Originally Posted by milosz
It was great when Stefan developed a crush on the lesbian from San Francisco. Maybe that's why he's not back, he couldn't bear to do another season with her.
I always thought that Stefan mailed it in after Jamie, the lesbian chef from SF, got eliminated. After she left, he got bored because he didn't feel there was anybody left talented enough to challenge him.
I remember reading this interview about Stefan, where he said that he wasn't interested in competing in the early TC seasons because of the overall lack of talent in those first seasons. Only after Hung won it and he started to see better chefs apply did the show pique his interest. He didn't want to compete on the earlier seasons when he knew he would just mow down his fellow challengers, which he ironically ended up doing anyways on his season, and win the 100 grand if there was no challenge in it.
Originally Posted by Manton
Sort of pointlessly dickish.
I mean he is great and all but imagine if he had to face that line-up rather than a typical season with a good helping of third-raters. How does he know he would have won?
To be fair to Michael Voltagio, he was the winner in TC's strongest season with the most talented chefs. I don't think Vegas should be regarded as just another typical season.