Harold Dieterle

The Top Chef winner weighs in on pasta salad, angry judges, and more!

on Sep 3, 2009

Gail and Tom talked about how Preeti didn’t realize she messed up and Laurine did. Everybody messes up and everybody makes mistakes. The judges want to see that you realize it. If you recognize your mistakes and identify what you can do differently then there’s growth there and you show that you have that quality of a chef. It’s great to stand behind your food, but it’s a problem if you say, “I thought I did everything right and I don’t know why I’m here.”

Right now I’m liking the brothers, Eli, Kevin, and Jen. We’ll see.