Top 10 Worst Hell's Kitchen Contestants

With Season 6 less than a month away, let's pick the biggest Donkeys of the first 5. Whether they sucked at cooking, were unbelievably annoying, or just plain despicable, these are the "chefs" we loved to see Gordon Ramsay destroy the most.

The Top Ten

1 Raj - Season 8

Your kidding with this guy, right total mess from beginning to end period

An absolute joke. Clearly the worst in my opinion. I mean, I know that many contestants were likely just picked to provide entertainment and were not expected to have a chance, but even if I hadn't known that, Raj gives it away.

Almost Like when your parents tell you that Santa isn't real for the first time - princepretty

Has to be a plant from the producers... My African gray parrot would be more competent in the kitchen. If the contestants are truly vetted for ability then absolute morons would be weeded out easily. Obviously such is not the case.

He has to be a plant. There's no way anybody can genuinely be that horrible. His last dinner service was so entertaining it convinced me he was a setup.

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2 Elise - Season 9

Seriously, this is probably the most I have ever HATED a person on a show ever. Horse face embodies all the pet peeves I have about a person into one being and somehow doesn't look like a total monster as a result. Biggest mouth, no talent to back it up. It's obvious she was only kept around for the drama and, I know it wouldn't happen there, but I seriously just wish the rest of the people mobbed her, tied her down, and threw her out. I would seriously watch and just hope for some kind of accident to happen that would get her out of the competition. I wanted to pull her teeth out with pliers, I wanted to just do something that would get her out of the way. She is a sickening excuse for a human being, loosest terms there, and there is no way I would ever go to a place that would be willing to hire her. Restaurant or otherwise.

By far the contestant I've hated the most. Not a phrase I use lightly, but she was an obnoxious little girl the whole way through. There's been some annoying, pompous, disgusting people on the show - but this one outshines every other contestant in all those areas. She's not a team player, and that was obvious from the very start. A selfish, self-centered brat. It wasn't until she realized that she needed to work as a team to succeed that she even attempted to work as one - and didn't embrace the idea even then. Why Chef Ramsay didn't boot her for this reason alone I'll never know. But my biggest problem was the drama and the bullying. Always constantly targeting Kelly, most of the time out of the blue. Even if she perceived Kelly to be weaker than the rest and didn't like her personality - who gives a crap? Her behavior was inexcusable and disgusting. The banter might have been funny to watch, but it was unacceptable from someone who wants to be a professional in the industry. What ...more - jus

Big mouth, big head, big opinions. She didn't deserve to get into the top 5.
Laugh out loud, it was funny how she always argued with Kerry! If your mouth is half as big as Elise's, you could probably swallow all of Gorden's praise for this moron. She should totally be in the top three worst.

Worst Contestant ever in the history of Hell's Kitchen. Gordon Ramsay's should be ashamed of himself for letting her on the show for so long. Honestly Ramsay's talks about Teamwork, Being a Leader, never cutting corners or screwing your team-mates before on every episode of Hells kitchen before season 9 and all of a sudden we get this girl in which all she does is Screw over her team-mates, throws them under the bus, and is a Complete Running joke for ratings. Which in Turn makes Gordon Ramsay's a Complete Joke. I have no respect for someone that keeps a person like this around a kitchen. Ramsays just for keeping this girl on to get a Black Jacket just shows how much of a sell out for money he really is.

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3 Lacey - Season 5

Lazy, whiny, and useless. - PikaRamsay

I like it when she goes.. "I'll show them that I'm just not another pretty face". That made me so angry. She is FAT AND UGLY. What mirror was she looking in the mourning? Hey Lacey, Your FAT, UGLY, LAZY, and a BITCH.

Started watching Hells Kitchen late and so far Lacey is the worst! How many times does she walk out of punishment or show up late to prep? "I quit! " Is one thing she should have done. Don't understand why she lasted as long as she did!

You know, at least Raj wanted to play the game. - CloudInvasion

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4 Tom - Season 2

"You're sweating in the *beep* food! " - PikaRamsay

He kept saying he was like the veteran of cooking because he was the oldest etc, but he had FOUR career changes, FOUR! He thought it was easy just to come into a kitchen and say 'i'm experienced' just because he was the oldest. He couldn't cook at all. Age does not equal talent at cooking. There is NO correlation whatsoever and Tom proves it - Aquaturtle

Until he was sent home every night the blue team lost he was up there

He's a sexist fatass loud mouth who can't stop sweating. He's a disgusting old fart that doesn't deserve to be in any kitchen, even his own kitchen

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5 Gina - Season 11

I hate this lady so much. Gina is one of those things I despise about season 11. There are other contestants I hated from his season, but let me get to the point. Gina did make good scallops on first try, but later, it got worst. Her talking puppet really grinds my gears. It's as annoying as Sebastian's big mouth when men took an old school bus from Vegas back to Hell's Kitchen. She made a bad excuse to leave the competition. There were no obvious symptoms of her illness. Hell's Kitchen staff should never chose this lady ever. I don't want to hear from her ever.

Annoying and stupid! She even Quit herself off the show! Because she didn't like how disrespectful everybody on the show was. She talks like a goat! She is what made Season 11 bad! I was glad when she got off the show!

If Gina came to Hell's Kitchen to make friends (which is probably the reason why she came) she should've watched the other seasons before coming in

She reminds me of Lacey season 5. Immature whiny and lazy.

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6 Robyn - Season 10

Just watch her facial expressions.

Thank you person who put her on here she is a big loudmouth

She was the most annoying contestant hell's kitchen has ever seen! The stupid cow!

Her and Tiffany just complained that the other chefs were awful but could never deliver on their end. That’s a despicable trait and I wouldn’t want someone like that to cook meals for me and my family.

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7 Russell - Season 8

This guy has to be the biggest sore loser I have ever seen. He never owned up to anything, then when he lost the finale he blamed his team and said that he would stop any of them from getting a job in the same city he worked in. I personally think he was worse than Raj any day

Russel was and will always stay a good-for-nothing hateful bully. Always quick to blame and put down everyone else but never owning up to his own mistakes. Remember how many times he dissed Boris by pointing out Russia? I, for one, would never eat anywhere that thick lazy bully cooks.

I remember watching episode 5 In season 8 Russell was swearing at the prom committee students (three teenager students) when he was in pissed off mode during the punishment was the most outrageous piss off mode I have ever seen.

Trev was bad too, but he's not a douchebag like Russell.

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8 Jason - Season 4

His cooking skills were lackluster enough, but his attitude made him even worse-- he was whiny and irresponsible. But what makes him the all-time worst contestant was his overtly, disgustingly sexist remarks. Uggh. In the first episode he claimed that if he won, he would be having to turn away girls. Well, good luck finding anyone who'd want to go out with you now that you've revealed how horrible you are.

I think while going on and on about women he forgot that he was on television. What kind of person says those kinds of things? Every single episode he made (at least) one or two awful, sexist remarks. And I know that you can never take what you see on reality T.V. for what it appears to be, I KNOW he is a jackass.

Sexist pig
"women can make desserts"-yes they can also poison your food

This guy has no qualities to be top chef. He makes sexist jokes about female chefs. I don’t have much to say about him because his time in the show is short. He along Matt and Jen are worst participants of 4th season.

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9 Dan - Season 11

His attitude was terrible from the beginning he should've been one of theirs five people gone

He most definitely sabotaged Mary in the finals. He just ruined all the steaks and then blew up at her to get kicked out. Probably the worst sabotage I have ever seen. Mary completely deserved to win that season, Ja'Nel shouldn't have made the finals. Jon was far better than her.

Lousy winner. Quick temper. But also have a big heart to admit he is wrong and to ask forgive. Look at the last episode when he apologizing at Mary

Dan had a terrible attitude I couldn't even.

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10 Jen - Season 4

Jen is horrendous, when Ramsay gave poorly received her dish, she told him to read some books. Then in the fifth episode, she refused to help Christina leaving her close to cracking under the pressure when she struggled on souffles and in the SAME episode, successfully gets the women to change their votes from Rosann to Christina, all because Jen didn't want to help her. Then in the seventh episode, when Ramsay told her to not call out orders, Jen became angry and unresponsive through out the night with Ramsay calling her "undirectable". Then when she moved herself to The Blue Team and they lost the challenge, she bullied Louross for forgetting the veal. In the following episode, she bossed the others around, embarking an argument between herself and Bobby (of all people), then she dictated over the menu and took offense to being called sweetheart and in Episode 11, she possessed a bad attitude all through out the night, she was lucky that Bobby was much worse because ...more

She was a complete bitch... I done care if she knew how to cook, the fact that she asked Ramsey to give her a letter of recommendation on T.V. is like selling your soul in front of the world... No bloody self respect. Also, she tried to sabotage Patroza in the final because she really didn't care about it. A selfish self obsessed bitch who I would love to smack in the face any day.

She and Elise were the worst 2 in my opinion. They both had pretty high thoughts of themselves for no reason at all. I think they were kept around for the drama to make people tune in to the show. Problem is, everyone wanted to jump into the T.V. and smack them both!

She was the reason Louross went down. He was clearly shaken by Jen's repeated attempts at revenge for the one time he failed to place veal reluctantly on his plate. Jen was the one who stole his ingredient. It is amazing that she was never kicked out before contestants like Ben and Shayna. Louross should have been able to last longer than Matt and Bobby. Without Jen, Louross would have been able to exercise a greater opportunity to own the Los Angeles restaurant. Psychology is enough to beat someone down in this game...but it's not fair to bully another contestant when the favor was never returned.

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The Contenders

11 Louie - Season 6

He got ejected in the first service... Oh and he also served sausage gravy over biscuits... In an attempt to be the head chef of Araxi restaurant

Although he sucked, him getting fired in the middle of the first service was obviously scripted in order to make room for Robert. Besides, some contestants have made even worse mistakes than Louie, yet they didn't get kicked out.

Terrible chef with a terrible attitude. Even if he didn't get ejected in the first service, he'd still probably be one of the first ones to go.

Such an obviously scripted event, his ejection. He was clearly only in there so that they could keep Robert's comeback a surprise.

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12 Nicole - Season 12

Nicole is not only a useless Chef, but also very timid which makes her incompatible as a head chef, not to mention she was quiet the whole time. Also the flip off to Ramsey at the end is the most disrespectful act since Joseph in s6.

Plus she has no passion, no fight back, no leadership, abysmal cooking ability and even worse attitude when compared to the others. Also she looks like a witch so... yeah

People talk about Elise having the worst attitude of any chef in Hell's Kitchen history. Bull. Nicole may not have had Elise's mouth, but her attitude was worse AND she is one of the most disrespectful chefs to ever be on the show. Had Nicole last more than two episodes she would have proved less tolerable than even Elise. Zero respect, not really any good cooking ability, Nicole should be much, much higher on this list.

A three old would probably be more talented, mature and determined than Nicole is. There is pretty much no redeeming quality to her at all.

This woman doesn't have the qualities to be top chef. She has no passion at all. Her attitude is so intolerable. During 1st dinner service, she could not communicate with her teammates. She despised Chef Ramsay from the start. She has no respect towards anyone. She insulted Chef Ramsay, contestants and audience upon elimination. She didn't last long. I'm sure she's not welcome in other T.V. programmes like Top Chef and Cutthroat Kitchen. I'm sure Colicchio won't tolerate her behaviour. I don't want to be friends with this prick.

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13 Matt - Season 4

There are ten billion billion billion particles in the universe that we can observe, his mama took all the ugly ones and put them into one nerd. I mean with a face that looks like he is always on the verge of crying we thought that god would be kind enough to give him a good personality. And boy were we wrong.

So bad, he's almost hilarious!
"I've got a Migraine, Chef! " - PikaRamsay

He threatened to punch Christian, Made chef Ramsey puke and served a raw chicken to a kid
What does that tell you?

Wait there was a guy called Christian in Season 4? I know there was a Boston guy called Christian in Season 11 or did you misspell Christian for Christina?

One of the worst contestants of the season. His exotic tartare is something I will never taste. Everyone will agree it's nasty. One time he got hit by chicken by Chef Ramsay. He really deserved that. He put Ben under the bus multiple times. He demonstrated being crazy by hitting his head. That's childish. Did he really have a migraine? I believe he was faking it. If he did, he should have surroundered his jacket during service. There are a lot of contestants that I don't want to meet. Matt is one of them.

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14 Nedra - Season 11

Nedra was skilled, but a terrible personality. I can't stand the ghetto attitude.

She is an annoying bitch.

She was annoying but funny as hell at the same time. She made the show interesting but by no means was she able to win.

Almost like Elise season 9

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15 Tiffany - Season 10

Look up "White Trash" in the dictionary and you will see Tiffany! Calling Barbie the "C" word is so disgusting just goes to show what kind of person she is.

Tiffany was so disrespectful to Sous Chef Andi after Back-talking to her. After awhile, Sous Chef Andi told Tiffany to leave.

Lazy, dirty, fat, and blames others for the teams problems. I feel bad for Barbie having to deal with her good thing she was eliminated before her. I bet she works part time as a prostitute

I forgot that she exists. She didn’t return for final dinner service.

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16 Seth - Season 5

When a past contestant (like the Season 4 Christina in this case) openly reveals they wish a terrible contestant (like Seth) outstayed his welcome and should've been eliminated over someone else (being Charlie), that's when you know how badly they suck.

Forest Gump Jar-Jar Binks 0 cooking skills = this guy. - PikaRamsay

No restaurant experience saying he never worked in a restaurant before.

What was he thinking when he made his sweet ratatouille? If I were Chef Ramsay, I would kick out a contestant during signature dish challenge. I would do that every season for worst of worst dish or talking back to me. I won’t ask. I would have done it to him (Seth himself), Matt from season 4, Antonia, Mike from season 12 and JP. He could made the fastest elimination in history of Hell’s Kitchen.

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17 Joseph - Season 6

Apparently, he's not no bitch.

What.He made a big deal about who was the first nominee. I mean come on. He also showed very little respect with his teammates, the red team, nor chef Ramsey. Jerk!

When he won a challenge he said it wasn't what he came for. He can't even show respect for a victory.

The equivalent of a five year old. He cannot even speak properly and his behaviour is on par. However, this idiot has a more broad vocabulary than the average five year old (at least by a few words). Truly a sorry excuse for a human being. "I ain't no bitch".

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18 Gaurav - Season 12

He put his fingers in the risotto while cooking. That is a game breaking violation in the kitchen. Anyone who did those should regret it. I wish he wasn't chosen during pool selection priority to opening season. Whatever he did could have caused an epidemic. Customers, chef Ramsay and everyone else would have become sick. He said putting fingers into food for tasting is normal, that's not true. This kid should never been chosen to be in Hell's Kitchen.

I never noticed that he cleaned his finger with his tongue after checking the risotto with it. That is just disgusting on a whole new level. Even if he cleaned it with soap and water later, I doubt there was any real time to do so during service. His reaction to the situation in the confessional did make me laugh, though. But still, gross.

One does not simply stick his fingers into the risotto. Too bad it ain't finger lickin good.

He broke kitchen rule number one never eve ever put your hand(fingers) in the dish that why he got eliminaed 1st - princepretty

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19 Mike - Season 12

Just like Nicole from the same season, this guy was pretty much useless!

Absolutely pathetic. He served packaged tortellini and canned sauce for the signature dish, and also cursed at Gordon Ramsay (VERY RUDE). Also, during the team punishment, instead of helping clean up the kitchen, he was sitting around eating chips. Are you kidding me? I don't think he would even qualify for McDonald's.

HE COULD NOT COOK, served chef packaged food for a signature dish and cooked crap in the 3rd challenge. He was super lazy

Who would serve packaged pasta? Chef Ramsay prefers that they are made by scratch. If Mike makes it from scratch, he would be praised. The tomato sauce should be handmade as well. He doesn't accept his mistakes and punishments. He demonstrated no effort during dinner services and challenges. Not a team player. No respect for anyone.

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20 Colleen - Season 5

She was hands down the worst. She performed badly 5 dinner services in a row.

Service 1: Cooked spaghetti in a dirty pan, cooked too much spaghetti, and made a disgustingly sweet risotto.

Service 2: She failed to cook scallops and kept burning fish.

Service 3: Couldn't even say "Four caesar sala, three shrimp, one plain. " four times in a row.

Service 4: Brought up an extra wellington and couldn't figure out the meat station.

Service 5: Left the oven door open and didn't know the pastry she served was raw with a raw pear.

She had five dinner services, and all five of them were shocking.

She teaches cooking lessons for $300. The way she cooks however convinced Chef Ramsay and the TV audience that she's a Fraud and a Robber. - PikaRamsay

This lady can't cook. She claims to be a culinary instructor, but when she appears on television, there's the irony. She is oblivious to whatever she makes. I believe many students don't like her because she can't cook anything. Environment in culinary school and restaurant are different, so experience is different. No chef experience means no survival in the kitchen. She along with Lacey are the worst participants of 5th season. That's what defines her.

How can this donkey be so far down. Top Ten...yes she sucked!

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21 Sherkenna - Season 15

Got eliminated because she didn't know how to cook an arctic char. It's a real shame, because I feel she had some potential. This just goes to show you that you need to master everything if you want to compete in HK, because if you don't, you could very well end up being in charge of the one thing you don't know how to do, and that'll get you sent home.

She should have stayed longer.

Why is she so high on this list? All she did was fail to cook arctic chars. It’s not like she was anywhere near as bad as some of the other contestants up on this list.

22 Scott - Season 7

Scott was one of the most cockiest chefs I have ever seen. Blood Sausuage and Prunes? Really?!

Scott is like a person telling you they actually saw an alien and having no evidence to back it up

He talked about how he was the best chef in the whole of hell's kitchen, joke's on him he didn't even make top 10 - Aquaturtle

Is he even an executive chef?

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23 Sara - Season 2

Others have sabotaged teammates in other seasons, but none seemed to get as much enjoyment from it as Sara. I can only imagine how many jobs she's been passed over on since this aired. Who would want that in their kitchen?

I was so eager to see her cut! Though there have been incompetent and annoying contestants, her heartlessness towards her teammates made her the person I most disliked.

She is by far my least favorite contestant out of any season. She was not a team player, extremely egotistical, untrustworthy, and seemed to enjoy seeing other people suffer. Sure, she had a bit of talent for cooking, but not anymore than her fellow teammates who she sabotaged. Absolutely disgusting. Her voice and the way she talked was also very irritating. And she got the most facetime on camera for some reason.

Wow way to be proud to be a backstabbing liar.

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24 Josh - Season 3

The first contestant to be fired before dinner service was even finished! - PikaRamsay

Zero good services and yet ended up in the Final Five's black jacket team before getting an even worse service by wasting numerous risottos and binning nearly as much spaghetti as Melinda and Lovely (season 6)

This guy did NOT deserve to get a black jacket!

He should have waited for the order, not cook too early. Then he served under risotto, that costed him his place in competition.

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25 Frank - Season 15

He's sexiest, horrible and who cares if you're a marine. I respect the marines. How is he a marine? Aren't marines meant to be really team originated? Just cause Amanda was the first female on the blue team it seems like he's had it out for her since then.

He didn't even seem sincere in his apology video! Mainly because he probably wasn't and got ordered to do that or else he'd be sacked.

He had a cushy job I respect all jobs in the marine corps. But I do not respect him or anyone who thought that what he said is correct in what he has said. Both me and my boyfriend love the show and he wanted me to rewind to hear the comment.

He is now in the marine enlisted aide program. Which means that he has gone from cooking for the commandant to cooking for basically paid army interns. He's an idiot, bully, no pallet and creativity. How he made it so far in the competition baffles me in my honest opinion.

I hate this guy so much. Misogynist, talentless bully who is all talk and no skill. The way he treated Amanda last episode was disgusting. He is a Marine? Really?! What an embarrassment for the Corps.

Horrible palate, not creative and is a giant coward for making other people take his food up so he doesn't have to be responsible for it.

He was disgraceful as a teammate, extremely overly sensitive, and a sexist ignoramus!

I respect his service for our country - but that is all I respect about him.

He was good at coming JERKS

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26 Shaina - Season 16

"Get the Chicken! "

45 minutes later: Overcooked

27 Kimmie - Season 10

This woman has issues. She can barely cook, called out wrong times to screw up her team, and her first reaction to ANY conflict is to talk about how much she wants to beat them up. No wonder she didn't win. Che Ramsay foresaw the workplace lawsuits stemming from her violent attitude. And if she wasnt angry and wanting to punch people, she was crying and whining.

She cried when her team lost the "Think-On-Your-Feet Craps Challenge." I don't think she was a good sport, and the way she blamed Dana for her burned Brussels Sprouts.

She was an emotionally unstable violent wreck. The only reason she isn't in the top 10 worst is because she can at least cook. Did not seem like a nice person.

Kimmie Jong Un

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28 Tennille - Season 6

She should not be this high she's a good chef like Barbie

She was horrible in the beginning of season 6, but she's definitely one of the most improved chefs in Hell's Kitchen history.

She's an ugly, obnoxious, hypocritical, toxic windbag with one of the most annoying voices ever heard in a Gordon Ramsay production. She's like a female version of Matt; non-stop excuses, delusional about her own performance, and way too much ego for someone who's honestly just a terrible cook. The only reason this loudmouth made it so far is because there was always someone a smidgen worse than her to take the fall.

Her voice is like nail's on a chalkboard, but she was great. One of the best in my opinion! - Conhill389

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29 Gia - Season 16

She faked a cut

She said she shouldn't go home because she wasn't up. Hello have never watch this show Gia

Ruined the show by letting her stay will never be able to watch again so insane

Don't worry. She's gone now. Thank god she didn't last long at all. Now let's hope they get rid of Matt ASAP - HanSolo69

I have only seen Season 16 and I KNOW she's the worst ever.

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30 Sabrina - Season 8

Sabrina is stupid as well. In team challenges, she would lose her point but would blame the last person up if they lost their point. She couldn't grasp that the team challenges are about total team points, not which order. every time she lost a point she should be blaming herself.
Beyond that, she reminds me of my old roommate who was massively selfish and blamed everyone for everything that was her fault or "just an accident." She would lift a finger to save a live, but I don't think she would raise 2 fingers to save a life.

Pure evil.. She took too much pride in being a manipulative liar who is "straight from the hood".

I am gob-smacked she is not in the Top Three.

How is this disgusting bitch not higher on this list?! Raj from Season 8 was at least entertaining, she's just an awful person, she complains about everybody but she's worse than them.

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31 Brendan - Season 9

He sucks badly. He takes a piece of fish out of the trash, serves it to Ramsay, and then when he asks Brendan about if it was the same piece of fish, he LIES about it and ends up being one of the first to leave Hell's Kitchen Season 9. What a moron. Even Brendan said himself that he was blowing smoke up Ramsay's ass.

Chef Ramsay should've fired his ass in the middle of service after that stunt.

During reward field trip, he just rambles about random stuff about himself. He keeps talking and talking until the rest of the team gets annoyed. We don’t need to know your life story Brendan. Will goes like “blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah”. If I’m in situation like this, I would put my head down. He didn’t last long.

Insulted Paul

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32 Jeremy - Season 11

He served a sample plate and got eliminated even though he was on the winning team. laugh out loud

At least Raj was so bad, that he was hilarious. Jeremy was just painful to watch.

Jeremy's dumb as a rock, why would Chef Ramsey let this retarded chef complete this season? He's too damn slow and doesn't know how to cook.

If Hell's Kitchen was a marathon, Jeremy would still be pondering at the starting line when everyone else has finished the race - Aquaturtle

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33 Maria - Season 7

First at all, you must say why was a bad contestant before voting. But I would that she was bad because in way over her head, and laugh after jamie served a steak with cold sauce. She was so painful to watch in episode 5 for struggling in both kitchen and diner room

She was so anoying

I coud not belive how funy she thought her mistakes were!

34 Melinda - Season 6

Remember when Chef Ramsay found a whole bunch of pasta thrown away in the bin? Melinda was the one who put all that pasta in the bin.

Not all of it. Lovely was with Melinda on that station, and Lovely overcooked some of the pasta, so therefore, she threw some pasta away as well. It was not entirely Melinda's fault.

I'm surprised she is ranked higher than this (should be easily in the top 25) with the silly pasta fiasco... not to mention her strange facial expressions (a.K. A deer in the headlights look as Sabrina says) and doing a lobster tail dish without the lobster tail

She took most of the blame for wasting capellini noodles. Also her signature dish was subpar because she lied about the lobster tail. Her elimination quote is hilarious. She her back to space. There are couple of contestants that are worse than her like Louie and Joseph.

"LOOK... LOOK... LOOK! What the f*** is this?!? "

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35 Benjamin - Season 7

This 'man' was so obnoxious! I also have a theory with Ben. Towards the end, he knew he was getting worse and worried that he wouldn't get in to the final 2, as he saw Hollie emerging. So he faked his back injury so that he had an excuse to leave as opposed to facing the embarrassment of being eliminated. After all, he had a huge ego and couldn't stand to hear someone else say that he wasn't the best. We see him bend down effortlessly and run around during service with no problem. He went to take himself out of the competition but thought that Ramsey would put him through after talking to him, so stayed. You can't hand over a kitchen to someone who would lie so that may have also helped his elimination as I'm sure it wouldn't have escaped Ramsey's attention that his back problem disappeared. For this reason I feel that he is one of the most manipulative candidates but just concealed it better. He's not as good as he thinks he is.

The best part was him getting an absolute earful by Sous-Chef Scott in E12 after he was trying to run the pass when Ramsey was away. Aside from that, like Scott, he was another big mouth with a big ego. It is surprising, that he is not at least in the top 25 of this list. Was hoping Siobhan would punch him after he ignored her dish in the sandwich challenge which cost them the win.

He said rice was poor food. I double dare him to say that to every single one of the high class Chinese restaurants around the world that have been and are still serving all sorts of rice dishes to the rich and famous.

Definitely got better in All Stars, once again in Final 3 with legitimate chance to win it! What a turnaround for him.

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36 Joe - Season 15

I loved Joe and he definitely could cook but his clumsiness is what cost him

This guy can cook, but he keeps making such stupid mistakes. I don't think he will make it to the black jackets. - ndog

He's kinda like Sarah and Christine from season 14. He's good in challenges, but a mess in services.

I mean, he wasn't the best chef in Hell's kitchen, but 36?! That's really harsh.
He's at least bottom 100.

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37 Michael - Season 14

Probably made one of the worst and dangerous acts by trying to hid a sizzling/steaming pan under the counter (certainly more dangerous than Giovanni putting the sizzling pan in a freezer in season 5). The seniors center he is chef must be very worried after seeing this act.

Sucked at services, made the most dangerous mistake in HK history, dumb (tried to grab the sizzling pan from Ramsay), annoying (constantly answers "Yes chef") and delusional as well. He thinks he shouldn't have been sent home. Should be much higher on the list.

Should've been out before Cameron.

Should've gone before Cameron hands down.

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38 Vinnie - Season 3

Another incredibly confrontational cook starting right at the start which he disagreed with Ramsay for saying his pink snapper dish was too hot/spicy and than at the end of the first service when he confronted the chef again after his poor service in the apps in which he was using water in the risotto which make it taste like gnat's piss.

This douchebag talked back to Chef Ramsay when he criticized him for his performance in the first episode & came up with an idiotic statement & got frustrated when Gordon name-called him. Even Rock put his hand on his back/shoulder as a way of saying just... stop.

At least Tiffany and Aaron had passion and worked hard but Vinnie was wrong in every way. - spodermanfan1000

He is one of the worst cooks in HK history and his bad attitude towards Chef Ramsay doesn't help at all. He should be in the top 20.

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39 Monique - Season 14

It only took 10 minutes to realize that she is going to be the villain of this season (at least on the red team)

Lasted for 4 services, and a nasty attitude. Bottom line is that she is a crap cook. - ndog

Her attitude is unmatched. She looks like she has deleterious hygiene, for someone who is so keen to criticize (not to mention the abstinence of logic in this regard). All in all she is one irritating brat.

Annoying from day 1.

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40 Jackie - Season 15

Beauty from Jersey? Really? More like trash from Jersey. Jackie cannot cook like a professional chef to save her life. She's rude, obnoxious, doesn't care about the customer (watch episode 4 with the chicken), quick to blame everyone else, and acts like a 12 year old boy in a professional work environment. She should've been the first out, but she'll be kept around for the drama.

She should be in the top 10. She doesn't have the experience (having only 3 months of experience is not something to be proud of, Jackie), she's not the least bit professional, she's incredibly lacking in talent, and personalitywise, she's nothing but a straight-up bully. She's undeniable proof that the show favors ratings over actual talent. It disgusts me to no end.

She was extremely rude to Christina, her team and she can't cook professionally. She should be given position of head chef at 7-Eleven.

She should have gone in the 4th service after she wrote down "The ******* List." Disrespect like that does not fly anywhere, never mind in a fine dining restaurant. It was an utter joke that Meese got the boot after that episode instead of Jackie. Jackie was just a crappy cook with an even more crappy attitude. - RAWdonRamsay

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41 Matt - Season 16

I'm so glad that smarmy, arrogant little pissant is gone! I cheered when Chef finally booted his ghetto ass out! Matt did nothing but talk smack, even about Chef Ramsay, saying Chef doesn't know what he's talking about. Ugh. No respect.

One of the most hot headed chefs ever has a sook when things get to tough blames everybody else and bitter as when he was eliminated!

I feel that the men in this season were appalling, only Devin being a reasonable guy. Matt's attitude stunk to begin with, but I feel he improved slightly and definitely wasn't as bad as Andrew, Paulie or Johnny. Doesn't mean he was perfect because he was far from it, but certain one of the better men of the series - Aquaturtle

Matt's attitude was crap, but he should have definitely stayed longer than Kim. - RAWdonRamsay

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42 Andrew - Season 16

This guy is trying to make a complete ass out of himself during service. He will not make it to top 10. I guarantee. I also hate how he said that Devin is a bad cook. He lost my respect right there. - ndog

This dude can't even be bothered to take responsibility for his mistakes. As much as I hate him, at least Johnny walked up to the chopping block and owned up to his mistakes last service.

At least Johnny owns up to his own mistakes. This guy can't even do that. - FallenApostle

Johnny doesn't own up to his mistakes. Just see episode 8 dinner service - J1996

I tune in to see the cooking not trashy affairs

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43 Johnny - Season 16

Looks like we now have the male Elise. He had no right to talk to Kimberly that way and I'm so glad she fired back at him.

He is a bully. He runs his mouth but his performance is pathetic. He enjoys ripping on people and making ladies cry. Shameful this is the kind of cooks they put on the show.

I have no respect for him whatsoever. He's an insufferable bully looking to win through intimidation instead of actual skill. I don't see how any can still root for this douchebag after the display he's put on.

Johnny should not be 47th. He was willing to walk up to the chopping block to own up to his mistakes in the 5th service. - RAWdonRamsay

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44 Paulie - Season 16

Insufferable in every way. He's a brownnoser towards Ramsay, he consistently performs poorly in services, and is arrogant and delusional to the point where he refuses to own up to his mistakes. Also, he can dish it, but he can't take it. Every time one of his teammates says they're going to nominate him or if they try to call him out on his mistakes, he acts like a whiny baby and throws a fit. He has no business being in a black jacket, let alone outlasting Devin and Wendy.

I honestly never really saw him as a front runner, especially not after that last service. Also, his talent isn't matching his arrogance.

Why does he think he is so good? He makes so many mistakes and acts like he does the best service each time and CANNOT live up to any mistake. THE WORST It's SO ANNOYING TO WATCH. He has to have some type of personality disorder because I can't believe how delusional he is.

Chef Ramsay definitely had a soft spot for Paulie just because Paulie's a weirdo. - RAWdonRamsay

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45 Jeff - Season 1

Gordon Ramsay: Are you gonna run?
Jeff: No. I'm gonna stay and finish up service.
Gordon Ramsay: Oh really. Why?
Jeff: Because I'm not a quitter.
A few seconds later, he walks out. He was useless anyway.

Jeff nowadays is a car salesman and he refuses to talk about Hell's Kitchen in anyway shape or form. Grumpy schmuck!

Was an absolute disaster in the entire time he was in HK not to mention rumors he was trying to pick a fight with Ramsey (outside) in which he apparently injured himself - so indeed he had a terrible attitude and should be much higher than 76th. He was probably the worst of the first season.

Worst participant of 1st season. He has no culinary career. He’s sensitive to Gordon Ramsay topics. Not the person I want to meet

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46 Andrew - Season 7

This guy was creepy...

Scary and stupid. In addition to his animal butchering, he talks himself with the garnishes and than says to Che Ramsay that it's a brilliant idea to mix the old runny/creamy mashed potatoes with fresh ones.

He dared to put the liquid mashed potatoes in a plate to serve before being stopped by Chef Ramsay. He even dared to talk back the Chef. He even thought it was great idea to mix runny with creamy mashed potatoes! What a jackass.

I don’t like this guy. He’s tried to be celebrity chefs’ worst nightmare during signature dishes. I wasn’t impressed by it. During 2nd dinner service, he attempted to serve liquid mash potatoes. Those are as bad as liquid scramble eggs. Afterwards, he quit the show. Bad sport.

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47 Jen - Season 3

Why is she on here?!

Jen was great! But the Jen in season 4 different story... - spodermanfan1000

Claimed she was 26 but when Ramsey wanted to see her get angry before putting her on the pass she kept harping on about 'working hard for 15 years'... Really, Jen? You were working really hard to become a strong chef...since the age of 11? Hmm

Just rewatched this season. I never noticed how manipulative and bitchy she was near the middle/end. Should've been kicked out after the pasta bin incident in my opinion.

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48 Suzanne - Season 6

Another arrogant young cook straight out of culinary school.

Suzanne had the worst competitive record of any chef in the history of Hell's Kitchen, only being on the
Winning side once, being on the losing side and/or getting nominated for elimination eleven times, and never being named the Best of the Worst or Best of the Best. - jimmy12lee

Probably one of the dumbest quotes in HK: "Chef, can I get a play-by-play on that? " (episode 4 after the red team lost the dinner service)

She first was a sweet girl than a bit later she went into the group of Hell's Bitches. - spodermanfan1000

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49 Andrew - Season 1

Was quite confrontational with Chef Ramsey (well half of the chefs of that season were like that) including right off the bat with his penne signature dish. The taping of the door was also showing his stupidity. Hard to believe he was the last chef gone before the black jackets, but then at that time nearly half the chefs in the competition were getting black jackets

It was hilarious to see him get owned by Sous Chef Scott after he got caught trying to tape the door to the store room to keep it open.

Nominated every time the blue team lost.

I hated this guy so much. I know it’s a long time this season aired. His attitude sucks. He doesn’t take responsibility for his mistakes. You never put duct tape on the secured door for any reason. If I were a sous chef, I would do the same thing like Sous Chef Scott did. He was an office assistant? He should have joined Masterchef instead. Joe Bastianich would be fed up with his attitude. He, Wendy, Jeff and nearly half of the cast would have joined Masterchef. This season aired way before 1st season of Masterchef USA. I don’t think they’ll care.

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50 Tiffany - Season 3

Nasty attitude who belittled someone's job but was the first booted from the show.

Horrible attitude. Was mean to Julia just cause she worked at waffle house, yet she was able to cook an egg and helped the dinner service. Karma came for Tiffany and she was the first one eliminated

She can't fry an egg and she is mean to Julia for being a waffle house cook

Once said "One bad apple spoiled the whole bunch", everything from Arizona are the worst!

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