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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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76.

Starrina    

I lived in Vegas. ALL casinos drug test

403 days ago
77.

Dontletmecatchyou    

You people are total ****ing idiots! It has nothing to do with race... She's just a stupid bitch!

403 days ago
78.

Livvie    

What an idiot.

403 days ago
79.

Justsay Nohan    

It's not really a salary per se. It's prize money. Numerous winners quit after working or declined entirely and were still paid the money. It's sad that she uses though. Hopefully the money won't be used to fund a habit. It'd be a terrible travesty if others lost only for the money to be wasted.

403 days ago
80.

buzz67    

It has everything to do with race,

403 days ago
81.

Sidsosnazzy    

wow according to her twitter it's all rumors lol

403 days ago
82.

buzz67    

Just another example of the man keeping a brutha or a sista down..

403 days ago
83.

david 183    

At least they wouldn't have had to worry about her eating on the job .

403 days ago
84.

Iknodatsright    

http://www.aliefpost.com/2013/08/hells-kitchen-chef-janel-will-not-join-gordon-ramsays-pub-grill-in-las-vegas/

403 days ago
85.

DKChocoman    

She bombs a drug test and still gets the $250K salary? WTF That can't be right. She threw a fabulous opportunity away. What was she thinking? Nose candy over a job that many people are envious to have? I wonder if she was high during the show.

403 days ago
86.

Ted Allen    

It should go to Mary!

403 days ago
87.

tiffany    

way to lose everything...good job..

403 days ago
88.

garwilly     

Aww TMZ...lets fine any story to blame black people

403 days ago
89.

danishguy    

Would have thought that the HELLS KITCHEN show would have that as a requirement before starting the show,,,, and really the gal that finished second should get the money and the job!!!!

403 days ago
90.

Francie    

Another dumb bitch throwing away a great opportunity because of drugs. Wasted everyone's time on the show, somebody else could have been the winner.
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