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?
Rosann: 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?
Rosann: 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?
Rosann: 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?
Rosann: 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?
Rosann: 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?
Rosann: 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?
Rosann: Corey, because she has potential.
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