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Season 16 of Hell's Kitchen aired on Fox between September 23, 2016, and February 2nd, 2017. Event chef Kimberly-Ann Ryan, from Traverse City, Michigan, was the winner of that season and was awarded a Head Chef position at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at The Venetian in 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
Jessica Boynton 32 University Chef Raleigh, NC
Genaro Delillo 26 Sous Chef Lebanon, PA
Paulie Giganti, Jr. 36 Executive Chef Brooklyn, NY
Shaina Hayden 28 Banquet Chef Long Island, NY
Matt Hearn 27 Sauté Chef Los Angeles, CA
Johnny McDevitt 29 Burger Chef Philadelphia, PA
Wendy Mendez 32 Line Cook & Pastry Chef Bronx, NY
Heidi Parent 33 Executive Chef Auburn, ME
Andrew Pearce 27 Sous Chef Prospect Park, PA
Kimberly Roth 34 Sushi Chef Ontario, NY
Kimberly-Ann "Ryan" Ryan 29 Event Chef Traverse City, MI
Devin Simpson 33 Assistant Restaurant Manager Mount Pleasant, SC
Aaron Smock 22 Culinary Student Frankenmuth, MI
Pat Tortorello 47 Culinary Instructor Belleville, NJ
Heather Williams 26 Sous Chef Easton, PA
William "Koop" Wynkoop 28 Kitchen Manager Carey, Ohio
Aziza Young 34 Kitchen Manager Harrisburg, PA
Rajeeyah "Gia" Young 31 Catering Chef Queens, NY

Contestant progress Edit

# Chef Original teams First switch Second switch Individual Finals
1601 1602 1603 1604 1605 1606 1607 1608 1609 1610 1611 1612 1613 1614 1615 1616
1 Ryan WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN LOSE LOSE WIN WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE IN IN IN WINNER
2 Heather WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN LOSE LOSE WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN IN IN IN RUNNER-UP
3 Heidi WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN LOSE LOSE WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN IN IN OUT
4 Paulie LOSE LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE NOM WIN NOM NOM LOSE NOM LOSE IN OUT
5 Kimberly WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN LOSE LOSE WIN WIN NOM WIN WIN IN OUT
6 Andrew LOSE LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN OUT
7 Devin LOSE LOSE WIN LOSE NOM NOM WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE OUT
8 Wendy WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN NOM NOM NOM LOSE NOM OUT
9 Matt NOM LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN WIN WIN OUT
10 Shaina WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN LOSE NOM LOSE LOSE OUT
11 Koop LOSE LOSE WIN NOM LOSE LOSE WIN LOSE OUT
12 Johnny LOSE LOSE WIN LOSE NOM[n 1] LOSE WIN OUT
13 Aziza WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN OUT
14 Aaron LOSE NOM WIN NOM OUT
15 Gia WIN WIN NOM OUT[n 2]
16 Jessica WIN WIN OUT
17 Genaro LOSE OUT
18 Pat OUT
  1. Chef was nominated by Ramsay
  2. Chef was eliminated despite being on the winning team

TriviaEdit

  • This is the second season in a row to have an all-female top three.

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