Fox reveals the identites of 'Hell's Kitchen's sixth-season contestants
By Christopher Rocchio, 06/24/2009
Fox has revealed the identities of the 16 culinary contestants competing on Hell's Kitchen's sixth season, which will premiere with a special two-hour episode on Tuesday, July 21 at 8PM ET/PT.
Beginning July 28, Hell's Kitchen's sixth season will settle into its regular Tuesdays 8-9PM ET/PT time period.
Similar to its first five editions, the sixth-season cast will have to both work and live together as they try to impress foul-mouthed British chef Gordon Ramsay via various challenges and dinner services.
Hell's Kitchen's sixth season will begin with the 16 contestants being asked to create their signature dishes -- however unlike past seasons, the challenge will become a team endeavor pitting the men against the women.
In addition, one of the contestants will also go "head-to-head" with Ramsay, leading to the "most explosive, most outrageous and most intense elimination round ever seen" on the show, according to Fox.
The eventual sixth-season winner will receive the head chef position at Araxi Restaurant in British Columbia, Canada -- which was established in 1981 at the base of the Whistler ski resort. In addition, the winner will also join executive chef James Walt at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver.