What Tyler Cameron Ate During His Time On ‘The Bachelorette’
Apparently, during events, contestants were fed a wide array of catered food.
“The opening night and the cocktail parties are catered for us—chicken tenders, burgers, tuna. All types of side dishes. They’ve got great desserts, too. We’d go to town on those nights. I was crushing it,” he said in a recent interview with GQ.
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But when the men aren’t at an event, they have to cook for themselves.
“When it’s not catered, we’re on our own to cook. We get a grocery list and can put whatever we want on it. And then it’s just a fight for the kitchen and who gets to the stove first. We ended up cooking for each other a lot. The first morning we were there, Cam made omelets for everyone in the house,” he said.
When GQ asked Cameron what he’s best at cooking he replied:
“I’m best on the grill, making a steak. I’d rather have my steak than go to an expensive steakhouse. It’s all about how you cook it: medium-rare, crispy on the outside.”
As for what type of food Cameron wishes he was better at preparing:
“I wish I was better at baking. I love to eat sweets. I’d like to try to get my apple pie down. It’s probably a good thing I’m not good at baking, actually,” he said.
Tyler Cameron talks ‘Bachelorette’ date food
Cameron also revealed the mystery behind the always-untouched date food. Contestants don’t eat the food because it’s cold and has been sitting out. Typically, they eat a meal from whatever restaurant the date’s at earlier off-camera.
“You don’t touch that food. It’s more for show. We get to eat before the dates, usually from the same restaurant. It’s still real food on the plate—you could eat it, but it’s a little cold by then. I heard JPJ was eating the food, though, on a one-on-one. They told him he wasn’t supposed to, and he was like, “Why not? It’s right in front of me.” And he just went to town on cold whatever-it-was,” he said.
Cameron says, luckily, there’s always snacks on hand.
“They always had someone with granola bars or some other snack. That was important, because you would get hungry, for sure. They had someone to take care of you when you needed a little pick-me-up,” he explained.