"It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to be cooking with a group of chefs like this," he says.
Find out what it was like for the front-of-the-house cheftestant to jump back into the trenches of the kitchen and why he thinks he was trying to overcompensate with his final dish.
And on Wednesday night's Top Chef: All-Stars, they did that - literally.
Season one's Stephen Asprinio was sent home (but does it even count since he's not a working chef and even he's admitted he only returned for the publicity?
) as was Dale Levitski, executive chef of Chicago's Sprout restaurant.
You said in your exit interview that you were surprised to go home so early. You'll hear that every week because this is what we do.
This is » After several weeks of competition it was time for the remaining chefs to really make an impression.
After five years away from the Top Chef cooking scene, Stephen Asprinio knew that returning to All-Stars wouldn't be an easy task.
Plus: What did he think about Tre calling him "arrogant"? Read More After five years away from the Top Chef cooking scene, Stephen Asprinio knew that returning to All-Stars wouldn't be an easy task.
Plus: What did he think about Tre calling him "arrogant"? Read More Last night's Top Chef All-Stars ended with not one, but two eliminations.
We caught up with Dale earlier today as he was making his way to work.
Read on to find out what he had say about having to pack his knives so early in the competition, his message to Oprah and who he hates on the show…
In a fresh new season, Top Chef is turning up the heat on the Windy City.
Fifteen new aspiring chefs converge in Chicago to whip up the competition in TV's ultimate cook-off as they compete for the title of Top Chef, the grand prize, 0,000, a feature in Food & Wine magazine, a showcase at the Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen and a gourmet dream vacation in the French Alps.