Christina M. Wilson (born January 15, 1979) is an American chef and reality television personality. She was the winner of season 10 of the FOX Network’s reality cooking show Hell’s Kitchen. She was awarded the position of chef de cuisine at Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris Las Vegas. Since 2015, she has been the Corporate Executive Chef of Gordon Ramsay Restaurant Group and has returned to Hell’s Kitchen as a sous chef.
Early life and family
Wilson is from Phillipsburg, New Jersey and in 1997 graduated from Phillipsburg High School, where she played field hockey, basketball and softball. She has three brothers and was inspired to cook by her grandmother.
Wilson earned a basketball scholarship to West Chester University in Pennsylvania but lost the scholarship and waited tables to pay tuition. She transferred to Temple University, graduating with a B.A. in English and Language Arts in 2007.
Wilson never attended culinary school, but instead got her start working at McDonald’s. She cites her first real cooking experience as a job at West Chester Country Club in West Chester, Pennsylvania where she “begged to be allowed in the kitchen to learn.” While attending Temple University in Philadelphia, she began working in city restaurants. Prior to her win on Hell’s Kitchen in 2012, she was chef de cuisine at Mercato BYOB in Philadelphia. She underwent a six-week training course to prepare for her job at Gordon Ramsay Steak in Las Vegas.
Since 2015, Wilson has overseen the U.S. division of the Gordon Ramsay Restaurant Group, which comprises 10 restaurants.
She has made an appearance on every subsequent Hell’s Kitchen season following her initial run, being the red team sous chef on seasons 15, 17, 18, and 19. She also made a few appearances on Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back and MasterChef.
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