In case you missed this detail in our recap this morning, the first chef eliminated on last night’s premiere episode of Top Chef: Texas was the only semi-local chef in the group, Sacramento’s Tyler Stone. The 23-year-old personal chef has been called the Doogie Howser of local chefs, but the Sacramento Bee takes him down a peg today, talking to him about the swagger he showed on the show before Tom Colicchio took one look at his butchering and said, “I think you should just leave now.” He didn’t even get to cook anything!
“A lot of people mistake my confidence for arrogance,” says Stone. “I’m a young guy, and like a lot of young guys I don’t take it so seriously.” Also, he disses Emeril and says Tom has a bias against non-restaurant chefs. We’d have to agree that personal chefs probably don’t stand a chance on this show against those who’ve paid their dues in the trenches. Anyhow, catchya later Ty.
Sacramento’s Tyler Stone Eliminated From Top Chef [Appetizers/SacBee]