The chefs talk about what happened behind the scenes of Season 5 in New York.The chefs talk about what happened behind the scenes of Season 5 in New York.
I think for the finale, the food was for the most part very good. Basically Jose had a really good day that day, and Carla and Stefan did not have great days. I truly believe, trust me, I'm not upset, I've not been home and been upset at all. I'm happy if she didn't win. Who here was surprised that Hosea won? [LAUGH] He said to me you know I like you but I don't think you're going to beat Stephan. [LAUGH] Stephan and Fabio, you two seemed to have a love affair from the moment you laid eyes on each other. What's the deal? I like women. You're welcome on team Rambo any time. [LAUGH] [FOREIGN] My mom is starting to thing that they sleep together, maybe. Are you guys getting gay? Oh god. [LAUGH] Well Carla, your great karma must have worked, because you were one of the only chefs who was not eliminated on their birthday. Take a look at the Top Chef birthday curse. Every year when it gets towards my birthday, something big always happens to me. Daniel, please pack your knives and go. [SOUND] Happy birthday, Partner! Eugene, please pack your knives and go. [SOUND] So my birthday's coming up, and I hope I'm gonna break this unlucky streak. Mellica, please pack your knives and go. [LAUGH] [SOUND] It's just a coincidence, I think. [LAUGH] Leah, please pack your knives and go. [SOUND] One of the most popular questions that we got concerned the surprising romance that went on between Leia and Hosea. Everybody saw it. There was a little chemistry between Leah and I. Well you're stuck in a house for six weeks with a lot of strangers and a lot of alcohol. And no nothing else to do. Did they have an issue with it? Well they did. I do. Well, it's their business. I've done it, we've done it at some point in our lives. You throw it on someone. It is what it is. At least you've got Leah, I've got Stefan. [LAUGH] [NOISE]