What Hell's Kitchen Winner Ja'Nel Witt Is Doing Now

Chef Ja'Nel Witt has lived an eventful life so far. According to Vegas Eater, the chef enthralled audiences by winning the 11th season of Hell's Kitchen. While Witt was a rather promising contestant, things got out of hand when the chef lost a brilliant opportunity: a position as an executive at the Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill. There wasn't a lot of information available at that point and the sudden decision was attributed to "unforeseen personal circumstances."

At the same time, it was announced that Witt would work instead at Corner Table in Houston. She did get to keep the prize money that she received from Hell's Kitchen. Additionally, it was later revealed that she was accused of using cocaine before she was supposed to be a part of the Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill. Back then, Gordon Ramsay expressed his support for Witt and said, "My door is always open...I hope she sorts out her personal issues." (via TMZ.)

She's actively pursuing cooking

Ja'Nel Witt did manage to resolve her personal issues, after all. According to a piece by Gold Derby, the chef held a position at Corner Table as an executive chef and then moved to Sammy's Steakhouse, Richmond. According to the Houston Chronicle, Witt's time at Corner Table was quite eventful. In fact, in just a few weeks, she came up with a special menu suitable for her guests following the Paleo diet and prepared delicious food items such as hummus, lobster and crab salad, wood-fired pizza, and more. Witt expressed gratitude for the learning opportunity and said, "It's been a lot of pressure, but I work well under pressure. It just pushes me to do my best."

These days, Witt is still cooking up a storm and posting food updates for her fans on Instagram. She wrote that when she works on meals for her clients, many of them encourage to share her work with others on social media, which has inspired her to open up a little more. Her latest post included delicious food items such as stuffed bell peppers, turkey sausage penne pasta, chicken with cream and cheese among other mouthwatering dishes.