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Season 8 of Hell's Kitchen aired on Fox between September 22nd and December 15th, 2010. Sous Chef Nona Sivley, from Atlanta, Georgia, was the winner of that season and was awarded a Head Chef position at the LA Market Restaurant at the JW Marriott Hotel, in Los Angeles, with a salary of $250,000.

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
Vinny Accardi 29 Line Cook Queens, NY
Antonia Boregman 40 Line Cook & Beautician Chicago, IL
Ranjit "Raj" Brandston 49 Personal Chef Queens, NY
Sabrina Brimhall 22 Prep Chef San Diego, CA
Lewis Curtis 26 Executive Chef Beebe, AR
Melissa Doney 31 Executive Sous Chef Albany, NY
Jillian Flathers 28 Sous Chef Pagosa Springs, CO
Russell Kook 29 Sous Chef Madison, WI
Emily Kutchins 29 Senior Home Executive Chef Chicago, IL
Lisa LaFranca 48 Corporate Food Director Brooklyn, NY
Rob McCue 36 Law Firm Chef Brooklyn, NY
Trevor "Trev" McGrath 30 Line Cook & Bartender Chicago, IL
Gail Novenario 28 Executive Chef Wantagh, NY
Boris Poleschuk 38 Catering Chef Manalapan, NJ
Louis Repucci 28 Children's Camp Chef Diamond Bar, CA
Nona Sivley 29 Sous Chef Atlanta, GA

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
801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 811 812 813 814 815
1 Nona LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE NOM[n 1] NOM WIN WIN LOSE IN IN IN IN WINNER
2 Russell LOSE LOSE WIN LOSE WIN LOSE WIN LOSE NOM LOSE IN IN NOM IN RUNNER-UP
3 Jillian LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN WIN WIN LOSE IN IN IN OUT 1st - RU
4 Trev NOM LOSE WIN LOSE WIN LOSE WIN WIN BoW NOM[n 2] NOM NOM NOM OUT 6th - WIN
5 Gail LOSE WIN LOSE LOSE LOSE LOSE WIN WIN WIN NOM[n 1] IN OUT 2nd - WIN
6 Sabrina NOM WIN NOM NOM BoW NOM NOM[n 2] WIN WIN NOM[n 2] OUT 5th - RU
7 Vinny LOSE NOM[n 1] WIN LOSE WIN LOSE WIN NOM[n 1] LOSE OUT 3rd - RU
8 Rob LOSE LOSE WIN LOSE WIN LOSE NOM NOM[n 1] OUT 7th - RU
9 Boris LOSE NOM WIN NOM WIN NOM NOM[n 2] OUT 8th - WIN
10 Melissa LOSE WIN LOSE NOM NOM OUT[n 1] 4th - WIN
11 Emily LOSE WIN NOM LOSE OUT
12 Louis LOSE LOSE WIN OUT
13 Raj NOM NOM OUT[n 3]
14 Curtis LOSE OUT
15 Lisa OUT
16 Antonia LEFT[n 4]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Chef was nominated by Ramsay
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Although nominated, chef was not called down by Ramsay
  3. Chef was eliminated despite being on the winning team
  4. Chef was hospitalized and withdrew for health reasons

EpisodesEdit

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

# Image Title Airdate
01 Wiki Episode 801 - 16 Chefs Compete September 22, 2010
Episode Rundown: The sixteen new chefs were introduced, one of them was forced to leave before service would begin, and the opening service became one of the worst starts in the show's history.
02 Wiki Episode 802 - 14 Chefs Compete September 22, 2010
Episode Rundown: Sushi was the main item, one chef got in trouble when they tried to manipulate the diner’s orders, and another's poor performance got their team frustrated with them.
03 Wiki Episode 803 - 13 Chefs Compete September 29, 2010
Episode Rundown: A breakfast challenge service took place, dinner service was mixed at best, and one of the most incompetent chefs in the show’s history finally pushed Ramsay to the breaking point.
04 Wiki Episode 804 - 12 Chefs Compete September 29, 2010
Episode Rundown : One chef felt alienated by their team after the challenge, an Italian themed service was a disaster for both teams, and an explosive argument occurred in the dorms.
05 Wiki Episode 805 - 11 Chefs Compete October 6, 2010
Episode Rundown: Hell’s Kitchen hosted a prom for the first time, one chef showed their nasty side towards the prom committee, another made a very embarrassing mistake during dinner service, and a third got their revenge on their team.
06 Wiki Episode 806 - 10 Chefs Compete October 6, 2010
Episode Rundown: Ramsay relocated two chefs to different teams, salad was the main dish, and one chef burned their last chance to stay in the competition.
07 Wiki Episode 807 - 9 Chefs Compete Part 1 October 13, 2010
Episode Rundown: A Family Night dinner service was held, one team felt the pressure of cooking for Ramsay’s family, and nobody was sent home due to a terrific performance.
08 Wiki Episode 808 - 9 Chefs Compete Part 2 October 13, 2010
Episode Rundown: Hell's Kitchen celebrated its 100th dinner service, and one team fell apart during service.
09 Wiki Episode 809 - 8 Chefs Compete November 10, 2010
Episode Rundown: Ramsay decides Trev's fate, the annual Blind Taste Taste occurred, and an unlikely hero emerged at dinner service.
10 Wiki Episode 810 - 7 Chefs Compete November 10, 2010
Episode Rundown: The teams' menus were put to the test, Ramsay gave out the black jackets, and an early fan favorite was eliminated.
11 Wiki Episode 811 - 6 Chefs Compete November 17, 2010
Episode Rundown Here: The final six competed in their first black jacket challenge, dinner service was a disaster, and the bitchiest and immature chef of that season was finally eliminated.
12 Wiki Episode 812 - 5 Chefs Compete November 24, 2010
Episode Rundown: The chefs served their dishes in food trucks, a terrible dinner service forced Ramsay out of his own kitchen for the second time ever, and an early front runner was eliminated.
13 Wiki Episode 813 - 4 Chefs Compete December 1, 2010
Episode Rundown: Dinner service was an improvement, one chef threatened physical violence to another, and nobody was sent home.
14 Wiki Episode 814 - 4 Chefs Compete Again December 8, 2010
Episode Rundown: The chefs made fusion dishes, ran the hot plate during service, and two of them advanced to the finals.
15 Wiki Episode 815 - 2 Chefs Compete December 15, 2010
Episode Rundown: Nona and Russell competed in the final tasting challenge, picked their brigades for the final service, and one of them was declared the winner of Hell's Kitchen.