"Hell's Kitchen" returns at 7 p.m. March 13 on Fox.

Three Illinois chefs will compete in the new season of Fox's "Hell's Kitchen." From the looks of a super-teaser for the season, maybe I should say "will try to survive" the season.

When "Hell's Kitchen" returns at 7 p.m. March 13 on Fox, Illinois chefs Jason Zepaltas, Scott Commings and Richard Mancini will be among the 20 chefs vying to outlast Chef Gordon Ramsey's verbal assaults and, if the teaser is an indication, physical assaults from each other.

Here are the competitors, who will be split into the following teams:

The Blue Team (Men)
Jason Zepaltas
Age: 31   
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Occupation: Sous Chef
Signature Dish: Seared, then Braised Wild Salmon with Vegetables

Richard Mancini
Age: 48   
Hometown: Bloomingdale, Ill.
Occupation: Executive Chef
Signature Dish: Pan-Roasted Sea Bass with Roma Tomato and Basil Sauce over Sauteed Kale and Pancetta

Scott Commings
Age: 36   
Hometown: Woodstock, Ill.
Occupation: Executive Chef
Signature Dish: Herb Roasted Rack of lamb with Parsnip Puree and Sherry Jus