Thursday, May 20, 2010

ATC Love to Chef Tony Mantuano

Chef Mantuano got cut this week because his tailgate pizza didn't make the grade with the judges. Although it was a great idea - grilled pizza! yum!- and Chef Mantuano was happy with it, certain judges thought the crust didn't work. Seems a paltry quibble, as I'm sure it was many times better than any commercial pizza crust out there, but that's the way it goes.

Chef Tony, we were happy to see you in the Championship Round and wished you could have stuck around longer. We wish you continued success at Spiaggia and your other restaurant ventures. Say hi to the President for us.

This post is only for positive comments about Chef Mantuano's work. If you have anything negative to say about him or any of his competition, please do so here.

1 comment:

Michael J. said...

Sometimes the fickle finger of fate belongs to a judge with a bad attitude.
Chef Mantuano is a class act, known for the wonderful food he prepares and the deep personal experiences that are exemplified by his work.
Tony hass been judged to be an outstanding chef by his peers and the public for many years and an exemplary man by his family and friends. Nothing has changed by his departure from the show.