I'm bummed. Wanted a Shota win. Gabe is a very competent chef, and made some very inventive dishes, but he was so "meh" to me all season. I know sauces can be incredibly complex and make or break a dish, but I kept thinking, "this isn't Top Sauce" all season. His sauces got more praise than almost anything. I did really warm to Maria working with him. She's a bit much at times, but she seems to have a good heart. I wish her well.
I didn't really pay much attention to the allegations, but hearing more about them, it really irks me that he won.
What's done is done though, and I think