Interview: Giovanni Filipponi of 'Hell's Kitchen'

We all have bad days. But a normal bad day can quickly turn hellish when Chef Gordon Ramsay is breathing down your neck. Just ask 37-year-old executive chef Giovanni Filipponi, who, with only six chefs remaining in Hell's Kitchen, appeared a strong leader until one bad day led to his undoing. Granted, it was a very, very bad day, including a mistake that caused one of his fellow chefs to visit the medic.

Today I had a chance to chat with Gio about his experience in Hell's Kitchen. (First I asked if he preferred Giovanni or Gio, and he said, "Either. I've been called a lot worse!") He had some surprising tidbits to share, including how he decided to try out for the show, and what he really thinks of Chef Ramsay--and it's not about what a nice guy he is in real life!

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