By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Dec 17, 2020 at 2:01 PM Photography: FOX

There are just 21 more days to wait until the official launch of the 19th season of "Hell's Kitchen," in which Chef Gordon Ramsay takes the show on the road to Las Vegas, home to the world’s first Hell’s Kitchen restaurant at Caesars Palace.

In preparation for the launch, the Fox marketing team is rolling out a peek of their deck, introducing the 18 chefs from around the country who will roll the dice in Sin City with the hope of winning big. 

Today's promo video on Facebook showcased Milwaukee's own "Lucky Number 23," Blue Team member and owner of Egg & Flour Pasta Bar, Chef Adam Pawlak. The caption on the video also asked one of the big looming questions that's likely on all of our minds: 

"Are his cooking skills as E P I C as his beard?"

Good question. I guess we'll all have to watch and find out.

The new season premieres on Thursday, Jan. 7,  2021  on Fox TV.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.