Thursday, June 4
Why did you decide to apply to be on The Next Food Network Star?
I felt it was time for the world to see Brett August!
Who are your chef / TV cooking star idols?
What does it take to be a great Food Network star?
It's not just about being a great chef, it's all about having great camera presence.
Did you feel prepared for the types of challenges you endured on the show?
I felt as prepared as i was going to be having watched past seasons and being a trained culinary professional.
Anything in particular you struggled with?
The need to have a clearly defined culinary point of view is brought up again and again by the judges. What's yours and how is it different from what we've seen before?
My culinary point of view is good, simple, food for the family. The difference is, I grew up cooking like that so I can bring a genuine perspective on what works and what doesn't.
You were judged by lots of Food Network stars over the course of the show. Which star(s) were you most excited to meet and why?
Big Daddy himself, Aaron McCargo Jr, because he won the show last year and is someone as a contestant I can respect.
Apart from winning this competition, what goals do you have for the future?
To be a successful on-air chef, or to own my own restaurant, or own my own sporting franchise.