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'Hell's Kitchen' Winner

FAILED DRUG TEST

8/23/2013 6:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Hell's Kitchen" champ Ja'Nel Witt tested positive for cocaine ... and that's why she wasn't allowed to accept the head-chef position at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in Vegas ... TMZ has learned.

Talk about blowing a huge opportunity ...

Sources extremely familiar with the situation tell us ... Caesars Palace required Witt to submit to a drug test in order to take the job as head chef at the Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, the position she earned after winning Season 11 of "Hell's Kitchen" earlier this year.

FYI -- Caesars has a notoriously strict drug policy ... and requires all employees to submit to drug testing.

But Witt bombed her test -- one source tells us she "failed miserably" -- and when Caesars found out ... they quickly kicked her ass to the curb. 

But there is a silver lining for Witt -- we're told she WILL receive the $250k salary ... despite the fact she won't spend a single day in the kitchen.

Fun Fact -- $250,000 can buy roughly 10 kilos of cocaine ... depending on the quality.

Attempts to reach Ja'Nel were not successful.

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train wreck    

I'm watching Firefly right now.

393 days ago
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Witridoij     

I thought this was going to be about weed but damn cocaine?

393 days ago
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Catrina     

What an idiot!

393 days ago
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Kemosabe    

Rather have nose candy than a career? Dumb.

393 days ago
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HoTMZ    

There goes her career. I wouldn't want my food prepared by a coke head. She should make that many last a very long time.

393 days ago
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BurgundyLee    

Bitch! You were given an amazing opportunity & threw it all away over COCAINE! You don't deserve the money, & you didn't deserve to win!

393 days ago
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Who cares    

Lol dum bitch

393 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Buahahahahahaha
Party your a$$ off cuz you won and you lose your job. Your such a loser! a failure, horrible role model.
and incredibly f**king stupid!!!!!!

393 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Gordon probably gave it to her so he could fire her

393 days ago
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mallball    

So gon clap for Sosa

393 days ago
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hippie    

Over 2 pounds of coke for $25000? Maybe my math is all farked up, but for once I think this is an underestimation vs most times they wanna value drugs bagged up in the smallest quantity to present the most value that it possibly could have. Or maybe the shiz would be walked all over and cut the fark up, idk... Still Coke gets out of your system in 3-5 days, girl didnt know when she was gonna get tested? I find that a bit hard to fathom, but I'm sure plenty of kitchen doors will be open to her, and even accept the habit...

393 days ago
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charlei harper    

personal issues my a$$...

393 days ago
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chichi    

Hells kitchen should reward the runner-up, this is not fair to the other contestants! I love Ramsey but I will stop watching Hells and Masters along with others I know. TOTALLY UNFAIR and she don`t deserve that apron or the money. Here we go again REWARDING illegal activities and bad behavior that's what wrong with this damn country period...........

393 days ago
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ohboy    

Cocaine is out of you system in 2 days, unlike a month for weed. So she was partying hard to fail it "miserably."

393 days ago
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D    

Why should she get the money? She failed a drug test - in the normal world, this means you don't get the job, and you don't get a paycheck. Just stupid.

393 days ago
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