Hell’s Kitchen Season 12 Winner: Scott Commings Beats Jason Zepaltas (+Photos)

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
July 24, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Hell’s Kitchen Season 12 ended with Scott Commings beating Jason Zepaltas in an action-packed finale.

The finalists had to create five unique dishes and prepare for the final dinner service.

Commings winning menu included: Romaine salad with nicoise olive tapenade, white anchovy and parmesan tuile (appetizer); Mediterranean sea bass with piquillo pepper puree, potato hash, haricot vert, black kale and lemon (entree); and Pear tart tatin with spiced pear sorbet, vanilla gelato and marcona crumble (dessert).

After his win, Commings said: ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ was truly the best and most rewarding experience of my life. I feel so blessed to have been given this incredible and most difficult opportunity. What I have been able to take from this experience will be with me the rest of my life, and I will use every bit of this education to continue to pursue my passion for food. I am truly thankful.”

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Commings won $250,000 and will now become head chef at the Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

Commings, 36, resides in Woodstock, Illinois.

Hell’s Kitchen has already been renewed for a season 13, which will premiere in September with a two-hour episode.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.