Best Hell's Kitchen Contestants

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41 Ariel Malone, Season 15 Ariel Malone, Season 15

She's had some really bad moments, but she's a strong leader and I can see her making it all the way to the end.

Ariel is awesome!

45!? Ariel deserves a higher rank! She had a few mistakes in the beginning but got a lot better. Ariel is personally my favourite winner of Hell's Kitchen!

She got better, plus she had an injured leg and kept going.

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42 Dana Cohen, Season 10

She Was A good chef and should have been on the finale

Yes, she was a good chef, but being in the finale? I don't think so. She definitely wasn't better than Christina or Justin. - ResistOppression

Dana started off great didn't have much of a voice, than she gained it and there was no stopping her...until she got eliminated - spodermanfan1000

Very good chef. She deserves a position at a top notch restaurant.

43 Christine Hazel, Season 14

Already nominated for elimination three times in seven services. Raw salmon, raw eggplant and screwed up lentils. Like Sarah, good on challenges but terrible in services. If it wasn't for Sarah's sudden nosedive she would have been gone already. So definitely should not be in this list

WHAT! Christine is good in challenges but she sucks hardcore in dinner service, she should NOT be on here!

Why Christine? She's very inconsistent in services.

44 Heather Williams, Season 16
45 Brian Merel, Season 10

One of the funniest contestants!

He should have gone much further than he had

With Robyn's downfall, Brian should've been the 6th place finisher with the black jacket, not her.


46 La Tasha McCutchen, Season 13

I think she has a pretty good chance of winning. She's a great leader, has a great attitude, and overall, she's been doing a great job so far.

She should be in the top 10 she carried her team, was extremely consistent, and hardly got called out by Ramsey ever.

Nah, Bryant or Sade should have won. La Tasha made to many mistakes and she is dumb! Proof? Grilled Watermelon was her signature - spodermanfan1000

So, you're basing her whole performance off her one bad signature dish? Mind telling me the "too many" mistakes she made? All I remember were her serving raw salmon in one episode and overcooked scallops in another. Other than that, she was the most consistent performer, and she overall led her team better than Bryant did. - HanSolo69

She should be in the top 10. One of the best competitors ever to walk in to hells kitchen

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47 Bonnie Muirhead, Season 3

Such a strong, sweet personality. So humble in defeat at the finals. Shes an inspiration!

A nanny making it to the finals? How can that not be impressive? - Conhill389

She was actually the FIRST contestant to get a perfect score on the blind taste test, it was only 3/3 but the point is we shouldn't be blocking this off!

48 Virginia Dalbeck, Season 2

To this date, I still cannot figure out how she made it into the final two. I thought for sure she would have been voted off the first time she made a huge mistake in the kitchen. Nope! Even after being nominated every single time for screwing something up, she still got chance after chance (obviously everyone else saw something fishy going on, as she was the only contestant I saw Ramsay have that much of a soft spot for). She could do no wrong, and the excuse given was that she had this amazing "palate" that couldn't be beat, yet she couldn't even do the most basic skills in the kitchen. This doesn't mean I don't think she's a good chef, but I have watched other chefs make just one mistake and get the boot. Something just didn't add up, unless they kept her for the ratings.

Very honest true persons never try to be someone else or screw over people and not the best cook but got that thing than most people don't

She was probably the hottest contestants on Hell's kitchen

Should have been eliminated over Maribel

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49 Melanie Finch, Season 12

One of the best chefs in season 12 in my opinion.

Such an underrated chef - arnoldman66

I thought she was gonna win. It sucked she didn't make it to the finale.

She grew on me as the season went on..

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50 Cyndi Stanimirov, Season 11

She was one of the reasons why the red team was so strong that season.

Strong contender

She and Jon deserved to win more than anyone.

She is great chef, I would rather see her as the runner-up and losing to jon. Jon and cyndi were better than the drug addict of Ja'nel and miss piggy (Mary). Jon and Cyndi were the best of season 11

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51 Paulie Giganti, Season 16

Usually excellent in challenges, but SCREWED up big time in services.

Too bad he died

1st male chef to receive a full 5 points for his signature dish!

52 Mary Poehnelt, Season 11

A contestant that showed great improvement in Season 11

She was responsible with dan finished first should have won!

Should be much higher

Deserves to be wayy higher

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53 Tennille Middleton, Season 6

She started out awful, but then became much better.

Actually, let me rephrase that: She started out horrible, but then she improved greatly as the season progressed, and turned out to be one of the top contenders of season 6.

54 Joseph Tinnelly, Season 6

He wasn't the best on a skill level, but you can say he made quite a spectacle of himself. Oddly, he to me was one of the more entertaining contestants because of his stupidity. - MKBeast

They can speak for themselves, they know who they are. What kind of idiot says that to Gordon Ramsay, worst chef ever

Why did you say he was a bad chef?

I ain't no bitch!

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55 Hassan Musselmani, Season 15

Seems like he could easily win the whole competition. Too bad he isn't gonna last much longer, believe it or not. (There was a clip in one of the teasers that leaked the top 10 and Hassan wasn't among that 10)

Joe had 3 bad services in a row, hassan only had 1, and who gets eliminated...HASSAN!?

Hassan was one of the best chefs in his season. I can't believe they kept Jackie over him!

Good chef

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56 Barbie Marshall, Season 10

She showed that she was a badass chef. Barbie definitely deserved that black jacket.

She's the exact opposite of the Barbie doll

57 Jennifer Normant, Season 9

Intelligent and mature chef in the red team

If they would have nominated Tommy (who also had a bad service (and more food returned as well than Jennifer) and had more bad services than Jennifer), Elise would have been eliminated and maybe could had a better chance of been a bigger threat to Paul than Elise in the next-to-last service.

She probably could have gotten further if Elise didn't convince Paul and Will to put her on the chopping block.

Yeah, Jennifer worked hard, only to be stabbed in the back later on

Spodermanfan1000 Elsie wasn't even in season 9

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58 Natalie Blake, Season 9

Probably one of at least 2 chefs that deserved to have the black jacket more than Elise. She actually boosted the sad-sacked Blue Team after the team transfer.

She moved into the blue team with great attitude

Better than Elise

Upvote. After she move to the Blue team, I never ever seen the blue team so attach together.

59 Trev McGrath, Season 8

A ridiculously underrated contestant from season 8 that overcame all expectations and constantly beat the odds considering he lacked true executive chef experience

A very underrated contestant

I don't know what the hate on Trev is about.

Good chef the girls hated him through

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60 Ben Walanka - Season 5

He honestly has the biggest heart.

The real deal!

No he is an annoying, in denial, and a backstabber which I was so surprised that he got a black jacket. - spodermanfan1000

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