Last night, the premiere of Top Chef: New Orleans wasted no time getting the 19 cheftestants cooking. With no Quickfire Challenge, they were immediately thrown into the fray with a challenge based around Lousiana’s swamps.
The cheftestants caught beads to determine whether they would cook frog, turtle or alligator for a swampy soiree. Some chefs struggled with the challenge while others triumphed, and there were some chefs we never met at all. (We assume they did just okay and their points have not changed). For those playing F&W’s Fantasy Top Chef, here are the points earned and lost by chefs last night.
Sara Johannes: +2 for making her General Tso's-style alligator so spicy it made Padma swear. +7 for being one of the judges' favorite dishes. Total points: 28.