This is undeniably the summer of food TV, and since we've given so much obsessive love to the local contestants on Hell's Kitchen and Top Chef, we thought it only fair to give a shout out to caterer/personal chef Paul McCullough who's made quite the impact on this season of The Next Food Network Star. Complete disclosure: We haven't seen all the episodes. In truth, out of the three cooking competition shows, TNFNS is our least favorite. The contestants are all there for personality, not necessarily skill, and we like a little skill with our "reality" shows. The judges come from the marketing department, which lacks oomph for us, and this year, the challenges are more Top Chef inspired, so it's kind of a rip off. However, we fell in love with Paul on the episodes we have watched because, as someone calls him in one episode, he's "like a Jack Russell terrier." All revved up, perky, charming, and real. And he can actually cook.