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    Default User Guest

    Default Hell's Kitchen finale (spoilers)


    Yay, Christina. The St. Louis (Maplewood) contestant won. I was pretty
    sure she was going to, after Ramsay picked her for the finals even with
    a weak performance in the "three chefs" competition. I really didn't
    think a middle-aged caterer was likely to win.

    This was probably the worst slate of contestants since the show
    started, especially on the men's side.



    Brian

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    If televison's a babysitter, the Internet is a drunk librarian who
    won't shut up.
    -- Dorothy Gambrell (http://catandgirl.com)

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    clouddreamer Guest

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    Default User wrote:
    > Yay, Christina. The St. Louis (Maplewood) contestant won. I was pretty
    > sure she was going to, after Ramsay picked her for the finals even with
    > a weak performance in the "three chefs" competition. I really didn't
    > think a middle-aged caterer was likely to win.
    >
    > This was probably the worst slate of contestants since the show
    > started, especially on the men's side.
    >



    A tie for lousy male chefs with last year.

    I wonder how Jen likes her airtime...

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    jmcquown Guest

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    Default User <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Yay, Christina. The St. Louis (Maplewood) contestant won. I was pretty
    > sure she was going to, after Ramsay picked her for the finals even
    > with a weak performance in the "three chefs" competition. I really
    > didn't think a middle-aged caterer was likely to win.
    >
    > This was probably the worst slate of contestants since the show
    > started, especially on the men's side.
    >
    >
    >
    > Brian


    [snipped cross-posting]

    I couldn't see Ramsay putting up with Petrozza's frequent fumbling. How on
    earth do you run out of the ingredients for two of the appetizers on YOUR
    menu half way through dinner service? Simple - he didn't bother to check to
    make sure his team had done adequate prep.

    In Christina, I saw growth during the season and the potential for even more
    growth, despite her age and lack of experience. Most of the people who
    enter the competition already think they're all that, then wonder why they
    get shot down. I was happy she won

    Jill


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    Default User Guest

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    jmcquown wrote:

    > Default User <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > Yay, Christina. The St. Louis (Maplewood) contestant won. I was
    > > pretty sure she was going to, after Ramsay picked her for the
    > > finals even with a weak performance in the "three chefs"
    > > competition. I really didn't think a middle-aged caterer was likely
    > > to win.


    > [snipped cross-posting]


    [restored -- it is a TV show after all]

    > I couldn't see Ramsay putting up with Petrozza's frequent fumbling.
    > How on earth do you run out of the ingredients for two of the
    > appetizers on YOUR menu half way through dinner service? Simple - he
    > didn't bother to check to make sure his team had done adequate prep.


    Yeah, in many ways Ramsay didn't seem to respect "P" very much.

    > In Christina, I saw growth during the season and the potential for
    > even more growth, despite her age and lack of experience. Most of
    > the people who enter the competition already think they're all that,
    > then wonder why they get shot down. I was happy she won


    She probably has more upside potential, being a recent culinary school
    student, and she did well in the various challenges. The paper
    mentioned that she completed her studies at the CIA during the break




    Brian

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    dejablues Guest

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    "Default User" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > Yay, Christina. The St. Louis (Maplewood) contestant won. I was pretty
    > sure she was going to, after Ramsay picked her for the finals even with
    > a weak performance in the "three chefs" competition. I really didn't
    > think a middle-aged caterer was likely to win.)


    That was my assessment. At 47, how many more productive years could
    Petrozza have? Christina is much more malleable.



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    Default User Guest

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    dejablues wrote:

    >
    > "Default User" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > >
    > > Yay, Christina. The St. Louis (Maplewood) contestant won. I was
    > > pretty sure she was going to, after Ramsay picked her for the
    > > finals even with a weak performance in the "three chefs"
    > > competition. I really didn't think a middle-aged caterer was likely
    > > to win.)

    >
    > That was my assessment. At 47, how many more productive years could
    > Petrozza have? Christina is much more malleable.


    Pretty much Ramsay's final assessment (source Wikipedia):

    "Christina had the least amount of experience coming into Hell's
    Kitchen. But I saw something in her that was quite special. She had the
    best potential across any other chef in Hell's Kitchen, and in my
    business, I think long term. I definitely, definitely made the right
    choice."




    Brian

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    won't shut up.
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    sandi Guest

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    "Default User" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Yay, Christina. The St. Louis (Maplewood) contestant won. I
    > was pretty sure she was going to, after Ramsay picked her for
    > the finals even with a weak performance in the "three chefs"
    > competition. I really didn't think a middle-aged caterer was
    > likely to win.


    I was so happy when she won. She had the most potental of them
    all, IMO.

    > This was probably the worst slate of contestants since the
    > show started, especially on the men's side.


    Yes. The variety was interesting. Though I would have rather seen
    more 'real' qualified contestants.

    >
    > Brian
    >



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    Edwin Pawlowski Guest

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    "Default User" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > Yay, Christina. The St. Louis (Maplewood) contestant won. I was pretty
    > sure she was going to, after Ramsay picked her for the finals even with
    > a weak performance in the "three chefs" competition. I really didn't
    > think a middle-aged caterer was likely to win.
    >
    > This was probably the worst slate of contestants since the show
    > started, especially on the men's side.
    >


    She was my pick a few weeks ago once the field narrowed. Some weeks before
    that, I though Bobby may have had a chance. Although she lacks experience,
    she seemed the most knowledgeable and if she can get respect of older help
    in the kitchen, can do well.

    About week three, I thought the entire crew should have been tossed and they
    all lose.



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    sf Guest

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    On 10 Jul 2008 02:29:02 GMT, sandi <[email protected]> wrote:

    Sandi.... it that you? Are you the Sandi formerly from Honduras? If
    so, long time no see! Come back to the chat channel someday.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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    ravenlynne Guest

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    Default User wrote:
    > Yay, Christina. The St. Louis (Maplewood) contestant won. I was pretty
    > sure she was going to, after Ramsay picked her for the finals even with
    > a weak performance in the "three chefs" competition. I really didn't
    > think a middle-aged caterer was likely to win.
    >
    > This was probably the worst slate of contestants since the show
    > started, especially on the men's side.
    >
    >
    >
    > Brian
    >


    Agreed. I wouldn't want any of them to make me a burger at McDonald's.

    --
    Don't blame it on the hormones...no wait...blame it on the hormones...

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    Anthony Ferrante Guest

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    I'm just glad that blonde witch who made it to the final three did not
    get it. I cannot remember her name, but I could not stand her. I am
    glad the girl won as I thought she was most deserving.

    And what about Jen and Matty during the final show? Jen still thinks
    she is the best and should have won. Matty is still nuts, but he was a
    lot of fun on the show. I haven't had so much fun disliking someone
    since season one with the fat guy Gordon called Butterball.

    Now we can enjoy Ktichen Nightmares soon.

    Anthony

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    legal process Guest

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    "Anthony Ferrante" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > I'm just glad that blonde witch who made it to the final three did not
    > get it. I cannot remember her name, but I could not stand her. I am
    > glad the girl won as I thought she was most deserving.
    >
    > And what about Jen and Matty during the final show? Jen still thinks
    > she is the best and should have won. Matty is still nuts, but he was a
    > lot of fun on the show. I haven't had so much fun disliking someone
    > since season one with the fat guy Gordon called Butterball.
    >
    > Now we can enjoy Ktichen Nightmares soon.
    >
    > Anthony


    As much as you (and others, I suspect) didn't like Corey, her efforts helped
    Christina during the final challenge.



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    sandi Guest

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    sf wrote in news:[email protected]:

    > On 10 Jul 2008 02:29:02 GMT, sandi <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > Sandi.... it that you? Are you the Sandi formerly from
    > Honduras?


    Sorry, wrong Sandi.
    USA all the way.

    > If so, long time no see! Come back to the chat
    > channel someday.
    >
    >



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    clouddreamer Guest

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    legal process wrote:
    > "Anthony Ferrante" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> I'm just glad that blonde witch who made it to the final three did not
    >> get it. I cannot remember her name, but I could not stand her. I am
    >> glad the girl won as I thought she was most deserving.
    >>
    >> And what about Jen and Matty during the final show? Jen still thinks
    >> she is the best and should have won. Matty is still nuts, but he was a
    >> lot of fun on the show. I haven't had so much fun disliking someone
    >> since season one with the fat guy Gordon called Butterball.
    >>
    >> Now we can enjoy Ktichen Nightmares soon.
    >>
    >> Anthony

    >
    > As much as you (and others, I suspect) didn't like Corey, her efforts helped
    > Christina during the final challenge.


    I have no doubt that Ramsey had his mind made up before the meal was
    even served...

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    sf Guest

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    On 11 Jul 2008 00:08:09 GMT, sandi <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Sorry, wrong Sandi.
    >USA all the way.


    OK, Sandi... I took a shot (and missed). Thanks for being a good
    sport about it. Hopefully if/when she returns she'll amend her sig
    line to note she's not in Honduras anymore so I'll know who she is.

    Welcome to rfc, hope I didn't scare you away.


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    Mae West

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    legal process wrote:

    > "Anthony Ferrante" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > I'm just glad that blonde witch who made it to the final three did
    > > not get it. I cannot remember her name, but I could not stand her.
    > > I am glad the girl won as I thought she was most deserving.
    > >
    > > And what about Jen and Matty during the final show? Jen still thinks
    > > she is the best and should have won. Matty is still nuts, but he
    > > was a lot of fun on the show. I haven't had so much fun disliking
    > > someone since season one with the fat guy Gordon called Butterball.
    > >
    > > Now we can enjoy Ktichen Nightmares soon.


    > As much as you (and others, I suspect) didn't like Corey, her efforts
    > helped Christina during the final challenge.


    That was one of the more interesting things. Corey and Christina didn't
    get along at all through much of the show, then sort of became buddies
    near the end. I guess being the in the last three girls with Jen will
    do that for you!




    Brian

    --
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    won't shut up.
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    Anthony Ferrante Guest

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    On Thu, 10 Jul 2008 17:02:58 -0700, "legal process"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Anthony Ferrante" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >> I'm just glad that blonde witch who made it to the final three did not
    >> get it. I cannot remember her name, but I could not stand her. I am
    >> glad the girl won as I thought she was most deserving.
    >>
    >> And what about Jen and Matty during the final show? Jen still thinks
    >> she is the best and should have won. Matty is still nuts, but he was a
    >> lot of fun on the show. I haven't had so much fun disliking someone
    >> since season one with the fat guy Gordon called Butterball.
    >>
    >> Now we can enjoy Ktichen Nightmares soon.
    >>
    >> Anthony

    >
    >As much as you (and others, I suspect) didn't like Corey, her efforts helped
    >Christina during the final challenge.
    >

    I will give Corey that much. During the final meal, she did seem to
    really try and help Christina.

    I wonder if Jen purposely tried to screw things up?

    Anthony

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    Anthony Ferrante Guest

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    On 10 Jul 2008 02:29:02 GMT, sandi <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Default User" <[email protected]> wrote in
    >news:[email protected]:
    >
    >> Yay, Christina. The St. Louis (Maplewood) contestant won. I
    >> was pretty sure she was going to, after Ramsay picked her for
    >> the finals even with a weak performance in the "three chefs"
    >> competition. I really didn't think a middle-aged caterer was
    >> likely to win.

    >
    >I was so happy when she won. She had the most potental of them
    >all, IMO.
    >
    >> This was probably the worst slate of contestants since the
    >> show started, especially on the men's side.

    >
    >Yes. The variety was interesting. Though I would have rather seen
    >more 'real' qualified contestants.
    >
    >>
    >> Brian
    >>


    Do you watch Top Chef and if so, your thoughts on the caliber of
    contestants they have as opposed to those on Hell's Kitchen?

    I, personally, think the better "potential" chefs are on Top Chef, but
    Hell's Kitchen is so much fun to watch. I really like both shows.

    Anthony

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    Robert Klute Guest

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    On Fri, 11 Jul 2008 17:49:28 -0400, Anthony Ferrante
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Thu, 10 Jul 2008 17:02:58 -0700, "legal process"
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>"Anthony Ferrante" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected] ..
    >>> I'm just glad that blonde witch who made it to the final three did not
    >>> get it. I cannot remember her name, but I could not stand her. I am
    >>> glad the girl won as I thought she was most deserving.
    >>>
    >>> And what about Jen and Matty during the final show? Jen still thinks
    >>> she is the best and should have won. Matty is still nuts, but he was a
    >>> lot of fun on the show. I haven't had so much fun disliking someone
    >>> since season one with the fat guy Gordon called Butterball.
    >>>
    >>> Now we can enjoy Ktichen Nightmares soon.
    >>>
    >>> Anthony

    >>
    >>As much as you (and others, I suspect) didn't like Corey, her efforts helped
    >>Christina during the final challenge.
    >>

    >I will give Corey that much. During the final meal, she did seem to
    >really try and help Christina.
    >
    >I wonder if Jen purposely tried to screw things up?


    I think she is was so absorbed with stewing over the fact it wasn't her
    in the finals that she wasn't able to concentrate on the task at hand.
    Besides, teamwork was never her forte, so actually working together to
    help someone else win is not something that would come naturally to her.

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    sandi Guest

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    sf wrote in news:[email protected]:

    > On 11 Jul 2008 00:08:09 GMT, sandi <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Sorry, wrong Sandi.
    >>USA all the way.

    >
    > OK, Sandi... I took a shot (and missed). Thanks for being a
    > good sport about it. Hopefully if/when she returns she'll
    > amend her sig line to note she's not in Honduras anymore so
    > I'll know who she is.
    >
    > Welcome to rfc, hope I didn't scare you away.


    Thank for the welcome. I've been here awhile.
    Guess I got lost in the crowd. LOL

    ;-)

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