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Hell's Kitchen - Your Thoughts  
User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

Personally, I love it. Being a chef is a despicably hot, tireless, brutal job. Chef Ramsey is a total prick, as well he should be. Any time I'm in my kitchen, I have the cleaver nearby to ward off intruders. You wanna come in to get a beer or another glass of wine? You'd better announce yourself and be granted access or I cannot be held responsible for my actions.

Your thoughts (other than that I'm a @#$%ing @#$%)?

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

The show is interesting.

Ramsey is an asshole.

If he talked to me the way he talks to these rookies I'd lay him out.

He is the reason I do NOT watch the show.


User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Thread starter):
Hell's Kitchen - Your Thoughts

Crazy-ass show, but it is oddly enjoyable, in a visceral sort of way. It's like "The Next Food Network Star" meets "Ted or Alive" (Ted Nugent's crazy-ass show on OLN)--without the ATVs.

Quoting CastleIsland (Thread starter):
Any time I'm in my kitchen, I have the cleaver nearby to ward off intruders.

I prefer the breadknife... With a cleaver, people almost *expect* you to be a "@#$%ing @#$%"--but with a breadknife in hand, it comes as more of a shock and is almost that much more believable and cause for concern...

Not that I've ever tried this out...  innocent 

By the way, I'd love to eat in that restaurant--looks like a pretty cool dining experience...


Airwave  eyebrow 



When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
If he talked to me the way he talks to these rookies I'd lay him out.

So if you were a head chef for a MAJOR restaurant, you'd just love to have a bunch of incompentent boobs serving food? Dear Lord, Sgt. Major, have you gone soft?

Gotta kick their butts into submission. I'd love to be on that show. I'd be flying around that kitchen.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 3):
So if you were a head chef for a MAJOR restaurant, you'd just love to have a bunch of incompentent boobs serving food? Dear Lord, Sgt. Major, have you gone soft?

There is a line my friend.

And this ain't combat we're talking about - its a frackin' restaurant.

If Tommy Tentpeg wants to get treated like a first week trainee let him join the military . . .

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 3):
I'd be flying around that kitchen

Yeah, and the first time Ramsey told you to take your head out of your ass, you'd cold cock him and walk off . . . . as would I . . .

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 3):
Sgt. Major, have you gone soft

Never I say, Never!!!  irked  wink 


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
And this ain't combat we're talking about - its a frackin' restaurant.

Put military combat at the top, police and fire work next, followed by ATC, then you have restauranteuring. Probably the single most likely business venture to fail.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
Yeah, and the first time Ramsey told you to take your head out of your ass, you'd cold cock him and walk off . . . . as would I . . .

Actually, no. If I screwed up, I'd take it like a man and own it. I just wouldn't screw up like some of these screw-balls.

Edited to add ATC - my bad.

[Edited 2006-06-27 04:32:02]

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
The show is interesting.

Indeed

Quoting CastleIsland (Thread starter):
Chef Ramsey is a total prick, as well he should be.

Yes he is, hes a dammed bastard. He makes cybill look well adjusted.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
Ramsey is an asshole.

But a dammed fine chef

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):

Tommy Tentpeg

 rotfl 



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

Anyone who has ever worked in a posh restaurant or resort knows that all head chefs are pricks. I was a server in one $40 a plate restaurant and the HC was always yelling at everyone. His staff put up with it but would take it out on his car everyday. Being a server, if he had yelled at me like that I would have retaliated.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
There is a line my friend.

And this ain't combat we're talking about - its a frackin' restaurant.

 checkmark 


User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

Hells kitchen? i ate their once, that place needs air conditioning  Wink




Garri767


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 8):
i ate their once

You ate their what? Do tell.


User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

I love the show personally. People make a bit much of Ramsey being an ass. If you watch his BBC show you'll see a different side where he goes in and tries to rescue restaurants with problems. He's still pretty crusty but it's a much less confrontational style.

There was a new episode this past weekend with a French restaurant in Scotland that was great. He actually had a bunch of French chefs cooking in the kitchen while wearing kilts. One of the more interesting parts was hearing him tell the owner about how he had made very similar mistakes several years back and had a restaurant fail.

My favorite tonight was seeing the Maitre D' get covered with silly string and also having some fun shooting it. Serving lunch to 100 kids was a pretty cool idea for stirring things up but I definitely feel sorry for the girls who had to clean the mess up.



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User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 9):
You ate their what? Do tell.

stupid typos!!!!!!!!!!!  Wink



Garri767


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 10):
People make a bit much of Ramsey being an ass. If you watch his BBC show you'll see a different side where he goes in and tries to rescue restaurants with problems. He's still pretty crusty but it's a much less confrontational style.

Indeed, that is a great show. Although I believe in the first series in the UK one of the owners whose restaurant, 'Bonaparte's', ended up going under actually tried to sue GR because any potential customers were put off from eating there by the show  Yeah sure

As you say Gordon is a little abrasive and it makes great TV and unlike others I have seen enough of him on various shows, whether they be 'gameshows' like Hell's Kitchen, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares and the myriad of other shows to know he isn't just putting it on. He is wired that way!



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

For all of his BS. You have to admit, he is a masterful chef and knows his way thru a kitchen. And he did not get to where he is by being a pushover or a quiet subservient helper. He worked his ass off and fought to get to the front.


Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17689 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Thread starter):
Chef Ramsey is a total prick

He does it only for the ratings. It's rammed down the viewers throat that he's the Simon Cowell of the chef set, except Simon makes his putdowns look natural whereas Ramsey is the most forced thing on TV. He is a reality TV whore....he must be destroyed.



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20751 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

When I watched the first series of this last year, I wondered if they picked people this dumb on porpoise. But with the second series, it's just showing how frail most people are, and afraid to speak with a reasoned response when the situation calls for it.

I'll be watching until the last drop of blood is let, however.  Wink



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 15):
I wondered if they picked people this dumb on porpoise.

HMMM, Maybe they picked the wrong contestants...  Wink



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20751 posts, RR: 62
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 16):
Maybe they picked the wrong contestants.

I don't think so. It looks to me like they do it for the endolphins.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 12):
little abrasive

 spit 

Noooo, I'm a little abrasive . . . . Ramsey is a flat out prick.

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 13):
He worked his ass off and fought to get to the front.

So did Legasse. He's a no  redflag  restauranteur, but doesn't tell his kitchen help to shut the fuck up.


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 18):
Noooo, I'm a little abrasive . . . . Ramsey is a flat out prick.

Let's set the record straight. I'm a a-hole in the kitchen, and Ramsey is just doing this for TV ratings. It's funny as shit.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 18):
So did Legasse. He's a no (red-flag) restauranteur, but doesn't tell his kitchen help to shut the fuck up.

First off, you have no idea whether he does or does not. Second, while I thought some of the side dishes in Vegas were truly unique, my steak was just average, and I've done much better myself on numerous occasions. I'm not trying to equate myself with anyone, but I've got to tell it like it is. I just wasn't that impressed.


User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1388 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

I thought this thread was going to be about the neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan. Guess I don't watch enough TV.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 19):
I'm a a-hole in the kitchen

Just the kitchen???  wink   Wow!

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 19):
Second, while I thought some of the side dishes in Vegas were truly unique, my steak was just average, and I've done much better myself on numerous occasions. I'm not trying to equate myself with anyone, but I've got to tell it like it is. I just wasn't that impressed.

Opinions vary . . .

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 19):
First off, you have no idea whether he does or does not.

Give Ian a call . . . he spends a lot of time at Legasse's place in ATL . . . let him tell you . . . the employees would know better than you and I . . . that's not Legasse's style.

Ramsey is a prick.


User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 12):
Indeed, that is a great show. Although I believe in the first series in the UK one of the owners whose restaurant, 'Bonaparte's', ended up going under actually tried to sue GR because any potential customers were put off from eating there by the show

I remember that one too - the owner had her head well up her ass and the "chef" was the most pathetic idiot imaginable. IIRC, some newspaper in the UK even ended up having to pay him libel damages over this one.



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User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

Hells Kitchen is real. It used to be called "Buddies Italian Kitchen" and was owned by this maniac from Brooklyn known as "Moe".

Moe was constantly verbally abusing everyone in the kitchen. He had a permit to carry a concealed weapon until he pulled it on his wife at the resturaunt during their divorce.

He got in a fight with a waiter over a Canole. Moe pinned the waiter to the wall and gouged his eyes because the waiter was going for a knife. This is all happening in the dining room on a saturday night.

Everybody was known as "Moron". I was respected enough to rank as "Moron #2". That was a term of endearment. This guy was a typical angry, Bi-Polar Brooklander that every conversation included phrases like "Forgeddaboudit", "You Moron", "Suckadick" or "kiss my ass"!

He had zero written policies, proceedures or job descriptions. Everyone was expected to know what to do by osmosis. When an employee did what they were last told, the next time Moe saw them doing it he would yell at them "Whatsamadda with You Moron"? Then he'd smack them or at least fake a slap on the head. The guy makes Ramsey look mainstream.

His Main Chef, Marcelo, now works in a new "Bippo de Beppo"? or something like that, in or around the Minneapolis area. If anyone reading this lives in that region, look him up.

You wonder why anyone would work under these conditions? Some were co-dependent on abusive relationships. Others were undocumented workers.

Moe lost the resturaunt due to legal problems and now sells Kirby Vacuums.



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 21):
Ramsey is a prick.

Now that's the only sensible statement here! Being forceful and in charge is one thing, acting in the ignorant, loudmouth manner Ramsey does is another. Management is about managing, not making your staff terrified of you.

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
25 Post contains links and images Aer Lingus : Some A.netter in London, Dubai, Tokyo, New York should go and try out Gordon Ramsay's http://www.gordonramsay.com/ to see if its really that good. If
26 Miamiair : This season has more foul language bleeped out. Last season's cast had more experience than this new crowd.
27 Ryanb741 : I go to Gordon Ramsey at Claridge's at least once a month and it's terrific. 3 Michelin stars backs me up.
28 Roger136913 : I love the show also,, though would not take his shit. Is a lot of it for ratings? I would assume so, but hey what TV shot is not these days? That Bit
29 VSLover : gordon ramsay is hilarious. i mean to hear him yell at the top of his lungs and call someone a "donkey" is very bizarre and HILARIOUS. love the show,
30 Post contains images YooYoo : That guy needs professional help. Seen some previews / commercials and watched him flip out, give abuse to a ridiculous point.... the guy is fucked.
31 IFEMaster : I love the show. The thing about Ramsey is that even when he appears to be a royal prick, being rude to his chefs (deservedly) and his customers, you
32 Post contains images MaverickM11 : Hitler was a decent artist as well...
33 Post contains images Airwave : Yes, but Ramsey's only conquering the world one kichen at a time--Hitler, on the other hand, was taking over kitchens by the country-full. Airwave ED
34 CastleIsland : Wonderful. Compare a first-rate chef who is ACTING like an ass for TV ratings to a Dictator who directed the killing of millions. Ramsey is guilty of
35 YooYoo : He does this all to well. I better watch a full episode before comparing him to people like...um.... Hitler.
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