Worst Hell's Kitchen Seasons

The Top Ten

1 Season 15

If it wasn't obvious before, this season proves that they favor ratings over talent for this show. Decent and likable chefs like Hassan, Eddie, and Chad are eliminated from the competition in favor of loud-mouthed idiots like Jackie and Frank. None of the remaining chefs this season are fit to run Gordon Ramsay's restaurant.

Most of the services ended them getting kicked out or both team losing. Honestly none of them are fit to run anything. Take a few years away, and stay away.

First I like this season because there was great competitors like hassan, ashley, jared, chad and eddie. Then after Eddie's elimination, it sucked because they choose contestants such as jackie and the tomboy dannie to stay longer. I would rather see hassan, chad and eddie with black jackets instead of manda, kristin and ariel. They weren't as good as ramsay think. Ashley was the only female contestant who was likable. Really it was a disaster

How come this isn't number 1?

2 Season 8

I hate every contestant in this season. I know I say this multiple times. Not all winners get my respect. Fans respected Nona until she returns in season 11 to challenge the contestants. It looks like she changed badly. Jillian should look up Gandhi on Google. Vinnie should not cancel side dishes during second dinner service. Antonia was cursed by her awful gumbo dish. I am not willing to connect with any of these contestants, especially Raj. Louis is pretty much forgotten because he didn't last long. Same with Rob and Emily. I can't stand this season.

Major lack of talent along with unlikeable personalities. This season was straight up dumpster fire.

Raj, Russel, Sabrina, Melissa...

This is the season with the WORST contestants. Raj, Sabrina, Russell, Trev, and Boris RUINED this season. Russell was a TERRIBLE sport, Raj was the donkey of Hell's Kitchen, Sabrina was immature, Antonia had the WORST signature dish, most of the cooks were just mediocre and forgettable, et cetera. Nobody did well.

3 Season 10

I respect Justin, but Christina was the best chef to watch that season.

Everyone on the blue team except for justin and clemenza forgot how to cook.

Robyn, Kimmie, and Tiffany were what ruined this season for me. Well that and because this season had one of the worst blue teams in HK history.

Worst red team ever, let me explain:
9. Tiffany: No passion. No standards. No talent. Period
8. Kimmie: Robyn gets a lot of hate, but it was actually Kimmie that screwed her on timings. She should’ve been nominated that night, not Robyn
7. Robyn: Intentionally caused drama, was the cause of most arguments on both sides
6. Briana: She was a useless cook
5. Danielle: An inconsistent cook, but never got involved in any of the fights
4. Dana: An amazing cook, but she yells a lot, and was quite cliquish and sometimes petty
3. Roshni: A decent and passionate cook, and a good attitude
2. Barbie: The most underrated contestant ever! You might call her crazy but that’s because Dana, Robyn, Tiffany, and Kimmie picked on her and put her up for elimination for no reason, yet she still remained composed!
1. Christina: Consistent, never got into any arguments, and one of the best winners ever (aside from Dave of course! )! - Hkforever

4 Season 16

Worst blue team ever, in my opinion. Blue team and most of the men were unlikable and douchebags. Likeable ones like Koop and Aaron got ousted early. The woman are alright, and I really like Kimberly and Ryan, but most of them are forgettable and mediocre. Only reason this season sticks in my head is because Paulie died from an overdose like 2 years after the filming of it.

Right from the start, I don't think any of the men would be compotent for a black jacket.

I didn't think there could have been a cast as disgustingly unlikable as the one from season 15. The cast of this season proved me wrong.

No one in this season was deserving of being there. Bullying cheating and lying they were all terrible people.

5 Season 9

It was unfair because of Elise

It is amazing how one witch would completely render this season unwatchable. You already know who the witch is. (drum-roll) ELISE!

Will should have won this season. That's why I'm so mad at it. And, to rid salt in to the wound, Paul won and came back as a judge in other seasons and seemed like a total dick and Elise has been brought back for the All-stars season!

When they let Jamie go and kept Elise I wanted to scream.

6 Season 12

Mike and Demarco not going home sooner ruined it for me. The only saving grace was Scott, Jason, and rochelle.

Much of this season was severely lacking in talent. Much of the chefs that did have talent had no likeability due to their attitudes.


The following chefs I despised

Gaurav-putting his fingers into risotto
Beth- being crybaby
Sandra-nearly ruined Jason's final service
Anton-talking back to Chef Andi
Nicole-being disrespect to Chef Ramsay
Mike-insulting Ramsay during signature dish
DeMarco-poor dinner services
Simone-quit before chef Ramsay making decision

I lost respect for Joy after she quit mid service. She had the potential to be finalist, but ended up whining like Nilka. I did not like Gabriel that much for being disastrous on seafood. I don't have much to say about Chris, Ralph, Richard and Bev because they did not stand out that much throughout the season.

7 Season 13

La Tasha, Bryant, Sterling, and Fernando were the only good cooks with good attitudes of that season. Period, - Hkforever

This season again, had a mix of chefs who are talentless with ones who had terrible attitudes. The only saving graces were Fernando, Sterling, and La Tasha. As for everyone else, it was pathetic to say the least.

8 Season 3

I thought ALL of the contestants were weak from the beginning and no one proved themselves, in my opinion, by the end of the show. The winner seemed to win by default simply because one needed to be chosen. They were they least talented bunch of all the seasons and I don't think any of them deserved the prize.

I wouldn't say ALL though. Rock was one of the best contestants on the show in my opinion. Bonnie and Jen also did really well and were likable too. It's just too bad everyone else didn't deliver. - HanSolo69

Rock, Jen, Bonnie, Brad, and Julia (minus the last episode) were the only good cooks there. Melissa could’ve gotten a black jacket if only she maintained that strong start - Hkforever

Rock and Jen were the only consistent chefs of the season.

9 Season 11

The Blue Team was by far the worst performing team on Hells Kitchen. They only won one challenge and consistently had men kicked out of the kitchen by Chef Ramsay due to poor performance and leadership. The only outstanding chef on that team was Jon.

I stopped watching this season like halfway (after Raymond's elimination). Dan is one of my most despised contestant in that season. Jeremy is pretty much as bad as Raj. Gina and Sebastian are the most annoying contestants; I'm glad they're removed from the game early on (don't forget the puppet and Zacky Wacky thing respectively). It's too bad Ja'nel couldn't get a job due to drugs. Jon and Anthony are pretty much the fan favourites of the season. Overall, one of my least favourite season of the series.

Jon and Ja’Nel were both better cooks than Mary, but Mary was CLEARLY the better leader - Hkforever

This season had the worst blue team in HK history

10 Season 4

Pathetic chefs

I really liike elise stop hating on her

No dice. I, along with many many more viewers found Elise to be deplorable in both the seasons she competed. - HanSolo69

The Contenders

11 Season 2

Only saving thing was Heather otherwise I don't think there would have been a winner...

Ramsay was biased towards Virginia

12 Season 17

All-Stars was by far one of the most controversial and shocking seasons. Though the blue team and red team were equally consistent and inconsistent throughout the competition, eliminations did not go in any favor for the men (except Josh and Jared). Again with drama queens like (Elise, Robyn, Barbie) being spared, compared to other chefs (notably Dana) that had been consistent up to the point of their elimination, is drama going to always win the game? Of course not! There were many shocking eliminations that ruined the season completely noting:

Ben (Walanka) - Bounced back after sending an undercooked slamon. His health issues caused him to set a record for a chef to be eliminated on the winning team.

Giovanni - Lost the "Cook For Your Life" challenge although Robyn's punctured oysters should have single-handedly sealed her fate.

Van - Only had issues in terms of communication. For the red team, Barbie and Elise argued throughout the night nearly taking down the ...more

13 Season 1

With Mary Ellen, she was really inconsistent but Andrew was a weaker chef than her - Hkforever

The following chefs I hate:

Dewberry - Almost walking out of dinner service
Jeff - Giving attitude to Ramsay and his teammates
Carolann - Showing no interest in the competition
Jessica - Convincing Michael and Ralph to sabotage Elsie
Andrew - Talking back to nearly everyone
Wendy - Performing terrible in three consecutive services

I would put Jimmy (yelling at Ramsay) and Chris (not backing up his talking) on this list, but their respective shortcomings became their downfall. Saving graces of the season are Michael, Ralph, and Elsie. Not much to say about Mary Ellen though.

I have already forgotten about these contestants. I don’t know any of these 12 personally. I never contacted them via social media nor email. There’s no point in doing so. The only one I don’t want to contact is Jeff.

14 Season 18

Some of the decisions and things that have happened on this season I find to be baffling.

One positive thing I will say about this season is how early Jen was kicked out of the competition. Saved us from a potential migraine.

Now to list the negatives:

Kevin and T were my top picks from the beginning. To watch them both crash and burn as quickly as they did was disheartening to say the least.

Admittedly, I was rather surprised seeing Roe being eliminated when she was. I already knew Mia was going to get a black jacket, but I don't think Ramsay made the right call keeping her after she tried shifting the blame on the blue team's loss on Kanae.

Once the teams became men vs. women, it became clear how dysfunctional the men's team truly was (excluding Motto). The inability for them to win challenges, with punishment segments containing more drama than an episode of Real Housewives, and their sheer incompetence on a majority of their services was very ...more

It was an okay season to say the least. I was rooting for Kevin and T, but they both flopped hard. Heather, Trev, Jen, and Scotley were my least favorite parts of the season. Scott was as bad as Raj. Roe, Jose, and Gizzy should’ve gotten further. Chris is one of those chefs where we would’ve never known how far he would’ve really gotten based on his strong start (examples: Joseph, S6, Ji, S5, Vanessa, S4). Kanae should’ve gotten a black jacket. Everyone says that Bret and Mia were both arrogant, I think it’s just passion. Ariel and Motto were my favorite chefs of the season. Period. - Hkforever

15 Season 7

Had the most dysfunctional red team possible in HK history. The only outstanding performer on the team was Holli (with the exceptions of Nilka and Autumn). otherwise, it would have been a lot worse. Overall, they won 3 challenges but ZERO dinner services. To rub salt in the wounds, Scott's egotistical personality and Benjamin's condescending attitude threatened to tear the red team apart causing the most insane power struggle.

Worst part is nobody won the restaurant in England. Holly failed to get a work visa for England. The show didn’t sponsor it. I don’t know what she’s doing right now.

16 Season 5
17 Season 6

The season with the overall strongest chefs in Hell's Kitchen - Dave and Kevin

Had the best final three in HK history.

Aside from Suzanne (the bitch), Joseph (the not no bitch), Melinda (the girl with the crazy eyes), and Louie (the guy that was only there for like ten minutes), this was a really good season with really strong chefs (Dave, Kevin, Van, Tennille, Ariel) - Hkforever

Aside from Suzanne (The bitch), Joseph (The not no bitch), and Louie (the guy who was only there for like 10 minutes) this was overall a good season with some of the best chefs (Dave, Kevin, Van, Tennille, and Ariel) - Hkforever

18 Season 14
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