Ouch, Tyler

Sacramento’s Chef Tyler Stone is the first elimination from Top Chef Texas.

Tonight’s premiere of the 9th season of Top Chef featured Sacramento wunderkind Tyler Stone. Unfortunately, he barely got in the door when Head Judge Tom Colicchio asked him to leave the competition before he had a chance to cook a single dish. Unable to properly butcher a primal cut of pork, Stone is the fastest exit in Top Chef history. Top Chef loves to revel in mocking the early eliminations, and show editing resulted in a less-than-favorable impression of Chef Stone for viewers.

Better luck next time, Tyler!