Season 2 of Top Chef Just Desserts is in full swing, with new episodes shown on Bravo at 10:00 pm. Amongst the 14 “chef’testants” casted to be on the show, there was a Worcester, Massachusetts native, 24 year old Katzie Guy-Hamilton, who now works and lives in NYC. She was unfortunately the most recent contestant to leave the show last week but she took the time to share with us her experiences in the interview included below:
Was Just Desserts what you expected?
Who knew what to expect when going on a reality show! All bets are off and you have to be willing to give up control on your life. That being said, I had a great time. Just being able to really push myself was rewarding to me as a person. The way it has played out has been accurate. We did laugh a lot. We were a hilarious group of people.
What was your favorite challenge?
Willy Wonka, hands down. Who wouldn’t kill to do this. My brain was on overdrive for this challenge. I had ideas leaking out of my ears. I have never raced that hard to get something really cool done.
What desserts were you most proud of, from the season?
I definitely loved the spumoni. It was delicious. I had so much fun interacting with the guests that day. I love being outside. I love the sun and I love making people smile. We had such a great booth. We skewered lemons on rods and made a frame for our stand out of them and then filled it in with fresh basil and cherries. It was spectacular and so inviting.
Who are you rooting for, of the finalists?
Carlos is a wonderful soul. Funny, charismatic and so funny. I am rooting for him and Matthew for the finals.
Any surprises when you watch the show each week about how you are portrayed or what your peers had to say?
I am who I am. I am young, I am spunky and I am strong. I also have flaws. We all do. I also know that I am articulate and stick behind what I say. I can say I’m happy with these traits, I use them to my advantage and have a wonderful life full of wonderful people. Will everyone want to be my friend? I doubt that, but being secure is being okay with that.
I see you were born in Worcester, Massachusetts. Do you have a favorite Boston-area restaurant?
My brother and sister live in Boston. I love going to visit them. I am an oyster fan. I would eat oysters for dinner. Barbara Lynch dominates Boston, and I love stopping by B and G on tremont.
Are you a Sox or Yankees fan?
Can I plead the fifth on Sox or Yankees?? I’m in Limbo being such a New Yorker even though I’m from Mass. Here’s my answer. I love Tennis. John Isner is my dreamboat.
What’s next for you?
I am going to keep on moving forward. I have a great job at the Hyatt and am very involved in the community. Stay tuned. This little aesthetic that I’m developing will be unleashed at some point.