Fox’s press release promoting the program states that:
“FOX has renewed Gordon Ramsay’s popular culinary competition series HELL’S KITCHEN for two more seasons, bringing it to its 21st and 22nd seasons. In the long-running series, aspiring cooks go through a rigorous culinary curriculum to demonstrate that they have the stamina and expertise to participate in the competition each week. Only those with the correct mix of elements will be able to compete until a winner is declared.”
Hell’s Kitchen participant Nicole Gomez desired to become a Commercial Pilot
Famous private chef Nicole Gomez of the Blue crew has over 20 years of experience. She started her career in 2000 and has collaborated with Dan Bilzerian, Eddie Murphy, and Will Smith. On the podcast The Conscious Kitchen in 2021, she discusses her work in the industry.
The chef talked about how she got her start in the kitchen. She revealed that her first goal was to become a commercial pilot and that her then-boyfriend helped her find culinary schools.
Nicole’s boyfriend used to tell her she was obsessed with Emeril Lagasse, whom she called a genius, and that she was watching too many culinary shows.
Nicole observed paintings being served on a platter while she was an intern at the Playboy house. In the end, her internship turned into a year-and-a-half-long contract that showed her how much she loved to cook. She also developed a “hunger” for knowledge as a result, expanding her horizons as a cook.
Although Nicole was thrilled at the thought of flying, she acknowledged that it would prevent her from engaging in the kind of artistic expression she desired. She may keep experimenting with skill and inventiveness as a cook.
The Hell’s Kitchen contestant called her first few years in the kitchen “hardcore.” She admitted throughout the program that she had some tough competition when she first started. You must outsmart and sabotage them, she commanded. You have to depend on yourself.
As a female chef, she found it challenging to break into the major leagues. She claimed that because she appeared “extremely youthful” at the time, she had the impulse to shed her femininity. The Hell’s Kitchen chef continued by saying that if she wanted to be respected, she had to act like a man.
Nicole Gomez has gone a long way, and she frequently posts on Instagram about her achievements and fantastic work. After witnessing art being served on a plate for the first time, she established a reputation for herself in the industry by serving masterpieces.
She is now going to show up in Hell’s Kitchen. She may have been better prepared for Gordon’s rage because of her experience working in many other restaurants, but this will surely be a unique situation. On September 29 at 8 p.m. ET, watch Hell’s Kitchen episodes the day after they premiere on Fox on Hulu.