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Season 5 of Hell's Kitchen aired on Fox between January 29th and May 14th, 2009. Executive chef Danny Veltri, from Edgewater, Florida, was the winner of that season and became Sous Chef at Italian restaurant Fornelletto, at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, in Atlantic City, with a salary of 250,000$. At age 23, he is, to this date, the youngest winner in the history of the show.

Contestants Edit

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
Coi Buruss 22 Cafe Chef Austin, TX
Ji-Hyun Cha 33 Private Caterer Palisades Park, NJ
Colleen Cleek 41 Culinary Instructor Papillion, NE
Lacey D'Angelo 24 Corporate Buffet Cook Charlotte, NC
Paula Da Silva 28 Executive sous Chef Coconut Creek, FL
Giovanni Filippone 37 Executive Chef Destin, FL
Andrea Heinly 30 Line Cook Reading, PA
Robert Hesse 29 Sous Chef Quogue, NY
Wil Kocol 26 Quality Control Chef Elgin, IL
Seth Levine 27 Private Party Chef New York, NY
Alicia « LA » Limtiaco 22 Line Cook Las Vegas, NV
Jason « J » Maxwell 32 Food Court Chef Clifton Park, NY
Charlie McKay 24 Prep Chef Las Vegas, NV
Carol Scott 30 Sous Chef Knoxville, TN
Danny Veltri 23 Executive Chef Edgewater, FL
Ben Walanka 26 Executive Sous Chef Chicago, IL

Contestant progress Edit

# Chef Original teams First switch Second switch Individual Finals
501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514/515
1 Danny LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN LOSE WIN BoW IN IN IN NOM WINNER
2 Paula WIN LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN LOSE WIN BoW NOM IN IN RUNNER-UP
3 Andrea WIN LOSE WIN LOSE NOM BoW WIN NOM[n 1] WIN NOM NOM[n 1] NOM OUT
4 Ben LOSE WIN LOSE NOM LOSE WIN NOM[n 1] WIN NOM IN NOM OUT
5 Robert LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN LOSE WIN NOM[n 1] IN LEFT[n 2]
6 Giovanni LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE BoW WIN WIN LOSE WIN OUT
7 Carol WIN LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN NOM OUT[n 3]
8 LA WIN LOSE WIN LOSE BoW NOM WIN OUT
9 Lacey WIN NOM WIN NOM LOSE WIN NOM OUT[n 4]
10 J LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE NOM WIN OUT[n 4]
11 Coi WIN LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE OUT
12 Colleen WIN NOM WIN NOM OUT
13 Seth NOM WIN NOM OUT
14 Charlie LOSE WIN OUT
15 Ji WIN LEFT[n 5]
16 Wil OUT
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Chef was nominated by Ramsay
  2. Chef was hospitalised and withdrew for health reasons
  3. Chef was eliminated despite being on the winning team
  4. 4.0 4.1 Chef was eliminated by Ramsay during service
  5. Chef sustained an injury and decided to leave the competition





EpisodesEdit

# Image Title Airdate
01 Wiki Episode 501 - 16 Chefs Compete January 29, 2009
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02 Wiki Episode 502 - 15 Chefs Compete February 5, 2009
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03 Wiki Episode 503 - 14 Chefs Compete February 19, 2009
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04 Wiki Episode 504 - 13 Chefs Compete February 26, 2009
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05 Wiki Episode 505 - 12 Chefs Compete March 5, 2009
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06 Wiki Episode 506 - 11 Chefs Compete March 12, 2009
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07 Wiki Episode 507 - 10 Chefs Compete March 19, 2009
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08 Wiki Episode 508 - 9 Chefs Compete March 26, 2009
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09 Wiki Episode 509 - 7 Chefs Compete April 2, 2009
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10 Wiki Episode 510 - 6 Chefs Compete April 9, 2009
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11 Wiki Episode 511 - 5 Chefs Compete April 16, 2009
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12 Wiki Episode 512 - 4 Chefs Compete April 23, 2009
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13 Wiki Episode 513 - 3 Chefs Compete April 30, 2009
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14 Wiki Episode 514 - 2 Chefs Compete May 7, 2009
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15 Wiki Episode 515 - 2 Chefs Compete May 14, 2009
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