Hell’s Kitchen: Sous Chef Scott


Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Sous Chef

As a teenager, Scott Leibfried discovered his passion for the culinary arts and pursued his dream of becoming a chef by enrolling in Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island. After graduating, he traveled around the Northeastern U.S. and Europe working with world-class chefs.

In 1997, Leibfried relocated to the West Coast to serve as chef at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. In this role, he oversaw the kitchen departments and menu development as well as the hotel’s special events.

Five years later, he accepted a position at the Napa Valley Grille in Los Angeles. As the restaurant’s executive chef, he was responsible for creating recipes, developing the restaurant’s style and improving the quality of the food.

Leibfried left the U.S. for several years to work in London at various Michelin-starred restaurants owned by Gordon Ramsay. Then in 2006, he became the executive chef at Soleil @K in San Diego and a member of a restaurant consulting firm that conceptualizes, constructs and implements concepts and systems for independent restaurants and hotels.

In addition to appearing on HELL’S KITCHEN, Leibfried evaluates and consults with Chef Ramsay on KITCHEN NIGHTMARES. A renowned figure in the culinary industry, Leibfried has been invited as a guest chef at the James Beard House, Crystal Cruise Lines, Compass Group and at various nationwide food and wine expos.

He lives in Los Angeles.

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