Hell's Kitchen

WED 8/7c


Michael Langdon ELIMINATED

Michael Langdon

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

    I started to get very serious about the culinary arts when I was a teenager. I had always worked in kitchens, and after I graduated high school, I worked full time at a local restaurant, splitting time between the front and back of house. I quickly found out that my passion was for the kitchen. I quickly fell in love with the fast pace and intensity of it. The level of commitment it took to be successful and that bonds that were made between Chefs.

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

    I wanted to be a contestant on HELL’S KITCHEN because I thought it would be an amazing challenge. Many people try to get on the show and for years people always nudged me to try out, so I finally gave in and went for it.

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

    My favorite experience on HELL’S KITCHEN was working with Chef Ramsay. His level of intensity and attention to detail are off the charts. It was great to work and cook at such a high level of intensity.

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

    The greatest lesson I learned from Chef Ramsay was that you can you can push yourself and perform so far past what you think you are capable of and under the toughest conditions. He also taught me not to settle for anything less than perfection.

  • What is your favorite dish to cook and why?

    It’s hard to pick a favorite dish to cook because there are so many I’ve come to love. Honestly, I just love to cook with the seasons. I love to cook all varieties of fish. It’s so versatile.