Bravotv.com: Tom Colicchio mentioned that he was the one you had initially spoken to about your love of food and the show. What happened?
Joe Jonas: I've always been a fan of the Top Chef show and have always admired great chefs and their work. When I met him I told him I would love to be on the show.
Bravotv.com: Do you have a favorite Top Chef episode of all time? Favorite “cheftestant”?
JJ: Tim Love is a good friend of mine from Texas, and when he was on Top Chef Masters. I loved watching his great cooking skills.
Bravotv.com: What did you think when you were asked to be a guest judge? Were you nervous?
JJ: When I was asked to be a guest judge I was really excited, but once I was in front of all the amazing chefs the nerves really kicked in!
Bravotv.com: What were you looking for from the “midnight snack” the chefs had to prepare?
JJ: I was looking for something that would excite the kids and something they would really enjoy.
Bravotv.com: You made a joke about the chefs only having 30 seconds to prepare their food — do you think they believed you? They looked scared!
JJ: A majority of the chefs looked scared, and I'm sure they believed me. I figured I add more intensity to the pressure they were already under.