Pat Tortorello
Pat Tortorello
Belleville, NJ
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Pat Tortorello was a contestant on Season 16 of Hell's Kitchen. He ranked in 18th place.

Personality Edit

Pat was the oldest chef of the season, but struggled to cook appetizers on his first service.

Season 16 Edit

Episode 1Edit

During dinner service, Pat was on the appetizer station with Paulie. His first attempt at the risotto had too much liquid, which Ramsay compared to a bowl of vomit that has been dipped in oil. After that, he tried to interfere with Paulie's job by constantly adding more salt to his risotto, much to the latter's annoyance. Ramsay schooled him for putting too much salt in the risotto, and later, the entire blue team was kicked out of the kitchen. They lost the service and were asked to nominate two people.

Pat was the blue team's first nominee for elimination, with Matt being the second. He was eliminated for being the worst performer of the night, and not being able to make a proper risotto.

Ramsay's comment: "Pat is Italian and he couldn't even cook risotto. What a meatball. Ciao, Pat!"

Trivia Edit

  • He is the first contestant to be eliminated on the opening night that did not score a 1 out of 5 on the new format of the Signature Dish Challenge.

Quotes Edit

  • "I'm the old man of the crew and this is just ridiculous. I definitely need the young guys to step up during the punishment."
  • "Matt, you gotta be out of your mind, bro!"
  • (To Matt) "You can't blame me for your execution."