The week began with our exlucusive interview with New York City restaurateur Joe Bastianich.
Bastianich, whose famous mother Lydia is a chef and cooking show host, is busy working around the clock managing his restaurant empire, vineyards around the world and Eataly shop in New York.
The restaurateur shared his three pet peeves when dining out: ''Polyester napkins, plastic menus, and soda from soda guns. If you see any of these upon entering a restaurant, turn around immediately.''
We also had the pleasure of interviewing the winner Kristen Thibeault from Le Cordon Bleu school in Boston. Thibeault beat the competition with her unique cuisine and won a cash prize of $13,000.
Here is what Mantuano had to say about this life-changing competion: ''When I was coming up as a chef, we did not have competitions like this and I wish we did. In particular, this competition is great for the industry and stresses teh importance of mentorship.''
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