Almost all chefs are presented as very enchanting people who are full of appetizing knowledge on television. They may stay flawless in front of the general public with their exuberant personality but they are of completely different character, off the cameras. So, who exactly are these chefs when they are not telling culinary stories in front of cameras? Here are a few famous chefs who are completely different in real life than you may have imagined.
#5. Guy Fieri
Guy Fieri, the creator of the super famous food-show, Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives which runs on the Food Network has a lot more to himself than his spooky hair and always smiling face. Triple D’s former producer David Page had a hard time working with Fieri because of his overly inflated ego.
Page opened up about an incident in an interview that Fieri once bawled him out when he asked the chef to talk with a same-sex couple. Fieri said,
You can't send me to talk to gay people without warning! Those people weird me out!
He is also known to be a pervert, dropping some dirty jokes time and again. David also said that
Anytime any woman mentioned 'cream,' Guy went into a sexual riff. When cutting the show, you had to tell the editors to watch Guy's eye line, because it's always on breasts,
#4. Rachael Ray
The chubby food show host, Rachael Ray created an empire of magazines, TV shows and online food tutorial videos, which quickly made her one of the best celebrity chefs out there. She is known for cooking beautiful foods which tastes even better than it looks. However, her habits are not as good as her cooking skills.
She is not so generous when it comes to tipping her servers. On her show, $40 a Day, she only tips 10%, when the standard tips nowadays are 20%. Ray even convinces her viewers saying, 10% tips are more than enough to pay your server.
#3. Paula Deen
Paula Deen used to run different cooking shows on the Food Network, where she cooked all sorts of southern dishes. However, all fell apart when she and her brother were sued by one of her former employees; accusing them of sexual harassment, racism, sexism and inescapable pornography at their restaurant, Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House. She answered her allegations for racism with saying, "Yes, of course." She also seemingly alluded to using the n-word in-jokes, explaining that,
Most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks…they usually target, though, a group. Gays or straights, black, redneck, you know…
#2. Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay, who is mostly known for yelling at the participant in shows like Hell's Kitchen and Master Chef, has a very tender heart. We don’t have to search through many websites to know if Ramsay has a good side to him or not. His tenderness can be witnessed on Masterchef Junior, where his interaction with participants gives us a pretty good idea of Ramsay’s character. On the show, Gordon never backs down from encouraging little chefs to do better which makes him completely forget about all the personal criticisms he would give to an adult chef. He is also known for giving advice to amateur chefs through Reddit AMA.
#1. Mary Berry
No matter how charming they are shown on television, all famous chefs are known to be different in real life, and the same goes for Mary Berry as well. She is known to be a little fatphobic. In her show, Classic Mary Berry, she made jokes about the fatness of Michelin Star chef Nathan Outlaw.
When chef Nathan said that he loved doing windsurfing, Mary skeptically asked,
You, windsurfing, You must go very fast…bit of weight on that board!
In an interview, she also said,
You don't want somebody who's judging cakes to be large…people don't want to see a large person judging cakes.
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