Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, U.S. Division
Hailing from Phillipsburg, New Jersey, chef Christina Wilson moved to Philadelphia to pursue her cooking passions.
In 2005, Wilson jumped headfirst into an unpaid apprentice position at Stella Blu, later becoming sous chef. She then shifted gears to kitchen manager of Gypsy Saloon in West Conshohocken to pay her way through Temple University.
Natural talent and self-guided passion helped Wilson climb to sous chef within two years of prepping her first kitchen shift. Having learned all that was available to her at Stella Blu, Wilson moved to Center City, Philadelphia, to tackle her next position head-on as sous chef at Lolita (Philly Top 10 Traditional Mexican Cuisine Restaurant) in 2009.
Wilson quickly became accustomed and took both creative and managerial command of the kitchen and ascended to chef de cuisine in under a year. Yearning for more knowledge and varied experience, she later moved to Top 50 Philadelphia restaurant Mercato as chef de cuisine. In addition to launching the Italian eatery’s lunch service, Wilson created trendsetting and unique daily specials.
June 4, 2012, marked the debut of Chef Wilson’s last big step as she joined 17 castmates from around the country competing to win season 10 of Hell's Kitchen. Through dedication, hard work and staying steady, Wilson stuck through to the end, winning the head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Steak located inside the Paris Las Vegas.