This is a “Hell’s Kitchen” interview that I didn’t expect to do until the end of this, the show’s fifth season on Fox. Joining me today is Giovanni, the steakhouse chef from Destin, Florida, who looked like he could go all the way with Chef Gordon Ramsay, until a flame out in last night’s episode.
Giovanni struggled in the first episode—which, ironically, featured his specialty, steak. But he rebounded and demonstrated not only talent but an amiable personality. Sometimes, in Hell’s Kitchen,” culinary talent is not enough.
Joining me this morning is Giovanni, the tenth contestant to whom Chef Gordon Ramsay has uttered the fateful words: “Take off your jacket.”