Get ready for more wrath of Ramsey. Fox has decided to bring back the cooking reality show that tests chefs’ ability to stand the heat in a hectic restaurant atmosphere for two more rounds.
The show that first fired up in 2005 is hosted by a testy Gordon Ramsay just finished its 18th season. The theme was “Rookies vs. Veterans,” and the winner was seasoned New York City area chef Ariel Fox who found redemption after coming in third place on Season 6. Her prize was a position as the executive chef of Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and $250,000.
Fox told Gold Derby that she was more self-aware that there were cameras on everyone on the show 24-7. “When you do anything like this and you progress in your career, with crew members and team members who report to you and look up to you, it is important that you carry yourself in a certain way.” Her motto: No drama. As a result, she was the only member among the 16 chefs who was never in danger of elimination.
Unlike those tame judges on “Top Chef” and “Chopped,” Ramsay’s hot-headed (and bleep-worthy) reactions to ineptly cooked filet mignons and scallops are legendary. A plate of awful food can end up thrown against a wall. He has a dining dynasty on Fox with two other food-themed shows , “24 Hrs to Hell and Back,” which is in its second season, and MasterChef Junior,” which shows Ramsay in a more nurturing mode as he puts home cooks between the ages of 8 and 13 from around the country through their paces.