Hung rapidly emerged from this season’s huddled mass of Top Chef contestants. He’s clearly very skilled – a contender for the crown – but also portrayed as completely insufferable. That might involve some slight-of-hand on the part of the editors, but he’s certainly giving them plenty of material to work with. Hung’s comment last week about one of America’s top chefs “not getting the concept” being a prime example.
While you have to respect people who are confident in their abilities, you also have to wonder: If nobody can tell him anything, how does he learn?