The Chicago invasion of Vegas continues with a new chef taking over Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace. Last night, Scott Commings from Woodstock, Ill., and Jason Zepaltas of Chicago were the two finalists in season 12 of Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen. After the jump, find out which one took home the $250,000 job at the pub.
The season started with 20 contestants whittled down to the final two, who cooked off last night. The two were tasked with prepping two appetizers and three entrees, with Commings winning the first challenge in a close battle.
Then 10 contestants from the past came back to cook in the kitchen with the chefs. Commings, an executive chef and gardner at Loyola University, came out the winner.
"Scott won tonight because he has all the qualities I'm looking for in a head chef. He is passionate, determined and a true leader," Ramsay says. "He's an artist plating food and has a phenomenal palate. There's no doubt in my mind that he's got a great career ahead of him."
Last year, winner Ja'Nel Witt declined to take the job due to "personal matters." The year before, Christina Wilson won and worked at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas, and now works at Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort.
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