When Jean-Phillipe left Hell’s Kitchen, fans were shocked. They are curious to know what your life is like after the show. Are you close to chef Ramsay?
The screams, the screams and the heat of Hell’s kitchen is back with season 19. Gordon Ramsay brings the long-awaited season to Las Vegas fans. So long, refurbished warehouse in Los Angeles! After a hiatus that lasted more than two years, the series finally made a comeback and chefs are battling for $ 250,000, plus an executive chef position at Hell’s Kitchen Lake Tahoe restaurant. This season’s contestants are top-notch talents who promise to deliver pure entertainment. Chef Ramsay’s support staff is also exciting this season. Chef Christina Wilson is returning for her fourth season as the Red Team sous chef and Jason Santos (Season 7 runner-up) is back with his blue hair as the Blue Team sous chef. Amid so many funny and familiar faces, viewers must wonder what happened to some of their favorite characters. Hell’s kitchen cast members, including the iconic Jean-Philippe Susilovic.
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Maîtres d’hôtel are commonly known as maître d’s and little is said about them HK cast members, simply because these professionals tend to do their jobs very well. While working on the front of the house in Hell’s kitchen, a maitre d ‘will greet the guests, seat them, and bring their order tickets directly to Gordon Ramsay. These front-of-house workers will generally keep the house in order while the kitchen struggles to serve customers. Although viewers love the current maître d ‘, Marino “Immediately!“Monferrato, most fans consider Jean-Philippe the best maître d ‘in Hell’s kitchen history. He was there for some shocking chef eliminations. Susilovic held the position for the first seven seasons and then returned for seasons eleven and twelve.
Soft-mannered Belgian Jean-Philippe has an impressive resume as a maître d’hôtel in some of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in the world (and Ramsay). He met Ramsay in Cannes at the famous La Palme d’Or restaurant. He was 17 and Gordon was 25. Gordon was there to gather some ideas for opening his first restaurant, Aubergine. They have been a dynamic duo ever since. However, Jean-Philippe really made his mark on the HK world in the first season. In the tenth episode of that season, a chef named Ralph called the maitre d ‘ “Juan Pedro” so many times that Jean-Philippe lost it and said to Ralph: “If you call me Jean-Pierre one more time, I will kill you.“Since then, Jean-Philippe was a Hell’s kitchen fan favorite.
Sadly, after the seventh season, Jean-Philippe left Hell’s kitchen. He then served as restaurant manager at London’s Ramsay restaurant, Pétrus. Then he met someone he loved in Belgium, so he decided to return home permanently. In Belgium, he opened his own restaurant, Bentley’s. Thinking about your HK Time was really up, he found he was missed and asked to come back. He came back for seasons eleven and twelve and then left again. The reason for his departure was never explained.
Then Hell’s kitchen (fans love looking at restaurant prices online) season seven, Ramsay took to Twitter to calm fans who were concerned about what happened to Jean-Philippe. He told them, “for everyone wondering why Jean-Philippe is not at Hell’s Kitchen, he goes back to work as a restaurant manager at Pétrus in London …“However, after season twelve, there were no tweets or news. Rumors spread that Jean-Philippe’s back problems broke out. He broke his back falling out the window in 2005. Some thought he just got tired of sweating in the heat of Hell’s kitchen. In a 2013 interview, Jean-Philippe said about the show: “I always feel sorry for genuinely talented chefs who have a mental breakdown in the middle of the show, not realizing they have what it takes to win. The last few weeks have been crazy because some chefs are really tired and make some silly mistakes. Sometimes it feels like Formula One racing with a lot of crashes.“
Maybe it was just time for him to put the race behind him. Whatever the reason, fans of the show really miss it.
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