Bravotv.com: What was your inspiration for your stuffed french toast amuse bouche?
I have a stuffed french toast on my catering menu. It popped into my head.
Bravotv.com: Were you excited to see Rocco DiSpirito as guest judge?
Yes, very. It is always exciting to me when I see a celebrity chef.
Bravotv.com: What is your experience with doing demos? Ever done TV?
I have probably done one demo in my whole career. It was a disaster. I have never done TV. I always seem to get real nervous.
Bravotv.com: Why did you choose your salad?
I chose that salad because it is a great summer dish, my customers love it, and it's a great salad for the viewers to do at home to impress their guests.
Bravotv.com: You're seemingly redeeming yourself for the judges, but it seems you still feel dogged by your fellow chefs -- why do you think that is?
It's a competition! They want to win.
Bravotv.com: What did you think of the other dishes?
You know I don't see many dishes, but everyone seems to do their best. It's tough.