At the end of episode 13 of “Hell’s Kitchen: Battle of the Ages” on January 26, the oven mitts came off when Cheyenne Nichols and Dafne Mejia were nominated for elimination. The black jacket chefs, who had both reached the final five, blamed each other for the night’s poor dinner service. Gordon Ramsay ultimately decided it was Cheyenne’s time to go, stating, “As the youngest chef in this competition, Cheyenne came a long way. Unfortunately for her, the ride ends a few stops short of Atlantic City.”
We asked in a recent poll if Gordon made the right decision and fans agree the 21-year old sous-chef from Spencer, Ohio deserved to be eliminated. In total, 47% of fans agree with his choice. It’s no surprise Dafne came in second with 38% of the vote.
Here are the complete poll results for who fans think should have been eliminated last week:
47% Cheyenne Nichols
38% Dafne Mejia
8% Sommer Sellers
4% Alejandro Najar
3% Alex Belew
Cheyenne landed in the bottom two with Dafne after she forgot to cook an order of scallops and appeared disoriented at dinner service. At one point her fish station literally went up in flames before Gordon insisted she “calm down” before she endangered everyone in the kitchen. Eventually the entire Fab 5 was kicked out of the kitchen for their “embarrassing” performance.
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Banished to the dorms, the black jacket chefs argued over who performed worst. In addition to Cheyenne’s obvious struggles at the fish station, Dafne was cited for a lack of communication and Alex Belew was called out for a raw steak. It seemed as though only Alejandro Najar and Sommer Sellers were remotely up to par. Still, it was a team failure and Cheyenne was deemed the weakest link.
“Hell’s Kitchen” is in its 21st season. For the first time ever, the well-seasoned 40-somethings take on the fresh up-and-coming 20-somethings in a battle of the ages. 18 all-new chef-testants entered the kitchen, with Christina Wilson and Jason “Jay” Santos returning as sous-chefs. At stake for the winner? A $250,000 cash prize and the head chef position at Gordon’s brand new Hell’s Kitchen Caesar’s Atlantic City.
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