It’s Padma Lakshmi!
Chef and worldly gastronome Anthony Bourdain was talking with Padma at the Capital Food Fight benefit in Washington, D.C. on Monday night (October 8) when he learned that she famously prepares gin-and-tonics for fellow Top Chef judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons.
“So when you are finally at the end of the long process and say, ‘Pack your knives and go,’ you're f—ed up, aren't you?” Anthony asked. “I'm pretty f—ed up,” Padma admitted “Nine seasons and I’ve managed to say it without burping.”
She also added that she’s no longer the resident mixologist. “Now that we've won an Emmy, we have people for that.”
It wasn’t the only crazy Padma moment that night: The 42-year-old also let a man eat ham off her chest.
Now we’ll be watching with a closer eye during Judges’ Table when Top Chef returns — the 10th season premieres on November 7 at 10 P.M. ET on Bravo.