Gordon Ramsay's Search for the Next Great Culinary Artist Returns!



    
                               "Hell's Kitchen"

                                  Season IV

                 Premieres Tuesday, April 1, 2008 on Citytv
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    TORONTO, March 14 /CNW/ - Fifteen aspiring chefs dare to enter HIS kitchen
when the fourth season of Gordon Ramsay's unscripted reality series "Hell's
Kitchen" premieres Tuesday, April 1, 2008 on Citytv.

    Broadcast Schedule is as follows:
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    Citytv Toronto     Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 9:00pm ET (Simulcast with
                       FOX)
    Citytv Winnipeg    Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 8:00pm CT (Simulcast with
                       FOX)
    Citytv Calgary     Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 10:00pm MT (Simulcast with
                       FOX)
    Citytv Edmonton    Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 10:00pm MT (Simulcast with
                       FOX)
    Citytv Vancouver   Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 9:00pm PT (Simulcast with
                       FOX)
    

    It's cook or be cooked for a new crop of hopefuls as they face off in the
ultimate culinary boot camp. Under the watchful and often critical eye of
renowned chef Gordon Ramsay, the fifteen would-be cuisiniers slice, dice,
flambé and sauté their way to the top, in order to prove they have what it
takes to succeed in the high 'steaks' world of fine-dining. The 'pièce de
résistance' this time around is the coveted position of Executive Chef at
Gordon Ramsay's new restaurant, The London West Hollywood, scheduled to open
in summer 2008.
    Each week the competition sizzles as Chef Ramsay turns up the intensity
and demands nothing short of perfection from his new recruits. Emotions run
high and tempers boil over with more aspiring chefs and more dinner services
than ever before. While the competitors each vie for his approval, watch for
Gordon's saucy demeanor and spicy vocabulary to stir things up and leave them
feeling fried!

    The 15 "Hell's Kitchen" contestants are:
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    Ben
    Age: 29
    Hometown: Charlotte, NC
    Occupation: Electrician and former Chef

    Bobby
    Age: 37
    Hometown: Niagara Falls, NY
    Occupation: Executive Chef

    Christina
    Age: 25
    Hometown: St. Louis, MO
    Occupation: Culinary Student

    Corey
    Age: 25
    Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
    Occupation: Private Chef

    Craig
    Age: 30
    Hometown: Coram, NY
    Occupation: Sous-Chef

    Dominic
    Age: 43
    Hometown: Catawba, SC
    Occupation: Stay-at-home Dad

    Jason
    Age: 29
    Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
    Occupation: Sous-Chef

    Jen
    Age: 24
    Hometown: Chicago, IL
    Occupation: Line Cook

    Louross
    Age: 24
    Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
    Occupation: Hotel Cook

    Matt
    Age: 35
    Hometown: Pinehill, NJ
    Occupation: Sous Chef

    Petrozza
    Age: 47
    Hometown: Charlotte, NC
    Occupation: Catering Director

    Rosann
    Age: 33
    Hometown: Staten Island, NY
    Occupation: Receptionist and Former Cook

    Sharon
    Age: 31
    Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
    Occupation: Room-service Chef

    Shayna
    Age: 28
    Hometown: Buffalo, NY
    Occupation: Catering-company Owner

    Vanessa
    Age: 31
    Hometown: Bozeman, MT
    Occupation: Line Cook

    "Hell's Kitchen" is produced by Granada America and A. Smith & Co. Arthur
Smith and Kent Weed serve as executive producers.
    Which chefs can rise to the occasion like a good soufflé and which ones
will simply fall flat? Find out when the fourth season of "Hell's Kitchen"
premieres Tuesday, April 1, 2008 on Citytv.
    For more information on Citytv programming visit www.citytv.com.

    Citytv, with stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and
Winnipeg, broadcasts intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse
television in its own unique, interactive style. With its strong local voice,
Citytv offers a distinct alternative to other conventional television
offerings. Its instantly recognizable 'look' and 'sound' are the product of
refreshingly different on-air personalities, unique program formats and high
television style. Citytv is a division of Rogers Media Inc., a division of
Rogers Communications Inc.





For further information:

For further information: Veronica Logue, Publicity Coordinator, Citytv,
(416) 764-3195, veronica.logue@chumtv.com


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