Who actually wins in "Hells Kitchen"?
I didn't see the first series, but enjoyed the second series of "Hells Kitchen". It was interesting -- and a bit disappointing -- to read that neither of the winners of the first two series have actually been awarded the prizes that the publicity claimed.
Viewers were told all through the second series that the winner would get to run his or her own new restaurant at a resort in Las Vegas. Not so. In fact, the young woman, Heather West, who won the second series was simply given a job as "senior chef" in an existing restaurant at the resort.Restaurant Hospitality says
of the series, "...neither Hells Kitchen winner has much to show for their victory, although a mountain of free publicity has been generated for the ventures of Ramsay and others. If the show doesn't follow through on awarding its prize, it doesn't say much about the integrity of the show's star, its producers or the network on which it appears. Sadly, that's the true reality of this show."
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