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Posted on 08/26/2013 7:08:48 AM PDT by bgill
"Hell's Kitchen" champ Ja'Nel Witt tested positive for cocaine ... and that's why she wasn't allowed to accept the head-chef position at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in Vegas
(Excerpt) Read more at tmz.com ...
Hell's Kitchen should have a required drug test for contestants so avoid this happening again.
Now she will go into business with Rachel Jeantel
I love Gordon Ramsey and am even more proud of him for this action.
What a stupid thing for her to do. She will be blackballed in the entire industry.
you knows that right
No she will not...ol Rev. Jackson will hire her as his “personal” chef
Way to go girl girlfriend!
..blows 6-figure salary and life changing career.
The entire TMZ staff should be executed. WTF watches this garbage and why does anyone care?
the article says she gets the the $250,000 salary anyway!!
Amazing isn’t it? She couldn’t stay off coke long enough to accept a dream job.
I think it’s pathetic that the show is giving her the $250,000 anyway! She doesn’t deserve it after that. She’s still getting rewarded and doesn’t have to do any work. I sure don’t understand it.
Nope. That industry is different from most.
Crack is whack.
Libertarians will insist this is another attack from that nasty war on drugs.
The girl should be high on drugs and be allowed to do whatever. So what if she becomes a risk to a potential employer, right?
It’s apparent the show doesn’t do a good job evaluating quality head chef candidates. The runner up, Mary Poehnelt, is a St. Skittles’ fan and had a pic of herself in a hoodie on her FB.
She still gets the salary.
because coke is expensive.
Chefs have to work craaaaaaaaaazy hours, hence coke and pills. I’m not sure if Gordon ever got into drugs but his hilarious autobio “Humble Boy” certainly explores the insanity of the restaurant industry.
A former member of the mainstream media here in Pittsburgh used to hang out with the kitchen staff at a particular elegant restaurant that used to hire the naer-do-wells from my high school. He would hang out and do drugs with them.
Then he’d go back to his TV station and file undercover reports busting beer vendors for serving underage kids at Three Rivers Stadium.
Is there a chef out there WITHOUT coke in his bloodstream?
The industry is completely mad! It’s a very macho atmosphere and drugs and kickbacks are an everyday occurrence! Not that there’s anything wrong with that...
mmmmm......honey, this is delicious!.....it’s so good, you must have been high when you made it......
Yes, it is. I sorta miss it. Those nights of prying bus boys off of waitresses with a crowbar in the linen closet, the cops busting the dishwasher (always at the beginning of the shift)....
Well, she can now buy lots of coke with that money.
Ramsey will now be sued for discrimination.
I’m looking for a good read; I’m going to hunt that one up. Thanks!
It’s a living.
“the article says she gets the the $250,000 salary anyway!!
A bone thrown to avoid being sued.
Also to buy more cocaine.
I love this show-and Gordon-and thought the other girl should have won. Now that this has happened, will the title go to the other chef? Assuming she passes a drug test too?
I guess Ja’nel can always go to work for a fast food place- they’re gonna pay more real soon, and she can make lots of drug connections.
But there is a silver lining for Witt -- we're told she WILL receive the $250k salary ... despite the fact she won't spend a single day in the kitchen.
Fun Fact -- $250,000 can buy roughly 10 kilos of cocaine ... depending on the quality.
That'll teach me...
“Libertarians will insist this is another attack from that nasty war on drugs.
The girl should be high on drugs and be allowed to do whatever. So what if she becomes a risk to a potential employer, right?”
Yeah, sure. Who told you that libertarians don’t believe people are responsible for the consequences of their actions? Or that they don’t believe business owners can hire or fire whoever they want for any reason?
Fun Fact -- $250,000 can buy roughly 10 kilos of cocaine ... depending on the quality
My husband managed a club that had a kitchen. I loved the atmosphere in the kitchen - as wacky as it was. Despite everything, those boys and girls worked HARD!
..blows 6-figure salary and life changing career.
It’s actually called Humble Pie and it’s in paperback on Amazon.
That’s how they avoid the discrimination law suit.
The Homies don’t even know who she is.
Will look for it. Thanks.
They would likely spend more than 250 grand in legal fees fighting her in court.
Amazing! ...the money must have been tied to winning the TV-Show & not Caesars Palace money.
I bet though that next year’s Hell’s Kitchen contracts they sign will have a drug clause causing the winner to forfeit and/all money won if they can’t come up with a clear drug test.
Hubby & I were recently at a hotel where they were filming an episode of Hotel Hell (Gordon Ramsay for those that aren’t familiar) and to spend the night there and eat dinner we practically had to sign away our first born child.
I signed up for the ‘lottery’ they hold for spots just because I wanted the chance to see Ramsay in the flesh. Hubby went along because he’s a good guy and not because he’s a fan of Ramsay!
It was interesting and lots of fun except while we had a great Jacuzzi in the room there was NO SHOWER! Hubby ‘showered’ on his knees trying to get his head under the spigot to wash his hair.
Agree no pity for drug users ever.
It wouldn’t appear that cocaine use prevents someone from being the best cook amongst a field of contestants. But the fact it’s illegal can sure mess up one’s life.
Have you ever had a beer, a cigarette or a Pepsi? In your life?
One can only take so much Gordon Ramsay.
The visual of your Hubby is not a pretty one! ...did you goose him? hehe
Hey, if Lord Obama can be President after admitting to using Choom all through High School and using Cocaine in College, this gal should be able to get a job cooking for the tourists in Vegas.
I think it’s time for Gordon Ramsey, Lord Obama and this gal to have a Beer Summit. Obviously she didn’t get the Job because she is Black.
Gordon’s brother died from drugs. He’s quite vocal in that book he dislikes them. His father died from either drink or drug related problems, as well,
I really enjoyed the book. I got the audio version, read by Ramsay for a car ride. Highly recommended, if you like audio. His childhood sounded terrible.
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