Heather: Hell’s Kitchen sponsors “not going to completely trust someone they saw on TV”

It’s no surprise that Hell’s Kitchen doesn’t have a great track record of awarding its prizes to its winners, but its winners have rarely discussed that. In an interview with the New York Post, season two winner Heather West–who worked as a sous chef during season six but was pretty much invisible the entire season–mentions not getting her own restaurant like the show said she’d receive.

“Honestly, they’re really not going to completely trust someone they saw on TV with a multi-million dollar restaurant,” Heather said.

However, she added that her experience there was positive. “I did work at all the restaurants in the resort, learned a huge amount, and a lot about promotion and marketing,” she said. Heather is now the head chef at Monterey Restaurant in Long Island.

‘Hell’ and Back [New York Post]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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