How did you convince the producers to let you on the show? In the interview process, my résumé was strong so it was based on merits and personality. I ask because Gawker has called you “the real villain of Top Chef.” They did? I guess I’m okay-looking, but I busted my ass for this. If I lose, I’ll know that I killed it, but I will not be disappointed because I’ll know it wasn’t based on food. I’ve dedicated myself since I was 11 or 12 years old, and my personality really comes through. My flavor profiles, my technique, my cooking experience is way better than [Dale’s and Casey’s]. It had been kind of mentioned [during filming] that I was rusty a few times. If anything it’s just that they’ve seen an edited version of a large story. Go ahead and have your opinion because it’suneducated. I think I conducted myself as the most well-rounded chef in my cooking and actions. That’s just the way of the What’s it like to be you these days with everyone questioning your soulfulness? Favorite athlete: Michael Phelps Hobby: Bicycle riding On the Gay Games: “The Gay Games in Chicago were great, a great experience.To be in an atmosphere where everyone is very accepting and tolerant, and really just celebrating participation and personal best, it just is a really positive atmosphere.Hung is the most technically proficient chef out of us three right now. You can learn technique, but I don’t think you can learn soul. The first time I cried — I can’t go in-depth about it — it’s pretty grueling, and you don’t always get to see that. He was responding to the Eric Ripert Quickfire Challenge and said, “I’m sick of all you conspiracy theorists out there. I think the ultimate decision should be made on who’s the most well-rounded chef. You’re tired and beat down, but I felt really bad for the contestants since they were getting hammered on a lot.
I hope that will pull me What do you make of the story line pitting your soul against Hung’s skills?
The snack had to be edible without the need for utensils and served inside of a brown paper bag.
The top two chefs served their midnight snacks for 150 children at the museum, who decided the winner of the Quickfire Challenge.
They’ve endured inane cooking challenges on yachts and airplanes.
They suffered through guest judge Rocco Di Spirito. Now it’s all coming to an end tonight when the remaining three cheftestants try to out-cook each other on the season finale of Top Chef.