As the ninth season's winner, Paul won a $250,000 head chef position at the BLT Steak in New York City.
"There's so much emotion going through me. I'm sad, I'm happy, I'm ecstatic. My mom's looking down on me right now. She knows what I've been through. She knows how hard I've worked. This is all for her! I mean, this is it. This is the greatest achievement I've ever reached in my entire life. I am a big f--king deal," Paul added.
"He won tonight because he's probably the most passionate, determined chef to ever enter Hell's Kitchen. He'll make a great head chef because his enthusiasm is contagious. I'm so proud to hand him over to BLT Steak in New York City," Gordon explained.
Paul defeated Will Lustberg, a 31-year-old sous chef from Jersey City, NJ, during last night's Hell's Kitchen finale broadcast.
Will took the news of his loss fairly well and congratulated his opponent, giving Paul a big hug and telling him he earned the victory.
"It sucks. I much rather would have won. I didn't come out here for second; I came out here for first. But if I had to lose to anybody, then I'm glad it was Paul," Will said.
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