Las Vegas: ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ winner is head chef at Ramsay eatery
“When it comes to hot restaurants in Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris is one of the hottest. Diners may not see Chef Ramsay but they could see Christina Wilson, who won a year’s contract as the steakhouse’s head chef for her first-place finish on Season 10 of “Hell’s Kitchen.”
In honor of her victory over 18 other competitors, the restaurant is now serving what it calls the Hell’s Kitchen Limited Edition Tasting Menu. That’s quite a mouthful, but not nearly as palatable as the five-course dinner itself.
Ramsay’s British roots are evident throughout the meal. It begins with a Scotch egg made with Berkshire pork sausage and red wine-braised cabbage. Beef Wellington, Ramsay’s signature dish, is served as the third course.
The prix-fixe menu costs $145 per person; wine pairings are an additional $75 per person. The price includes a souvenir folder with an autographed photo of Wilson alongside Ramsay and executive chef Kevin Hee.
Wilson took up her new post within days of the airing of the program’s final segment, although that was more than a year after the reality show had finished filming.
“Everybody that was part of the final episode for 15 months knew who won and how it went down that night,” Wilson said. “We just, under contract, weren’t allowed to say anything.”
Because she couldn’t start her new job until after that episode aired, Wilson returned to Philadelphia to work, knowing she wouldn’t be in the job very long.
“It was hard,” she said. “I literally had to forget it ever happened. I tried really hard not to think about it.”
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