Kat Odell

Kat defends her email inviting friends to Nina's pop-up.

on Sep 20, 20130

First Lindsay is in hot water with Brenda, then she flat out lies to Jess, and in this week's episode she attempts to pick a fight with me. 

What really happened is that Nina came over to my apartment to ask me for help with the pop-up and her menu. We extensively talked through her bill of fare, what she was cooking, all the components, and whether the dishes made sense for the pop-up. The advice I gave her at the time was less is more. I initially thought her menu was overly complicated and advised her to focus on fewer components and do those really well as opposed to more complicated recipes which would potentially leave more room for error. 

I sent out a quick email blast to a few friends in the industry (one of which bought eight of the 50 tickets, I should add) noting that a friend was doing a pop-up with a menu that sounded great. I did not include Nina's name in the email because nobody knows who she is, and if any of my friends come out (which they did), they would be coming to support me, not a random chef they don't know. In an effort to incentivize my friends to attend the dinner, I added that I helped with the menu. In saying that, I meant exactly what I just previously explained. Nina came over to me to ask for help/advice and I helped her with her menu. In no way shape or form was I ever attempting to take any credit for creating her menu. And on top of that, I added a post to Eater with all the details on her pop-up as seen here. All vital details are mentioned, her name, her menu etc. So the fact that Lindsay had the audacity to say ANYTHING to me other than THANK YOU is ridiculous. And this wasn't even her event, it was Nina's!

18 comments
midniteblu82
midniteblu82

The bedrock of Kat's problem is this: she needs attention above and beyond all other things.  She uses "making eater great" as a reason to flirt with chefs, who then pursue her thinking she is interested, at which point she goes "I'm not trying to date him".  She isnt, she just needs the attention and she wants no one else to have it.  Same reason she made Nina's night about her.  She is that sorority girl who would flirt with your boyfriend right up until he made a move and then act all shocked and appalled.  Ugh

epila123
epila123

It's hard to see how people could miss that Kat was doing a favor for Nina!  The episode is referring to a Personal email sent on behalf of Nina's pop up- one that Kat went out of her way to send, and really didn't have to at all, especially considering she'd already created a post on Eater to support Nina's pop-up.  Nina was ungrateful, and she stirred the pot, leading to the reaction Kat received from Lindsey and her other chef friends in the final episode.

Sarah_S
Sarah_S

Your e-mail was totally off the mark. You are upset for being called out on it. You are lucky like this didn't happen earlier. Everybody else (at least the viewers) could see straight through all of your antics for the entire season.

Mimilicious
Mimilicious

I totally support you Kat. Unfortunately beautiful women like you inspire jealousy, even when you have the best intentions. Now that you see just how ungrateful these ladies are, I bet you have learned your lesson

LaurenRay650
LaurenRay650

For someone who claims to be a professional in the food and beverage industry, and tout about how big your "influence" is.. I think you made a mistake coming on this show. After seeing your petty, classless, unprofessional behavior I would never read anyhting you had to say on "Eater" nor take any advise from you. Karma comes around, and you will get what you deserve in the end.

SFViewer
SFViewer

karma's a b****

i can't wait to see what happens to you

MelanieE
MelanieE

Come on Kat you could have included Ninas name in the email. You say they wouldn't come for a unknown chef, but if there your friends and Ninas your friend than what's the big deal. I don't think it was completely horrible that you didn't mention her name, I just think it was a little shallow and rude for you to think she wasn't important enough. Shame on you Kat.

miranda99
miranda99

You need a class in interviewing and a class in ethics when relaying ANYTHING in print.  I feel it is NOT responsible writing.  Plain and simple...put down the keyboard and emails!

suprafreshkid
suprafreshkid

First you made waylynn look bad and now you lie about helping with the menu. You didn't even bother mentioning Nina's name. 

momo2
momo2

It's called integrity.  You seem to be one small step away from it. You should have put Nina's name on the the email somewhere since it was her pop-up and her hard work going into it.  You may have "helped" but no more than any of the other women and it was Nina who put in the time and effort. It was nice of you to help but most don't want credit when we help our friends as you seem to.  You are trying to justify your actions but many see through your bad behavior.  The link is to your eater wire  not your email which apparenty did'nt have her name on it and then you continue to toot your own horn about your friend who bought 8 tix.  You continue to show it is always about you, not anyone else.  When we help friends we usually do so unconditionally, at least some of us do.

Jettybaby
Jettybaby

How do you spell trouble? L I N D S A Y.  She is a conniving little wench for sure.  She stirs it with every girl except Nina.  Read the post in Eater.  Enough said.  Nina Lindsay grow up and be thankful.

modernista
modernista

You should have put Nina's name in the email. It's as simple as that.

Sarah_S
Sarah_S

 @MelanieE

If I was one of her friends who received the e-mail, the first thing I would have asked is, "Who is the chef of this pop up restaurant and what is her background?" Then again, maybe these people just go to any pop up restaurant in the hopes of looking and sounding "cool."

Sarah_S
Sarah_S

 @miranda99

 With Kat's writing as bad as it is, it's amazing Eater LA (or her job there) have lasted as long as they have.

Jordantaylor
Jordantaylor

@modernista... Her name and the info was on the website which is all Nina asked for. She went above and beyond by sending an email. How ungrateful! Kats reasoning makes sense. Stupid Lindsey she sounds like she wants an excuse to be feisty. Nina should be ashamed of feeding the hate

modernista
modernista

@Jordantaylor above and beyond by sending an email giving herself credit about helping with the menu, but doesn't even say who she helped or who is actually having the pop up? I don't think so. Oh and a journalist sharing info about an event but not say who is giving it? Kat needs to learn journalism 101.

momo2
momo2

 @Jordantaylor

 She should have put it on her email also as most people with integrity would have done.

Mimilicious
Mimilicious

 @modernista  @Jordantaylor I think all these ladies need to learn gratitude. I have invited people to another person's event without their name; because they will clearly meet the person when they get there. It was a personal email and that is what yall are missing