What Hell's Kitchen Winner Scott Commings Is Doing Now

As Hell's Kitchen Season 12 winner, Scott Commings earned the head chef position at the Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, as noted by Gold Derby. Although he had been up for elimination on various occasions, Commings showed the drive, skill, and leadership that Gordon Ramsay wanted in a Hell's Kitchen winner (via Screen Rant). According to Eater Las Vegas, Ramsay credited Commings' palate, plating skills, and passion for earning him the winner title. With that Hell's Kitchen prize taking the Midwestern chef to Las Vegas, Commings soon settled into the Las Vegas culinary scene.

Although Commings has since left the Gordon Ramsay's Pub & Grill position, he continues to have a strong connection to the Las Vegas culinary world. As the culinary director at Hospitality Alliance in 2017, Commings was involved in several culinary projects, according to his bio on the company's website. Currently, as noted on his LinkedIn page, he is the executive chef for Freedom Beat at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino and the executive chef for Lake Las Vegas, and he's involved in other projects as well.

Hell's Kitchen winner Scott Commings is all about sharing his cooking knowledge

Hell's Kitchen winner Scott Commings is associated with several restaurants. While his LinkedIn profile references his "appreciation for local cuisine," the direction of Freedom Beat in Las Vegas invites dinners to go on a "culinary road trip." A quick look at the restaurant menu reveals all-American-themed dishes with some influences from specific regional cuisine.

In January 2021, Commings shared a halibut recipe during a cooking demo on KTNV Las Vegas. The Lake Las Vegas executive chef showed a few simple tips for creating a flavorful and healthy fish dish. Commings made it look easy, explaining the steps of what is an approachable meal for most cooks. In a YouTube video for Lake Las Vegas, he shared that he loves to bring people together around the table. "My whole thing about dining is really about creating community," he said.

While Scott Commings' Las Vegas food story started at Gordon's Ramsay's Pub & Grill, his culinary journey has clearly continued on.