Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is known for Michelin-starred restaurants and tirades aimed at contestants on Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen, a reality TV show. Off-screen, there’s one former contestant who elicits nothing but praise from the notoriously hard-to-please Scottish chef. And that’s Christina Wilson.
After winning Season 10 of Hell’s Kitchen, Wilson worked her way up to become group executive chef of several of Ramsay’s restaurants, including overseeing the early January opening of Hell’s Kitchen at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. As a way of saying thank you, Ramsay recently gave Wilson the gift of a renovation to the ground floor of her 1920s Philadelphia row house, which she bought using prize money from her Hell’s Kitchen win.
The delighted Wilson handed over the keys to Ramsay and went away for four weeks — she splits her time between Philadelphia and Vegas, where she works. Ramsay found designer Matthew Ferrarini on Houzz and collaborated with him on the design and products to furnish Wilson’s home. Ramsay and Ferrarini also got input from Wilson’s brother, Jon, and his wife Jenny, on her style preferences.
When Wilson returned to Philly, she got to see the completed project, which includes a stunning transformation of the kitchen. Because what else would you expect from one of the world’s top chefs?