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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
Amanda "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

# 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 IN 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
4 Jared LOSE WIN WIN WIN LOSE BoW NOM NOM WIN LOSE WIN NOM LOSE OUT
5 Manda WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE NOM LOSE LOSE NOM WIN NOM[n 1] WIN LOSE NOM OUT[n 2]
6 Dannie WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE NOM WIN WIN LOSE WIN LOSE OUT
7 Frank LOSE WIN WIN WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN NOM[n 1] WIN OUT
8 Jackie WIN LOSE LOSE NOM LOSE NOM LOSE WIN NOM LOSE OUT
9 Chad LOSE WIN WIN WIN LOSE LOSE NOM LOSE LOSE OUT[n 1]
10 Joe LOSE WIN WIN WIN NOM NOM LOSE LOSE OUT[n 3]
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 by Ramsay during service

Episodes Edit

"18 Chefs Compete"

"17 Chefs Compete"

"16 Chefs Compete"

"15 Chefs Compete"

"14 Chefs Compete"

"12 Chefs Compete"

"11 Chefs Compete"

"10 Chefs Compete"

"10 Chefs Again"

"9 Chefs Compete"

"8 Chefs Compete"

"7 Chefs Compete"

"6 Chefs Compete"

"5 Chefs Compete"

"3 Chefs Compete"

"Winner Chosen"

Trivia Edit

  • This is the second season in a row to have an all-female finale and is also the second season in a row to have the last 3 chefs eliminated be females
  • This is the first season since Season 11 to have 5 chefs receive black jackets.
  • This is the first season since Season 11 to have only one male receive a black jacket.
  • This is the first season since season 12 to have a chef eliminated during service.
  • This is the fifth season to have a chef be eliminated despite being on the winning team.
  • This is the first season since season 10 in which no chef withdrew from the competition.
  • Frank Cala, an active duty Marine, was downgraded from his position because of his rude comments about females throughout the season.

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