Top Chef quotes

208 total quotes

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Andrea: [naming her dish] Creamy Balls and Crunchy Nuts.

Andrea: [of her Elimination Challenge dish] It looked like a bomb exploded on my plate.

Andrea: [of Miguel's reaction to guest judge Madame S] Miguel, of course, was like 'Aw, she's so hot!' And I'm like, Miguel, you have to get out of the house a little more.

Andrea: [referring to the Gas Station Challenge] I really encourage people to eat food that doesn't have a lot of chemicals in it. My clients are going to pass out and die... [laughs]

Andrea: [referring to the QuickFire Challenge] Everybody starts digging in and there are all these chefs like chop-chop-chop-chop-chop-chop suey all over the place, and I'm looking at this basket of fruit and I'm like, I just really want to put the basket of fruit exactly as it is on the table.

Andrea: [to protect her teammate Miguel] If I did something to destroy his chances of staying, um, then I would like to give him my immunity.

Andrea: I'm bringing something to the competition that other people aren't bringing, you know, it's the ability to move your bowels with vegetables.

Andrew: Can you guys smell it?
Erik: What?
Andrew: Success!

Andrew: I have no doubt in my mind that the people that will be eating this food will culinarily crap in their pants when they see what we have for them.

Andrew: Is anybody else's hand shaking?

Andy Cohen: [reading a viewer question] "I noticed that CJ seemed real excited when Padma woke him up. What's up with CJ and Padma?"
CJ: Well, it's not, like, how the dream normally goes, but the wakeup was fine! [everyone laughs]
Sandee: That was a challenge I definitely missed. [everyone laughs harder]
Before the slideshow

Andy Cohen: [reading a viewer question] "Ilan, do you think anyone was cast for their looks more than their cooking ability, like Sam, Cliff, or Camille?"
Ilan: Yeah, I can only judge from my season.
Andy Cohen: And?
Ilan: And, yeah, absolutely. I think Frank was always a prime example. [everybody laughs]

Andy Cohen: Clay, do you want to defend your amusé?
Clay: Not at all. [laughs]

Andy Cohen: Jack wants to know, "Which challenge was your favorite?" Clay?
Clay: Me? [The room bursts with laughter]
Howie: So wrong. That is so wrong!
Clay: Now, hold on a minute! Does Jack really ask this or do you?
Season 4

Andy Cohen: On the other side of the coin, Casey, there's a rumor out there about the frightening implications of becoming close friends with you. Let's take a look.
After the slideshow