Chef Paul Niedermann was crowned the winner of the competitive cooking show Hell's Kitchen back in 2011. According to Gold Derby, the chef emerged victorious in the ninth season of the series and his win really helped boost him professionally. Interestingly, Niedermann's triumph left many viewers divided and some believed that he wasn't the best person for the title. But Gordon Ramsay was quick to speak favorably of Niedermann, saying, "Paul won tonight because he's probably the most passionate determined chef ever to enter Hell's Kitchen. He'll make a great head chef because his enthusiasm is contagious," (via Gold Derby).