Top Ten Worst Hell's Kitchen Contestants That Got a Black Jacket

The Top Ten

1 Elise - Season 9

Natalie, Elizabeth, and Jamie all deserved black jackets over Elise. Not Carrie though. Carrie was just as bad as Elise.

Why didn't Natalie or Elizabeth get a black jacket over her. WHY!

I hate her so much. She doesn't know how to cook fish and she keeps asking others for meat temps even when she has a black jacket. She is never the best cook in either of the seasons she has been on and she can't take criticism. She seriously can't shut up and I feel bad for her family.

Her big mouth pissed everybody off and I can't believe that Chef Ramsay didn't do nothing about her big mouth (Well in one episode, he shut her up) and I think Carrie, Jamie, or even Monterrey should have got a black jacket over Elise.

If she made it to the finals and won, I would feel bad for the chefs working for her.

2 Matt - Season 4

I do think he was the worst of that season, but at least watching him fail was priceless! - OrbusXV

This guy is a professional victim. His signature dish made chef Ramsay vomit, constantly screwed up in dinner service, and got as far as he did by blaming others for his lack of skill.

His signature dish and the raw chicken are just a couple reasons why he should have not made it to the Top 6. He would always say, "Sorry Chef; it won't happen again." countless times.

The guy crapping his pants looking for his exotic tartar all-day long

3 Robyn - Season 10

Personally, I don't think Robyn was that bad. She had an attitude problem, but at least she cared about the competition and didn't complain too much when she was eliminated. She was the main antagonist, but she's kind of in the Andrew Bonito category for me. - OrbusXV

It was outrageous that she used her mouth to get a black jacket while brian stuck to his spectacular cooking

Robyn didn't deserve to have a black jacket but she doesn't deserve to be in top 2. MAYBE top 20

Robyn was a horrible person and she should have been kicked out a lot earlier

4 Josh - Season 14

He should have gone home at least 6-7 episodes before he did and definitely should not have gotten a black jacket. They said he had 9 lives, I think it was more like 12 considering he went home on episode 13. I honestly think Ramsey was blind, deaf and had no taste receptors where Josh was concerned. At best he should only be a line cook, but even that is too dangerous for him. What a wacko.

It was quite shocking to see him getting the black jacket instead of Alison. Granted, Alison's performance on E12 was a disaster, but Josh had far more poor performances than her and the attitude speaks for itself. Also had quite some hatred on Nick.

Josh was/is Josh's biggest fan. In his mind he can do no wrong. Delusional party of one.

Delusional, annoying prick that is somehow still slightly likeable in rare instances.

5 Roe - Season 13

Yes, she should be on here. She had way too many mistakes and inconsistencies during her stay.

Should've been sent homer over Santos

Thank you that she didn't win

Shouldn't be on here

6 Sabrina - Season 8

She was a selfish idiot and she was clueless sometimes so I don't get how she got a black jacket.

Selfish queen. I hope she changes.

She wasn't so bad at cooking, just her overconfidence was annoying.

Man, shes pure evil. EVIL!

7 Kashia - Season 12

Never once owned up to a mistake she made. Straight up lied to Ramsay in the last episode when she blamed Melanie for not running her lobsters. Always screamed at everyone else when she was in the weeds, then played the victim card. Admittedly she could cook but her temperament and attitude were terrible.

I would have to agree that she did blame everyone else for her mistakes. She would try to hide behind people until Ramsey calls her out on it. She would get so defensive when the team would talk about who to eliminate and they would bring up some points about her flaws. Joy didn't help the situation. "At the end of the day, she's my girl." The real question to that is: So?

Horrible contestant who would put herself up then backstab others by getting joy to overturn the majority vote like when Rochelle had no idea she had been nominated for eviction.

I hated her and I hated joy, there's a theme of certain women having issues with good looking Chefs and it happens time and time again.

Kashia should never have been in HK, "i'm a underdog" got on my tits, no you were just a bully with joy and that's why when finally Ramsey fired her fat ass joy ran off crying next service - BogsDollocks

Her attitude wasn't awesome! It was unbearable! She blames others for her shortcomings, does not listen to others, and it annoyed the hell out of me every time she said she was "flustrated".

8 Suzanne - Season 6

It is too bad Melinda messed up on pasta, because Suzanne was on a downward spiral when she was in later episodes, no way she should've gotten a black jacket. She had too many chances.

She outstayed her welcome and should've eliminated over someone else (being Melinda and Amanda).

9 Russell - Season 8

Acted like a sore loser when he lost to Nona and almost throughout the season he had a horrible attitude.

Russel should have gotten eliminated earlier and he got away with insulting the prom organizers.

If I see him, I will slap him - BogsDollocks

He's the only finalist that don't get my respect.

10 Virginia - Season 2

How on earth did this idiot be in the final 2, what were you thinking Ramsay. And how come Keith wasn't in the final 2?

Keith didn't commit suicide he drowned in 2012.

This girl shouldn't been on black not to even speak of final 2

No talent whatsoever. Cheated on the taste-it-now-make-it challenge. Should never have had a black jacket, let alone be in the finals.

The Contenders

11 Jen - Season 4

This woman makes me want to promote violence. She has an overly high opinion of herself, thinks she's the greatest thing there was, once claimed that chef Ramsay "did not know who he was talking to" and yelled in an attempt to seem in control, even blaming her teammate for not lying to chef Ramsay in a challenge.

She makes Elise look good

She was an upscale bully to Christina for no reason

What a bitch. Had an extremely bad attitude and acted like she was better than everyone else. Even in the end she bitched and whined about how she should have been in the winner's circle instead of helping her brigade.

12 Josh - Season 3

Totally useless

This guy is utterly incompetent. Why he thought it was a good idea to cook risotto and spaghetti before the order comes in is beyond me. At least his mid-service elimination made for good entertainment.

Gets a black jacket
Gets eliminated at the start of the first black jacket service!

Brad and Eddie were WAY better than Josh and Aaron

13 Kimberly - Season 16

She was terrible

If she had competed in any other season, she would not have received a black jacket. I don't have anything against her, but I believe that there have been many contestants throughout the show who performed better than she did, and I think she only got her black jacket due to the bar being set so low talent-wise that season.

14 Jennifer - Season 13

She's annoying

She can't go a sentence without using the word F***

15 Jimmy - Season 1

He seemed like a cool guy, but I don't understand how he managed to get a black jacket.

Everyone in Hell's Kitchen was AT LEAST able to cook SOMETHING, Jimmy couldn't, he's like the The Private Pyle of cooking

16 Bryant - Season 13

Really? Despite his attitude, his cooking performances in the latter part were in an upward trend. Hard to say if he should have deserved to be in the finals instead of Sade.

I don't care what others say, he should have won

Ugh, this guy was a jerk to his teammates and blamed everybody else when he did something wrong. Horrible. Plus he looks like a serial killer...

What a jackass

17 Trev - Season 8

Actually, Trev had a few good moments, but throughout the rest of season, both pre and post-black jacket, he sucked. Remember back in episode 8 when Ramsay had to kick him out of the kitchen for a while and he was the only member of the red team that episode to perform poorly?

Don't underestimate Trev as he's a great chef!

Maybe outside of Hell's Kitchen, but in Hell's Kitchen, he had some good services, but he also had some very bad ones.

Looked like he was on acid - BogsDollocks

I don't agree he is good chef

18 Manda - Season 15

Keep in mind Season 15 was the worst season in hell's kitchen history, for this season Manda did deserve a black jacket but if it were any other season she would not have gotten a black jacket. - ColinA

Season 16 was arguably worse. I think the same could be said about Paulie and Kimberly. Any other season, they would not be fit for a black jacket. - HanSolo69

She was crap

19 Paulie - Season 16

To quote Devin, "Paulie, stop thinking that you're better than the rest of us. Obviously, you're not."

Should've left over Koop!

He is not even that good of a chef. He just blames other chefs for his failures and cannot complete a dinner service successfully. Andrew should have gotten his black jacket instead of Paulie

Out of all the other male competitors that could have gotten a Black Jacket, if it had to be only one, WHY PAULIE?!

He said in a previous episode that he's not used to working on the line. Which explains why he was good in challenges. That's why he got a black jacket, if it was a dinner service, his blue jacket would've got hung. Chef Ramsay refers to the challenges as Paulie's "bounce-back." - ClashingWizardWill92

20 Barbie - Season 10

Barbie didn't deserve a black jacket or a season 17 all star spot she deserves a spot in a psych ward where crazy can be kept safe.

BArbie didn't deserve to get a black jacket

Why not? Despite having to put up with Tiffany, she was a pretty good chef overall and definitely one of the better contestants of season 10. - HanSolo69

Barbie didn't deserve a black jacket

21 Susan - Season 11

Anthony deserved a black jacket over her

Shouldn't be on here

Susan have an issues with cooking lamb, should be here - Orbitovsky

What a moron you can't cook lamb over and over again should been eliminated a lot earlier

22 Santos - Season 13

He's annoying and egotistical! That's why he's on this list!

Why on earth is he on this list?

23 Joy - Season 12

A bully with kashias fat ass as musle, as soon as she went their little let's stick together plan burned so she ran off in tears - BogsDollocks

She had such a great chance to win. Then she decides to throw it all away over a few mistakes in one service. Such a shame.

I'll give her credit, she can cook. Too bad her attitude sucks along with her confidence level. She may have been taking out on the rest of the team, especially individuals (I.E. Jessica, Scott), but never Keshia. If people don't see that then what kind of a smart person would eliminate themselves knowingly?

She was great. Too bad she quit. I wonder why she didn't return on the last episode to help the finalists.

24 Jared - Season 15

He was just so annoying. He didn't take responsibility for his own mistakes and blamed in others causing their eliminations. His attitude was bad and just not deserving of a black jacket.

He was stupid, end of.

If you think that he shouldn't be on here, then rewatch episodes 2 and 3. Never take jabs at a relatively strong team member.

25 Tommy - Season 9

He is a good cook. He should not be on here

Shouldn't be on here

Maybe he's not a good communicator, but he's a good cook

Should be number 1

26 Julia - Season 3

Purposely sabotaged Bonnie during the finale, what a sore loser.

She doesn't deserve to be in n the list. For someone with no culinary education, she did great. Even if she did what she did to Bonnie, all the other so called "great chefs" would use her as an scapegoat. I don't blame her for what she did. If anything, she's the only contestant that would learn the quickest.

Julia was one of the best contestants EVER!

27 Heather - Seasons 16 & 18

Heather played it safe, and she gets a black jacket. Kanae took a risk, and she goes home. HOW!

While Heather easily deserved her Black Jacket on S16, (mind you there didn't seem to be much choice, with only Heidi and Ryan being superior), she definitely didn't deserve it on S18. She was more bitchy, nastier and just unpleasant in general, only getting on with Trev (of all people! )

28 Garrett - Season 2

Garrett shouldn't be on here.

29 Andrea - Season 5

What this girl was doing in final three or even in Black is beyond me... Her saving crace was that Coleen and Lacey were on her team without them she would have been out long before black... Ben, Robert (without health problems) or Giovanni were thousand times better than Andrea could have hoped to be. and most of the blue team...

She was okay, I'd prefer that she went home instead of Coi.

30 Benjamin - Season 7

His ego got in the way.

I can't believe he said rice is POOR food! Everyone eats it.

Probably a Red Piller, seemed to really hate Siobhan, Holly, and Autumn

31 Ben - Season 5

Ben was an executive chef. He said so much about himself but the fact is, he should've been ten times better. He was Gordon's constant punching bag in that manner. Ben in season four was better despite the fact that he didn't get as far as Ben season 5 did. He said, said and said those words but he lied them. The dirty pig he was.

Ben is a good cook and I don't understand why he is up here

Ben is clumsy, he should be on here. Though he's far superior to Josh, Matt, Jimmy and Virginia

32 Clemenza - Season 10

Clemenza is a good chef. He didn't deserve to be nominated 6 times.

Why is Clemenza here?

Terrible personality.. Screwed Justin in the finale...

It was 7 times actually.

33 Ed - Season 7
34 Ashley - Season 15
35 Van - Season 6

Van often spoke back to Gordon Ramsay if his food was poorly received. He was a crap fish cook life Sabrina season 6. Van got kicked out of service one night and refused to stay out.

Van also had a fight with the owner Jean Phillip as he was the waiter that night.

36 Mia -Season 18

She tried to throw Kanae under a bus

37 Sara - Season 2

Look, I don't care if she was able to cook. The fact that she actively tried to sabotage her team throughout the season is enough to land her a spot on this list.

Not all the chefs eliminated were worse than her, Rachel was a little better

Who else should have been worthy of a black jacket instead of Sara. Granted her attitude stink, but everybody eliminated before the black jackets were very terrible except maybe Maribel. Aside from Heather and Keith and in the latter part Virginia, it wasn't the best year at HK.

38 Keith - Season 2

He should have gotten into the final over Virginia.

Should have been in the final 2

39 Autumn - Season 7

Shouldn't be here - Orbitovsky

40 Nick - Season 14

Take him off this list now!

I disagree. He is a good cook. He just gets frazzled. He was a lot better than Josh. He deserved the black jacket but he went home at the appropriate time.

41 Bonnie - Season 3

Oh hell no! Bonnie was one of the best contestants of her season! If there's any contestant that should have been eliminated instead of Brad, it was Josh.

It was not that she was a bad person but I think Brad should of gotten the black jacket that she got>

Mind you that she and Brad combined were MUCH more deserving than Josh was to be honest - aceboogieog

42 Bret - Season 18

Completely deluded in terms of how good he thought he was.
Kept targeting Mia even though in the black jacket services she hardly made any mistakes.
Also just shouting and swearing doesn't automatically make you a good leader.
The guy is incompetent, delusional and quite frankly a bully ( to Trev and Mia)

43 La Tasha - Kitchen 13

Who's idea was it to put her in this list?

44 Scott - Season 12

What is he doing on this list?

I love Scott... what the hell?

Scott made a biggest comeback

Why is he on the list?

45 Giovanni - Season 5

He made the biggest mistake ever talking back to Chef Ramsay.

Seems that the last episode, his attitude turned for the worst, first by been disrespectful to Paula, than to Chef Ramsey himself (and been confrontational as well) and than caused a major burn to Robert's hand because he left a sizzling plate in the freezer.

He said, "I'm not d***f ace." WHILE HE WAS WEARING A BLACKJACKET.

46 Jessica - Season 1

Cry Baby...

47 Corey - Season 4

For most of the season until her last couple of episodes, Corey actually outperformed Christina.

She was evil but less vicious than Jen.

Corey may have been a good chef, but she was pure evil!

48 Ariel - Season 15

Extremely arrogant and had an awful attitude

She took Meese's fish (which was raw) and brought it up to Gordon. Dodgy attitude also, very arrogant and argumentative.


49 Ja'nel - Season 11
50 Jason - Season 7
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