Up to that point Gordon Ramsay declared that season 11 blue team was the worst blue team in the history of Hell's Kitchen and the last surviving blue team member Jon Scallion who became sous chef at Gordon Ramsay Steak.
Season 10 marks the only season in which all of the contestants were eliminated normally. Meaning none were eliminated despite being on the winning team, during dinner service, due to illness/injury, or quitting of their own accord.
The first episodes of Seasons four and ten both accomplished a feat, which was the blue team never served any appetizers. Although in Season four, they did serve an appetizer but their customers have already walked out.
Holli, Danny, Christina and Rock all returned in season eight as special guests for the 100th dinner service. Holli and Danny sat at the red team's table and Christina and Rock sat at the blue team's table.
Season 14 Marks the first time a Team (Blue) has received a black Jacket prior to the end of dinner service. It also marks the first time Black Jacket members have had to enter another teams(Red) kitchen to aid in completing dinner service.
Season 13, marks the the first time a team Has ever completed an opening night service without any of the contestants being kicked out of the kitchen. This is credited to the Red Team who won the service by a landslide.
JI Cha and Simmone Hammond are the only two contestants to ever eliminate themselves moments before Ramsey made a decision during elimination. JI in season 5 due to an injury and Simmone in season 12 due to being overwhelmed.
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Season 11 winner Ja'Nell Witt had her job offer at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in Caesars Palace withdrawn after she failed a drug test, but she kept her cash prize. The position was later given to Season 12 winner Scott Cummings.
In season ten, a new record was set for the blue team as they lost almost every dinner service that season. Also, it was the first time neither team won a challenge. Justin also set a record in the Blind Taste Test by identifying all four items correctly.
Out of the eleven previous winners, six were girls and five were guys. Mike (S1), Heather (S2), Rock (S3), Christina (S4), Danny (S5), Dave (S6), Holli (S7), Nona (S8), Paul (S9), Cristina (S10) and Ja'Nel (S11).
Just 2 months after the airing of the season 16 finale, Contestant Paulie Giganti was found dead at home from a suspected drugs overdose. Paulie made it to the final 5 before being eliminated. He would later appear in the final as a member of eventual season winner Kimberly-Ann "Ryan" Ryan's team.
Towards the end of the competition, each chef takes a turn at running the pass. Chef Ramsay organises various sabotages to test the chefs perception and attention to detail. These sabotages were not originally planned by the producers and were in fact created by one of the original contestants in season one. Michael deliberately messed up a dish and brought it up to Ralph to see if he would pick up on it. He didn't. The tactic was implemented from season 2 onwards.