Posts Tagged ‘top chef

17
Mar
09

Top Chef Application status: sent

Alright so I did it, after all the shit I talk about top chef I sent in my own application.  Why?  I don’t know, but I tell you one thing, I don’t think that I can talk shit anymore since I couldn’t even follow all the directions for sending in the application.  I think my buddy Kebo said it best “why would they pick you your already messing up!”  True Kebo, what am i thinking?  So I filled out the application fine but when it came down to the video things got a little hairy here are some clips

top chef video 1 from justin meddis on Vimeo.

Completely unscripted, I’m nervously making up all the answers as i go along, making me look like a goob.  The cooking demo is even more of a flop, I took to long and I’m once again nervous as shit.

So what can I say now,  I mean who knows how nervous i would have been on national television.  All my shit-talking seems a little in vain now that I can’t even look cool on my damn application.  Honestly I am just looking forward to the rejection letter!! I think I’ll frame it for the grand kids.

14
Dec
08

Dear Tom Collicio, This Top Chef season sucks!!

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One day I’ll gather the balls to actually send this to Mr. Tom

Dear Tom Collicio,

First of all let me say I am a big fan of your restaurant Craft, despite all of the bullshit that I have heard about it from people that have worked there.  I really admire how you dwindle on the lines between being a complete sellout and a chef that stays true to his roots of staying close to the food!  Very impressive!  But enough of the B.S. what I am really writing this letter about is the newest season of Top Chef.  In the past seasons I have been really happy with this awesome show, showcasing the talent in today’s professional kitchens.  But this season, not so much!  I am weekly finding myself more and more unhappy with your show I’d like to share some of my ideas.
I think your first problem is the cast.  Who the fuck picked these people?  A culinary student?  Come on bro, Carla!  She belongs on Sesame Street talking to Oscar the Grouch not showcasing Americas culinary talent.  I’m in this industry seven days a week and I know for a fact that there is better talent in America.  And I think I speak for us  all when I say this is a horrible representation.  I’ll be damned if any of us hardcore foodies and chefs would go on that show and think that we could find our niche just cooking and showcasing one protein per challenge like that chick from Jersey (who fits every NJ stereotype might I add, coincidence? I don’t think so)  Where are the Ilan’s, the Hung’s, the Harold’s man, they rocked!  They made it interesting, made those in the industry intrigued and opinionated!  Lets face it these cast members are goobs, all of them, its obvious they were picked for there personalities, and not at all by their talent.
The rest of the show has obviously gone to the man, once again bullshit!  Now it was snicker worthy to put them in the room-o-glad products while the judges deliberated .  I am still not going to buy that shit, and I always thought a room of rapidly boiling steam jackets filled with lobster stock would have made a better effect, but whatever. (beers always taste better next to steaming lobster bodies!)  What’s up with a huge rise in product marketing in the show?   You’re a chef,  most of the guest judges are chefs, or female ex-cons ( I know Rocco went on there so that he could “sell“ off his first two books), so why can’t you push to support what people in the industry are working to make known to general public!  Farm to table foods, Sustainable products, supporting local business, your not helping here!!  We need your help as well as everyone else’s in the shows cast to try and steer the general public away from buying butterball brand stuff and more towards making their own simple stocks, those are prime examples and they were all in one hour long show.   I have want to re-watch some of the episodes and see if there are any flash frames of Tyler Durdon holding some mass produced food product like hungry man dinners or something!
I mean whatever man I know that this is not all up to you, it’s the producers who make most of the decisions but us in the restaurant industry associate with you and your not making us happy.  I really hope this season starts to kick it up a crotch or you won’t find me or many others in the industry watch next years season!  On a final note if I see Guy Fiere anywhere near that show I will shoot my television!

Sincerely,
Justin