Maria Torrisi was a contestant on Season 7 of Hell's Kitchen. She ranked in 12th place.
Maria had quite of a childish personality. That involved laughing for no reason, breaking down and crying, and acting downright weird and strange.
Season 7 Edit
During the Signature Dish Challenge, Maria impressed Ramsay with her dish and scored a point for her team. However, the red team lost 3-4, and were punished by cooking the blue team's breakfast in bed the next morning.
During dinner service, she was on the meat station with Jamie. At one point Ramsay compared a cream steak to a cold cream on a sizzling hot steak and she mistakenly laughed about it. Ramsay reminded her on the fact that there is nothing to laugh about and reminded her about Fran on screwing up the potatoes and Stacey on her third attempt on scallops. Despite that, she laughed again and Ramsay asked her what was so funny, but denied she was. Because of that, she was kicked out of the kitchen with Fran and Jamie.
In the dorms she still denied she was laughing and when Fran was talking about her frustrations, she broke down and laughed again. The red team lost service and were asked to nominate two for elimination. She was not nominated.
The red team lost the Egg Relay Challenge because of Siobhan's inability to follow instructions. The punishment was for the red team to deliver a tuna and prep it for the next night's dinner service.
Her team won the Marching Band & Cheerleaders Lunch Service Challenge. They were rewarded with a day at the beach and a soccer game against Ramsay and his family. Then they lounged and relaxed for the rest of the reward.
The red team lost the Dice Challenge, and were punished by cleaning the entryway and prep both kitchens for that night's dinner service.
During the Pork Dish Challenge, Maria made a critical error and served up sweet potato soup, only using ham hock as her garnish, which violated the main rule of the challenge. The red team lost the challenge, and was forced to go to the pen and give the pigs a bath.
During dinner service, Maria had one of the worst performances of the season. The red team lost and Fran was named "Best of the Worst".
She was Fran's first nominee for elimination, with Nilka being the second. They were eventually joined by Scott. She was eliminated for being the worst performer of the night and screwing up her team.
Ramsay's comment: "Maria was in over her head. On garnish, she was lost and her team paid the cost. That's why her life in Hell's Kitchen is dead."
- "Chef, nothing's funny."
- "You know we were all laughing. We are all a bunch of clowns."