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Rosann Can't Hang in Hell With Only Three Years Experience

Rosann Can't Hang in Hell With Only Three Years Experience

After several mediocre dinner services, Rosann — along with her Brooklyn accent — was kicked off this week's episode of Hell's Kitchen. An appropriate unsurprising cut, Rosann didn't have the confidence to cook under Gordon Ramsay. Yesterday Rosann and I had the chance to chat about her experience on Hell's Kitchen.

To find out what she thinks of Ramsay, Matt, and Corey,


PartySugar: How did it feel to be eliminated?
: I felt sad about it at the time, but now I am fine. Thank god for pre-recording. It was interesting to watch how they edited my departure. That particular night I thought Matt should have gone home. The reason I messed up was because of him. He was on meat and I was on vegetables, so if he messed up his order I messed up mine.

PS: Is Gordon really as big of a jerk as he seems?
: Gordon is like Jekyll and Hyde. He is genuine and humble outside of the kitchen, but once you get him in the kitchen . . .

PS: What was it like when you watched last night's show and heard Ramsay say you are nothing but a big mouth?
: He said I have a big mouth but really he is the one with a mouth bigger than me.

PS: What happened exactly? It was like all of a sudden you lost your confidence. Why?
: Yeah, maybe. Some of the girls had more experience than me. I did lose my confidence. You know Christina said that she had been cooking since she was 15 and she's 24, so that's eight years of cooking. I started to feel like my three solid years in the kitchen weren't good enough and I was getting intimidated. I didn't believe in myself and Gordon saw it.

PS: What was it like working with the girls?
: In the beginning we really made the decision together to be strong and work as a team. But the further along the game went, the more catty and bitchy it got. I felt I was a team player no matter who I worked with. When Matt come onto our team, Corey and Christina didn't like him. They had a hard time with it, but I was a team player and knew I had to work with him.

PS: What's next for you? Did HK inspire you to return to the kitchen, or are you still a receptionist?
: My daughter recently started junior high and I really wanted to be there for her the best that I could. Junior high was a tough time for me, and I want to make sure she doesn't get messed up in the wrong crowd. But she's got a good head on her shoulders, she's very smart. So yeah in the Fall I plan on marketing my skills and returning to some sort of kitchen.

PS: Who are you rooting for?
: Corey, because she has potential.

Photos courtesy of Fox

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shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
Dewdropdeb - Hell's Kitchen can be found on the day afterward, so you can watch the episodes almost as they air, if you're interested. Meanwhile, one *might* be able to find Top Chef 4 online. If only there were some website where people could post videos...
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
It is about time she got kicked off.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
Rosann had the coolest head in that kitchen and I had a lot of respect for her. But (at least it was edited to seem this way) she didn't have the consistency. I can imagine that she would make a fantastic caterer, but in a made-to-order kitchen, you have to make sure that every single dish is perfect the first go around.
Dewdropdeb Dewdropdeb 8 years
Okay I have a big favour to ask regarding your posts on TopChef and Hells Kitchen! Your European readers are at least a Season behind... is there anyway you can keep the name beneath the fold? I use a reader, so have to click through to read whole article, so if the persons name or results were kept below I wouldn't see! ;-) Usually it works out like that, but not always!!! Thanks!!!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that it was def hard for rosann to fight her way on the show, but that seems to be the case with a lot of people on the show as well. i'm getting a little tired of gordon putting a third person up on the block and then not picking them to go home. what's the point? is he trying to scare the chefs? the other piece of this is that usually they would win another restaurant to work in...not a ramsey one...and this time around they do get one of his places...but would you want that? to be under his scrutiny all the time? even if gordon's not at the location 24/7 - you know that he's still paying attention.
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