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Adam Glick has faced some super tough critics as the chef on Below Deck Mediterranean, including those not-so-nice guests who compared his cooking to dog food. But, the vaults reveal that he was incredibly prepared to face harsh criticism at sea — because he was once a contestant on Food Network's reality competition show, Cutthroat Kitchen.
In the episode, which aired in 2013, Adam and his competitors had to make spaghetti and meatballs in the first round and all faced searing words from Alton Brown and Jet Tila, who thought no one tasted their sauce enough before serving it to them.
"These chefs were too brash in thinking they didn't need to taste," Alton said.
The second round involved stuffing chicken wings, and they were particularly disappointed in Adam.
"When it came to the wings in Round 2, stuffing them with ingredients that made no sense — like Chef Glick's celery and carrot batons — just went to show there was no forethought. And the chef's use of bottled sauce did nothing to show creativity," Alton explained.
The grand finale was to make donuts, and the judges thought all of them were "leaden balls of dough, far from the fluffy, airy confections that anyone would expect."
Ouch! After that kind of trial by fire, Adam was surely ready for whatever could come at sea.
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