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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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121.

bunny    

Dang that bitch don't even look like she can party... She should of got fake pee from the smoke shop..or at least held off the drug test it only takes three days for the coc to rid the system..dang....

426 days ago
122.

pj    

Dont give money it might make things worst

426 days ago
123.

DAR_Proud    

Actually my company does hair follicle testing. We are in pharmaceuticals. My bald co-worker had his underarm hair taken. Yes, companies do it.

426 days ago
124.

Hello    

WOW.........

426 days ago
125.

bill p.    

Here is the thing. She was so used to getting away with it in her real kitchen job. This is because its such a big issue in a lot of kitchens. I had a big wake up call when I became a cook to a leader in the kitchen. Come on....there are timss that Red Bull cant get the job done.

426 days ago
126.

TheCrtitic52    

Will her portrait remain and will she get called back for guest chef appearance ???? Foolish girl.

426 days ago
127.

Anon    

You guys act like Gordon Ramsay has never done coke.....watch his old videos, he practically talks four words a second

425 days ago
128.

john    

******!

425 days ago
129.

helen    

Yeah, it's not so funny. You pick an choose who to who and what to empathise with (unless it's homosexual agendas or Jewish, that's usually a given).

425 days ago
130.

john johnson    

......."althought we can't give you the head chef position because you faild a drug test, tell ya what, we'll still give you the $250k so you can go blow it on coke".

425 days ago
131.

JennaKennedy    

Good for Caesars...

425 days ago
132.

mom in midwest    

I thought they picked the wrong one anyway, Mary is a down to earth hard worker, they should offer her the job.

425 days ago
133.

ALH    

Why would they still give her the money?? That's ridiculous. Way to live the stereotype Ja'Nel.

425 days ago
134.

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra    

Mary was robbed. This idiot shouldn't be rewarded - what are you thinking Ramsay? You donkey!!

425 days ago
135.

S    

reality TV sucks, its not real and U people that watch them are losers with no lives of your own, and ur fuctards for thinking any of it is real...

425 days ago
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