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

The Top Ten

1 Elise - Season 9

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.

Sorry, but I disagree with her being this high on the list. Was she the best chef? Nowhere near it. But she wasn't a bad chef. She was very annoying, rude, and had probably the biggest mouth in Hell's Kitchen history. but she earned her black jacket in my opinion. In my opinion, she's only this high on the list because of her horrific attitude and her big mouth. If we are going by who was actually the WORST chef to get a black jacket, I would have to say either Robyn from season 10 or Matt from season 4. Because the former was mediocre and the latter was just...insane. Elise may have a bad attitude, but she's more trustworthy in the kitchen than someone like Matt.

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.

Probably the worst PERSON ever on Hell's Kitchen.
An unbelievable bitch with severe mental issues. Doesn't know when to shut up, almost ruined the ENTIRE season. I recommend Season 9 the least of all seasons just because of her.

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2 Matt - Season 4

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

People only voted Elise higher because of her attitude. However, she's not really a bad chef. Heck, on that last service in season 9, Elise was Paul's ace in the hole, switching her from station to station and she got stuff done.

Matt, on the other hand, really didn't have any redeeming qualities. Chef Ramsay should've sent Matt home over Louross, because Matt constantly made simple mistakes, and he was a complete basketcase. Especially on service. SO much worse than Elise!

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3 Robyn - Season 10

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

She didn’t deserve it in season 10, but she matured a lot in season 17. She still had her moments of obnoxiousness, but she had moments that made her somewhat likeable. Somewhat

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4 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

5 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.

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6 Kashia - Season 12

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".

She's psychotic, and cannot own upto her own mistakes. She keeps throwing other people under the bus

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7 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.

I don't know why you guys meep saying that Vinny should get the black jacket because Vinny was getting worse and I don't understand why you guys said that she couldn't cook

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8 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.

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9 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).

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

"I personally think that you have a ****-** for Virginia" - Keith,talking to Ramsay.

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The Contenders

11 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

12 Kimberly - Season 16

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.

13 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.

14 Josh - Season 3

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

Josh is not topper? Come on

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15 Jennifer - Season 13

She's annoying

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

16 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

17 Paulie - Season 16

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

He was even worse after he lost. He tries to screw Ryan, just because of his failure and misery.

He should be on the top along side Josh S3. OH COME ON!

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18 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

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19 Santos - Season 13

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

Why on earth is he on this list?

20 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

To me that we was a wort chef because he need chef Ramsay p's help on the beef welligntons also been yelled at scott

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21 Joy - Season 12

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.

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

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.

22 Susan - Season 11

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

What are you nardia in narnia? Susan should have been in final - BogsDollocks

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23 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.

24 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

25 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!

26 Garrett - Season 2

Garrett shouldn't be on here.

27 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

28 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.

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29 Barbie - Season 10

Shouldn't be on here

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

30 Ed - Season 7

Shouldn't be on here

31 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.

32 Ashley - Season 15
33 Autumn - Season 7

Shouldn't be here - Orbitovsky

34 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>

35 Scott - Season 12

What is he doing on this list?

I love Scott... what the hell?

Scott made a biggest comeback

Joy should have won...

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36 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.

37 Giovanni - Season 5

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.

Shouldn't be on here

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

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

38 Ben - Season 5

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

Shouldn't be on here

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

39 Jessica - Season 1

Cry Baby...

40 Keith - Season 2

Shouldn't be on here.

He should. Instead of rudely accusing Ramsay of favoritism, he should have kept his mouth shut and accepted his defeat.

He should have gotten into the final over Virginia.

Should have been in the final 2

41 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!

42 Nick - Season 14

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.

43 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.

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