I just finished talking to Jill Snyder, former cheftestant on the Bravo reality show Top Chef. She was in the kitchen at Sotto Sopra, where she’s working with friend and executive chef Bill Crouse. "I hadn’t done Italian food before," she explains.
I was wondering what happened to Jill. Not long after she was told to pack up her knives in episode two of the TV show, she left Red Maple, where she had been working as the chef. For now, she’s planning to say in Baltimore.
She hasn’t been idle. Besides helping out at Sotto Sopra, she’s really excited about being one of the honorary co-chairs at the 18th annual Chocolate Affair, which benefits Health Care for the Homeless. You’ll find her amid the chocolate decadence on Feb. 5 at the M&T Bank Stadium. She’s also talking to Fox News about a possible morning cooking segment.
Jill is still under contract with Top Chef, so she really can’t say a lot about the show. But she did say the finale hasn’t been shot yet. She also says she has stayed friends with everyone on the show and keeps in touch with them by e-mail. I like her attitude. "It was just a show," she says. "I just want to keep learning and cooking and one day open a restaurant." Yeah, who needs Top Chef.