A Leading Chef
During both season 1 and season 2 we learned that the judges look for many talents and skills with each of the contestants. One of those being... the ability to lead.
Each day we are either leaders or lead by individuals who guide the path we follow.
A leader is one who inspires others, who takes charge and who people want to follow and be like.
But some think being a leader is something you demand and they have little care for what others think of them. This week, Ted said (in his blog). "Back to Howie: I’ve said it here before; I like a lot of his cooking, and I appreciate what he SAYS about leadership. And he talks about it endlessly. The problem is that he doesn’t SHOW this leadership."
Others lead by example. They are not afraid to get down in the trenches with those who they lead. They inspire others to want to be like them.
While others work well with leaders; some remain in their comfort zones being followers.
Albert Einstein once said, "We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles but no personality. It cannot lead; it can only serve."
Ted went on to say, "Women have worked long and hard to get the respect they deserve in the professional kitchen. It’s totally understandable that they might not want to be seen as a dolled-up sex object sporting perfume and cleavage when they are working in a position of leadership, just as when they are running a corporate meeting, testifying before Congress, or planting timber in a sawmill. So, to Casey and Sara, I’d like to correct my previous position on this one"
Click HERE to read all of Ted's blog.
So 8 of you remain. You each have shown your talent as a chef. Each of you have now won a quick fire or elimination round with the exception of Sara M.
As you head into the Restaurant challenge next week, the judges will be looking for that leadership quality. So remember....
The Law of the Jungle
By Rudyard Kipling
Now this is the Law of the Jungle
as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper,
but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk,
the Law runneth forward and back.
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf,
and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack