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WATCH: And The Winner Of Hell’s Kitchen Season 11 Is…

Last night’s Hell’s Kitchen kicked off with Jon’s elimination, leaving us with an all-lady showdown for the two-hour finale. First, Gordon Ramsay tasked Mary and Ja’Nel with cooking a four-course meal before a live audience at Caesar’s Palace, judged by four familiar-looking guest chefs: Sang Yoon (Lukshon), Homaro Cantu (Moto), David Lefebvre (Manhattan Beach Post), and Douglas Keane (Cyrus). (Jeffrey Frederick, the Vice President of Food and Beverage for Caesar’s Entertainment, served as the challenge’s tie-breaking judge.)

The reason Sang and Douglas look familiar is because they just so happened to be in Vegas also taping the current season of Top Chef: Masters. Cross-promotion! Check out parts one and two of the guest-judging below.

Then, it was back to Hell’s Kitchen in Los Angeles for one last service, with a brigade made up of Ja’Nel and Mary’s former competitors. After much assertive expediting, Gordon finally crowned Ja’Nel Witt the winner of Hell’s Kitchen Season 11, which makes her the new head chef of Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill in Caesar’s Palace, raking in a $250,000 a year salary.

Check out the final reveal below.

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2 thoughts on “WATCH: And The Winner Of Hell’s Kitchen Season 11 Is…

  1. One never knows from the behind-the-scenes stuff that’s not shown, but based on actual performance in the final — Mary should have won.

    I’m hesitant to even suggest it, but I’m wondering if personal appearance and mannerisms (e.g. voice) played a role, even if just enough to put Ja’Nel over the top.

    Ja’Nel needs to get herself a dose of humility, while Mary might need to tone down the taskmaster stuff a tad.

  2. I agree that Mary should have won, as I didn’t like Ja’Nel’s attitude at all this season. Just have to wait and see what happens.

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