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. Bravotv.com: How did the the chefs do? Which dishes stood out to you?
JJ: The chefs did great and they all brought individual tasty dishes. My two favorites were the snowball creation, and Spike's chips with marshmallow dips.
Bravotv.com: What was the experience like at the museum with the exhausted/over-excited children?
JJ: The experience was amazing! The energy was high and I'm glad they were there.
Bravotv.com: How was your guest judging experience overall? What surprised you most about the experience?
JJ: The biggest surprise about being a guest judge was the fact they asked me to do it. It's such a huge opportunity to be apart of Top Chef.
Bravotv.com: You’re used to, well, a lot of screaming from fans — how was it to be in front of 17 chefs pretty much only concerned about the food? Some of them thought you might even be a pastry chef!
JJ: To be in the room with all of those awesome chefs was an honor, and I became the screaming fan.
Bravotv.com: Who are you rooting for to go all the way?
JJ: Spike! He's entertaining and his cooking skills are amazing.
Bravotv.com: Do you cook? If so, what are some of your signature dishes?
JJ: Yes, I love to cook! My signature dish are my fish tacos, and I made Turkey on Thanksgiving which turned out really well.
Bravotv.com: What do you usually eat on the road?
JJ: I try and stay as healthy as possible. Sometimes that's a little difficult because on the road I have the opportunity to visit so many new restaurants.
Bravotv.com: What are some of your favorite restaurants?
JJ: Osteria Mozza is one of my all time favorites.
Bravotv.com: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
JJ: Jellied eels was by far the strangest thing I've ever eaten, and I'm not a big fan of it.
Bravotv.com: Any new projects coming up or anything you’d like to tell us about?
JJ: I have a few music projects that are in the works, and I can't wait to reveal more details soon.