After six weeks of sweat and tears, mishaps and triumphs in the kitchen, Dean McDermott was announced the winner of "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-off," on Sunday night's finale episode. Woo hoo, "Daddy D!" He was clearly the favorite to win from the start, having been the only one with any culinary know-how. Let's take a look at how he beat fellow competitor Carnie Wilson in the finale.
It was home cook Wilson on one side of the kitchen and budding chef McDermott in the other. The challenge: Throw a three-course dinner party for 11 people in a mystery kitchen with 30 minutes for the appetizer, 40 minutes for the entree and 20 minutes for the dessert. Neither had any clue what was available in the fridge and pantry until they got there.
When Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri announced who would be at the judges table, they talked about how important the judges were, how one was an international superstar, then proudly announced the guest of honor was Kathy Griffin. I let out a sarcastic laugh at how lame and D-list this "special" guest was only to be promptly shut up by the rest of the table. Jet Tila, Brad Miller, Michael Cimarusti, David Lentz, Nancy Silverton and Suzanne Goin were all seated. Talk about a "Top Chef" worthy judges table!