“Don’t hate the chef, hate the sabotage.” Those were Beth Peterson’s last words on Wednesday night’s episode of Food Network’s hit show, Cutthroat Kitchen.
So how did Yummie Network’s very own co-founder end up on the season premiere of this beloved show? I’m here to fill in all the blanks.
Peterson is no stranger to the camera. Previously the Spokesperson for Coke Zero, ESPN Game Day and Sam’s Club, Peterson has been showcasing her love for food in creative, public ways for years. She’s also made appearances on Fox’s MasterChef and FYI Channel’s Food Champs, so it’s no surprise that Peterson was selected to appear on Food Network’s game day edition of Cutthroat Kitchen.
While she was, unfairly, (in my opinion) eliminated in the first round, Peterson had nothing but nice things to say about her time on the show.
“They were all so professional; the show was really well done.”
She is, however, looking for a rematch.
“I want redemption. I want to come back and win this competition. Now that I know what the show is all about, I will prepare differently. I was mad that I didn’t get to stay. I wanted to do all of the challenges and beat those guys.”
Wednesday night’s matchup included Peterson and three burly men but she clearly didn’t let the competition get to her. She partook in some friendly tailgate banter and was even referred to as “Chef Twinkerbelle” by the show’s winner, Chef Mike.
Peterson hasn’t let Wednesday night’s loss affect her. She loves appearing on television and hopes to do it again soon.
“It’s like playtime. It doesn’t feel like work. It’s hard but it’s exhilarating and exciting. It’s a thrill and it’s special. You step out of your regular, mundane life and get a chance to be a star.”
While Peterson’s nachos weren’t up to former NFL star and Cutthroat Kitchen judge, Chad Johnson’s standards, she still plans on making some this Super Bowl Sunday and hinted that her recipe will include an “homage to her time on Cutthroat Kitchen.”
As for her foodie advice to all of us, it’s to go big or go home with our game day themed dishes.
“Do show stopping recipes. Create your own version of a halftime show with food. It’s the Super Bowl so your dishes should be a spectacle.”
Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner so put on your game faces and start cooking on three: ready, set, hike!
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