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

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5 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".

Unstably emotional girl. When did I ever see her not cry?

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6 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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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 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.

13 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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14 Kimberly - Season 16
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 Jennifer - Season 13

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

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17 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.

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...

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

What a jackass

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18 Santos - Season 13

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

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19 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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20 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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