Cat Cora

Cat Cora explains that being a strong cook can actually be a liability.

on Jun 20, 20120

In this week's episode politics starts to trump cooking skills. Of course, it's only a game. As Jenna said, Nookie and John would have been fired in the real world for watering down their juice. Damn straight! But in this game, being a good chef and a strong competitor can be a liability.

Politics plays a role in the kitchen too. Being too competitive with your peers isn't conducive to harmony in the kitchen. We have to channel our competitive natures into seeking success for the whole team. This week every team did that. Everyone worked well together.

The game element of the show really accentuates people's competitiveness. Jenna's had a target on her back since the first show. She's highly competitive but also comes across as bossy. But John mentioned her cooking skills when he decided to vote for her. Her talent as a chef made her too much of a threat. In a game like, this sometimes you're better off flying a little under the radar.

4 comments
Sephigirl
Sephigirl

so, it is NOT a cooking show at all! Why not have them run all over America? It'd be cheaper, but then you nor Curtis would get a paid vacation travelling the globe . . . You called it - a strong cook is a liability - a savvy, backstabber - now there we go! Bye! Am done with the show!

JEZ112
JEZ112

Well, Cat, that is precisely why the show won't survive... the idea of cooking all over the world is wonderful... having the Chef's judge each other is a disaster for this show.... change this or the show won't last

tomp
tomp

Cat - I'm a big fan of your cooking on ICA and the cruise... you're beautiful inside and out.. and i hate that dress!

TopFanOTopChef
TopFanOTopChef

Thanks for offering your insights on this blog, Cat.  I enjoyed watching you on Iron Chef and appreciated your appearances on Top Chef.  Glad to see you still on TV!