Top Chef Power Rankings: Smothered Crawfish And John Besh
#4) Brian Huskey (32): Brian is arguably the most inconsistent chef on the show. Sometimes he looks like a ballsy genius willing to go out on a ledge and serve great food, even in difficult circumstances, and sometimes he looks like he has no clue what the judges actually want to eat. He’s the single biggest wild card left. Could he get hot and make the finals? Yes. Could he go home for an idiotic mistake next week? Yes.
#6) Nicholas Elmi (31): What a bad week for Nicholas. After finally rounding into form over the past few episodes, the easily offended chef laid two stink bombs in the quickfire and the elimination challenges, almost going home in the latter. He needs to keep things simple. The most complex dish on Top Chef rarely wins. It’s about incorporating one outside the box element and executing everything else perfectly.
#7) Stephanie Cmar (28): It’s a sure sign of a crazy season when the unanimous last place in these rankings won the elimination challenge, but that’s exactly where we’re at. Stephanie is a wonderful chef. She’s very good with flavors, and she has the brazenness to go out on a limb. Unfortunately, she also has a serious confidence problem sometimes, and people who doubt themselves don’t often wind up in the finals.
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