Harold Dieterle Confesses What He ‘Loathed’ About Top Chef
In an interview with Serious Eats New York, Dieterle reveals:
It’s sold to you as a cooking competition but you’re spending maybe an hour a day cooking and twelve hours a day on camera with them prodding you with booze. So it was not so much cooking and a lot of reality, and that’s the part that I loathed. I just didn’t want to play that game.
Which means that during the “downtime”, he’d curl up on his backpack and go to sleep. Note to future cheftestants: this might be a good tack to take.