FANDOM


Season 15 of Hell's Kitchen aired on Fox between January 15, and April 29, 2016. Country Club chef Ariel Malone, from Hackensack, New Jersey, was the winner of that season and was awarded a Head Chef position at BLT Steak at Bally's Las Vegas, with a salary of $250,000.

Contestants Edit

18 contestants competed during this season. The teams were divided by gender at the beginning, male contestants in the blue team, and female contestants in the red team. The contestants were (in alphabetical order):

Contestant Age Occupation Hometown
Kristin Barone 27 Line Cook Chicago, IL
Jared Bobkin 28 Line Cook Oak Park, MI
Sherkenna Buggs 30 Personal Chef Grand Junction, TN
Frank Cala 25 Marine Chef Brooklyn, NY
Meese Davis 25 College Chef Upper Darby, PA
Jackie Fuchs 32 Line Cook Jersey City, NJ
Chad Gelso 25 Sous Chef Philadelphia, PA
Dannie Harrison 30 Line Cook Philadelphia, PA
Eddie Jaskowiak 27 Sous Chef Philadelphia, PA
Ariel Malone 26 Country Club Chef Hackensack, NJ
Hassan Musselmani 24 Catering Executive Chef Detroit, MI
Ashley Nickell 27 Chef de Cuisine Orlando, FL
Manda Palomino 30 Sous Chef Atlantic City, NJ
Mark Paras 27 Line Cook Anaheim, CA
Alan Parker 42 Sous Chef Lancaster, PA
Joe Ricci 31 Sous Chef Philadelphia, PA
Kevin Ridlon 29 Culinary Manager Warwick, RI
Vanessa Soltero 33 Airport Chef Los Angeles, CA

Contestant progress Edit

At the end of each episode, one chef is eliminated from the losing team by Ramsay. That season marked the first time ever that every single chef, without exception, were nominated at least once. It also marked the first time since Season 6 that only the final three competed during the last black jacket challenge and service, and is also the second consecutive season that featured an all-female final three.

# Chef Original teams First switch Second switch Third switch Individual Finals
1501 1502 1503 1504 1505 1506 1507 1508 1509 1510 1511 1512 1513 1514 1515 1516
1 Ariel WIN NOM LOSE LOSE LOSE BoW LOSE WIN NOM NOM[n 1] LOSE WIN WIN IN NOM WINNER
2 Kristin WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE NOM NOM LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN WIN IN IN RUNNER-UP
3 Ashley WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE NOM WIN WIN IN OUT 1st - RU
4 Jared LOSE WIN WIN WIN LOSE BoW NOM NOM WIN LOSE WIN NOM LOSE OUT 8th - WIN
5 Manda WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE NOM LOSE LOSE NOM WIN NOM[n 1] WIN LOSE NOM OUT[n 2] 4th - WIN
6 Dannie WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE NOM WIN WIN LOSE WIN LOSE OUT 6th - WIN
7 Frank LOSE WIN WIN WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN NOM[n 1] WIN OUT 3rd - RU
8 Jackie WIN LOSE LOSE NOM LOSE NOM LOSE WIN NOM LOSE OUT 2nd - WIN
9 Chad LOSE WIN WIN WIN LOSE LOSE NOM LOSE LOSE OUT[n 1] 7th - RU
10 Joe LOSE WIN WIN WIN NOM NOM LOSE LOSE OUT[n 3] 5th - RU
11 Hassan LOSE WIN WIN WIN LOSE LOSE OUT
12 Eddie LOSE WIN WIN WIN LOSE OUT
13 Alan LOSE WIN WIN WIN OUT
14 Kevin NOM WIN WIN WIN OUT[n 4]
15 Meese WIN NOM NOM OUT
16 Vanessa WIN LOSE OUT
17 Sherkenna WIN OUT
18 Mark OUT
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Although nominated, chef was not called down by Ramsay
  2. Chef was nominated by Ramsay
  3. Chef was eliminated despite being on the winning team
  4. Chef was eliminated during service

Episodes Edit

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

# Image Title Airdate
01 Wiki Episode 1501 - 18 Chefs Compete January 15, 2016
Episode Rundown: The Signature Dish Challenge happened for the first time ever at the prize restaurant, and one chef made a very bad impact as he almost got eliminated before even entering Hell's Kitchen.
02 Wiki Episode 1502 - 17 Chefs Compete January 22, 2016
Episode Rundown: One challenge tested the chefs concentration, a bitter rivalry developed, and a last minute VIP guest caused one team to fall apart.
03 Wiki Episode 1503 - 16 Chefs Compete January 27, 2016
Episode Rundown: Ramsay tested the chefs communication, one team threw more food to the trash than they served at dinner service, and one chef went against their team's nominee choices.
04 Wiki Episode 1504 - 15 Chefs Compete February 3, 2016
Episode Rundown: Duck was the main ingredient, a loud mouth was put in their place at dinner service, one team continued to dominate the other at dinner service, and the first team switch occurred.
05 Wiki Episode 1505 - 14 Chefs Compete February 10, 2016
Episode Rundown: A Family Night dinner service took place, one chef was eliminated mid-service, and the second team switch occurred.
06 Wiki Episode 1506 - 12 Chefs Compete February 17, 2016
Episode Rundown: Both teams cooked by the alphabet, dinner service was rough on both teams, and a shocking elimination took place.
07 Wiki Episode 1507 - 11 Chefs Compete February 24, 2016
Episode Rundown: Ramsay hosted a wedding to one of his former staff members, a fierce rivalry began, one chef injured themselves, and an early front runner was sent home.
08 Wiki Episode 1508 - 10 Chefs Compete March 2, 2016
Episode Rundown : One chef's arrogance costed their team the challenge, dinner service turned into a therapy session for two chefs, and the third team switch occurred.
09 Wiki Episode 1509 - 10 Chefs Again March 9, 2016
Episode Rundown: Bison meat was the main ingredient, a Cowboy themed dinner service took place, and a shocking elimination occurred.
10 Wiki Episode 1510 - 9 Chefs Compete March 16, 2016
Episode Rundown: A feud reached it's boiling point, breakfast was the main theme, and a disastrous brunch service left Ramsay demanding explanations.
11 Wiki Episode 1511 - 8 Chefs Compete March 23, 2016
Episode Rundown: Both teams had internal arguments, dinner service came down to the wire, and one of the biggest loud mouths of that season was finally eliminated.
12 Wiki Episode 1512 - 7 Chefs Compete April 1st, 2016
Episode Rundown: The annual Blind Taste Test occurred, one team made a comeback at dinner service, and a satisfying elimination of the most sexist chef of that season took place.
13 Wiki Episode 1513 - 6 Chefs Compete April 8, 2016
Episode Rundown: The chefs taught their loved ones how to cook Ramsay's dish, the lone male chef got into an argument over cleanliness,a nd all but one chef received black jackets.
14 Wiki Episode 1514 - 5 Chefs Compete April 15, 2016
Episode Rundown: The final five competed in their first black jackets challenge, a friendship was almost ruined due to one not upholding their promise, the chefs worked as Ramsay's Sous Chefs, and a shocking double elimination took place.
15 Wiki Episode 1515 - 3 Chefs Compete April 22, 2016
Episode Rundown: Steak was the main ingredient, the final three took turns running the pass, and Ramsay picked two of them for the finals.
09 Wiki Episode 1516 - Winner Chosen April 29, 2016
Episode Rundown: Ariel and Kristen competed in their final challenge, picked their brigades for the final dinner service, and one of them was named the winner of Hell's Kitchen.