I think Trevor has a good shot at winning. Just like Dale MacKay in Season 1, Trevor's just opened his first restaurant in Vancouver.
While he's never been the chef or had the opportunity to create dishes, he must have skills - he was Chef de Partie at Jean-Georges' Shangri-la in Vancouver, and worked for Dale MacKay at Lumiere and DB Bistro, as did Jimmy, who appears to be teamed up with Trevor in the final episode. With any luck, that will mean that Trevor & Jimmy are likely to be on the same page and a good team for the final matchup.
All along, my favourite top three have been Trevor, Jonathan and Carl, so I'm happy with whoever wins, but Trevor's my first pick. Glad David's out, I'm sure he's a talented chef and a nice guy, but his intensity & 'wackiness' on camera comes across as weird to me, too.
Too bad they're doing the final in Toronto, but again, they've brought in a Vancouver judge, Vikram Vij. Last season, Vancouver's David Hawksworth was the judge in the finale. Interesting that Top Chef Texas did their finale in Vancouver, and again, Vij was shown in one of the Vancouver episodes.
As for Trevor's food in Episode 12, I think they felt it was 'rustic', though deceptively rustic, because it was well-thought out and very skillful, just like Haute Couture!
Edited by alexis57, May 29, 2012 @ 10:12 PM.