Elizabeth Bianchi was a contestant on Season 9 of Hell's Kitchen. She ranked in 6th place.
Elizabeth was reserved, quiet, and managed to get unnoticed at the beginning of the season. She was a great chef, but lacked leadership qualities. Of all the female contestants of the show, her physical appearance is the closest to the Barbie doll.
Season 9 Edit
When the chefs arrived in Los Angeles, they were greeted by James on the bus ride, and then, it pulled over to the Orpheum Theatre, where they would be given a standing ovation by a live audience. However, when the curtain was pulled up, they discovered that the room was completely empty, much to their disappointment, before Ramsay revealed himself applauding very slowly. When he revealed the grand prize of the season, Elizabeth found it amazing as she was from New York City, could not have asked for a better scenario, and the chefs were asked to get back to Hell's Kitchen and cook their signature dishes.
During the Signature Dish Challenge, Elizabeth was the eighth person from the red team to have her dish judged by Ramsay, and went up against Tommy. Her dish was unknown, but it was praised for having the impact and all the ingredients working together, and she tied the round with Tommy. The red team lost the challenge 5-6, and they were punished by cleaning both kitchens for the opening night.
The next day, both teams went to the kitchens to begin prepping for the opening night, and they were given their ankle knives set. During dinner service, Elizabeth was on the appetizer station with Elise. She was not seen at all, and the red team won the service.
The next morning, the chefs were woken up by a young guitarist and very loud amplifiers, and Elizabeth immediately wondered where were her pants. The chefs were ordered to get outside, and arrived there, Ramsay introduced the Meat & Grill Challenge, where each pair would have to cook a medium-rare New York strip, a medium rib-eye, a medium-well filet mignon, and a well-done burger. During the challenge, she was paired with Gina and Jennifer, they were the last pair to compete for the red team, and they only scored two points out of four, with their New York strip and burger, much to her dismay. During Will's turn, she could not believe that he did not have any problem with his meat, and was disappointed when he gave a perfect performance.
The red team lost the challenge 10-11, and they were punished by cleaning the grills, taking a delivery of a whole cow, and drinking a protein shake made from the meat used during the challenge. During the punishment, Elizabeth was dismayed as the cow was very heavy, and later, when they were prepping while reviewing the menu, she revealed that she did not know what was in the egg batter put over the Wellingtons, which made Elise whistling contemptuously. When the blue team came back from their reward, the women studied the menu further, and she knew that Carrie did not have her priorities at the right place, as the latter was seen flirting with Brendan.
During dinner service, Elizabeth was on the fish station. She was not seen much, but she helped her teammates to send the appetizers at a good pace. The red team won the service, and at elimination, they were asked for a volunteer to be transferred to the blue team the next morning.
Back in the dorms, the women discussed about who would be transferred to the blue team, and in the end, they agreed on Carrie, which made everybody happy.
The next morning, the chefs were woken up by clowns, and when both teams were lined up in the dining room, Sous Chef Scott revealed that they were woken up by clowns because they were cooking like clowns. After taking a delivery of naan bread with the other chefs, Elizabeth and her teammates said goodbye to Natalie, who was transferred to the blue team instead of Carrie. During the Mommy & Me Lunch Service Challenge, she was not seen much, except at one point when she helped Jamie with the quesadillas, but discovered that she burned them. She asked Jamie if she wanted to start over, which the latter answered she would serve them, and could not believe that Jamie would serve burned quesadillas.
The red team lost the challenge, and they were punished by cleaning the dining room, prepping both kitchens for the Family Night dinner service, and setting up a playground for the children. During the punishment, Elizabeth helped Carrie and Krupa to set up the basketball net. The next day, during prep, the red team was completely silent as they wanted to avoid the drama.
During the Family Night dinner service, Elizabeth was on the garnish station with Jamie. She was not seen much, but at one point, she communicated with Jennifer and Carrie while organizing her station with Jamie. After a lot of mistakes, the red team was asked to go in the dining room to apologize to the customers, before being kicked out of the kitchen. The red team lost the service by a mile.
She was not nominated for elimination.
The next morning, the chefs were woken up by Sous Chefs Scott and Andi, who brought them special farm outfits to wear, and were told to get outside. Arrived there, Ramsay introduced the Chicken Creation Challenge, and during the first part, Elizabeth acknowledged that the red team needed to win as they have lost all of the challenges at that moment. During the second part, she was paired with Elise, they worked on the roasted chicken course, and she was already being bossed by Elise when she put more salt in the blender. They were the last pair from the red team to have their dish judged, she did not present their roasted chicken with butternut squash purée, Swiss chard, onions, and garlic, and she was annoyed when Elise told that it was her idea. She knew that Elise was just trying to get all the spotlight on herself as both of them worked on that idea, but despite that, they won the round over Chino and Natalie.
The red team won the challenge 3-2, they were rewarded with a go-kart activity at K1 Speed, and Elizabeth, along with Elise, were photographed with Ramsay for People magazine as their dish was deemed the best. She was excited about that as it was everything she wanted in her life, and after the picture was taken, the red team went back in the dorms to change. During the reward, she bumped into some walls a couple of times before revealing that she did not even have a licence as she was from New York City, and did not qualify for the final race.
During dinner service, Elizabeth was on the appetizer station with Carrie. She was not seen much, but she had communication issues with Elise as she was not ready with her risotto when the latter was with her scallops, and when she was ready, Elise told that she had to start her scallops over. After a lot of mistakes, the red team was kicked out of the kitchen, both teams were named joint-losers, and they were asked to nominate two people each.
- She is the last contestant of that season to be eliminated before the black jackets were given.
- She appeared in some TV series as a professional actress, such as Law & Order, Sex and the City, and The Sopranos.
- (During the Blind Taste Test) "Um... huh... um... I don't know, um... um... I don't know, um... huh... I don't know, um... I DON'T KNOW, huh....... Fuck, fuck... I have no fucking idea!"