Van got Sixth Place in Season 6 of Hell's Kitchen. He was born in Buford, Georgia & a fish cook at the age of 26. He had 5 years of kitchen experience & graduated from the Art Institute of Dallas. His inspiration is Jason Weaver & he lives in Dallas, Texas.
How He Went Edit
The three nominees were Ariel, Van, and Suzanne. Chef Ramsey calls the trio forward. He sends Ariel back in line, leaving the choice of Van, or Suzanne. Chef Ramsey chooses Van due to his back to back failures. Ramsey's Comment: "Van may be a poissonier, but his performance on fish was anything but Van-tastic."