In the episode "Disco Genius", Chef Tod's pathetic attempt at freezing a pie for a few minutes to make it a "frozen dessert". To make matters worse, the inspiration was a bonsai tree, and Chef Tod cut off branches of it to put on his pie. Ron calls the dessert a disaster, and Chef Tod (who makes some epic faces in the segment) says "Some people might think I'm crazy for cutting down a $100 tree, but if that tree helps me sell 100 pies because it looks good, I'll sleep at night."
In the episode with the ventriloquist dummy, Ron holds the dummy at one point and asks "Where is my inspiration?" Then he moves the dummy's lips and says in a much higher voice, "And where is my inspiration?"
Rock Star Ron.
In a season 2 episode, Chef Ron announces, "And here is your inspiration for the final, cake round. (flash to the contestants, back to the conveyor belt, with Chef Ron standing proudly on it) Me! I am your inspiration!"