VIDEO: Top Two HELL'S KITCHEN Finalists Revealed; Watch Preview of Season Finale!
Last night, two chefs moved one step closer to becoming the winner of HELL'S KITCHEN when host and Head Chef Gordon Ramsay eliminated Rochelle Bergman, a caterer from Riverside, CA, and Melanie Finch, a line cook from Woodland Hills, CA. In HELL'S KITCHEN's first battle of the Midwest, Scott Commings, an Executive Chef from Woodstock, IL, and Jason Zepaltas, a Sous Chef from Chicago, IL, will advance to the HELL'S KITCHEN finale.
Below, watch a preview of the exciting HELL'S KITCHEN Season Finale episode!
In next week's exciting Season 12 finale, airing Thursday, July 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), Chef Ramsay sets the stage for the remaining two contestants when he throws them into the ring to prepare five unique dishes in one hour. In each round, the finalists' dishes will be judged by some of the most renowned chefs in Los Angeles: Michael Voltaggio (ink., ink.sack); Ben Ford (Ford's Filling Station); Quinn Hatfield (Hatfield's), Neal Fraser (BLD Restaurant) and David Myers (Comme Ça). Later, with the help of former HELL'S KITCHEN contestants, the two finalists prepare their menus for the most important dinner service of their lives. 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 Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, a total prize value of $250,000.
The Top Two finalists share the most important lessons they learned on HELL'S KITCHEN:
Scott Commings Age: 36
Hometown: Woodstock, IL
Occupation: Executive Chef
Scott's most important lesson learned: "Always strive for perfection in every detail of what you are doing, and believe in yourself and you can overcome anything. I apply this to every aspect of my life, not just in the kitchen."
Jason Zepaltas Age: 31
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Occupation: Sous Chef
Jason's most important lesson learned: "After returning to HELL'S KITCHEN for the second time, the most important lesson I took away was patience. Whether it was working with other contestants or pushing my own limits, I learned a lot about patience."
HELL'S KITCHEN is produced by ITV Studios America in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Gordon Ramsay serve as executive producers. "Like" HELL'S KITCHEN on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hellskitchen and follow the series on Twitter at @hellskitchenfox and Gordon Ramsay at @GordonRamsay. Join the discussion at #hellskitchen.
About ITV Studios America:
ITV Studios America, the U.S. based production entity of ITV Studios in the U.K., is one of the largest producers in the U.S. and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing reality and scripted programming for U.S. networks. ITV Studios America has a slate of series in production with major networks and syndicators, including "Texas Rising," "The Good Witch," HELL'S KITCHEN, "Kitchen Nightmares," "The First 48," "After the First 48," "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," "Cesar 911," "The Chase," "Four Weddings," "Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters," "The Car Chasers," "The Shake Up" and "The Bill Cunningham Show."
ITV Studios is a world leader in television production and distribution. It has international production centers in the U.K., Germany, France, the Nordics and Australia, as well as America. The distribution business, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, is a distributor of programs to all regions worldwide. For further information visit: http://www.itvstudios.com/us.
About A. Smith & Co. Productions
A. Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly rated and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. The company has produced more than 2,000 hours of award-winning programming. Current productions include such hits as HELL'S KITCHEN, "Kitchen Nightmares," "American Ninja Warrior," "Ellen's Design Challenge," "Unsung," "Full Throttle Saloon," "Celebrity Crime Files," "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura," "Too Young to Marry?," "Save Our Business," "UFC Countdown," "Joe Rogan Questions Everything," "Divorce Hotel" and many others. A. Smith & Co.'s library of programming includes hit shows such as "Paradise Hotel," "I Survived a Japanese Game Show," "The Swan," "Trading Spaces," "Pros vs. Joes" and "Skating with Celebrities." A. Smith & Co. has developed and produced the No. 1 show in America 25 times and a Top 10 show more than 200 times, producing programs with budgets totaling approximately one billion dollars for more than 42 broadcast and cable networks.
About Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill
Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace made history on the famed Las Vegas Strip when Ramsay opened Pub & Grill and Gordon Ramsay's BurGR at Planet Hollywood in December 2012, making him the first chef to open two restaurants within one week. The 290-seat restaurant offers the U.K. chef's take on an authentic English pub experience - a lively and friendly setting, featuring elevated British pub food, 24 beers served on tap and 63 bottled beers, including a selection of large format varieties. Chef Ramsay currently operates three restaurants in Las Vegas, including the very popular Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas. For more information on the restaurant please visit www.gordonramsay.com.
About Caesars Palace
World-renowned Las Vegas hotel and casino, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new 181-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace. The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options, including celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Nobu Matsuhisa and Guy Savoy, the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, nearly 130,000 square-feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis and the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa. The Forum Shops at Caesars showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlights world-class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Shania Twain and Jerry Seinfeld. For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.