Jason Zepaltas
Chicago, IL
Season 9: 29
Season 12: 31
Season 9: Line Cook
Season 12: Sous Chef
9 and 12
Kitchen Experience
Culinary Education
Culinary Inspiration
Season 9: 18th
Season 12: Runner-up

Jason Zepaltas was a contestant on Season 9 and Season 12 of Hell's Kitchen. On season 9, he ranked in 18th place, and on season 12, he was the runner-up.

Personality Edit

Jason was passionate, and was one of the strongest chefs in the blue team. However, he could also be a little bit rude at times, as he had a short-lived running feuds with Mike and Sandra.

Season 9 Edit

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Season 12 Edit

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Trivia Edit

Season 9Edit

Season 12Edit

  • He is the second contestant to compete in two different seasons, after Robert from Season 5 and Season 6.
  • He is the first contestant ever who competed in the Signature Dish Challenge in two different seasons.
  • He participated in the fourth all-male finals of Hell's Kitchen.
  • He is the twelfth runner-up, and eighth male runner-up of Hell's Kitchen.
  • He is the first contestant who participated in two different seasons, and made it to the finals on his second run.
  • He is the first contestant who made it further in the competition on his second run.

Quotes Edit

Season 9Edit

  • "This is huge! I pulled off a win with some tacos! Such an awesome feeling!"
  • "I don't feel good at all."

Season 12Edit

  • (To Mike) "Go back to the grocery store, motherfucker!!"
  • (About Gabriel) "Oh my God! What a freaking idiot! Crispy skin, it's simple! It's just the simplest of physics!"
  • (About Joy) "I can't believe what was just happening. She just blew it, over a fish... Chicks man!"
  • "Crunch time, it's perfect! Because all we need is four people! I like three though... three would be better."


  • Jason on Season 9