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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 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 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
Gia Young 31 Catering Chef Queens, NY

Contestant progress Edit

At the end of each episode, one chef is eliminated from the losing team by Ramsay. That season is the third, overall and consecutive, that featured an all-female final three, as well as the second that featured an elimination where two chefs were eliminated instead of one, and the third that featured a chef eliminated after a challenge.

# 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 NOM[n 1] IN IN NOM WINNER
2 Heather WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN LOSE LOSE WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN IN IN NOM RUNNER-UP
3 Heidi WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN LOSE LOSE WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN IN IN OUT 2nd - WIN
4 Paulie LOSE LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE NOM WIN NOM NOM LOSE NOM NOM[n 1] IN OUT 5th - WIN
5 Kimberly WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN LOSE LOSE WIN WIN NOM WIN WIN IN OUT 3rd - RU
6 Andrew LOSE LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN OUT 1st - RU
7 Devin LOSE LOSE WIN LOSE NOM NOM WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE OUT 6th - RU
8 Wendy WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN NOM NOM NOM LOSE NOM OUT 7th - WIN
9 Matt NOM LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN WIN WIN OUT
10 Shaina WIN WIN LOSE WIN WIN LOSE NOM LOSE LOSE OUT 4th - RU
11 Koop LOSE LOSE WIN NOM LOSE LOSE WIN LOSE OUT 7th - WIN
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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chef was nominated by Ramsay
  2. Chef was eliminated despite being on the winning team

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 1601 - When the Wall Comes Tumbling Down September 23, 2016
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02 Wiki Episode 1602 - Crepe Grand Prix September 30, 2016
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03 Wiki Episode 1603 - The Yolks on Them October 7, 2016
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04 Wiki Episode 1604 - Surf Riding & Turf Riding October 14, 2016
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05 Wiki Episode 1605 - Walking the Plank October 21, 2016
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06 Wiki Episode 1606 - Let the Catfights Begin November 4, 2016
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07 Wiki Episode 1607 - Don't Tell My Fiance November 11, 2016
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08 Wiki Episode 1608 - Dancing with the Chefs November 18, 2016
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09 Wiki Episode 1609 - Spoon Fed December 9, 2016
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10 Wiki Episode 1610 - Dancing in the Grotto December 16, 2016
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11 Wiki Episode 1611 - Aerial Maneuvers January 5, 2017
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12 Wiki Episode 1612 - Fusion Confusion January 5, 2017
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13 Wiki Episode 1613 - Black Jacket Lounge January 12, 2017
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14 Wiki Episode 1614 - Playing Your Cards Right January 19, 2017
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15 Wiki Episode 1615 - Tequila Shots? January 26, 2017
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09 Wiki Episode 1616 - Leaving It on the Line February 2, 2017
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