Hell's Kitchen premiered back in 2005, and has become one of the most popular reality shows! The series sees a group of aspiring chefs complete various challenges each week under the guidance of Gordon Ramsay, who is known for his intense approach. The winner receives $250,000 and the opportunity to work at one of Ramsay's famed restaurants.
With 19 seasons so far, Hell's Kitchen has launched successful careers in the culinary world for its past contestants! Some of them have since launched their own businesses and restaurants, and have even started families. See where some of your favourite contestants have ended up!
Hell's Kitchen: What Are The Winners Doing Now?
Michael Wray is from Fort Collins, Colorado, and was the winner of the very first season of Hell's Kitchen. Wray ended up starting his own company called Skull and Cleavers, which sells chef knives. He is married to Sharlene Wray— who he met while in rehab— and the couple live in San Diego, California. At the moment, he is also hoping to raise funds for a food truck.
Heather Serignese (West)
Heather Serignese (née West) was the Hell's Kitchen season 2 winner. Originally from Port Jefferson, New York, Serignese now lives in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. She married her husband John in 2014, and they have two kids together. Serignese co-founded a group called East End Playdates, and recently launched her own catering company, Fresh N' Fancy Fixings.
Read on to find out even more about the past contestants!