Hell’s Kitchen is back for another scorching season, and this time it’s the Battle of the Ages. Season 21 participants will be sorted into groups depending on their age. Gordon Ramsay, the famed chef, is returning to judge the program and see who endures hell and emerges victorious in the long-running reality show. O’Shay Lolley, a chef who previously prepared for US President Biden, is one of the FOX show’s finalists. The program will debut on FOX on September 29 at 8 p.m. ET.
O’Shay Lolley, a Hell’s Kitchen participant, likes preparing Jamaican cuisine.
The 42-year-old chef scheduled to compete in Hell’s Kitchen has cooked for a number of celebrities, including Vice President Joe Biden. He talks about his culinary experience on the BOREDinDE Podcast. He used to play with leftover food as a kid, often combining two meals to make something new. Later, Lolley enrolled at The Arts Institute of Philadelphia, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Culinary Sciences. When asked about his schooling, he stated:
“Culinary sciences provide you with a lot of useless information.”
While the prospective Hell’s Kitchen participant does not have a favorite meal, he often cooks Jamaican cuisine. When questioned about dining out, he responded that even if he doesn’t like the meal, he would eat it. However, he said that his arrogance as a chef comes through at times. He went on to say that when restaurants find out he’s a chef, they attempt to offer him a free lunch.
“I don’t want a free lunch, and as a restaurant, I don’t want to take anything away from you.”
Chef Lolley believes in giving back to the community, and last year he taught young children at Reed Refuge Center how to cook. During the class, the chef taught these youngsters how to cook meals while taking precautions to avoid injuring themselves. He said that he grew up with a gas burner, which may be dangerous if not handled properly. He hoped to educate the youngsters on how to survive and cook for themselves if their parents or guardians were not around.
More information about Hell’s Kitchen season 21
The heat is on when Hell’s Kitchen divides 18 participants into teams depending on their ages. Will the more experienced chefs have an advantage over the less experienced cooks, or will the newcomers steal the show?
The show’s synopsis is as follows:
“The rivalry is sure to be heated as each team faces grueling culinary challenges with high-stakes prizes and penalties, all with age-defying bragging rights on the line. Only those with the correct mix of elements will be able to compete until one is crowned the winner. A life-changing ultimate prize, including a Head Chef post, $250,000 in cash, and the coveted title of HELL’S KITCHEN winner, is at risk.”
The program will premiere on September 29 at 8 p.m. ET, and all Hell’s Kitchen episodes will be available to watch on Hulu the day after they appear.