In response to a tweet from the Food Network that shared a few photos of the competitors working in the kitchen under the watchful eyes of Simon Majumdar and Justin Warner (who would later present the final dishes to judges on behalf of the competitors for a blind tasting, per Guilty Eats), Freitag wrote: “I find it comforting to have @SimonMajumdar & @EatFellowHumans in the kitchen with me! I wish they could be my sous chefs” (via Twitter).
If you’re a bit confused, @EatFellowHumans is Warner’s Twitter handle (and the name of his website). And despite what his online moniker implies, he is certainly a worthy choice for Freitag. The winner of Food Network Stars‘s eighth season, Warner has also authored a few cookbooks, and frequently appears on Guy’s Grocery Games as both a judge and a competitor (via IMDb).
Meanwhile, Majumdar is another familiar face in the food world and another viable asset in the kitchen. Per his website, the Brit has authored three books and is frequently a guest on a number of Food Network programs, including Cutthroat Kitchen, Beat Bobby Flay, and Iron Chef America. Majumdar is also a restaurant critic in Los Angeles and hosts the podcast EAT MY GLOBE: Things You Didn’t Know About Food.