Harold Dieterle

Harold Dieterle dishes on which chef he thought really deserved to pack her knives.

on Mar 26, 2008

As far as Nikki's mac and cheese, at some point, I'm sure they'll do much better. It's just tough getting put into an environment and not knowing how long until you're going to be able to serve it. But these things are tough. It would be one thing if they're being able to cook food and not doing off-premise events. That stuff can be challenging -- waiting and having food sit around. You gotta take a look at it that you're doing some sort of party. All of the chefs do a bunch of these parties a year, so that's kind of the way you have to focus on it.

Also, I didn't have a problem with Spike's "sabotage." The guy is there to win.

I like Andrew -- he's crazy. He cracks me up. He's like "This is my house ...." I was laughing. He's here to win. You gotta respect that. I don't have respect for these people with 20/20 hindsight: "Oh well I shoulda spoke up but I didn't say anything, so I just went along with it."