Scott Commings, Jason Zepaltas Hell’s Kitchen Finalists After Rochelle, Melanie Eliminated

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
July 17, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The season 12 finale of Hell’s Kitchen will see Scott Commings and Jason Zepaltas vie for the top prize.

Rochelle Bergman and Melanie Finch were eliminated in the episode that aired on July 17.

The episode featured all four of the contestants left spending time with their families before they were thrown back into the kitchen with the pressure on.

Commings, 36, an executive chef who lives in Woodstock, will face off against Zepaltas, 31, a sous chef who lives in Chicago.

Bergman, 27, is a catering chef in Riverside, California while Finch, 24, is a line cook in Woodland Hills, California.

The season 12 finale will air on Thursday, July 24 at 8 p.m. EDT.

“Chef Ramsay sets the stage for the remaining two contestants when he throws them into the ring to prepare five unique dishes for the final challenge, which will be judged by five of the most renowned chefs in Los Angeles. Later, with the help of former HELL’S KITCHEN contestants, the two chefs prepare their menus for the most important dinner service of their life,” according to the episode preview.

“After an epic battle in the kitchen during the final dinner service, only one chef will be crowned HELL’S KITCHEN winner and receive a life-changing grand prize: a Head Chef Position at one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants, with a salary of $250,000.”

The show is doing so well that season 13 will start in just a short time, on September 9.

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