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Robert
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Hometown
Quogue, NY
Age
30
Occupation
being fat ass
Kitchen Experience
15 years
Culinary Education
American fatty and you
Culinary Inspiration
Mother and Grandmother
Resides
Quogue, NY

Personality Edit

Robert Hesse is a Sous Chef from Quogue, New York. He is known for his two season appearances on the TV reality show, Hell's Kitchen. He has been the "Best of the Best" chef one time in his first season (5th season). He also has made it to the final five chefs chefs but he left because of a heart conditioning problem. Chef Ramsay, the host of the TV show invited him in the 6th season for another chance for a restaurant. Unfortunately, he was the 8th chef out of 16 eliminated for having more services than any other chef and not doing as good as he is experienced in Hell's Kitchen.

Season 5 Edit

Episode 1Edit

Signature dish


Dinner service


Episode 2Edit

Team challenge

The challenge was to cleanly shuck as many scallops as they could in fifteen minutes. Robert had five of his scallops accepted by Chef Ramsay. His team won the challenge 36-35.

Dinner service

Robert was assigned as raw bar server for his team; Robert's amiability impressed Jean-Phillippe and the customers. His team was declared the winner as they were the first to complete dinner service.

Episode 3Edit

Team challenge


Dinner service


Episode 4Edit

Team challenge



Dinner service

Episode 5Edit

Team challenge


Dinner service


Episode 6Edit

Team challenge


Dinner service


Episode 7Edit

Team challenge


Dinner service


Episode 8Edit

Team challenge


Dinner service


Episode 9Edit

Team challenge


Dinner service


Episode 10Edit

Team challenge


Dinner service


Episode 11Edit

The contestants were flown to the Borgata Hotel and Casino for a multi-day trip to see their potential future place of employment. After touring the hotel, they sat down for dinner with the Borgata Hotel's vice president of cuisine. Robert left the table after a few minutes, complaining of chest pains; he was taken to the hospital for observation and tests.

A few days later, Robert returned to Hell's Kitchen. He reported that he has pericarditis and announced his departure from Hell's Kitchen because of his condition. After Robert said his final farewells to the final four, Chef Ramsay remarked that Robert had the possibility to win. "I just want to tell you, that you have been a fantastic competitor. You've had the potential to win this competition. Do not ever, ever forget that."

Season 6 Edit

Episode 1Edit

Between seasons five and six, which were taped over a year apart, he married, lost 55 pounds, and underwent gastric bypass surgery.

After dinner service, Chef Ramsay went out into the dining room to speak to Robert, and personally invited him back into Hell's Kitchen for another chance to win the competition, stating that he was a talented cook. Robert accepted Ramsay's invitation.

Episode 2Edit

Team challenge


Dinner service


Episode 3Edit

Team challenge


Dinner service


Episode 4Edit

Team challenge

Contestants, paired in groups of two, are to make sausages, by hand. The first team to make six strings of sausages to Chef Ramsay's specifications wins. Robert was paired with Jim, and they were the only pair not to produce a single line of sausages. The women won the challenge 6-4.

​Because the men lost the challenge, they had to clean up the dorms of both teams. The punishment had especially taken a mental toll on Robert. When Scott told him to keep focusing on the competition, Robert broke his broom in a fit of anger.

Dinner service

Although Robert did well on the appetizers, Chef Ramsay was not impressed by his shouting. When each side had three entree tickets remaining, it became a race for the finish. The men won after serving all their entrees in a close finish.

Episode 5Edit

Team challenge


Dinner service


Episode 6Edit

Team challenge


Episode 7Edit

Dinner service


Episode 15Edit

Dinner service


Quotes Edit

"I take 700 calorie bites!"

(to Lacey) I swear to God if you win this I will hang up my coat and become a crack whore!

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