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Meet The Boys of The Blue Team for Hells Kitchen Season 6 - Entertainment

Meet The Boys of The Blue Team for Hells Kitchen Season 6   by mel.sitnx.eqxkbgat

in Entertainment    (submitted 2009-07-21)

Meet the men who will be entering Gordon Ramsay's Hells Kitchen for Season Six of the show, on Fox - starting on a brand new day (Tuesday) June 21 with a two hour episode! Here is a background on some of the people who will be keeping us entertained over the coming weeks as they compete in what must be the most intense and public job interbiew in the world.

Here they are - I can't wait to hear the Gordon Ramsay response when he hears that Tony's inspiration is Jamie Oliver!

Chef Andy

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Age: 39

Occupation: Executive Chef

Kitchen Experience: 24 years

Culinary Education: Johnson & Wales University

Culinary Inspiration: Rick Bayless

Resides: Boston, MA

Notes:

Andy started his culinary career in Boston where he is now the owner and Executive Chef of his own restaurant. Andy is committed to cooking with seasonal and locally grown ingredients. In addition to being an award-winning BBQ competitor, he is a published cookbook author and an advocate in preventing hunger and promoting nutrition.

Chef Tony

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Age: 30

Occupation: Culinary Store Manager

Kitchen Experience: 5 years

Culinary Education: On-the-job training

Culinary Inspiration: Jamie Oliver

Resides: Chicago, IL

Notes:

Anthony has lived most of his life in the Chicago metropolitan area. While attending college, he spent a year abroad in Florence, Italy, where he learned the art of Italian cooking. After graduating, Anthony was able to apply his knowledge and excitement for cooking as a culinary store manager, where he can help people select proper cooking tools.

Chef Louie

Hometown: Fitchburg, MA

Age: 45

Occupation: Diner Owner

Kitchen Experience: 30 years

Culinary Education: On-the-job training

Culinary Inspiration: Gordon Ramsay

Resides: Fitchburg, MA

Notes:

Louie was born and bred in New England. A third generation cook and diner owner, he followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. Louie is a family man with three children. He has been cooking for the majority of his life.

Chef Dave

Hometown: Chester, NJ

Age: 32

Occupation: Executive Chef

Kitchen Experience: 10 years

Culinary Education: Western Culinary Institute

Culinary Inspiration: Inner drive

Resides: San Diego, CA

Notes: Dave is a man motivated by accomplishment and success. He trekked 2,200 miles on foot across the Appalachian Trail. Dave strives to be an innovator and risk taker in all aspects of his life and finds cooking and food his greatest outlet.

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Chef Jim

Hometown: Mendham, NJ

Age: 34

Occupation: Sous Chef

Kitchen Experience: 15 years

Culinary Education: On-the-job training

Culinary Inspiration: None

Resides: Nashua, NJ

Notes: After realizing that a nine-to-five office job was not for him, Jim found his calling in the kitchen. In recent years, Jim's eyes have been opened to his abilities as a cook and Sous Chef in fine dining restaurants.

Chef Joseph

Hometown: Massapequa Park, NY

Age: 27

Occupation: Sous Chef

Kitchen Experience: 8 years

Culinary Education: USMC Food Service Specialist

Culinary Inspiration: Siblings

Resides: Massapequa Park, NY

Notes: Joseph is a Long Island native who enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after graduating from high school. While in the Marines, Joseph was a Food Service Specialist/Corporal. After serving his country, Joseph was able to apply his discipline and skills allowing him to excel in the kitchens he has worked.

Chef Kevin

Hometown: Plymouth, MA

Age: 35

Occupation: Executive Chef

Kitchen Experience: 13 years

Culinary Education: Culinary Institute of America, NY

Culinary Inspiration: Self-inspired

Resides: Middleton, CT

Notes: Kevin has been perfecting his craft in kitchens from Philadelphia to Colorado. A proud family man, Kevin resides with his son and wife in Connecticut where he is an Executive Chef. In addition to being at the helm of his kitchen where he has total creative control, he also established a culinary program for members of his country club, his high school, and for college interns.

Chef Van

Hometown: Buford, GA

Age: 26

Occupation: Fish Cook

Kitchen Experience: 5 years

Culinary Education: Art Institute of Dallas

Culinary Inspiration: Jason Weaver

Resides: Dallas, TX

Notes: Van graduated at the top of his culinary class while working full-time preparing breakfast and lunch for more than 100 people a day. Looking to advance his career, Van landed a job in one of Dallas' top restaurants, which allowed him to work with several celebrated chefs. Van is currently a lead cook who shares his time between work, family, and volunteering.

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