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Season 1 of Hell's Kitchen aired on Fox between May 30 and August 1, 2005. Professional chef Michael Wray, from Fort Collins, Colorado, was the winner of that season and won his own restaurant, named Tatou, in Los Angeles.

Contestants Edit

12 contestants competed during this season. This is the only season to date where the teams were not separated by gender at the beginning. The contestants were (in alphabetical order):

Contestant Age Occupation Hometown
Andrew Bonito 24 Office Assistant Livingston, NJ
Jessica Cabo 26 Headhunter Huntington, NY
James "Jimmy" Casey 25 Purchasing Supervisor Williston Park, NY
Mary Ellen Daniels 27 Bartender Belmont, MA
Jeffery Dewberry 33 Pastry Chef Stockbridge, GA
Jeff LaPoff 28 Finance Manager Orange, NJ
Wendy Liu 32 Account Manager Millburn, NJ
Chris North 35 Executive Chef Yorktown Heights, NY
Ralph Pagano 36 Professional Chef Livingston, NJ
Elsie Ramos 40 Mother Of Six Maywood, NJ
Carolann Valentino 33 Server's Assistant Dallas, TX
Michael Wray 27 Professional Chef Fort Collins, CO

Contestant progress Edit

At the end of each episode, one chef from the losing team is eliminated by Ramsay, after being picked by the "Best of the Worst", determined by Ramsay after the last dinner service.

# Chef Original teams Switched teams Individual Finals
101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110/111
1 Michael WIN WIN WIN WIN BoW WIN IN IN IN WINNER
2 Ralph WIN WIN BoW LOSE WIN NOM[n 1] BoW IN IN RUNNER-UP
3 Jessica WIN WIN LOSE BoW WIN BoW NOM NOM[n 1] OUT 1st - WIN
4 Elsie BoW LOSE WIN WIN NOM WIN IN OUT[n 1] 5th - WIN
5 Jimmy LOSE LOSE WIN WIN LOSE WIN OUT 3rd - WIN
6 Andrew WIN WIN NOM NOM WIN OUT 2nd - RU
7 Chris LOSE BoW WIN WIN OUT
8 Mary Ellen WIN WIN LOSE OUT
9 Wendy WIN WIN OUT 4th - RU
10 Jeff LOSE NOM LEFT[n 2]
11 Dewberry NOM OUT 6th - RU
12 Carolann OUT
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chef was nominated by Ramsay
  2. Chef withdrew from competition during service

EpisodesEdit

Here is a list of all the episodes of the season, with links for the detailed articles.

# Image Title Airdate
01 Wiki Episode 101 - Day 1 May 30, 2005
Episode Rundown Here:
02 Wiki Episode 102 - Day 2 June 6, 2005
Episode Rundown Here:
03 Wiki Episode 103 - Day 3 June 13, 2005
Episode Rundown Here:
04 Wiki Episode 104 - Day 4 June 20, 2005
Episode Rundown Here:
05 Wiki Episode 105 - Day 5 June 27, 2005
Episode Rundown Here:
06 Wiki Episode 106 - Day 6 July 11, 2005
Episode Rundown Here:
07 Wiki Episode 107 - Day 7 July 11, 2005
Episode Rundown Here:
08 Wiki Episode 108 - Day 8 July 18, 2005
Episode Rundown Here:
09 Wiki Episode 109 - Day 9 July 25, 2005
Episode Rundown Here:
10 Wiki Episode 110/111 - Day 10 August 1st, 2005
Episode Rundown Here: