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Gail Simmons warns about the problems teams face without a leader.

Mar 24, 20080

Tasty tacos and a friendly neighborhood block party!? Wow, our cheftestants have it good. I am not suggesting this week's challenges were easy, but they sure looked fun. Compared to the stress of the Classics Challenge in Episode 1 and the focused nature of the Animal Diet Challenge in Episode 2, this Elimination seemed like a walk in the park. At first, things looked to be heading in the right direction. I saw lots of pats on the back, tons of encouragement, and a whole lot of high-fiving. The chefs' support of one another was a lovely change from the usual back-stabbing, tight-lipped kitchen antics we have come to anticipate on the show. In my time as a judge on Top Chef, I never would have guessed that too much team spirit would be the reason behind failure. Until now. gail_403_04_320x240.jpg

Despite how festive it all appeared, the food for their family fun day did not turn out as planned. Contrary to the positive display of teamwork, I heard a great deal of uncertainty behind-the-scenes and under their breath. This should have been a warning sign that the food was not going to be quite as spectacular as they projected. I also did not see any sort of leadership on either team when it came to working through their menus. When no one's thinking of the whole picture, it almost never comes together as planned.

1 comments
Ben
Ben

if you a cooking! don't fill sad or be angry because that time your food will not taste good.... i love cooking and i love to work for same one who need a chef.

make sure be smile and be happy!!!!!!