‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Winner Ja’Nel Witt — WON’T ACCEPT PRIZE AS HEAD CHEF … Cites ‘Personal Matters’

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Ja”Nel Witt — the winner of “Hell”s Kitchen” Season 11 — has announced she will NOT accept the show”s grand prize (the head chef position at one of Gordon Ramsay“s restaurants in Vegas) … citing “personal matters.”

It”s been less than one month since Ja”Nel”s reality show victory was broadcast on TV — with Ja”Nel locking up the head chef gig at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in Las Vegas … a job that pays $250k.

Witt made the announcement on Twitter — saying, “Due to personal matters, I will not be joining the team in Las Vegas, but I wish them continued success.”

Witt did not go into detail about her personal situation.

“I would like to express my sincerest thanks to Hell”s Kitchen, Gordon Ramsay, Caesars Palace & my supportive fans for this amazing experience,” she added.

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