Tre Wilcox, head chef at the fake and failing Restaurant April, took the fall in the most recent episode of Top Chef 3.

He’s no pushover, he says. And, though he may have been approached by Bravo to be on the show (as clarified by network publicist Emily, also on the line), his intentions were pure: to sex up the kitchen.

Listen to all of this season’s Top Chef podcasts:
Season 3 Round Table
Hung Huynh
Dale Levitski
Casey Thompson
Brian Malarkey
Sara Mair
CJ Jacobsen
Howie Kleinberg
Sara Nguyen
Joey Paulino
Lia Bardeen
Camille Becerra
Micah Edelstein
Sandee Birdsong
Clay Bowen

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