26 Things You Didn’t Know About Richard Blais 

You know Richard Blais as a whiz in the kitchen and a champion on TV. Get the scoop on what this Cutthroat Kitchen and Guy’s Grocery Games judge is up to off-screen. 

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All About Richard

Think you know Richard? Read on to learn little-known facts about the Cutthroat Kitchen and Guy's Grocery Games judge. 

He Can’t Leave the Grocery Store Without: Body Wash

“An economy-sized pump bottle of Old Spice body wash, if you must know,” he says.  

Career He’d Have If He Weren’t in Food: Baseball

“I would have loved to have been a professional baseball player,” he says. 

First Food Memory: “Baked Clams at a Seaside Bar with My Parents”

Homemade Baked Clams with Lemon and Parsley

Favorite City to Eat In: “Stockholm”

Gamla Stan View, Stockholm, Sweden

One Dish He’ll Never Eat: “Bugs … Never”

Cooking Fried Insects

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Chocolate, or Corn. Yep, Corn.”

Close up hand holding coconut ice cream with topping, isolated

Most-Memorable Meal: El Bulli Restaurant in Roses, Spain

“I was on my honeymoon and somehow got a reservation. It was amazing, and even more so since my wife and I were celebrating our marriage,” he says. 

Favorite Childhood Dish: “Cereal by the Boxes”

A bowl of ring-shaped cereal

Best 5-Ingredient Meal: Goulash

“Beef oxtail or stew meat, canned tomato, caraway seed, onion, balsamic vinegar — my goulash game is tight!” 

Favorite Condiment: “Mayo, Duh”

Tree jars with mayonnaise; isolated, clipping path included

Favorite Kitchen Tool: A Spoon

Close up isolated shot of a spoon.

One Dish He Always Orders Out For: Steak

“My family doesn’t eat red meat, so I rarely cook one up for myself,” he says. 

Must-Have at His Last Supper: Childhood Favorites

“Spaghetti and meatballs. Chocolate milk. What! I slid three things in there! It’s my LAST supper,” he says. 

His First Job: Poissonier (Fish Cook) at McDonald’s

Calgary, Canada - March 15, 2011: McDonalds Fillet of Fish Meal. Shot in a photography studio on a wood table.

If He Had to Give Up One Taste, It Would Be: Sour

“I’d be sad about it for days.”

His Celebrity Chef Crush: Rachael Ray

Guilty-Pleasure Food: Chocolate

“I've had serious dreams of going face-down on a Black Forest cake.”

New York City Marathons He’s Completed: Three

Jogger In Central ParkBlurred Motion People

His First Food Experiment: Crushing Potato Chips Inside a Ham Sandwich

“Around the same time, I accidentally used heavy cream in my cereal. Delicious as well, but not recommended for a healthy lifestyle!” 

He Always Travels With: Headphones


Drink of Choice: Club Soda

“Sometimes I get saucy and put a splash of ginger ale in it.” 

Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones

"Winter is here ... " 

Music He Listens to in the Kitchen: Bob Marley

"Nice and chill and kid friendly"

Favorite Pizza Topping: Mozzarella and Basil

Pizza Margherita

Favorite Burger Toppings: Mustard, Grilled Onions and Mayo

A man holding a fresh hamburger and second one waiting in row. Fresh ground burger with onion, lettuce, tomato served with french fries.

Food Trend He Wishes Would Disappear: Farm-to-Table


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