High school student reveals Hell’s Kitchen 3 challenge details; HK1′s Michael may guest

A teenager who “attends a high school where five [Hell's Kitchen 3]contestants landed for a Top Chef-like cooking challenge” posted about his experiences, but then took down his post after “Fox got a whiff of this and went after the source like a rabid, flesh-eating tiger,” Eater LA reports.

Before deleting his post, the student “did give a rundown of dishes tasted with his comments (‘ok, but a bit too thick and greasy, but then again, she was making it for teenagers,’ ‘ Very dry, bland, and starchy’).”

He also apparently “divulge[d] the winner of the challenge,” the site reports. In a subsequent post, Eater LA said that “FOX is busy chasing down Hell’s Kitchen 3 spoilers and threatening teenagers with million-dollar lawsuits,” which explains why that post no longer exists.

Meanwhile, Eater LA also reports that Michael Wray, the winner of Hell’s Kitchen, is the executive chef at a new Las Vegas restaurant, Tatou, and “camera crews were in Tatou … filming Michael ‘at work,’ probably for a where-is-he-now segment.” In addition, “Rumor also has it that he’s been in Vegas this week as a guest judge for the show,” which is currently in production.

UPDATE: The Year of Ramsay: It’s On! and Hell’s Kitchen: LA Connections, Spoilers, and Empty Promises [Eater LA]

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