Hell’s Kitchen is a reality TV program which airs on Fox. The show is a boot camp for 20 up-and-coming chefs. The contestants compete for a $250,000 salary and a chance to work as a head chef in a prestigious restaurant. Gordon Ramsay is in charge of the boot camp. He currently has several shows that air on Fox, including; MasterChef, Jr. MasterChef, Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen, and Hotel Hell.
Ramsay’s newest show is Jr. MasterChef. When Fox gave Gordon Ramsay that show, they also extended Hell’s Kitchen through season 13. Season 11 aired in the spring of 2013.
Hell’s Kitchen facts
Chef Gordon Ramsay is the Executive Producer, Head Chef and Host of Hell’s Kitchen. The show premiered on May 30, 2005. Season 12 is in the making and the air date will be announced soon. ITV Studios, America in association with A. Smith and Co. Productions, are the producers of the show.
Hell’s Kitchen’s Executive Producers are Gordon Ramsay, Arthur Smith and Kent Weed.
About the cast
Gordon Ramsay is Scottish by birth but was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. After an injury sidelined his football career, he went back to hotel management school and studied in London with Albert Roux and Marco Pierre White. In France, Ramsay studied under chefs Guy Savoy and Joel Robuchon. Today, Gordon Ramsay is one of four chefs who have maintained a three-Michelin Star rating.
Kent Weed, Executive Producer of Hell’s Kitchen, is President of A. Smith and Co. Productions, Inc. His credits include Crash Course, The Swan, Skating with Celebrities, I Married a Stranger, and Cookalong Live with Gordon Ramsay. Weed lives in Los Angeles.
Arthur Smith is the founder of A. Smith and Co. Productions; Inc. Smith founded the company in 2000 with his friend Kent Weed. Arthur Smith is one of three Executive Producers of Hell’s Kitchen. Smith also serves as Chairman of the Board for the Tinopolis Group. Prior to forming his own company, Smith was V.P. of Programming, Production and News for Fox Sports. He lives in Los Angeles.
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