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'Hell's Kitchen' Winner

FAILED DRUG TEST

8/23/2013 6:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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16.

b    

Why does it matter if she does blow? As long as she can cook my steak right? She is not driving she is cooking. Get real

394 days ago
17.

Marie    

Why did they still pay her??

394 days ago
18.

boomer690    

crack head beatch

394 days ago
19.

gegeok    

Lol... She must be a head...Bcuz coke clears the system in a few days....wow...# dummy..#sniffff.

394 days ago
20.

Pmoney94    

So she likes to cook but hates to eat

394 days ago
21.

Dead account Delete at will    

Personal Issues = Coke Wh0re
No wonder why she won, was probably sucking people off for bags of blow to win

394 days ago
22.

amy26    

The stupidity of this woman knows no bounds. And she is not entitled to the money either.

394 days ago
23.

amy26    

The stupidity of this woman is unbelievable. In my opinion she isn't entitled to one dime.

394 days ago
24.

denise black    

wow she should of took year 2013 and cleaned out her system and been ready for to apply for year 2014 how dumb was that for her to think no drug test was involved stupid

394 days ago
25.

Nick    

You either pass or fail a drug test, you don't "fail miserably." Stop embellishing, it's bad for your credibility.

394 days ago
26.

jef    

Not surprising, considering...

394 days ago
27.

SASHA    

Wasn't she the conservative and uppity one on the show? The perfectionist? She looked so composed, calm and in control. How odd she's a druggie. Can't picture her doing lines. Weird.

394 days ago
28.

Comanchegurl    

How embarrassing? Good luck not spending on that on your nose, girl! What a waste!

394 days ago
29.

Nick    

Sources are either familiar with the situation or they are not. Saying, "extremely familiar" makes it sound like your trumping up your info because you're possibly full of crap.

394 days ago
30.

TheEric    

Coke is out of your system in a few days. This chick is a huge coke head or a complete idiot. Hell, she may be both.

394 days ago
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