Vanessa Soltero was a contestant on Season 15 of Hell's Kitchen. She ranked in 16th place.
Season 15 Edit
Vanessa went against Jared in the signature dish challenge and prepared eggplant involtini. Ramsay remarked that he wouldn't serve the dish to coach class, let alone first, and gave her 1 out of 5. The red team went on to lose the challenge.
Vanessa had numerous problems on the appetizer station, including a burnt pizza and an undercooked squash. At this point, Ramsay ordered the entire kitchen to help her get the appetizers out. Despite this, the red team won service.
Before the opening sequence, the red team took turns calling out Vanessa for being unfocused during the previous service, causing her to break down. She confessed to Manda that she missed her mom and Manda, who was missing her kids just as much, gave her a hug.