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Melinda Meaney
Melinda Meaney
Hometown
Philadelphia, PA
Age
38
Occupation
Private Chef
Season
6
Kitchen Experience
5 years
Culinary Education
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
Culinary Inspiration
Father
Placement
16th
Resides
Philadelphia, PA

Melinda Meaney was a contestant on Season 6 of Hell's Kitchen. She ranked in 16th place.

Personality Edit

Melinda is shown to be very flirtatious, especially at the signature dish challenge, or to have no clue of what is going on at the moment. In fact, during service, she can be seen opening her eyes very widely, endlessly. She is very lunatic, as she trashed undercooked pasta which could still be cooked.

Season 6 Edit

Episode 1Edit

For the first time ever, the red team and the blue team's signature dishes are going head-to-head as the first team challenge. Melinda was the fifth of her team to present her dish. Melinda served a poached lobster tail with portabella mushrooms as her signature dish. There was just a major problem, it was missing a lobster tail. She claimed that she has some challenges during the cooking process, therefore Ramsay found it pathetic. She did not score a point, and her team lost the challenge 3-2. Because of that, they had to clean both kitchens for the first service, and study the menu all night long.

During dinner service, Melinda was on the appetizer station, along with Lovely. Because of their inconsistency on the station, they had to start the pasta dish of the first table over, eight times. Therefore, a lot of pasta was trashed. On the eighth time, when Ramsay declared that the dish was still undercooked, Melinda put it in the bin anyway. This move infuriated Ramsay at the point that he grabbed tongs to remove all the pasta from the bin. One of his most famous rants, all this while getting the pasta out of the bin: "Look at all this fucking... Who's put all this in the bin? How many portions have you put in there? How much is in the bin? Look! LOOK! WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS?" When he asked Melinda what was she doing, she was too confused to answer his question, so she kept staring at him with her eyes wide open. After Ramsay shut down both kitchens, she still had her huge stare at everything.

During the post-mortem, Ramsay warned Melinda that she is running out of time. Her team was declared the losers and were told to nominate two people for elimination.

She was the red team's first nominee for elimination, with Amanda as the second. She was eliminated for being the worst performer of the night, and the main reason why her team lost.

Ramsay's comment: "Melinda was completely lost in space. So, I sent her back to whatever planet she came from."

Trivia Edit

  • After her appearance on the show, she returned to her previous career as a private chef.

Quotes Edit

  • "My dish, that's very rich and succulent, that's luscious and velvety! You can just feel what's happening in your mouth, and satisfaction that comes."
  • "I'm not done with Hell's Kitchen yet!"

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