Here is a bit of Giovanni's wisdom:
"I'm from Bayonne, New Jersey. I went down to Destin to do my externship because I'd never heard of it. It's a beautiful place with white sandy beaches. They call it the Redneck Riviera. What's not to love?"
New Times: People are saying you choked on episode one where they had you as a waiter.
Chef Giovanni: Let them try an do what I did. Your brain freezes; it's nerve wracking. It was my first day in a brand new kitchen, you try and learn everything and study. You show me a chef that can walk in a place he never worked in -- a brand new restaurant you get a mock run so you could get a flow of things. I'm no server. Everybody got your opinions. When you're thrown into something like that, it's not the easiest thing to do.
NT: What you think about people in Vegas betting on you and the show?
CG: Let them bet. I don't know nothing about that. I wouldn't know what odds.
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NT: How you feel about your competition now that the show's over?
CG: I get along with them. I have no problems with anybody. That was then. I got respect for Danny. I did this just to see if I could get on there. I'm not a showbiz person. After this, if I win or lose, I go back to the restaurant business and do what I know how to do, run a kitchen and cook food.