Harold Dieterle

Harold passes the title to Ilan Hall, and he's totally OK with that.

on Jan 31, 2007

I think Marcel showed a lot of ingenuity. But one of the things that comes with time is to be able to develop the skill to run a kitchen. And I hope it comes to him in time. This season, overall, there was more focus on the drama of creating something. And no mater what the creative endeavor is, there's going to be drama involved -- particularly if there's money or competition involved. The thing I really like about "Top Chef" is that the focuses is on the creativity. I like that I learn things about food. I like watching chefs be creative and trying new things. I like the idea that I'm inspired by it to apply these techniques to my own stuff. That's just me.