challenges generally require that the chefs take the main concept and put their own creative spin on it. Unfortunately for Ryan Scott
, his “California Flair” take on the idea of a tailgate party fell flat with the fans and the judges, and he was sent home on the last episode of Top Chef 4
. It was the Sandee Birdsong
(from season 3) lesson: if the challenge involves grills, the judges are going to be looking for a very particular feeling from your cuisine, which was just not what they found from Ryan's meal of bread salad with chicken, poached pear and hot cocoa.
Ryan took some time out to speak with BuddyTV, and as you might expect, despite the loss, he's still an upbeat and amicable guy. Read on for the highlights and the full mp3 of the interview.