Hell's Kitchen

WED 8/7c


Anthony Rodriguez ELIMINATED

Anthony Rodriguez

  • When did you first start getting serious about cooking and why?

    I decided to make cooking my career about 3 years ago. Throughout my life I have held a wide variety of jobs, but none really made me happy. I always felt really comfortable in the kitchen and figured, "You know what? Maybe out of everything out there, this is what I'm supposed to do."

  • Why did you want to be a contestant on Hell's Kitchen?

    Professionally, I felt like I was in a rut. I had only been cooking for a year and while I thought it was my passion and my calling, I was beginning to doubt myself. I needed something to make me believe in myself and reaffirm that I was meant to be a chef. I saw HELL?S KITCHEN as my trial by fire, a way to test my mettle.

  • What was your favorite experience on Hell's Kitchen?

    My favorite experience was seeing the huge flaming ?HK? for the first time. I am such a fan of the show that seeing those burning letters up close and personal was just amazing! And I don't think I'll ever make a better group of friends than the one I made in HELL?S KITCHEN.

  • What is the most valuable lesson you learned from Chef Ramsay?

    Chef Ramsay taught me never to underestimate myself. Before I went into HELL?S KITCHEN I was unsure of what I could do in the kitchen. But after working under Chef Ramsay, I realized that I have a lot more talent and potential in this field than I thought.

  • What is your favorite dish to cook and why?

    My favorite dish to cook is a perfectly grilled piece of salmon. Maybe add some clams steamed in a white wine and sherry reduction? now I?m hungry!