Hell’s Kitchen Proves Hellish For Former Mercato Chef

Christina Wilson
Christina Wilson Photo: Christina Wilson

Christina Wilson, the former chef de cuisine at the popular WashWest BYOB Mercato is latest from the Philly fooderati to take a star turn on TV. She’s one of the chefs who will suffer the wrath of Gordon Ramsay as a contestant on the 10th season of Hell’s Kitchen, which premiers on Fox Monday, June 4 at 8 p.m. Wilson, who began her culinary career at Conshohocken’s Stella Blu and Gypsy Saloon while studying at Temple University, before heading up kitchens at Lolita and eventually Mercato, told the Daily News’ Dan Gross that she cried herself to sleep several nights while shooting the show. She’s now working as a private chef here in Philly as well as at the Shore, and hopes her role on the show will help boost her career. [Philly Gossip]