Team Top Chef

Episode 10: Bravotv.com's Senior Editor likens Beverly to SNL's Gilly.

Jan 11, 20120

Hello my little Restaurant Warriors! I have so many random things to say about this episode, I'm not quite sure where to start! I actually took a ton of notes so I wouldn't forget them all. Well, thankfully there's no Quickfire Challenge so there's plenty of time. The chefs enter the Palme d'Or Palm Door and are greeted by Hugh and Padma.

Then, a fun twist! The chefs are broken up in to their two teams and are told that the challenge will be a battle of the sexes!! Edward then makes a comment that honestly bugged me. He says, "I definitely think that male chefs have more talent." Oh, c'mon, Edward. SMH. We find out later when -- spoiler alert -- the females win that it doesn't matter what Edward says. Actions speak louder than words. Sarah has not-so-nice things to say too, but about working with Beverly, something she's nervous to do. I think it's been interesting to see how the other chefs react to Beverly, even with Heather gone.

The two teams decide on their concepts and their restaurant names. The men are pretty much agreeable to whatever any of them say. It's kinda funny to watch, honestly. Paul suggests "Canteen," which he explains as "where a community comes to dine." I have a feeling Hugh Acheson who is all about community restaurant digs this. Also, it's a cool name. Ty-Lor says, "Sure." So, they go with it. The girls go with Half Bushel. They started with Bushel, and -- call me immature -- but a group of ladies with a restaurant called Bushel is, well, a bad idea.

73 comments
TheKid'sCooking
TheKid'sCooking

Ok...hear me out here. I think the judges have made it pretty clear that they want a female chef to win, and until this week, I'm pretty sure they wanted Lindsey (aka Miss-Works-For-Michelle Berstien) was going to win. I think the ladies won because the judges knew that they would have to send Lindsey home had the girls lost. It's not like they haven't sent restaurants to the bottom for service in past seasons, and sent people home for front-of-the-house (ie Radhika). There were enough mistakes on the female side for them to lose. It's a good thing Bev won, and Sarah was completely out-of-line to suggest that Lindsey should have won. Newsflash- had you lost, she wouldn't gone home.

Chef Matt
Chef Matt

Why does Beverly get criticized for always cooking 'Asian food' but Sarah turns out pasta dish after pasta dish and no-one complains: "Oh, Italian again?" Just saying.

Lindsay: your cooking technique for the fish sucked, and the dish was set up for failure cause of it. Beverly thought so, Greyson thought so, and the judges thought so. BTW to travel back in time...remember when you blew the Mexican dish...must of been embarrassing since you talked up cooking experience in Mexico. Just saying.

Viewer Kat
Viewer Kat

Beverly is passive aggressive and selfish. Definitely not someone I would ever want in my work environment.

theVoiceOfReason
theVoiceOfReason

Lindsay and Sarah, ever seen the movie "Mean Girls". Hits a little close to home, don't you think?! Deplorable and unexceptible behavior on your parts.

From A fan of the underdogs who have more talent than you do.

Liz S
Liz S

So the restaurant war challenge is not my favorite to begin with because it really brings out the nasty in chefs ie Michael Voltaggio to Robin in Season 6. It's so stressful in there and there's so much commotion it seems there's no room for being nice. I guess that's a real restaurant for you. Lindsay should not have been in the kitchen. The whole point of being in the front of the house is being in the front of the house. She should've just left Beverly to take care of the fish and it probably would have been fine. Take care of your own. It reminds me of Rhadika in season 5 who kind of hid in the kitchen because she was uncomfortable in the front. Beverly is a capable chef so Lindsay should have relinquished control. If the dish was a failure, let Beverly take the fall.

THarris
THarris

I think they are picking on Beverly and she really needs to tell them off.

To me, Lindsey did not have a dish in that challenge. To tell someone else to season and cook your fish does not rise to you having a dish as required. To me, whoever does front of the house should actually prepare and cook their dish not have someone else cook it and then blame them. If it needs to simmer or something and they have to watch it and then serve it then cool. But cook it from beginning to end, not your dish.

CarolPray
CarolPray

I hope that Karma will win out in the end with Sarah and Lindsay being sent home before Beverly. They have bullied her to the point that I want to reach through the TV screen and slap them silly!

Mackinnon
Mackinnon

I love that Beverly won. The other women were giving so many excuses for their own mistakes. Go back and watch, listen to what came out of your own mouths and the you have no one to blame but your self for your inadequate dishes. It had nothing to do with Beverly. Sarah is so negative. Instead of congratulating Bev on her win and taking the opportunity to offer positive reenforcement to the whole group for their overall success. Sarah chose to minimize Beverly's success by saying that Lindsay deserved the real win and made the difference. She is very similar in attitude and action to that horrible nasty crank Heather that thank God was kicked to the curb. Take ownership for your mistakes and don't blame others for your shortcomings. I find this personally disappointing as I am slightly biased as a female and want the women to do well. But only if they win through real merit. Go Beverly. Do not let the mean girls get you down.

Playniceorgohome
Playniceorgohome

I find it really upsetting to read that a few people think that Lindsey and Sarah should be allowed to bully Beverly because she doesn't pull her weight. Are you watching what is going on? Lindsey and Sarah are control freaks that just can't stand it if they don't get their own way. From the brainstorming session, it seemed apparent that they didn't want her to do two dishes. It didn't sound like they wanted her to do any dishes. Bullying is such a huge problem in today's society, especially among young people. I wish that someone would step in and let Lindsey and Sarah know that they are just mean people who are really bad role models. You know what they say about KARMA. . . I just hope their bad Karma sends Lindsey and Sarah home soon.

Limjay
Limjay

C'mon, lets be honest here. Heather's actions towards Bev and Heather's consistent eye rolling whenever something asian is mentioned were clearly racist. And when girls start to gossip and form clicks, the racism spreads and they need a scapegoat to feed their racist souls.

tomtoms
tomtoms

I had worked with so many people who have no clue in their jobs. They do not contribute to the team project, yet they take full credit when the team succeeds and never take the blame when the team fails. Yet they move up in their careers before the hard workers because they play the game and kiss ass.

Who in this season am I describing? Heather, Sarah, and Lindsay.

BEV is moving up solely on her dishes and not because she throws someone under the bus. Heather, Sarah, and Lindsay are so quick to blame others.

lienio
lienio

I'm so glad Beverly won!!!!! I was sick to my stomach watching the entire episode because of the behaviors displayed by Sarah and Lindsey. These two women should've known better for acting the way they did. I hope you both pack your knives in the next two upcoming episodes. Beverly, I wish you all the best luck. Keep your head high and continue to produce great food through all the drama.

Stephen Trask
Stephen Trask

Really?

"Edward then makes a comment that honestly bugged me. He says, "I definitely think that male chefs have more talent."

How could this bug you? It was the show that decided that gender was to be the dividing line. Edward didn't say "I think male chefs have more talent." He said "the male chefs," i.e.: his team. In every team contest there is someone who says that they think their team is the better one. The issue of gender was imposed by the production.

saywhat???
saywhat???

In all the season of TC, I don't remember this many team challenges at this point in the competition. It is making me wonder if all of these team challenges were orchestrated to create drama amongst the women who weren't getting along. Enough with the high school girl fights, already! I'm ready to see what Lindsay and Sarah can do on their own. I know Bev has been criticized for making similar dishes in the same style. Well, all I've seen Sarah do is make pasta or Italian style dishes.

Noodlesandgravy
Noodlesandgravy

Inhave to give Bevely a lot of credit for standing up to all the bullying she is getting from some of the girls. It is embarrassing to say, but the way Heather, Sara and Lindsey are ganging up against her is fairly typical female group behavior. Considering that Beverely is under as much stress as they are going in to the challenge, I don't know how she was able to prevent them from unnerving her completely, let alone going on to win the challenge with her entree. If I was up against those bullies I would have broke down crying in the check out line at Whole Foods. Beverly is MY HERO! She puts up with this bullying crap with such grace and strength and doesn't let it affect her performance.

Jill from SR
Jill from SR

To Patti P--you say Beverly only cooked one dish and did the last of all? She is the one who won it for her team! Moreover, she had more to do than anyone--that is, she was responsible for cooking two main courses. It's not her fault that Lyndsey came up with a bad plan--the recipe was at fault not Beverly's orchestration. If you have ever grilled Sea Bass, you know that you must man the grill 24/7 or it risks drying out. How was Bev supposed to be there 24/7 when she had her own entree to make? Moeover, Bev thought using olive oil would be a good idea as to avoid drying out, but Lyndsey angrily nixed that idea in favor of clarified butter sauce--big mistake Lyndsey--HUGE! Lyndsey should have opted for poached Sea Bass cooked with olive oil--the slight drying out which Tom mentioned is on Lyndsey, not Beverly--even Grayson knew this to be true.

dianan
dianan

Enough with the bullying!!! Lindsay and Sarah should focus on improving their skills.... Nobody is sabotaging you except your own weak cooking skills. And Lindsay, your people skills is so distasteful that its as pathetic as your fish dish. Sarah, you are the mini-me of Heather. I wish you both be eliminated soon for your wonderful " cooking skills".

FrogDaddy
FrogDaddy

Chris Jones' Star Trek reference should've been enough to send him packing. Why is he still here? Dude gives geeks a bad name.

Onclewillie
Onclewillie

All I can do is echo everyone else that Sarah and Lindsey are bullies and need to go. Did Sarah actually think she could claim that Lindsey and her actually created Beverly's dish? What evil witches. I want them to go down in flames with comments ringing in their ears like "worst dish ever on Top Chef."

vegonut
vegonut

Only ONE comment about how unfair this competition was. The girls got a full day off to relax and mentally prepare for the challenge. Then they get to see the other teams decor and taste their dishes! Just the physical demands of having to jump right into another challenge put the men at serious risk, from fatigue alone. Whoever dreamt this challenge up is a yoyo, and whoever ok'ed it should be let go!

Sadie B.
Sadie B.

Where are the other judges' blogs???

OliveGinger
OliveGinger

Sarah and Lindsey are bullies for scapegoating Beverly, who they are picking on because she's got a sweet, quirky, quiet strength, instead of being a loud-mouthed extrovert.

ViewerGo Beverly
ViewerGo Beverly

After reading all the comments, I see I'm not alone in thinking Lindsey and

maria poirer
maria poirer

While I do think that there was bullying by Sarah and Lindsay, think about it. Would you want to work with Bev on a team contest? She plays sweet and fragile but really only looks after her own interests.

JLHaspels
JLHaspels

I'd like to speak on behalf of Beverley. Booyah! Eat that!

seasonedviewer
seasonedviewer

I think the "pressure" the ladies put on Beverly is distasteful. Kudos for her for rising above and still cooking and hanging in. In saying that something about Beverly's personality is just well off putting. She is slow in the kitchen, slow when she talks, slow on reacting. It is just like you want to give her some energy. I am not liking this season as much as I have enjoyed past seasons.

lou2jam
lou2jam

Beverly may be beyond annoying but she's not a bully. Team Bev!!! Cause if that of been me they would have got their BEET.

Cody
Cody

Let's face it, women can be evil when they sense a threat. Bev is awesome. She's the perfect balance of quiet confidence and bold ambition. Kick ass Bev!

Gopherjill
Gopherjill

????? I'm curious what the real dynamic is off camera.

As presented on screen, the behavior of Heather, Sarah and Lindsay is both unprofessional and personally repugnant. I find it hard to believe they are all that immature and self unaware. Beverly seems overly meek and spacey, but so what? People should be concentrating on their own jobs.

If Lindsay was so horrified at the idea of "stupid" Beverly finishing off her fish, she should have accepted another idea from Beverly, had her cook two dishes and let someone else finish the fish. They know ribs are one of Beverly's strong points, as Grayson pointed out, so a second dish from her shouldn't have sunk them. As it is, Lindsay acquiesced in Beverly cooking her fish, treated her like sh!t to ensure she was in the worst frame of mind to assist, and then completely neglected her own job. If the food at Canteen had been closer in quality, Lindsay's poor front job would have lost the competition for her team.

Cryslynns40
Cryslynns40

If you pay attention to the food that is being cooked this season you can really see where the real talent is. Beverly and Paul have a great chance at being in the final. Sarah could make it too based on flavor, but it's doubtful she will win unless she starts thinking outside the box a little more. But wouldn't it be awesome for Beverly and Sarah to be in the final together and Beverly win! Evil grin.

I'd like to see Grayson step it up too. That hollandaise she made in the sauces quickfire showed real talent...it's there, but she needs to bring it. If Lindsey makes it to the final, it will be becasue the other chefs really screw up, but I can't imagine her winning. She hasn't shown anything extrodinary or even remotely interesting. The one quickfire she did when was the best of a bunch of canned food. I'm just not sure about Ed or Chris Moto. They seem to be doing a lot of risky or cool things, but not hitting the mark.

krisa
krisa

I don't think Ed said "I definitely think that male chefs have more talent", indicating men are better chefs than women, period. I re-watched it a few times and heard the line as "I definitely think the male chefs have more talent", indicating the remaining male competitors are better chefs than the remaining females - a statement I agree with, myself.

Patti P
Patti P

I would like to say that I think it is really sad that the ONE chef who was not a team player, the ONE chef who did the absolute least and the minimum amount focusing only on ONE dish while everyone else on both restaurant teams did either two dishes or a dish and set up the front of the house all by themselves...won! Beverly is useless! She did ONE dish. She did a terrible job on Lindsey's dish while Lindsey did everything else to make that restaurant work. I think the judges should take in to consideration how little a chef does before awarding them or rewarding them.

claysan
claysan

Beverly shows her consistently mad skills and Grayson, she's just great all around person and chef. Will miss Ty! The guys seem to be a bit gentler with Bev. What's up with that? Right on, guys.

claysan
claysan

Beverly...YOU GO! I was so thrilled that you staying true to yourself...even under the horrific duress created by the caddy women sans Grayson...takin' the high road! I cannot wait until you, once again, beat and send home Sara. Don't bend to her BS just like you stood up to what's her slap...the OTHER bully.

realatlhousewife
realatlhousewife

I just caught Last Chance kitchen, and I was wondering do all the eliminated chefs hang in Austin during filming? Or, do they fly in weekly for Last Chance?

timewilltell
timewilltell

Sarah and Lindsay are bullying Bev to compensate for the fact that neither of them has the talent to win. Heather stayed so long because she was good TV, not a great chef. Sarah and Lindsey took a page from her book, and are trying to find fault with Bev to make up for their own shortcomings. By pointing the finger elsewehere, attention will be drawn from them. Kudos to Grayson for not playing their game. Bullies, indeed! I wouldn't eat anything made by Sarah, Lindsay, or Heather's if you paid me - it would taste like hate and bitterness.

Newarkvr
Newarkvr

I can't wait for Lindsay and Sarah to be sent home. I thought Sarah was sweet at the beginning of the season, but she is slowly by surely showing her true colors! What a witch!!!!!

Bbbbbbbbb
Bbbbbbbbb

Ugh.sarah.go home.please.i am getting heat exhaustion just watching you.not in a good way. At all.

Bbbbbbbbb
Bbbbbbbbb

Wow. Sarah is stoked she's good at cooking because she seems to suck at life. I was rooting for her in the beginning...Sad...She's heather with short hair. I'm sure it will all be blamed on editing or heat or stress or someone else during the reunion show. Here's to Grayson and Paul in the finals.

KF
KF

I was beyond frustrated with Sarah and Lindsey's behavior toward Beverly. I understand that some people are more whimsical and may not be as out-spoken, but they completely target their own misgivings on to someone who worked really hard despite all of the mean and condescending jabs. I hope this behavior shapes up, because I no longer have respect for those two (both of which I was previously hoping would go far). Grow up ladies, you're adults!

jomojo
jomojo

I wonder how Lindsey and Sarah feel after watching all the episodes. Are they able to see how their negative assessments of Beverly undermine EVERYONE on their team including themselves...much more so than Beverly's lack of speed or quirky personality or whatever it is that has their panties in a wad? Had they been less focused on what they don't like about Beverly and more focused supporting their team, perhaps one of THEM could have taken home the big jug 'o wine.

Beverly makes great food...or at least her many wins would suggest as much. And kudos to her for continuing to turn it out in the midst of so much BS. Honestly, I can't understand why such talented people choose to spend so much energy focusing on someone ELSE and so much time searching for what doesn't work based on their own limited perception and standards. Get a grip ladies!! You are making yourselves look awful. I personally would never want to eat your food. Bitchiness is not something I wish to put in MY stomach. That goes for you too Heather!

2BrokenThumbs
2BrokenThumbs

Paul did not deserve to the chance to be sent home. The dude has some serious knife skills and a well developed palate. Team challenges can send home an extremely talented chef prematurely (i.e. Nyesha). Beverly, on her own, is an extremely strong chef. I can see her as a dark horse for the finals. Lindsey's palate and creativity will not take her far. Grayson and Beverly pointed out that Lindsay's perferred cooking technique for the salmon was not correct. I love butter... and bacon... and cheese. Crack an egg on top of all that and I'm in heaven. But butter for everthing? C'mon Lindsay, use some imagination. Sarah, I never liked. Ed called it right when he pointed out she only came back to serve her chicken and then sat down again during the BBQ challenge. In the team challenges, Sarah and Lindsay were asking Beverly for help. Beverly was doing them a kindness by even providing a microcosm of help. If Sarah and Lindsay were truly buddies then Sarah should have made Lindsay's entree. I hope Sarah or Lindsay go home in the next episode.

HTS
HTS

This year's restaurant wars was horrid. Totally unfair and biased. The men had to open after that all night BBQ challenge. The woman got a day off. The playing field should be equal. This one was not. I hope they don't do this again next year. BAD IDEA!

Chocolatecupcakewithsprinkles
Chocolatecupcakewithsprinkles

probably the worst restaurant wars ever on this show. at least the one wicked witch Heather went home last week , now the other wicked witches sarah and Lindsey need to leave. hope they don't win this show. Beverly seems like a great chef, a little spacey but she can cook.

jd268
jd268

Congratulations Beverly you did the best job on Restaurant Wars!!! Next time one of the "Big Mouth" bullies on your team try to throw you under the bus, run them over with your talent, again. Just goes to show that those with the "BIGGEST" mouths, are usually the least talented. Just ask the judges!!!

Linda-a-go-go
Linda-a-go-go

Go Beverly!!! it's people like Sarah & Lindsay that make women look bad! Lindsay should not have done a dish she couldn't execute. she could have prepared something that would just need to be served. What a jerk Sarah is for trying to say Bev's dish was really Lindsay''s. So jealous!!! Hope those two are the next to go!

Therese Vidal
Therese Vidal

O-M-G!! Why can't you people see that Beverly sabotaged Lindsey's dish by over cooking the fish over and over. Come on!! Lindsey was in the kitchen because Beverly who is passive agressive and playing the "poor me" card was consistently over cooking the fish. Any chef can make that mistake once in a night but once they are told then they need to step up and cook the frakin fish properly. In addition Beverly made short ribs which she has made before but just changed the spices. Any one of us can do that, make the same thing over and over. Come on people watch the look on Beverly's face when she carries in the huge bottle of wine, it says, I got away with it!!!

Anti Bullying Viewer
Anti Bullying Viewer

Beverly annoying or not, should not be the basis for Heather, Lindsay, and Sarah's bullying. Would love to see Paul win Top Chef. I have not seen him $hit-talk about anybody on the show. Class act.

RogerRick
RogerRick

I hope that Paul wins now that Ty-lor is gone. The top two should be Gayson and Paul.

Leann2012
Leann2012

I was pretty disgusted with how Beverly was treated by the blond and short hair. I can only assume that they want to also be treated as a second class citizen from the way they treat others. If I were them, I would be VERY embarrassed. Since this show has started, I have never seen such bullying. I think the 2 women are very jealous of Beverly. She may not be what they are use to, due to her Asian upbringing, but it only shows the true ignorance and prejudice that the Heather, Sarah, and Lindsay has towards others that are not like them. It shows that Lindsay is nothing more than a follower. She did a HORRIBLE job running the front. Sorry, but when Lindsay said she was prom queen, it made me sick. She must have gone to a small school or she was voted in due to sucking up to people (like she does on the show). I would never eat anywhere they are cooking. I really hope karma steps in and the blond and gums are cut next.