By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jan 07, 2021 at 6:56 AM Photography: FOX

Tune in to OnMilwaukee's Facebook page at 8:10 p.m. on Thursday nights to recap each episode with Lori Fredrich and Matt Mueller. 

The hit culinary competition series “Hell’s Kitchen” is slated to return Thursday night for its 19th season in a flashy new setting.

Chef Gordon Ramsay is taking the show to Las Vegas, a city that’s home to the world’s first Hell’s Kitchen restaurant at Caesars Palace. And, for the first time ever, 18 aspiring chefs from around the country will roll the dice in Sin City with the hope of winning big.

Among them is Milwaukee-based chef Adam Pawlak, owner of the popular fast casual pasta bar Egg & Flour. 

“I’ve waited over a year to share this news with all of you,” wrote Pawlak in a post today on Facebook. “I will be on the brand new season of Hell’s Kitchen…”  

Pawlak is in for some fierce competition. Each week, the participating chefs will face rigorous culinary challenges.

Who will succeed, week after week and come away with the ultimate prize, including a head chef position at Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen at Harvey’s Hotel and Casino in Lake Tahoe? 

We’ll have to watch to find out. 

The new season premieres at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, on FOX. And be sure to join along with culture editor Matt Mueller and me as we recap new episodes each Thursday night at 8:10 p.m. on Facebook Live. 

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

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.