December 16, 2014

3030 Ocean's Chef to Compete in Hell's Kitchen Finale

3030 Ocean is inviting guests to toast to the end of another fiery season of Fox’s hit culinary competition Hell’s Kitchen, produced by ITV Studios America, with a finale viewing party on Wednesday, December 17th.Located at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Ocean will host a Hell’s Kitchen-themed bash to cheer on its own Chef La Tasha McCutchen, who will be competing for the show’s coveted grand prize during the two-hour season finale. The celebration will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will feature complimentary cocktails, surprise guest appearances, giveaways and more.

This season’s only South Florida chef, McCutchen has made it through weeks of grueling challenges and intense dinner services, to be one of the final four chefs, out of eighteen from across the country, competing for the opportunity of a lifetime, a head chef position at the new Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill opening atCaesars Atlantic City. Guests can take in the two-hour episode on flat-screens set up throughout the bar, lobby and lounge from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and root for Chef La Tasha while enjoying a complimentary glass of Chef Mac Punch - Bacardi Gold Rum, St. Germain Elderflower, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and a splash of Pinot Noir, courtesy of Bacardi.

Tasty bar bites, exclusively crafted for the event, will also be available and priced at $10 each, including Tasha “Mac & Cheese” – torchio pasta, Beemster, Gruyère and Tickler cheese; Hell’s Hot Wings – crispy chicken wings with habanero sauce; and Carolina Style Ribs – tender braised pork ribs with a sweet and smoky rub. The night will also feature additional Hell’s Kitchen-inspired cocktails ($10), such as LaTasha Sweet Tea – Grey Goose Vodka, house made peach puree, house brewed sweet tea; the Flaming Margarita – Cazadores Tequila, agave nectar, Sriracha, fresh lime & orange juices; and the Tash Smash – Dewar’s fresh lemon mint, club soda, simple syrup.

A fan favorite throughout the season, Chef McCutchen attributes her success to advice her mentor and 3030 Ocean Executive Chef Paula DaSilva imbued her with before the competition began. “A fierce Hell’s Kitchencompetitor herself, I really took all of the advice Paula offered me to heart. Finding success on the show, both in challenges and dinner services, took my confidence in my cooking and this competition to a whole new level,” says McCutchen. “I’ve been rock solid since day one, and this is not the point where I’m going to crumble. I’m in the final four; it’s time to unleash the beast.”

During the two-hour finale party attendees are also encouraged to take selfies with McCutchen’s life-size cardboard cutout and share their photos on social media to show their support by using the hashtag#TeamLaTasha. 3030 Ocean will also be giving away autographed head shots of McCutchen as well as #TeamLaTasha t-shirts, while McCutchen will be skyping in to 3030 right before the finale begins to thank her fans for all of their support and chat with the crowd.

3030 Ocean is located at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive. Dinner is served nightly beginning at 6 p.m. Reservations are suggested. Telephone: (954) 765-3030; Valet and self-parking available.

This event is not sponsored by Fox, ITV Studios America or the Hell’s Kitchen television series.

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa is Fort Lauderdale’s premier resort, sitting on 16 oceanfront acres, including a quarter mile of private beach. The palm tree-lined grounds, luxurious spa, award-winning restaurants, 3030 Ocean and Sea Level Restaurant & Ocean Bar and soothing suites provide the perfect, rejuvenating escape. Located just 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Marriott Harbor Beach offers guests tropical seclusion with all the exciting dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural options of the city at its doorstep. See yourself at Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa – To stay up to date on the latest news and happenings follow us on Twitter at @HBMarriottFL and Facebook at HarborBeachMarriott. For resort information and reservations, please call 1-800-hotels1 or (954) 525-4000 or

ITV Studios America

ITV Studios America, the U.S. production flagship of ITV Studios in the UK, is one of the largest producers in the U.S. and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing non-scripted and scripted programming for U.S. networks.  It has a slate of series in production with major networks and syndicators, including Texas Rising, Good Witch, Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, The First 48, After the First 48, #RichKids of Beverly Hills, Cesar 911, The Chase, Barmageddon, Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters, The Car Chasers and The Bill Cunningham Show.

ITV Studios is a world leader in television production and distribution. It has international production centers in the U.K., Germany, France, the Nordics and Australia, as well as the U.S. The distribution business, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, is a distributor of programs to all regions worldwide. For further information visit:

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