Top 10 Worst Hell's Kitchen Contestants


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21 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.

She was so disrespectful that Ramsay eliminated her.Elise was disrespectful but he didn't eliminated her until the semi-final

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22 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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23 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.

24 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!

25 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


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26 Gia - Season 16

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

She faked a cut

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

She started off great but the 2nd service and further on...yea she is DUMBBB. - spodermanfan1000

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27 Tennille - Season 6

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

Every time she talks (yells) I die a little inside.

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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28 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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29 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.

Ghetto at its best

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30 Jeremy - Season 11

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

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.

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

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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31 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.

When he stuck his finger in the sauce to taste it, I was completely disgusted! He's a complete disaster. A health-hazard waiting to happen.

Like Sebastian, he is not really serious in the kitchen

And both were the first to be eliminated in their respective seasons. What a coincidence.

Gaurav can't cook - Rob McCue

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32 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.

"It's not my personal opinion, it's my professional opinion." That was seriously stupid. Dude, I know you can cook, but you're not even a professional yet.

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33 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 sucked so much she was speechless

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

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34 Jason - Seasons 9 & 12

Why is he around the top 30? I was rooting for him since the start. He is funny, and one of the only chefs I like out in season 12. Great guy. Therefore, he shouldn't be on here. - ndog

Are you kidding me? Jason does not belong on this list, he is an excellent chef.

Shouldn't be on here

The people who put him here must either Mike's fans and/or Anton's fans or misread thinking about was season 4's Jason

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35 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

I tune in to see the cooking not trashy affairs

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36 Joe - Season 15

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

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

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

I don't see him getting much further in the competition. He's way too clumsy.

37 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

I don't think he can cook.

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38 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.

Usually excellent in challenges, but SUNK big time in dinner services.

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39 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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40 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.

Calling Paul, the WINNER of Hell's Kitchen, a meatball/dumpling is just disgusting. Oh yeah, and that story he told was a COMPLETE lie.

Insulted Paul

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