New York chef Dan Ryan joins the 20-contestant field of Season 11 for celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s reality television cooking series, “Hell’s Kitchen.” The roster, revealed February 27, includes 10 female and 10 male chefs from across the United States.
The popular program on Fox TV marks its eleventh season on March 12, opening with a signature dish competition filmed before a live audience in Las Vegas.
Who is “Hell’s Kitchen” contestant Dan Ryan?
Residing in Westchester, New York, 27-year-old Ryan works as a head cook at Xavier’s X20 on the Hudson in Yonkers, a member of Peter Xavier Kelly’s Xaviers Restaurant Group. His past employers include Dans le Noir and Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel.
A U.S. Army veteran, Ryan studied finance and financial management services at Corning Community College.
The “Hell’s Kitchen” Season 11 contestant’s signature dish is Eggs Benedict.
The eleventh season of “Hell’s Kitchen,” beginning March 12 at 8 p.m. ET, is themed “Get Out,” quoting one of Ramsay’s favorite exclamations from every season of the show. Ryan will contend with 19 other contestant cooks, aiming for a prime head chef position under Executive Chef Jeremy Berlin at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.