Francesca Dias is the biggest winner in Hell’s Kitchen. The last broadcast in SIC format took place on Sunday, June 6, and gathered 16 participants in Ljubomir Stanisic’s kitchen to help the finalists try to claim victory.
The 29-year-old chef went to the final with Lucas and had to lead their teams to prepare dishes in time for the restaurant to open. For dinner, Ljubomir invited faces known to the public such as J Pinlia Pinheiro, Bento Rodrigues or Bárbara Guimarães.
“It was very difficult for me [escolher o vencedor]. Francesca’s serve was organised, but Lucas’ team was starting to fall behind. (…) The winner of the first “Hell’s Kitchen” is Francesca,” said Lyubomir, when revealing the winner.
During the first edition of the program at the Paço de Arcos station, the chef at 100 Maneiras did not praise Francesca. Distinguished by serving several dishes for the jabomir, such as the raya which he prepared with great skill, or the kebab that the chef left raving.
Francesca worked at Vitoria, the Altis Belém restaurant, in Lisbon but ended up not renewing her contract due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Back in March, Joao Rodriguez, the restaurant’s chef, told MAGG that the chef had always been a hard worker. “I expect a great future for you,” he said.
In addition to being named the winner of the first edition of “Hell’s Kitchen” and being the head of the chef’s restaurant team, Francesca has also conquered the tastes of many who have walked her trail. “Cesca masala” It’s the homemade condiments and preserves project, which emerged one night when Francesca and his wife, Tania, were struggling with insomnia.