she got emotional and revealed she thought it was more about heart than experience, and said she never gave up for one second. She survived elimination, and while being dismissed, she acknowledged she was getting stronger as the competition was going on.
While going back to the dorms, Christina jokingly asked if she could be called down without crying. After that, she trash-talked about Jen and the way she was thinking she was flawless and perfect, by saying that she was on her last leg as far as her attitude was going. She also added that because of her attitude, Jen would be more vicious as the competition would go on, but that she would undo herself. Later, she and Corey went to bed, where they trash-talked about Jen, saying that she was on her way down and that the problem was that she was still thinking she was having it in the bag. Both of them also acknowledged that drama would come because of Jen.
The next morning, the final five came down in the red kitchen, where they lined up in front of Ramsay, who made a demonstration on how to cook a lobster spaghetti dish, which would be served as a special at the next dinner service. After, he introduced the Cooking School Challenge, where each contestant had 45 minutes to teach one middle-aged domestic housewife the lobster spaghetti, while not being allowed to touch anything. During the challenge, Christina was very nervous because her student was constantly cutting the food in her hand and could likely get injured. Later, Jen was caught for the second time touching the food herself, and she said it was Jen showing her true colors. She grinned when Ramsay threatened Jen with disqualification. During the judging, she was the second person to have her dish judged by Ramsay. It received praise for the taste of the dish, but also for the perfect cooking of the pasta. In the end, Ramsay deliberated over her and Corey, and she was declared the winner of the challenge.
Christina was rewarded with a lunch with Ramsay and two of Los Angeles' premiered restaurant tours, who would cook for her, as well as eating with her. She was excited as she got some alone time with Ramsay and pick brains. When she came down in the blue kitchen, she was greeted by Ramsay, who introduced her to Mark Peele and Ben Ford, who would be cooking her the lunch. She listened very closely about the dishes that the two chefs were making and their tips. For the lunch, the two renowned chefs cooked a salmon dish, which she really enjoyed. At the end, all four of them sat around a table and shook hands, while she was determined to use their tips to her advantage. The next day, during prep, she was sharing her newly acquired knowledge to her teammates, but Jen and Corey were more annoyed by her behavior than anything else. When the chefs were lined up, Ramsay declared a twelve-top table would be attending for that night's service.
During dinner service, Christina was on the appetizer and dessert stations with Corey. When Ramsay called the first ticket out, she was told he wanted a perfect start. She brought one spaghetti dish to the hot plate, but two were called out. Ramsay asked her where was the other one, which she answered she heard only one. Ramsay schooled her, and when she sent her second spaghetti, he deemed it very nice and served both of her spaghetti dishes. 30 minutes into service, her appetizers were flying out of the kitchen, with the customers extremely satisfied. When the twelve-top table arrived, she was helped by Corey because of the large amount of food she had to prepare. She acknowledged that table would be a real challenge because all twelve appetizers needed to go at the same time. Ramsay told her that four spaghetti appetizers were needed, and she started to rush. When she brought her spaghetti dishes, the risotto was still missing. She told they were coming up, and Corey, who went to the dessert station, came back to help her. Finally, all the appetizers of that table came to the hot plate at the same time, and Ramsay served them. They arrived at the twelve-top table together and were enjoyed by everybody. After that, she and Corey went to prepare desserts.
After service, because of her strong performance, Christina was named "Best of the Worst" by Ramsay, who asked her to nominate two of her teammates for elimination. During deliberation, she talked with Petrozza about his performance, telling she heard Ramsay asking for the garnish many times, and considered him for having a weak performance and being dirty. After that, she talked with Corey about Bobby, and later, about how Jen was so full of herself, and that she could not win with that kind of attitude. Both of them concluded by saying they hoped that Jen would be the one eliminated.
Christina named Jen as her first nominee, and Bobby as her second. At one point, Ramsay asked her who should be eliminated, which she answered Jen. However, Ramsay did not listen to her as he decided to eliminate Bobby instead.
While going back to the dorms, Christina acknowledged the elimination was tough, but the fact of having Jen still there was not pleasant as she would become even more vicious and out for herself. After Jen left the conversation, she questioned if she really meant what she just said, which was that she trusted her honesty at elimination, and later, she said the final four was interesting and did not know if she could trust anybody.
The next morning, the remaining chefs lined up in the dining room, where Ramsay introduced the 80 Portions Pregnant Women Challenge, where each chef had one hour to cook 80 portions of one dish to serve to 80 pregnant women and their unborn babies. Christina decided to prepare an island turkey sandwich with avocado. During that process, she feared the customers would be children as she did not think green avocado was a children's favorite. When there was 30 minutes left, she was seen being cool as a cucumber, and even acting silly, by Corey. When the pregnant women arrived, she served the line at her station, and when she saw Corey still being in the kitchen, she went to her station to serve the women who were still waiting, saying she was trying to pimp herself out there. In the end, she was declared the winner of the challenge, beating Petrozza by only two votes.
Christina was rewarded with a trip to Beverly Hills with Ramsay, where she would blow over $1000 on a shopping spree at the Lisa Kline boutique. She was excited and ran to the dorms so she could get changed. On her way, she declared her three years of experience paid off as she was kicking asses in individual challenges. During the limousine ride to Beverly Hills, she was happy to have some one-on-one time with Ramsay, thinking it would boost her chances of winning. Both of them arrived at the Lisa Kline boutique, where they were greeted by Lisa Kline herself, who helped her picking the right clothes. She declared she was needing it as she was clueless in fashion. When she came out of the fitting room with her first dress on, Ramsay said she was looking great. After that, she put many more dresses on, with Ramsay impressed by all of them, leading her to think he started flirting with her. At the end, she got to pay, but she said her bags were too heavy, while wishing for many more days like that to come to her in the future. When she came back from her reward, the three punished chefs were still cleaning silverware. She showed them her new clothes before getting to the dorms and change, but none of them were impressed.
While Christina was changing into her black jacket, the three other chefs began prep. In the dorms, she was feeling good as she won yet another challenge, and thought that it would show in service. When she entered the kitchen, her teammates were really unresponsive when she asked what she could do. She thought their behavior was a little cold when she asked the same question for a fourth time. Then, she took her frustration on a ice bag that she pounded to the ground, but eventually, Petrozza helped her, followed by Corey.
During dinner service, Christina was on the garnish station. When the team moved on to entrées, a minor fire erupted in one of her pans. Ramsay asked for the salmon garnish, and she brought her carrot purée to the pass, but did not tell Ramsay that the handle of the pot was sitting over the fire. That led to Ramsay burning his hand when he placed it on the handle, and told her to not look stupid like some thick cow, before going to the sink and rinse his hands. When he came back to the hot plate, he told her to say something if a handle was over the flame. She acknowledged the mistake and promised it would not happen again. But, when she brought her second garnish to the pass, she did the same mistake and Ramsay burned himself for the second time. He was furious about the situation while rinsing his hands once again, and pulled her over to show her how hot the handle was. So, he poured water over the handle and it sizzled, leading Ramsay to tell her once again to say something if a handle was over the flame. Later, when Jen did not fry the quail eggs as asked to, she was given the proof that Jen was not a team player and fried the eggs herself. She also accepted to send the eggs for Corey, but they became burnt as a minor fire erupted on the garnish station, so she dedicated Corey to get some more quail eggs in the back store. An hour and a half into service, almost all the customers received their entrées, and the team rallied to complete service by sending desserts out.
When the chefs were lined up, Ramsay congratulated all of them for having a great service, by giving each of them a high-five. Ramsay continued by saying the most important was that they bounced back, but brought the chefs down to Earth by asking them to come to a group consensus on which two of them should be nominated for elimination. On the patio, Christina said it sucked, which Petrozza agreed. The team finally decided to put down two names per person, but her name was called three times, concluding that someone else wrote it twice. It was revealed that person was Jen, and after the latter left, she talked with Corey and Petrozza about how they could get rid of her.
While going back upstairs, Christina said she thought Corey was going home, which Corey herself agreed. On the patio, the final three talked about how they were happy Jen was finally gone, with her saying that she would rather lose to her two remaining teammates than losing to Jen. After that, she acknowledged that even though she and her two teammates were the best of the best, there would only be one winner, and she was determined to be that winner. Then, they congratulated each other by giving high-fives, and went to bed, wishing each other good night. Corey congratulated her by jokingly calling her a "fucking biyatch". She concluded by asking who would have thought it would be herself and Corey still standing, with Corey answering definitely nobody.
The next morning, the chefs woke up and got ready for the day, and lined up in the dining room, where Ramsay congratulated them for being the final three. Then, he announced he would cook lunch for them as a celebration, but before he did, he introduced them to some special guests, which were their loved ones. Christina was visited by her parents. She really enjoyed that special time with her family, saying she was thrown away by their visit and starting crying. The families sat down to one table each where they ate Ramsay's dish. While she was eating, she knew that after the families would leave, she would have to do something related to that dish. So, she enjoyed the moment with her parents while guessing what were the ingredients of the dish. After the lunch, the chefs said goodbye to their families, who left, and lined up in front of Ramsay.
After that, Ramsay introduced the Taste It Now Make It Challenge, where each chef had 45 minutes to recreate the dish they have just eaten. When the countdown began, Christina used the venison striploin, selected pancetta, carrots, onions, cabbage, and parsley for the vegetables, but did not find white beans in the fridge, convinced it was the last ingredient. So, she went back to taste the dish, still believing it was white beans that were missing, and then, she found them on the top shelf of the fridge. She decided to make a white beans purée, and for the sauce, she made a red wine reduction. She plated and served her dish in time. During the judging, Ramsay tasted her dish, and after some tense deliberation, she was declared the winner for at least having put a purée, even if it was the wrong one, as Petrozza did not put any.
Christina was rewarded with a three-course meal around Los Angeles with Ramsay, as well as a tour bus. While getting ready, she was excited and thought the reward was cool, but wished that her parents would join her. When she got outside of the restaurant, a double-decker bus was waiting, Ramsay greeted her, and her parents were there as well. She was excited and hugged them, before entering the bus. Everybody went up to the top floor where Shana, a tour guide from Los Angeles, was waiting for them. They made a tour of Los Angeles, before stopping at Grace restaurant. Inside, Ramsay congratulated her and said she won the most consecutive challenges. She enjoyed that compliment saying they were rare and that she loved to enjoy it with her folks. For their second stop, they went to AOC restaurant, where Ramsay revealed she was one service away from making it to the finals. When she came back to Hell's Kitchen, she said goodbye to her parents, saying that the fact they were there with her was the best part of the reward. She also said that she had to get back to business because of the very important dinner service that would happen in a few hours. During prep, she said that because it was the last service before the finals, she would have to give everything she was having.
When the chefs were lined up, Ramsay declared that all of them would be running the hot plate during that service one at a time. After that, everybody got on their station, but Christina was the second person to be pulled aside for Ramsay's assertive test. On her first attempt, where Ramsay simulated a risotto that was too salty, she was compared to a cheerleader by him, which insulted her. On her second simulation, which was undercooked Wellingtons, Ramsay liked her assertiveness more than the first try.
During dinner service, Christina was on the fish station. When Ramsay called the first ticket out, she acknowledged she had to make sure that everything she was touching was on point, knowing she made mistakes in every services since the competition began. Her first attempt at the scallops was accepted and served to the dining room. A half hour into service, the team completed four tables of appetizers and were moving on to entrées. During Petrozza's turn at the hot plate, she brought an order of scallops which were too dark. Petrozza asked her to redo them, and when she checked her salmon, it was overcooked and declared she needed three more minutes. Her second salmon was raw, which Petrozza was not happy about, and Ramsay schooled her for that mistake, threatened her with elimination, and told her to wake up. Petrozza asked for the salmon, and when she brought it, she forgot the prawns. When Petrozza asked where were they, she became confused, thinking she sent them, and when Ramsay asked her if she was trying to sabotage Petrozza, she answered she was not, asking why she would sabotage him by looking like an ass herself. Then, she dropped one of her pans to the ground, and Ramsay told her that even though she wanted to sink the service, he did not. She acknowledged she was screwing up left and right. Finally, she sent her prawns, much to Petrozza's relief. During Corey's turn, she answered "Yes Chef" when Corey called her first ticket. She was the last person to run the hot plate during that service. Ramsay told her to redeem herself as she had a very poor start on fish. When she called her first ticket, she asked for a time, but Ramsay told her it was her call and that she must not let the team run her. So, she gave four minutes, and then, she declared being at the hot plate was a much more enjoyable experience as she would run the team and yell at her brigade. Corey brought her Wellingtons to the pass, which were perfectly cooked. Then, she asked Sous Chef Scott for the salmon, and when she told him to move his ass, he told she better watch herself. He brought the salmon to the pass and she accepted it. Ramsay said it was not a bad start, and then, she asked Corey for a time, which she answered three minutes. After that, Sous Chef Gloria brought mashed potatoes with the wrong seasoning, but she successfully spotted the mistake and told her about it. Ramsay congratulated her for spotting the mistake, and she was confident that she did well on the hot plate, hoping it would be enough to make her into the finals. For the last minutes of the service, Ramsay took the control of the kitchen back, and the team rallied to finish the tickets before moving on to desserts. While plating the desserts, she and Corey discussed about who would be sent home that night as they all put off good performances. The team completed service and the morale was very high.
When the chefs were lined up, Ramsay reminded Christina that she perfectly run the hot plate but not the fish station, and asked each of the chefs to nominate one person for elimination. On the patio, she declared she was not feeling safe, and also stated that she loved working with Corey in the kitchen, but acknowledged that Petrozza may deserved it over the two of them as he was having the most experience.
Christina named Corey as her nominee for elimination and received votes from both of her teammates. She survived elimination, making her, along with Petrozza, the finalists of Hell's Kitchen. After Corey left, Ramsay congratulated both of them, who hugged each other. Then, Ramsay announced their final test would begin at the moment, and two screens fell from the ceiling, with the episode ending in a cliffhanger.
The episode began exactly at the point where the previous one left off. Two giant screens came down from the ceiling, and Christina was given the red side of the restaurant. When she saw her face, she said she was looking angelic as she never saw her face 20 feet long. Ramsay tasked her to create her dream restaurant and her own menu. He also added that her restaurant would go head-to-head against Petrozza's, and concluded by saying they would meet the designer of the restaurant the following morning. Then, she got back to the dorms excited, thinking it would be awesome. On the patio, she worked on her menu, thinking it would be easy as she worked in restaurants since her youth. When Petrozza went to bed, she congratulated him, and worked on her menu all night long. The next morning, she joined Petrozza on the patio, declaring her menu was complete.
36 hours before the final service, Christina was already visualizing what her restaurant would look like in the dining room, declaring that nothing is easy in Hell's Kitchen. Then, she got a meeting with John Janavs, the architect of Hell's Kitchen, where she had a very strong idea of what she would like her restaurant to look like. After that, she got a meeting with Jean-Philippe for the uniforms of their staff. He introduced some options by inviting some waiters wearing different outfits, but she was not satisfied with any of them, so she clearly expressed her vision. Then, she got in the red kitchen to work on her menu with Sous Chef Gloria. She took a lot of consideration from her and was very confident about her menu.
After that, Jean-Philippe called Christina, along with Petrozza, to go and see Ramsay in his office immediately. Arrived in his office, both of them declared they were nervous, but Ramsay wondered if he had the right finalists. After some deliberation, he declared he knew he did, and both finalists were relieved, with her even joking that Petrozza was old and his heart could not take it. Then, Ramsay asked both finalists to pack their bags as they would go to New York City on-the-spot. The excited finalists quickly came to the dorms and packed their bags, before leaving in the Hell's Kitchen SUVs. Meanwhile, the constructions in their restaurants began. Moments later, they arrived at the runway where Ramsay waited for them. During the ride, Ramsay recalled her first nomination when she started to cry on the second episode, and told her she broke the record for the most challenge wins for one contestant in the history of the show, with nine. Then, she declared she was ready and the most important thing was to win. Arrived in New York City, they rode in a limousine to Times Squares. She was excited to be there as there was lights and people everywhere, and then, Ramsay introduced both finalists to a surprise, which was one of the Times Squares screens which could be read "NYC welcomes Christina and Petrozza Hell's Kitchen finalists" on it. After that, Ramsay got them another surprise by inviting both of them to Dubai, so they could spend five days there and come eat to his restaurant. Their next stop was the London West Hollywood of New York City, where they walked in the kitchen and met Ramsay's executive chef Josh Emett, before Ramsay gave them their chefs jackets. Finally, Ramsay concluded by introducing the final challenge, and she was confident going in that challenge as she felt she was on a roll.
Both finalists were given 45 minutes to cook their new signature dish. When Christina saw Petrozza's hair brushed onions, she thought she would wipe the floor with him. On her side, she prepared a New York strip with sweet corn succotash and roasted potatoes. She thought her dish was pretty as when she thought it was delicious, other people would think so either, and that she had it in the bag. She plated and served her dish in time. For the judging, Ramsay revealed the five judges would be five of his executive chefs. After a tie at 2, the final judge was Josh Emett, Ramsay's executive chef at the London West Hollywood in New York City, who intimidated her as he was her potential future employer. After some tense deliberation, Emett gave the point to Petrozza, making her the loser of the challenge. Finally, Ramsay introduced the finalists to Whoopi Goldberg, who was a big fan of the show and wished them good luck, before the finalists headed back to Hell's Kitchen.
Arrived in Hell's Kitchen, Christina was not satisfied at all with the progress that was made on her restaurant. She noticed the stripes on her columns, which she found really ugly, even stating she wanted to vomit. She was very upset, and suggested to Janavs that the columns would be dark inside and bright outside to make a contrast. Janavs agreed with that suggestion, and she went to her room to try and get some needed rest. The next morning, she understood how much that day was important for her as it was her last day in Hell's Kitchen. Then, the phone rang, and Ramsay ordered both finalists to get down in the kitchen right away. Arrived in the red kitchen, Ramsay introduced both of them to their brigade, which included Bobby, who she noticed he was looking cute, Ben, Corey, Matt, Louross, and finally Jen. While Petrozza was selecting his first brigade member, she wished he would not pick Corey. After he selected Bobby, she immediately picked Corey as her first pick, and eventually Louross as her second, saying she needed some energy in her kitchen. Before Jen or Matt would be picked, the episode ended in a cliffhanger.
The episode began at the same place where the previous one left off. Because Petrozza picked Jen, Christina was left with Matt as her last choice, while thanking God that Petrozza chose Jen because she was not trusting her and did not want her on her team. After the selection was complete, she led her team to the dorms, so she could brief them on her menu.
On the patio, Christina was having some trouble with Matt who did not show any respect for her, but she applied a strategy to motivate him by saying that her risotto idea was inspired by him. That strategy worked as Matt immediately declared that she earned his respect just for that. Then, she declared that what she said to him was not true, but that the most important was that he bought it. After that, she dedicated Corey on the hot plate with herself and Louross on appetizers because of his energy, and motivated her team by saying that nobody ever had a perfect service, but they would try to get one for that one.
Six hours before opening, John Janavs pulled Christina aside to take some important decisions about her dining room. He suggested her to make all of the columns chocolate brown, a decision she agreed, while declaring she never worked with a designer before and that the most important was that her work had to be done by the opening. After that, she heard Jen asking Ramsay for a letter of recommendation from the red kitchen, and she laughed about it with her brigade, saying that move from Jen was really classless. Then, she gave an order to Matt, but he started to talk back and behaving bizarrely, and Corey suggested her to make him more serious. She declared that if Matt would bring down the whole kitchen with his attitude, he could fuck off whenever he would want. After Matt talked back to Corey, she took him in his hands and shook him while telling him to calm down.
One hour before service, Ramsay tasted the sample dishes from Christina's menu, which included a beef sliders trio appetizer, her signature New York strip with sweet corn succotash and roasted potatoes entrée, and a tropical sundae with roasted pineapple and macadamia nuts. For the slider, Ramsay suggested to have three different proteins for each burger, he also suggested that her New York strip should be sliced in two or three sections, and he enjoyed the sundae dessert. She was happy as she did not like overcomplicated things and would love to have food her kitchen could execute. Ramsay commented her menu, saying that she was playing it safe for being simple, but added that if she could turn it up a notch, it would be successful. 30 minutes later, she was ready to present her dining room to Ramsay. He found it contemporary, and remarked that the chairs were comfortable, while adding it was vibrant and elegant, which was representative of Los Angeles.
Minutes before opening, Ramsay declared to both finalists that for one of them, their next service would be in his restaurant in Los Angeles. In the red kitchen, Christina motivated her team one last time, saying she was fucking ready, and that she just had to work one more night in order to win. She revealed to her brigade that 13 tables would be attending in her dining room and that her team would concentrate, focus and cook for one last effort. When she asked Matt how he was feeling because he was quiet, he answered by saying he was focused on the task ahead. She declared she was feeling good about her team, despite Matt being unpredictable.
During dinner service, Christina called her first ticket out, being excited but nervous because she knew a good start was required, so she gave Louross four minutes for his first appetizer to be ready, and the rest of the team understood. She ordered the appetizers immediately, and Louross declared he was walking with the salads at the moment, and did it at the same time as Corey brought her sliders to the pass. Ramsay said to her that her sliders were looking lovely, and they were served to the dining room. She motivated her team saying she loved that start. Later, she was feeling the pressure as she was asking for appetizers, but Louross was a little behind, still being on the first order. Because he was needing help, she was frustrated because her team wanted her to help, but she could not as things would go down if she would. So, she dedicated Matt to help Louross with the salads, which he did. When she saw Matt being lost while helping Louross, she revealed that working with him was frustrating as salad was easy. When she asked for the salads, Matt sent them to her, but he dropped a salad bowl on his way. Because of that, she wondered how she would go through service with Matt, being discouraged and saying he was trying to wonder what he was doing.
An hour into service, Christina began to serve entrées and motivated her team by telling to keep up the good pace. But, Jean-Philippe sent back two dishes for not being hot enough, Ramsay was disbelieved and asked her to correct her problem fast. She asked Corey to refire an order of New York strip on-the-spot, but Ramsay noticed all the food that was sitting on the hot plate. After, a fire erupted in one of Matt's pans, Ramsay told her to turn her game up a notch. So, she started to speak louder and asking for entrées quickly, while Corey and Matt brought their food to the plate at the same time, which she accepted. Because of that, she got her good momentum back, and the customers were once again satisfied with the food. Unfortunately, moments later, Matt sent raw fish to the hot plate, and she asked him to fix it. Ramsay praised her for her quality control, and she motivated Matt at the same time that she had to watch every of his move from that moment on. After Matt started giving attitude, Ramsay said to her that she must not let that go.
Two hours into dinner service, Christina served 8 of her 13. Therefore, she was rushing to catch up to Petrozza and asked Matt for the monkfish, which he answered it was coming immediately. However, it was still raw, and when he started arguing with Ramsay, she declared she was screwed by working with Matt and told he had to shape up or leave her kitchen. Ramsay reminded her to not be ruined by him or he would run the pass for her, by adding that every of her dishes were counting. Then, she went over to the meat station and told Matt how to properly cook the monkfish, but Matt started giving attitude by telling to shut her mouth and let him cook. She ordered the monkfish straight away, but Matt started to lose his temper, which she said would not let ruin her night, and his second attempt at the monkfish was perfect. The team rallied to complete the final service, and she motivated Matt by telling he was two risottos away from completing his last Hell's Kitchen service. Then, she started to call out desserts, with the customers really enjoying them, and when they were done, everybody was congratulating each other, even both finalists.
After service, Ramsay congratulated both teams for a good service and everybody gave a big round of applause. Christina hugged his team before going back to the dorms with Petrozza. Back in the dorms, she was not appreciating the wait and asked for the decision to happen fast. When Ramsay got ready with his decision, she went to his office, along with Petrozza, and when she arrived there, she stood in front of a door, knowing it would only open if she was the winner. After waiting nervously for Ramsay's countdown to end, she turned her handle, and her door opened.
Christina became the fourth winner of Hell's Kitchen, being awarded an Executive Chef position at the London West Hollywood in Los Angeles, with a salary of $250,000. She thanked her brigade, saying she would not be there if it was not from them, and Ramsay for trusting her.
Ramsay's comment: "Christina had the least amount of experience coming to Hell's Kitchen. But I saw something in her that is quite special, she had the best potential across any other chef in Hell's Kitchen, and in my business, I think long term. I've definitely, definitely made the right choice."
Season 5 Edit
Christina came back for the finale of that season, along with Michael (Season 1 winner), Heather (Season 2 winner), and Rock (Season 3 winner). She was seen when Ramsay introduced the recently crowned winner Danny to them, and she saw the unveiling of the Hell's Kitchen "Wall of Fame".
Season 6 Edit
Christina ate lunch at the London West Hollywood with Dave and Suzanne, who just won the Taste It Now Make It Challenge, after Ramsay introduced her to them. During the lunch, she answered most of Suzanne's question while telling them that they had to think ahead from that moment on, as Ramsay could throw a wrench in any plans.
Season 8 Edit
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Season 16 Edit
Christina returned back to Los Angeles at Takami Restaurant, with Season 12 winner Scott, to give the red team advice on what to expect in the competition. While there, she reminded the red team that the winner of the signature dish challenge did not always win the competition.
- She participated in the second different-gender finals of Hell's Kitchen.
- She is the fourth winner, and second female winner of Hell's Kitchen.
- She holds the record for the female winner with the most nominations, with five.
- After her appearance on the show, she worked 10 months at the London West Hollywood, before moving to Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro and returning to culinary school, where she trained to be a sommelier. Today, she lives in Napa Valley, where she was Director of Wine and Culinary at B Cellars Vineyards & Winery, and now, she manages the Caldwell Vineyard.
- "Hello, I don't think it's that hard, you know, frying an egg!"
- "Jen's on her last legs as far as her attitude goes"
- "One time can I go up there and not cry, Jesus Christ!"
- "I'm feeling really angry. Corey is threatened by me and she should be."
- (To Corey) "WHAT YOU SAID WAS VINDICTIVE AND EVIL!"
- "The guys suck and they're going to go down in flames. That makes me happy."