I came across this quote about Top Chef and found it so enlightening I just had so share,
“Once you turn a competition into an entertainment, in other words, you have to leave in the possibility that the wrong guy will win sometime. Rewarding people on sheerly the basis of their ability, and making sure that the most deserving come out on top all the time—that's what the rest of life is for.” Time
I watched an exit interview from Fabio of all places on my Sprint phone, but the content was generally that he was not bitter, yet rejoiceful in the fact he was able to compete and do so well in and of it. It was not necessarily all that humble, but that was the point. While we quibble over whose food we thought was best, or who lacked personality, or who kissed who, we all keep on watching which is what makes the show a success. I’ve always thought my cooking would compete with those chefs, but my personality wouldn’t provide much entertainment. Statements like those in Time just reassure me, I’m working on ‘the rest of life’ part not the T.V. show part of life.
So what do I think? I like the choice of Hosea. The producers decided to portray Stefan in such a poor light that it became difficult to root for him. He did do a really good job over the whole of the show, but what does that mean? Carla was difficult for me to like from the beginning. She laid in waiting until the last few episodes than came out all gang busters near the end almost the exact opposite of Stefan. If you ask me Stefan wanted to win every competition, but Carla was happy to move on to the next day. Or at least that is how things came across to me on the TV. So what about Hosea? Fabio and Stefan lead the pack for the most of the season. Hosea had good competition throughout the season just with them and the daily grind off camera. Did Hosea impress me? No, his food did not impress me, but his ability to stick to his guns, work hard and through diversity was impressive. Like I’ve told many people, “being a chef is only a little bit about cooking,” and this is a good example of my statement.
So as a pre screening for my next poll question, which top chef’s restaurant, would you most like to visit? Theoretically, weather they have a restaurant or not, and assuming travel is not an issue.