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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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brandybennett    

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

321 days ago
107.

gloria    

Why people so stupid.... Opportunities like the one she f**ked up don't come pass black people too often and she just blew it!!! TMZ next breaking news headline: Ja'Nel DimWitt found dead; Overdose suspected!!! This chick got $250,000 ways to OD now... SMDH

321 days ago
108.

UNLV1990    

Easy out for all involved except for the publicity.

321 days ago
109.

ProudMexicanAmericanWoman    

You have to pass a drug test to be a chef? If this was the case for politics,who run this country we'd be

321 days ago
110.

ProudMexicanAmericanWoman    

Not surprised at how many of them are crack heads..lol

321 days ago
111.

Magikbullet    

I knew from that final episode he made the wrong choice the butcher would have been better and she was stronger then Ja'Nel. I am glad the universe did set things right and kicked her ass out

321 days ago
112.

verlinda    

Seems to me who ever leaked this information will be sued to the max. This is not public record, but a breech in patient confidentiality.

321 days ago
113.

SASHA    

BOGUS STORY TMZ! Listen up - this story is bigger than you think. Check out http://bit.ly/1dc4prP. BIG SCANDAL coming.

t the moment, the facts of the matter are no official entity associated with Hell’s Kitchen has made any claims about how much Ja’Nel Witt is to receive and why she will not join Gordon Ramsay’s Pub & Grill for any other reason than “personal”.

Speculation has gone as far as her being pregnant, had an inappropriate relationship with Gordon Ramsay, secretly sabotaged by Hell’s Kitchen Season 11 runner-up Mary Poehnelt and the now irritatingly viral TMZ article about failing a drug test.

What is clear, if indeed someone from within either of those organizations has released this information; then employment laws have been broken. We can now only assume this is simply the beginning of a bigger scandal involving major players in the food & entertainment business!!!

321 days ago
114.

mzelle    

Uh

321 days ago
115.

Mayu    

Mary should have won anyway. Or Jon. Just saying.

321 days ago
116.

StPeteRickster    

Does it actually say cocaine was the drug she failed on?

321 days ago
117.

Andyconda#LITTLESTAR    

What ever she cooks its fast food

321 days ago
118.

D.Tidrow    

Another dumb kool aid drinker with a chance to make something of herself that fukks it all up...imagine that

321 days ago
119.

Chilltopia    

She's not even attractive... Gordon wouldn't poke that

321 days ago
120.

queenofallthings    

Why use the drugs when you know a drug test is imminent? Maybe she's not ready for fame. On the plus side, she still gets quite alot of money!

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