Brian was the funniest contestant of that season, as he often tried to lighten the atmosphere through jokes and impressions (including impressions of Ramsay and randomly breaking into clean-spoken Spanish), had great confidence, and extremely passionate to boot, with an exceptional palate as well. In the kitchen, he had a decent start and was one of the strongest chefs on the blue team as he does not usually get kicked out of services.
He was a nice guy and he developed friendships with most of his teammates, especially a strong one with Justin (which became a running joke among competitors). Despite this, he had clashes with Robyn due to the former's attitude and had a dislike towards Clemenza due to the latter's inconsistency and messy behavior but got along with him from time to time. He was one of a few people to tolerate Royce's arrogance and inconsistencies.
Brian has been sober since March 20, 2007.
"A mark of a great chef is fluidity as it relates to his movement. In the kitchen he doesn't waste any movements. Every move has a purpose and flows through — he's very impressive."
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