There was a special ingredient that contributed to Temple alumna Christina Wilson’s victory on Hell’s Kitchen – passion.
“I’m just going to put my heart down on the plate and let it pay off,” Wilson said as she created her menu on the Season 10 finale.
Wilson, 32, was one of 18 competitors vying for a spot as head chef at Gordon Ramsay Steak in Las Vegas.
Wilson’s final challenger was Justin Antiorio of Lyndhurst, N.J. Her competitive spirit and incredible work ethic no doubt played a part in her victory.
“I learned to have standards, always raise them, and always meet them; to be consistent and to always fight back,” Wilson said in a Q&A featured on fox.com/hellskitchen.
A graduate of Phillipsburg High School, Wilson transferred to Temple after attending West Chester University. She worked at Lolita on S. 13th St. before immersing herself in Hell’s Kitchen.
However victorious, the chef still has Main Campus cravings – Wilson said she loves Ali’s Middle Eastern, located in the 12th Street Food Pad Vendors.
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