Parkland grad talks about being on Hell's Kitchen

Posted: 8:00 PM EDT Apr 09, 2013   Updated: 10:35 PM EDT Apr 09, 2013

It was a sight to behold Tuesday night at a Lehigh Valley restaurant as a Parkland High School graduate watched herself on national TV.

Jessica Lewis was joined by a big crowd of family and friends at Roma in Allentown as she watched her performance as a competitor on Fox's reality show "Hell's Kitchen."

Lewis says the show more than lives up to its name.

"You don't know what to expect when you get in the kitchen. It's very challenging working with a lot of people you don't know and having to work together as a team," said Jessica Lewis.

The 2004 Parkland grad attended the Institute of Culinary Education and is currently a chef at a French restaurant in New York City.