'Hell's Kitchen' Season 11 cast announced

hells-kitchen-season-11.jpg "Hell's Kitchen" returns for its 11th season on Tuesday, March 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX and now the 20 new competitors have been revealed.

For the first time on "Hell's Kitchen," the 20 aspiring chefs will head to Las Vegas to present their signature dishes before a live audience. The contestants are split into two teams of 10, divided by gender. The winning team will enjoy a VIP experience in Vegas, while the other team will ride back to Los Angeles on a school bus.

The chefs are as follows:

The Red Team (women)

Amanda Giblin
Age: 28
Hometown: Orange County, NY
Occupation: Executive Chef
Signature Dish: Pan-Seared Sea Scallops over Roasted Corn and Crispy Prosciutto Risotto

Cyndi Stanimirov
Age: 25
Hometown: Queens, NY
Occupation: Head Chef
Signature Dish: Tri-Color Pepper-Crusted New York Strip with Black Truffle, White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese with Asparagus

Danielle Boorn
Age: 33
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Occupation: Executive Chef
Signature Dish: Parmesan-Encrusted Chicken with Herbed Orzo and Grilled Asparagus

Gina Aloise
Age: 49
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Occupation: Line Cook
Signature Dish: Penne Pasta with Meatballs and a Petit Braciola 

Ja'Nel Witt
Age: 31
Hometown: Houston, TX
Occupation: Executive Chef
Signature Dish: Thai Grilled Prawns with Asian Pesto

Jacqueline Baldassari
Age: 27
Hometown: Florence, NJ
Occupation: Roundsman
Signature Dish: Magret Duck Breast, Sweet Potato Rosti, Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with a Currant Au Jus

Jessica Lewis
Age: 26
Hometown: New York, NY
Occupation: Chef Tournant
Signature Dish: Wahoo with Vegetable Succotash and Lemon Thyme Vinegar

Mary Poehnelt
Age: 26
Hometown: Belchertown, MA
Occupation: Butcher/Cook
Signature Dish: Seared Duck Breast with a Red Wine Reduction, Pommes Anna and Arugula Salad

Nedra Harris
Age: 24
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Occupation: Kitchen Manager
Signature Dish: Honey-Glazed Lamb Chops with Grilled Potatoes

Susan Heaton
Age: 29
Hometown: Whittier, CA
Occupation: Culinary Student 
Signature Dish: Moroccan Lamb with Couscous

 
The Blue Team (men)

Anthony Rodriguez
Age: 27          
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Occupation: Line Chef 
Signature Dish: BBQ Scallop "Po' Boy" with a Tasso Jambalaya Pilaf

Barret Beyer
Age: 35
Hometown: Long Island, NY 
Occupation: Head Chef 
Signature Dish: Pork Loin Roulade with Mushrooms and Spinach Cream Sauce with Smashed Roasted Garlic Potato

Christian Rosati
Age: 38
Hometown: Boston, MA  
Occupation: Line Cook/Sandwich Maker
Signature Dish:  Pasta alla Norma

Dan Ryan
Age: 27
Hometown: Westchester, NY  
Occupation: Head Cook
Signature Dish: Eggs Benedict

Jeremy Madden
Age: 22
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA  
Occupation: Lead Cook
Signature Dish: Stuffed Porterhouse Steak with Caramelized Onions and Smoked Gouda

Jon Scallion
Age: 27
Hometown: York, PA  
Occupation: Chef de Cuisine
Signature Dish: Seared Scallops and Foie Gras with Truffle and Smoked Gouda Risotto

Michael Langdon
Age: 33
Hometown: Plains, PA  
Occupation: Executive Chef
Signature Dish: Seared Striped Bass and Ratatouille with a Saffron Tomato Jus

Ray Alongi
Age: 51 
Hometown: Boston, MA  
Occupation: Executive Chef
Signature Dish: Stuffed Veal Cutlet Damiano

Sebastian Royo
Age: 32 
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY     
Occupation: Sous Chef
Signature Dish: Sea Bass "Sea Farce" (aka Salmon and Shrimp Corndogs)

Zach Womack
Age: 34
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Head Line Cook        
Signature Dish: Pork Chop with Apple Fig Purée
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