New York City chef Jessica Lewis lines up with the 20-contestant field for Season 11 of “Hell’s Kitchen,” celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s reality television cooking competition. The roster, revealed February 27, includes 10 female and 10 male chefs from across the United States.
The popular program returns March 12 with its eleventh season debut, opening with a signature dish competition filmed before a live Las Vegas audience.
Who is “Hell’s Kitchen” contestant Jessica Lewis?
Twenty-six-year-old Lewis lives in New York City, where she works as a chef tournant at STK Midtown Restaurant. Previously, she was employed at Vanguard Financial Services.
Lewis studied culinary arts at the Institute of Culinary Education and completed an internship with Abigail Kirsch Catering. She holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Virginia, where she competed in varsity swimming.
The “Hell’s Kitchen” Season 11 contestant’s signature dish is Wahoo with Vegetable Succotash and Lemon Thyme Vinegar.
Beginning March 12 at 8 p.m. ET. on Fox TV, the eleventh season of “Hell’s Kitchen” is themed “Get Out,” clearly quoting Ramsay’s oft-shouted phrase from every season of the show. Lewis joins 19 other contestant cooks to compete for a coveted head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace under Executive Chef Jeremy Berlin.
Lewis posted this enthusiastic announcement February 27 on her Facebook page (posted unedited):
MARCH 12, 8/7c watch me, yes me, COMPETE on “HELL’S KITCHEN” ... and you know i love some competition, it's going to be crazy!