Chef who was crowned the winner of the fourth season of the Fox cooking competition Hell's Kitchen. Despite being nominated for elimination five times, she set a Hell's Kitchen record by winning nine challenges on her path to victory.
She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. She dropped out of pre-law to pursue cooking and later attended The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.
After winning Hell's Kitchen, she was made senior chef at the Gordon Ramsay restaurant in the London West Hollywood hotel.
Her parents are Rick and Leasa. She has been married.
She and Christina Wilson are both former Hell's Kitchen winners.