‘Hell’s Kitchen’ to feature Tillman’s Fort Worth chef

Posted 8:32am on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Kalen Morgenstern, chef de cuisine at Tillman’s Roadhouse Fort Worth, will be one of three DFW women enduring Gordon Ramsay’s food-tossing tantrums and unbleeped-out swearing on the upcoming 13th season of Hell’s Kitchen. And, if history is any indication, enduring some problematic contestants as well. Maybe even one another.

Tillman’s says on its Facebook page that it will have a watching party for the season premiere, which is 7 p.m. Sept. 10 on KDFW/Channel 4.

Morganstern (whose Tillman’s connection was first reported by DFW.contributor Teresa Gubbins for Dallas CultureMap) says that to win Hell’s Kitchen, you have to be strong and be calm in the chaos. “I live in chaos,” she says in her bio video. “I thrive in it. It doesn’t scare me.” See more here, and, below the clip, more on the Dallas chefs:

Katie McKeown is a line cook who’s originally from New Orleans but works in Dallas. Her philosophy, learned from a chef in Lafayette, La.: “Put my head down, and chop, chop, whisk, whisk.” According to Gubbins, McKeown works at Dallas’ Belly & Trumpet. More from her:

Roe DiLeo — formerly head chef of Dallas’ Libertine Bar and now with Boulevardier in Dallas’ Bishop Arts District, according to Gubbins — says she’s dealt with Ramsay-style standards, but not with Ramsay-style temperaments. “If he’s right, it’s constructive criticism and growing and learning,” DiLeo says in her bio video. “If he’s just kinda picking at me, I don’t know how great that’s gonna feel.”

And finally, here’s a little (OK, a long) preview of what the women are in for, which includes Steven Tyler of Aeromsith. Cook this way!

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