Casey Thompson

Casey Thompson makes it short and sweet, but packs a punch in her denunciation of the chefs' behavior in this episode.

on Apr 14, 2008

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Hi guys! I am sorry that I have been unavailable to blog! Things are really going great here in the big "D." the restaurant is buzzing. It's not that I didn't want to blog, it's that I could not find the time. So, I wanted to make sure that I least got you guys a little something about this past week from me to you.

First of all, thank you for the comments. I do read them, and for the most part, you guys want to hear my opinion, so I want to write, but will have to make this short and sweet.

As for the ending of this week's show ... I have to say that I was very disappointed in the way the chefs handled the decision the Judges' Table gave. I know how long and grueling this part of the competition is. But in no way do I feel like the attitudes, chair kicking, finger pointing, and profane negativity belong in the public eye of the people. These people support what we do because as chefs, we are people in control. We are being looked up to by children and adults alike. It is a hard job and it takes a special person to do it -- they get that. Don't embarrass us. The behavior that these chefs exemplified, hopefully will not set the tone for the rest of the season. My advice: Stay cool and calm and collected. Losing your temper might get you through the competition, but you still have to return to your jobs at home. It's cooking. It's what we love. It's not about the drama and the ratings. In my season, the ones that lost their cool were the ones that did not make it to the end. Hang in there. The decision that the judges made was for the right reason.

Believe me, they go over it for hours. There is no time for the bullshit. Be a serious chef. Worry about your own food and don't worry about others.

Whew! Having said that, I have to say that I disagreed with the decision to put a couple in the competition. It is unfair. Some people actually go home because they get sad and long for home and the people in their lives. Think about it. Well,

like I said, short and sweet. That is my soapbox for the week. I promise to get you a real blog next time. Take care. Casey