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[05/10/12 - 12:00 PM]
Chef Gordon Ramsay Sharpens the Palate of 18 New Culinary Competitors on "Hell's Kitchen"
The show's 10th season kicks off on Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5 at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from FOX]

CHEF GORDON RAMSAY SHARPENS THE PALATE OF 18 NEW CULINARY COMPETITORS ON "HELL'S KITCHEN"

Season 10 Premieres With a Double Helping on Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5 on FOX

Winner to Receive A Head Chef Position at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas

Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay spices up the 10th season of HELL'S KITCHEN with 18 new competitors and a two-night season premiere event on Monday, June 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Tuesday, June 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. These aspiring restaurateurs will brave Ramsay and his fiery command of the kitchen as he once again puts the competitors through an intense culinary academy to prove they possess the right combination of ingredients to win the life-changing grand prize: a head chef position working under Executive Chef Kevin Hee at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas.

Hoping to impress Chef Ramsay, the contestants leave the pleasantries at the door as tempers flare and things get hot in the kitchen, as well as in the dorms and during the eliminations. In the premiere episode, the chefs are divided into the red (women) and blue (men) teams. Then each must present his/her signature dish to Chef Ramsay and pray he doesn't spit them out!

In future episodes, the chefs will shuck scallops, create an all-American meal and herd sheep, as they vie for a chance to win rewards including a luxury yacht excursion to Catalina and a VIP day at the races. Meanwhile, the losing teams will be required to drink liquefied versions of their failed dishes and hone their tree-chopping skills in the heat. As the competition progresses, the teams will be reduced until only two chefs are left to compete for the ultimate prize and fulfill their dreams of working in the culinary industry as the winner of HELL'S KITCHEN.

Below are the 18 chefs of this season's HELL'S KITCHEN.

The Red Team (Women) includes:

Name: Barbie Marshall
Age: 34
Occupation: Catering Chef
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Signature Dish: Cod and Mahogany Clam Chowder

Name: Briana Swanson
Age: 32
Occupation: Personal Chef
Hometown: New York, NY
Signature Dish: Duck with Sugar Spice Sauce

Name: Christina Wilson
Age: 32
Occupation: Chef de Cuisine
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Signature Dish: Molasses Pork Chop with Sweet Mashed Cider Kale

Name: Dana Cohen
Age: 27
Occupation: Chef Instructor
Hometown: River Vale, NJ
Signature Dish: Pan-Seared Scallops

Name: Danielle Rimmer
Age: 27
Occupation: Saucier
Hometown: Bayonne, NJ
Signature Dish: Bucatini Shrimp Arrabbiata

Name: Kimmie Willis
Age: 27
Occupation: Personal Chef
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Signature Dish: Fisherman's Trio

Name: Robyn Almodovar
Age: 31
Occupation: Executive Sous Chef
Hometown: Hollywood, FL
Signature Dish: Seared Striped Bass

Name: Roshni Guarni
Age: 28
Occupation: Executive Chef
Hometown: Boston, MA
Signature Dish: Rack of Lamb

Name: Tiffany Johnson
Age: 30
Occupation: Sous Chef
Hometown: Warren, VT
Signature Dish: Lamb Schnitzel with Rosemary-Maple Glaze

The Blue Team (Men) includes:

Name: Brian Merel
Age: 31
Occupation: Personal Chef
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Signature Dish: Dark Chocolate Molten Cake with Berry Sauce and Cream

Name: Chris Carrero
Age: 33
Occupation: Executive Chef
Hometown: Queens, NY
Signature Dish: Filet Mignon with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Name: Clemenza Caserta
Age: 41
Occupation: Executive Chef
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Signature Dish: Stuffed Veal Chop with Sauteed Broccoli Raab

Name: Don Savage
Age: 44
Occupation: Cafeteria Chef
Hometown: Houston, TX
Signature Dish: Southwest Saltimbocca

Name: Guy Vaknin
Age: 28
Occupation: Executive Catering Chef
Hometown: New York, NY
Signature Dish: Pan Seared Striped Bass with Chocolate Miso

Name: Justin Antiorio
Age: 29
Occupation: Sous Chef
Hometown: Lyndhurst, NJ
Signature Dish: Pretzel-Crusted Crab Cake

Name: Patrick Cassata
Age: 40
Occupation: Executive Chef
Hometown: Lombard, IL
Signature Dish: Seared Broken Arrow Ranch Black Buck Antelope Loin

Name: Royce Wagner
Age: 29
Occupation: Sous Chef
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Signature Dish: Seared Black Grouper

Name: Tavon Hubbard
Age: 22
Occupation: Executive Chef
Hometown: Washington, DC
Signature Dish: Seafood Linguine

HELL'S KITCHEN is produced by ITV Studios America in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Gordon Ramsay serve as executive producers. "Like" HELL'S KITCHEN on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hellskitchen and follow the series on Twitter at @hellskitchenonfox and join the discussion at #hellskitchen.

GORDON RAMSAY STEAK AT PARIS LAS VEGAS: Award-winning Chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay brings his flair for exciting cuisine to Paris Las Vegas in one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2012. Gordon Ramsay Steak is a high-energy restaurant which playfully transports guests from Paris resort to the London atmosphere via a unique Euro-tunnel-like entryway. Set in the heart of the Paris casino, the modern steakhouse will celebrate Chef Ramsay and the city of London while boasting a creative cocktail program in a lively bar and lounge area. Guests will enjoy mouth-watering steakhouse selections such as savory bone-in rib-eye and the classic Porterhouse. Signature Ramsay dishes ranging from the popular beef Wellington and fish and chips to numerous fresh seafood selections will also be offered. The menu is dynamic, the space is one-of-a-kind and the experience is unforgettable.

PARIS LAS VEGAS: Paris Las Vegas brings the passion and sophistication of the City of Light to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, transporting guests to Europe's most romantic city. Distinctive for its dramatic 50-story replica Eiffel Tower and authentic architectural reproductions, Paris Las Vegas features more than 2,900 hotel rooms and suites, an 85,000 square-foot casino, 140,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, European-inspired boutiques and shops, The Paris Spa by Mandara, a picturesque wedding chapel and the opulent nightlife venue Chateau Nightclub & Gardens. Eleven restaurants include a distinctive array of fine cuisine such as Chef Joho's acclaimed Eiffel Tower Restaurant, French bistro Mon Ami Gabi and internationally renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay's first Las Vegas restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Steak, opening May 11, 2012. Performing in the 1,477-seat Paris Th��tre is the award-winning musical Jersey Boys. For more information, please visit www.parislasvegas.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Paris Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter.





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