Jason "Jay" Santos was a contestant on Season 7 of Hell's Kitchen. He was the runner-up of that season.
Best known for his blue dyed hair, Jay was one of the most consistent chefs of the entire season. He rarely got angry with any of his teammates, except for Benjamin as the two of them had a rivalry going throughout the season. He was also know for his showmance with winner Holli, as they would flirt at almost every opportunity, especially during the black jacket phase of the competition.
Season 7 Edit
During dinner service, Jay worked tableside. He was responsible for serving Caesar salads. When Benjamin and Salvatore were kicked out, he was reintegrated to the kitchen, after Ramsay called him smurf, and was dedicated to the appetizer station. Near the end, both teams were merged as one, and they succeeded to complete the opening night. The blue team won the service.
Season 10 Edit
Jay came back for the first black jacket dinner service as a member of a team of the past runner ups along with Russell from Season 8, Kevin from Season 6, Paula DaSilva from Season 5, Bonnie from Season 3, and Virginia from Season 2. He was overwhelmed on the fish station during service, but quickly recovered after Kevin helped him out and his team won that service.
- He participated in the fourth different-gender finals of Hell's Kitchen.
- He is the seventh runner-up, and fourth male runner-up of Hell's Kitchen.
- He is the first runner-up ever to completely avoid nomination throughout the entire season.
- He developed a romantic relationship with fellow finalist Holli.