Chef Wanted - Spoiler
Is anyone else watching this? Not being a big Burrell fan, I wasn't until she "helped" David
Burke and Todd English. Surprised chefs of this caliber would resort to this in hiring a new
executive chef unless they were more interested in publicity than quality candidates.
Couldn't believe she brought Paul to Olives. IIRC, he's lost at least twice on Chopped at least
partially I think because of his arrogant attitude. He did it again in the first round when he used
butter and herbs after English specifically requested olive oil and spices. Was amazed he made
it to the second round.
I knew about editing and figure we don't see a lot of what goes on (maybe one-on-one
interviews) but this seems to me to be one of the most implausible premises for a reality
food show considering the possible consequences for the chef/owners.
I thought the guy in the green jacket was amazing. I started out "wanting" the "young guy witn the fulll lips", but after seeing tne "gay guy from the south", I was like "oh! THAT'S how that's supposed to work!
This show is a horrible mutation of the old Chef Hunter... same production companies and same creative auspices, but obviously they decided it just wasn't phony and obnoxious enough, so they added Anne Burrell and those phony challenges with the chefs running around the city for no apparent reason chasing down ingredients that are likely already in the restaurant's walk-in.
So they took a pretty good show and made it mostly unwatchable, because now it's mostly about the odious Anne and her stupid Valley-girl upspeak yelling at the "shuffs" and her ever-growing hairdo, which is about to take over her whole head, and then the entire room in its quest for world domination. Seeing the normally unflappable Todd English throwing plates was laughable.
The guy from Old Homestead and the girl from Met Back Bay who "won" are already gone from their new jobs. There haven't been any updates on the FN web site since the Fromagerie episode which makes me wonder if the "winners" after that are all already gone. Who else was there? Tully and ?? anyone else ??
Anne tweeted this morning that there will be more episodes of Chef Wanted so there will be at least a season 2.
Saw AB tweet last night that there will be no more episodes of Chef Wanted. Thank God.... it was a nightmare.