Tiffany Nagel was a contestant on Season 3 of Hell's Kitchen. She ranked in 12th place.
Tiffany was very nice when she entered in Hell's Kitchen, but was scared at the same time because of all her previous experience in kitchens. She knew that Ramsay was going to be crazy. When she is under stress and pressure, she can be very mean and disrespectful, especially towards Julia. Her biggest downfall was her lack of passion.
Season 3 Edit
Tiffany was the eleventh contestant that had her signature dish tasted by Ramsay. She presented seafood tostadas, and when Julia tasted her dish, she said she would order it in a restaurant, which Ramsay agreed. It was one of two of that season's signature dishes who received praise.
During dinner service, Tiffany was on the appetizer station. The first quail eggs she gave to the pass were compared to a plastic silicon implant by Ramsay. When she was asked to start again, she refused Julia's help. After that, when Ramsay started to lose his patience, she told him that the eggs are fucked and had to start over. Ramsay then gave her a wake up call, and Julia acknowledged that she tried to help her three times already. Finally, she accepted help, but from Bonnie. Moments later, she refused Julia's help one more time, which made her break down in tears. When Ramsay pulled the team over, She was very unapologetic as she believed Julia was emotional like this only to be the center of attention. After tables walked out, and arguing was going on in the kitchen, Ramsay shut down both of them. The red team was declared the losing team, and Melissa was named "Best of the Worst".
Despite Melissa telling her that she does not want her to go home, Tiffany was her second nominee for elimination, with Joanna being the first. She was eliminated for lacking the heart and passion to be there. During her exit interview, she declared that she believes Ramsay made the right decision.
Ramsay's comment: "To be a great chef, you need great attention to detail, passion, and great work ethics. Tiffany worked hard, but that was it. Nothing else!"
- After her appearance on the show, she married, returned to her family restaurant, and made various cooking demonstrations on local television networks.
- "Every chef I've ever trained under has been insane! Now, Chef Ramsay brings it to another level? He's not!"
- "We all wanna win!"
- "Don't pull out the whole team because you want your two minutes in the spotlight."
- "I don't wanna go home."
- (about Julia) "She works at the fucking Waffle House, I mean... come on!"