Now that the last installment of Top Chef has ended, with Ilan taking home the Kenmore Pro Kitchen, the other contestants have go back to the job market. If you owned a restaurant, which chef would you hire? Who would you want to cater your wedding? Who do you imagine will be serving sandwiches down at the local diner?
Okay...maybe Michael's the obvious choice for serving sandwiches. What about the others? Here's my assessment:
Here are the people I would consider hiring:
Sam...I think he would be the dream employee for any restaurant. He's a team player, he's very creative, he's a hard worker and he motivates people.
Cliff...he could have been a contenter if not for that stupid juvenile prank. I think he's a great cook and he can turn out food quickly.
Frank...again, he's very good in the kitchen. He's fairly creative.
Bettye...she's not the best cook, but she is a team player and is great with people.
Here are the people I would never hire and the reasons.
Marcel...he's just too difficult to work with. He's a great chef and a very creative guy, but he would be impossible to manage.
Mia...in my mind, she's a quitter. She's also a whiner and that's makes any kitchen more difficult.
Elia...she's too insecure and at times cracked under pressure.