Dana was impressive from the get go as her pan seared scallops helped the women score a 5-3 victory for the red team. With Hell's Kitchen contestants constantly firing raw or rubbery scallops, this helped earn her the reputation as the scallop queen.
Dana did very well in the challenges. She won the Mexican dish challenge with her seared ahi tuna. Dana was able to also clinch a point for her team when the fashion designers liked her chilled mango broth with crab meat. Dana also won the Southern cuisine challenge with her bacon wrapped mini meatloaf with sweet potato puree and honey and was featured in Epicurous magazine.
Dana was very close to being in the top two but fell just a tad short when she and Barbie were simultaneously eliminated. To her credit, Dana has never been put up for elimination. Chef Ramsay respected Dana's abilities so much that he let her keep her black jacket.
Dana would come back soon after as part of Christina's winning brigade. Christina recognized Dana's talent and picked her first overall. The rest of the brigade comprised of Patrick, Kimmie and Robyn.
Since her appearance in Hell's Kitchen, she has had a stint as the culinary director of the Le Gourmet Factory and as a food columnist for the Community Life newspaper.
Dana has used Hell's Kitchen to catapult her career. She is now a celebrity chef for hire for parties, appearances and events. She also does cooking lessons.