In case you didn't realize that.
Eater sat down with Eric Ripert at this weekend's New York Food & Wine Festival. Top Chef came up, as Ripert has been a guest judge on Top Chef in past seasons.
But this year, his working relationship with Jennifer Carroll would have been a conflict of interest.
So no cameos.
But he's rooting for Carroll.
From the Eater Lounge: Q&A with Eric 'The Ripper' Ripert [ Eater New York ]