Top Chef Masters contestant Thierry Rautureau talks about his experience on the show.
ATC: I have a question about the Quickfires: When all of the plates are set on on the table and the judges go down the line and taste them all, doesn't the last plate have a disadvantage?
TR: Well, I think it depends on who is judging. When you are the last one you have a disadvantage because things get cold. things fall apart or don't look as good as they used to. There is quite a time differential between the first plate and the last plate, so yes, there could be a disadvantage.
But on the other hand, the palate may be satiated after tasting eight or ten plates and you may be granted a little bit of leeway on strength of seasoning. Also, the last plate leaves the strongest impression. So being last could also be seen as an advantage.
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Thank you Chef Thierry!
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