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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.

374 COMMENTS

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LuckeeD    

Wow. I am so shocked and disappointed. I was really rooting for her this season. She really seemed to have it together. Guess I was wrong.

429 days ago
92.

Iknodatsright    

Facts vs Rumors on Ja'Nel Witt: http://www.aliefpost.com/2013/08/hells-kitchen-chef-janel-will-not-join-gordon-ramsays-pub-grill-in-las-vegas/

429 days ago
93.

WebWiseWoman    

So everyone understands, Las Vegas is NOT willing to let any road rat in; we do background checks that are the tightest in the nation.

Suggest if you have crime, drug, other legal issues, LV is NOT the place for you?

429 days ago
94.

Carl Fredricksen    

She does drugs, figures...

429 days ago
95.

saveless    

That's BS! She should have been disqualified and the job handed to Mary

429 days ago
96.

speekintruth    


How about weed? - The world should smoke a bit of weed daily and we would be a much better world.
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Would she have lost her job if she had weed in her system??

429 days ago
97.

buzz67    

How about all these crackers with there racist remarks...while your at work all day im at your house eating your food, watching TV, and banging your wife...

429 days ago
98.

SASHA    

DIG DEEPER TMZ. Ja'Nel is a geek with a stellar background. She received 14 academic scholarships upon graduating high school which she turned into a full-ride scholarship at the University of Houston where she earned her BS in Health & Human Performance. Prior to college, Ja’Nel graduated 3rd in her class, was the President of the National Honor Society and Captain of the Academic Decathlon. (From aliefpost article).

Does she sound like a druggie to you? Something is weird here - things don't seem to be adding up.

429 days ago
99.

ricosauve15    

What?? Can't cook while high??

429 days ago
100.

Chilltopia    

Def a hair test... What a scrub

428 days ago
101.

CamJ    

Since when can you "fail miserably" on a drug test TMZ? It's + or - pretty simple... And yea, I was expecting this to be weed too...jeez you can't stay off coke for 3 days when you're about to start a new job?! That pays 250k?!

428 days ago
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Iknodatsright    

Looks like high level foul play on this Ja'Nel Witt drug scandal... this will be juicy: http://www.aliefpost.com/2013/08/hells-kitchen-chef-janel-will-not-join-gordon-ramsays-pub-grill-in-las-vegas/

428 days ago
103.

Calico    

What a shame. Cocaine sucks.

428 days ago
104.

AdorkableFatty     

Just legalize everything. The "shock" factor would cease. And the "ooh this is illegal, so I wanna do it" **** would go away.

428 days ago
105.

brandybennett    

What a huge waste of Gordon Ramsey`s time How could she blow an oppurtunity of a lifetime. What a fool.

428 days ago
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