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Season 4 of Hell's Kitchen aired on Fox between April 1st and July 8th, 2008. Culinary student Christina Machamer, from St. Louis, Missouri, was the winner of that season and became Senior Sous Chef at Gordon Ramsay's London West Hollywood in Los Angeles, with a salary of $250,000.

Contestants Edit

15 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. This is the only season to date to begin with an uneven number of contestants. Those contestants were (in alphabetical order):

Contestant Age Occupation Hometown
Bobby Anderson 37 Executive Chef Niagara Falls, NY
Ben Caylor 29 Electrician & Former Chef Charlotte, NC
Dominic DiFrancesco 43 Stay-at-Home Dad Catawba, SC
Corey Earling 25 Private Chef Brooklyn, NY
Louross Edralin 24 Hotel Cook Las Vegas, NV
Rosann Fama 33 Law Office Receptionist & Former Cook Staten Island, NY
Jennifer "Jen" Gavin 24 Garde Manger Chicago, IL
Vanessa Gunnell 31 Line Cook Bozeman, MT
Christina Machamer 25 Culinary Student St. Louis, MO
Louis Petrozza 47 Catering Director Charlotte, NC
Shayna Raichilson-Zadok 28 Catering Company Owner Buffalo, NY
Craig Schneider 30 Sous Chef Coram, NY
Matt Sigel 35 Sous Chef Pine Hill, NJ
Sharon Stewart 31 Room-service Chef Las Vegas, NV
Jason Underwood 29 Sous Chef Youngstown, OH

Contestant progress Edit

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

# Chef Original teams First switch Second switch Individual Finals
401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414/415
1 Christina WIN NOM BoW WIN NOM WIN WIN NOM[n 1] WIN NOM BoB IN NOM WINNER
2 Petrozza LOSE WIN BoW LOSE WIN WIN NOM[n 2] WIN BoW IN IN IN IN RUNNER-UP
3 Corey WIN BoW LOSE WIN WIN WIN WIN BoW WIN NOM[n 1] IN NOM OUT 2nd - WIN
4 Jen WIN NOM LOSE WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN NOM IN NOM OUT 5th - RU
5 Bobby NOM WIN LOSE BoW WIN WIN LOSE WIN LOSE IN OUT 1st - RU
6 Matt LOSE WIN LOSE NOM WIN NOM WIN NOM WIN OUT 6th - WIN
7 Louross BoW WIN LOSE LOSE NOM WIN NOM WIN OUT 4th - WIN
8 Rosann WIN LOSE LOSE WIN WIN NOM[n 1] WIN OUT
9 Ben LOSE WIN LOSE NOM[n 1] WIN WIN OUT 3rd - RU
10 Shayna WIN LOSE LOSE WIN WIN OUT
11 Vanessa WIN LOSE NOM WIN LEFT
12 Craig LOSE WIN LOSE OUT
13 Jason LOSE WIN OUT
14 Sharon WIN OUT
15 Dominic OUT
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Chef was nominated by Ramsay
  2. Chef nominated themselves

EpisodesEdit

Here is the list of the episodes of that season, with links to detailed pages.

# Image Title Airdate
01 Wiki Episode 401 - 15 Chefs Compete April 1st, 2008
Episode Rundown: The contestants arrived in Hell's Kitchen with a big surprise, a captain for each team is chosen, and one contestant is given a reality check at elimination.
02 Wiki Episode 402 - 14 Chefs Compete April 8, 2008
Episode Rundown: The first team challenge occurred, and a surprise elimination nobody saw coming.
03 Wiki Episode 403 - 13 Chefs Compete April 15, 2008
Episode Rundown: A scary wakening happened, a sweaty punishment, and a very satisfying elimination of the most hated chef of the season at that moment.
04 Wiki Episode 404 - 12 Chefs Compete April 22, 2008
Episode Rundown: The very first Family Night service happened, one chef suffered a serious injury, and a meltdown by another lead to a hilarious elimination.
05 Wiki Episode 405 - 11 Chefs Compete April 29, 2008
Episode Rundown: The very first pizza delivery occurred, an emotional withdrawal happened, and an unusual strategy to get the food out.
06 Wiki Episode 406 - 10 Chefs Compete May 6, 2008
Episode Rundown: The very first Sweet 16 party in Hell's Kitchen occurred, Jean-Philippe encountered somebody he did not wish to see any longer, and one chef turned the birthday girl into a vegetarian.
07 Wiki Episode 407 - 9 Chefs Compete May 13, 2008
Episode Rundown: The annual Blind Taste Test occurred, one chef made an unlikely comeback, and one of the early favorites was shown the door.
08 Wiki Episode 408 - 8 Chefs Compete May 20, 2008
Episode Rundown: A red chef became a blue chef, there was bullying on one team, but that same team managed to bounce back at dinner service.
09 Wiki Episode 409 - 7 Chefs Compete May 27, 2008
Episode Rundown: Both teams created their own menus, and while Ramsay made a shocking move at elimination, one chef made an even more shocking one.
10 Wiki Episode 410 - 6 Chefs Compete June 3, 2008
Episode Rundown: The remaining chefs were given black jackets, a former Hell's Kitchen winner made a cameo, and one chef totally lost it and had the mother of all meltdowns.
11 Wiki Episode 411 - 5 Chefs Compete June 10, 2008
Episode Rundown: The first cooking school opened in Hell's Kitchen, one chef was mystified by their student, and a fan favorite is sent home.
12 Wiki Episode 412 - 4 Chefs Compete June 17, 2008
Episode Rundown: 80 hidden customers also ate with their hosts during the challenge, one chef made an unforgivable mistake twice at dinner service, and a disrespectful loud-mouth was finally eliminated.
13 Wiki Episode 413 - 3 Chefs Compete June 24, 2008
Episode Rundown: The Taste It Now Make It Challenge, the three finalists ran the hot plate one at a time, and two of them became the finalists of Hell's Kitchen.
14 Wiki Episode 414 - 2 Chefs Compete July 1st, 2008
Episode Rundown: Christina and Petrozza redesigned their own restaurant, competed in their final challenge, and selected their brigades for the final service.
15 Wiki Episode 415 - Winner Announced July 8, 2008
Episode Rundown: Christina and Petrozza competed during the final service, and one of them is declared the winner of Hell's Kitchen.