In my opinion, the guy's an idiot and hasn't learned that the fastest way to command respect is to earn it...not humiliate his workers into it. Didn't take long until I changed the channel.
My son works in a top quality restaurant and he admits that it gets hectic in the kitchen and that's part of the "rush" that keeps him in the business. Brow-beating and harrassing of the staff which is what this guy does only increases the stress in a fast-paced, stressful environment of a busy restaurant.
Definitely not the flake that Rocco DiSpirito was. Watching him last night was strangely similar to being in marching band all over again.......hahaha.
I agree. This guy is a jerk. I am so glad I am not related to him or know him. No one deserves this demeaning treatment. I will not watch this show again.
Originally Posted by baxpup
All I can say is that he had better be the world's best !@#$%^& chef! When he yelled and berated those two women, there's no excuse for that! A chef may know how to cook, but a business person knows good customer service. Yes, yes, he is getting great exposure by being on Fox and is supposedly a great chef from over the pond, but no matter how good the meal, if one of my friends/family or myself was treated that poorly, I would never go back and tell everyone to stay away. :down
Also, as far as the contestants, they must be masochists, because there is no other reason for ANYONE to take that kind of abuse! They want a restaurant, I get it to have their food insulted by chef Ramsay is one thing, but to have food shoved into you and to be humiliated in THAT manner, that's ridiculous!
I know what I'm saying is VERY obvious, but I said it anyway.
But, like another poster said, I am strangely attracted to the show and to chef Ramsay. Go fig. I'm guess I'm just another part of the herd of appeased reality show viewers that will watch anything, oh well, MOOOOOOO :cow
UIC booknerd, I worked in several resturants....his personality is not unique in the world of cooking......I have met chefs that nasty......
I happened to catch an episode of Beyond Boiling Point on BBC America the other day.
His attitude on that show is still very harsh, but not quite as sensational as on Hell's Kitchen. On one show he took one of his cooks to task for undercooking some scallops. He didn't shove the food into his chest, but it looked like he berated the cook over an extended period of time. It seemed kind of counter-productive to me. He obviously got his point across, but he kept pestering him while the cook was trying to do something.
In another show he got into a small war with an Australian food critic; he gets his people to escort the critic away when she tries to verify a quote of his during a press conference.
He does come off as extremely serious about his food, and he seems like a loyal friend, but he does seem quite childish also. He had baited the critic several times during the press conference, and she took it quietly. Why show her the door when she just asks for a clarification of a quote? He had the nerve to say it once, why not again? It seems like he just likes to needle her.
Fans of his might want to check it out. The ladies might want to check it out for a shot of him in his tight black briefs. Yikes! I think I liked Boiling Point better than Hell's Kitchen since I felt like I got a better feel for what life in a professional kitchen would really be like. With HK, I kind of feel like Fox is trying to crank things up to make for more sensational TV.
Tight.Black.Brief.Clad.Chef... amen :thud
I like him...*kinda attracted to him....*
I'm excited to see how the contestants react to him :confused
Beyond Boiling point is not on BBCA as far as I can see on my Tivo. What night is it on? Ramseys Kitchen Nightmares is on Tuesday nights.
I think this guy is a jerk, as well.
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