What Happened To Louross Edralin From Hell's Kitchen Season 4?

"Hell's Kitchen" requires its competitors to work extra-hard to impress celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Per Reality TV Revisited, the show's fourth season debuted in April 2008 on Fox and showcased the work of 15 contestants as they tried to beat each other and win a $250,000 gig at London West Hollywood in Los Angeles. 

One of the Season 4 participants was chef Louross Edralin from Las Vegas, Nevada, who had to leave the contest in the ninth episode after he faltered while trying to prepare a well-cooked steak. The incident led to his team losing one of the rounds. 

According to Edralin's LinkedIn profile, he has a degree from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena and has taken up numerous culinary gigs after his "Hell's Kitchen" exit. For example, he worked at Planet Hollywood as a sous chef and later joined the M Resort team in Las Vegas as a wok chef.

He landed a major gig in 2021

According to Eater Vegas, restauranteur Tony Nguyen decided to launch Saffron, The Vegetarian Eatery in Las Vegas' Chinatown in 2021 after tasting incredible Vietnamse food. He approached chef Louross Edralin with a tempting offer — he could lead the restaurant's kitchen as its corporate chef and come up with meatless food options and delicious cocktails for guests. Per Las Vegas Weekly, Edralin is also a part of another eatery called Shokku Ramen (also owned by Nguyen).

Edralin accepted Nguyen's offer to be a part of the new project and worked on tempting dishes such as pumpkin coconut soup, fern root Singapore noodles, vegetarian curries, and much more. He talked to Las Vegas Weekly about his team's vision in December 2021, saying, "We want to make sure that for the two hours you're spending time with your friends, your loved ones, or your family here, you forget that you're in Chinatown."

The chef wrote on LinkedIn that he is "not afraid to take on [a] task," even if it's a challenging one, and he's learned "to adapt in situations" that are handed to him in the kitchen. He's come a long way since his "Hell's Kitchen" days.