Iron Chef Jose Garces dishes on his run on Tournament of Champions and answers how he would feel about returning to the challenge. He reveals the personal quality that he attributes to his success in his career as a restaurateur and competitive chef. The James Beard Award winner shares how he finds inspiration in traveling and incorporates that into his diverse restaurant concepts. He reflects on his Latin roots and some of the early food memories that stuck with him. The chef opens up about his experience in culinary school, confessing that he initially enrolled because he was in need of a job. Jose discusses the moment he knew he belonged in the food industry, between his natural talent and all-consuming thoughts of food. The Philadelphia resident speaks on his efforts to support the underserved communities in Philadelphia through his non-profit organization, the Garces Foundation, and divulges his goal to take the organization to the national level. Jose shares what inspired his love for cooking competition shows and reveals his secret to succeeding on them. The Bobby’s Triple Threat competitor chats about his experience facing the culinary titans and weighs in on the potential of a future rematch with Bobby Flay.
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