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Season 7 of Hell's Kitchen aired on Fox between June 1st, and August 10, 2010. Banquet chef Holli Ugalde, from San Bernardino, California, was the winner of that season and was promised a Head Chef position at the Savoy Hotel in London, United Kingdom. This marked the first time a prize was awarded in the UK. However, she was never awarded this position because of supposed visa issues, so she accepted an undisclosed amount of cash, and kept the title of "Season 7 winner".

Contestants Edit

16 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
Siobhan Allgood 25 Pub Executive Chef Philadelphia, PA
Ed Battaglia 28 High School Cooking Teacher Edgewater Park, NJ
Jamie Bisoulis 26 Sous Chef Chicago, IL
Salvatore Coppola 35 Pizzeria Chef Laurel Springs, NJ
Jason Ellis 37 Personal Chef Suwanee, GA
Andrew Forster 28 Farmer Wake Forest, NC
Scott Hawley 32 Executive Chef New York, NY
Nilka Hendricks 28 Line Cook West Hempstead, NY
Fran Klier 44 Catering Chef Rockville Center, NY
Benjamin Knack 33 Culinary Instructor Malden, MA
Autumn Lewis 29 Personal Chef West Hollywood, CA
Jason "Jay" Santos 32 Executive Chef Medford, MA
Stacey Slichta 38 Private Chef Studio City, CA
Mikey Termini 29 Line cook Kihei, HI
Maria Torrisi 24 Kitchen Supervisor Scranton, PA
Holli Ugalde 24 Banquet Chef San Bernardino, CA

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. On that season, there were only three chefs eliminated from the blue team, and all of them were eliminated unusually. That season is also the first one where Ramsay cut the field in half immediately before the finals. That process would remain usual until Season 14.

# Chef Original teams First switch Second switch Third switch Individual Finals
701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715
1 Holli LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN IN IN IN IN WINNER
2 Jay WIN LOSE WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN LOSE LOSE WIN IN IN BoB IN RUNNER-UP
3 Benjamin WIN LOSE WIN WIN WIN WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN IN NOM NOM OUT 1st - RU
4 Autumn LOSE NOM LOSE NOM WIN WIN WIN NOM NOM NOM NOM IN NOM OUT 2nd - WIN
5 Jason WIN NOM WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN LOSE LOSE WIN IN OUT 3rd - RU
6 Ed WIN LOSE WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN NOM LOSE NOM OUT
7 Nilka LOSE LOSE LOSE BoB NOM LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE OUT[n 1] 4th - WIN
8 Fran NOM LOSE NOM WIN BoW NOM NOM NOM OUT 5th - RU
9 Siobhan LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN LOSE NOM[n 2] NOM OUT 6th - WIN
10 Salvatore WIN LOSE WIN BoB WIN WIN OUT[n 3]
11 Scott WIN LOSE WIN NOM NOM[n 2] OUT
12 Maria LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN OUT
13 Jamie LOSE NOM[n 2] OUT
14 Mikey WIN OUT
15 Andrew WIN LEFT[n 4]
16 Stacey OUT
  1. Chef was eliminated during service
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Chef was nominated by Ramsay
  3. Chef was eliminated despite being on the winning team
  4. Chef withdrew from competition during service

EpisodesEdit

# Image Title Airdate
01 Wiki Episode 701 - 16 Chefs Compete June 1, 2010
Episode Rundown: 16 new chefs arrived in Hell's Kitchen, Ramsay got naughty with a fake one, and the first completed opening night occurred with many ejections.
02 Wiki Episode 702 - 15 Chefs Compete June 8, 2010
Episode Rundown : A supposed easy challenge turned into a disaster for one chef, another one made a fundamental mistake before service, and a shocking exit occurred.
03 Wiki Episode 703 - 13 Chefs Compete June 15, 2010
Episode Rundown: A lunch service challenge took place, one chef fought through a burn during service, and another almost walked out after getting yelled at too much.
04 Wiki Episode 704 - 12 Chefs Compete Part 1 June 15, 2010
Episode Rundown: One chef almost had a meltdown, dinner service was a vast improvement, and the first team switch occurred.
05 Wiki Episode 705 - 12 Chefs Compete Part 2 June 22, 2010
Episode Rundown: Pork was the main ingredient, a Barbecue themed double service took place, and one chef tried to weasel their way out of elimination.
06 Wiki Episode 706 - 11 Chefs Compete June 22, 2010
Episode Rundown: The chefs worked with sauces, a Family Night dinner service took place, and one of the most satisfying eliminations in the history of the show of a great talker who could not deliver occured.
07 Wiki Episode 707 - 10 Chefs Compete June 29, 2010
Episode Rundown: Hell's Kitchen hosted a 50th wedding anniversary, and a shocking elimination occurred.
08 Wiki Episode 708 - 9 Chefs Compete June 29, 2010
Episode Rundown: Sandwiches were the main dish, a feud reaches it's boiling point, and dinner service was a disaster.
09 Wiki Episode 709 - 8 Chefs Compete July 6, 2010
Episode Rundown: The annual Blind Taste Test occurred, the teams put their menus to the test, and Ramsay made a decision with two of the most inconsistent chefs.
10 Wiki Episode 710 - 7 Chefs Compete July 6, 2010
Episode Rundown: A dinner service with a strict time limit took place, but when one chef got eliminated mid-service, it led to an emotional moment in the show's history.
11 Wiki Episode 711 - 6 Chefs Compete July 20, 2010
Episode Rundown: The final six competed in their first black jackets challenge, a showmance began to emerge, and an early fan favorite was sent home.
12 Wiki Episode 712 - 5 Chefs Compete July 20, 2010
Episode Rundown Here: The chefs made dishes on a budget, an arrogant chef was put in their place during dinner service, and a shocking elimination took place.
13 Wiki Episode 713 - 4 Chefs Compete Part 1 July 27, 2010
Episode Rundown: The final four taught cooking novices how to make Ramsay's dish, dinner service went smoothly despite some bumps, and nobody was sent home.
14 Wiki Episode 714 - 4 Chefs Compete Part 2 August 3, 2010
Episode Rundown Here: The Taste It Now Make It Challenge occurred, the final four ran the hot plate during dinner service, and Ramsay cut the field in half for the finals.
15 Wiki Episode 715 - 2 Chefs Compete August 10, 2010
Episode Rundown: Holli and Jay created their menus, picked their teams for the final dinner service, and one of them was declared the winner of Hell's Kitchen.