James Casey
Willston Park, New York
Purchasing Supervisor
Kitchen Experience
Culinary Education
Culinary Inspiration

James "Jimmy" Casey competed in the first season of Hell's Kitchen and was placed on the red team. Despite him not being a good chef, he made it to the final 5 before being eliminated. One service he served soup in dirty bowls three different times and he claimed the nickname "Dirty Bowl Jimmy".


Jimmy is a quiet person who usually doesn't say more then "Yes, chef". However he does sometimes crack jokes that cause his team to laugh, and he seems to get along well with the other contestants. He tries very hard in the kitchen and usually bounces back after he messes up. He has a happy and laid back personality, but if he gets pushed enough, he'll lose his temper and yell.

Challenges wonEdit

Squid cleaning team challenge. Cleaned 2 squid for his team.

Episode 2 dinner service.

Cooking a five-course meal with $100 dollars and ten minutes of shopping team challenge. Jimmy had the responsibility of making the fifth course, desserts. He made a vanilla poached pear with feta cheese on the side. Chef Ramsey said the presentation was simple, but it tasted rather dull.

Episode 3 dinner service.

Episode 4 dinner service. Jimmy sent Ramsey stone cold garnish, but was able to bounce back.

Pasta team challenge. Jimmy sat out to be used as a something to hang the pasta on.

Blind taste test team challenge. Unable to identify chicken, calling it a meat tortellini with onions in the background. The only food he was able to identify was radish.

Episode 6 Dinner service. The only problem on his team. First he undercooked scallops, then he overcooked them.

Fruit flambe individual challenge.

Challenges lostEdit

Signature dish. Jimmy cooked a pan seared chicken breast stuffed with portabella mushroom and goat cheese. Ramsey said it looked like a dehydrated camel turd. On the side was the tops of the carrot. Ramsey told Jimmy to taste the carrot tops and he said they were "quite bitter". Then Ramsey shoved the carrot tops off the plate into Jimmy's hands. When he tasted the chicken, he spit it out and said it was dry, overcooked on the outside, and raw on the inside.

Episode 1 dinner service. Jimmy sent undercooked lamb to chef Ramsey, and when he was pulling another rack of lamb out the oven, he used his bear hands and burnt himself. In turn, he dropped the lamb. When he wasn't nominated for elimination that night, Chef Ramsey said he dodged those bullets well.

Table setting team challenge

Episode 5 dinner service. Jimmy served good starters, but they were served on dirty plates and in dirty bowls.

Episode 7 sinner service. He threw away his completed lobster dish when Ramsey needed it. He didn't realize he threw away his lobster dish and got confused when he couldn't find it. Later in the service he struggled on the risotto which caused Ramsey to yell at him. This causes Jimmy to lose his temper and yell back at Ramsey. Jimmy is nominated for elimination, and Ramey chooses him to leave. However, Ramsey commends Jimmy on his performance before he goes.


"This man just said thank you to me after he called me a fat fuck god knows how many times. It made me feel so good inside."

"It really busts my hump."

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