When does ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ start Season 17? Who are the 16 All-Star chefs? We’re burning with info!

When does the 2017 season of Fox’s long-running reality TV show “Hell’s Kitchen” start? The network has announced that Friday, September 29 will be the anticipated return date, with renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay once again serving up curses and cuisines as the show’s host. But there’s a major twist in store for Season 17. For the first time ever, former “Hell’s Kitchen” contestants will return for an All-Stars version of the show. Click through our photo gallery above to see the 16 returning “Hell’s Kitchen” cast members for Season 17.

The ultimate winner of Season 17 will earn a head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Who will join the “Hell’s Kitchen” winners list by becoming the Season 17 champion? Among the crop of All-Star chefs, five previously came in third place in their seasons while another four came in fourth place.

Here are the official Fox bios for each of the returning “Hell’s Kitchen” 2017 cast members:

Robyn Almodovar
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Previous placement: 6th in Season 10

Jared Bobkin
Hometown: Troy, Michigan
Previous placement: 4th in Season 15

Nick Peters Bond
Hometown: Newburyport, Massachusetts
Previous placement: 5th in Season 14

Dana Cohen
Hometown: Emerson, New Jersey
Previous placement: 3rd in Season 10

Giovanni Filliponi
Hometown: Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Previous placement: 6th in Season 5

Elise Harris
Hometown: Newburyport, Massachusetts
Previous placement: 3rd in Season 9

Van Hurd
Hometown: South Glastonbury, Connecticut
Previous placement: 6th in Season 6

Benjamin Knack
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Previous placement: 3rd in Season 7

Barbie Marshall
Hometown: Strasburg, Pennsylvania
Previous placement: 4th in Season 10

Milly Medley
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Previous placement: 4th in Season 14

Ashley Nickell
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Previous placement: 3rd in Season 15

Jennifer Normant
Hometown: Burlington, Massachusetts
Previous placement: 5th in Season 9

Manda Palomino
Hometown: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Previous placement: 5th in Season 15

Michelle Tribble
Hometown: New York, New York
Previous placement: 3rd in Season 14

Josh Trovato
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Previous placement: 6th in Season 14

Ben Walanka
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Previous placement: 4th in Season 5

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