Denise Warner
January 16, 2013 AT 07:49 PM EST

It’s clear that Stefan’s front of the house skills need improving on tonight’s Top Chef, in the second part of the notoriously high-stress “Restaurant Wars” episode.

When Padma asks the chef — who is working at the front of Sheldon’s restaurant — which dish she and the judges are eating, Stefan’s hurried response rubs the table the wrong way.

“Why did I feel like we were just scolded?” Tom says.

“We were. We were just made to feel like idiots,” Gail adds.

Watch the exclusive clip below!

Top Chef airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on Bravo


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