Restaurant Express

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Restaurant Express
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Starring Robert Irvine
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 7
Original network Food Network
Original release November 3, 2013 (2013-11-03) – December 15, 2013 (2013-12-15)[1]
Preceded by
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Restaurant Express is an American reality television program aired by the Food Network and hosted by Chef Robert Irvine. The series premiered on November 3, 2013.


Nine contestants competed in the premiere season.[2]

Name Age Occupation Hometown Eliminated
Adam Goldgell 46 Executive chef St. James, New York Runner-Up
Ammerah Watson 27 Private chef Atlanta, Georgia Episode 1
Bianca Rose 35 Culinary school graduate and chef Los Angeles, California Episode 3
Eric Gitenstein 30 Chef and supper club owner Phoenix, Arizona Episode 5
Jan Charles 44 Home cook Greeneville, Tennessee Episode 7
Johnathan Hurley 31 Los Angeles, California Episode 2
Kimmy Moy 46 Waitress Las Vegas, Nevada Episode 1
Patrick Ruocco 34 Private chef Danville, Virginia Episode 4
Seonkyoung Longest 29 Home cook Columbus, Mississippi Winner


No. Title Sent home Highest seller Original air date
1 "Vegas Meltdown" Ammerah, Kimmy Patrick November 3, 2013 (2013-11-03)
2 "Tantrum in Temecula" Johnathan Eric November 10, 2013 (2013-11-10)
3 "Express: Impossible" Bianca N/A November 17, 2013 (2013-11-17)
4 "Battle By the Beach" Patrick Eric November 24, 2013 (2013-11-24)
5 "Going, Going, Gone!" Eric Adam December 1, 2013 (2013-12-01)
6 "The Truck Stops Here!" None Adam December 8, 2013 (2013-12-08)
7 "Vegas or Bust" N/A N/A December 15, 2013 (2013-12-15)
Jan and Seonkyoung compete in a cook-off, with Seonkyoung winning, earning her the right to compete against Adam in the final competition. Ultimately, Seonkyoung is declared the winner of Restaurant Express.


  1. ^ "Restaurant Express". 
  2. ^ "Meet the Restaurant Express, Season 1 Contestants". Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
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