Do you enjoy Gordon Ramsey?

United States
April 4, 2008 11:55am CST
So what is your opinion of this First Rate Chef treating the contestants like they are little children or total idiots? Wonder why these people put up with so much for a chance at a high paying job at a restraunt? Do some of these people seem totally wrong for even being on the show? I actually enjoy the show, but can not believe this man is actually this crazy. My son, auditioned for this show but did not make it past the first round. My son is acutally a very good cook/chef. His take on this is that when they are auditioning people for this show they are looking for people who will make the more controversial show, not really the people who could acutally cook and do good for Gordan Ramsey.. What do you think?
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@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
7 Apr 08
What these people choose to do to have the opportunity to even be taught, to even be in the same room with Chef Ramsay, is a blessing. That man is amazing and wonderful and very real. He is that crazy, watch Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. He is not different. When I was working in a Kitchen he was my homework, let me tell you I learned so much from him. Have have you seen the people on the show? he gives them real life in a Kitchen not bread butter. I tried out too and made it to the final round and did not make it. It had nothing to do with my cooking abilities, it had to do with my stage presence. The twins are wonderful and helpful that cast for him. I got to talk to them for hours and Ramsay is a sweetheart who demands nothing but perfection in the kitchen for his customers. He also defends his Chefs against rude customers. However the people who say they can cook and can't even cook an egg deserve what ever he dishes out. Aingealicia
• United States
7 Apr 08
I agree, Gordon Ramsey is amazing. That is great you got to try out also. I know it is true they dont pick people for the show just because they can cook. I am sorry you did not get to be on the show. I bet you would have done great.
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• United States
8 Apr 08
I am sure your son would have too. I just happened to watch the show and was screaming at Ramsay because of his idiot producers. I don't even remember seeing that Brooklyn gal in the try outs. I am fuming at what I saw because I started out watching his Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares. If you can get the BBC I recommend that your son watch him. He will learn a great deal. Honest. Ainge
• United States
9 Apr 08
I am not sure if we get the BBC shows here, but I will tell my son. Yes, I can see why you yelled at the dumb producers. Did you happen to see it last night? 4/8? I see why Corey choose the two to kick off. If you have personality problems in the kitchen then it can slow down production and cause problems.
@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
6 Apr 08
Hi Earthspirit Wow your Son tried to get on the show..thats so cool!Too bad he didn't make it and of course they are looking for ones who might be problems cause then the ratings go up and people turn in to see the show..wouldn't want to watch just a regular cooking show with Good Old chef ramsey!Who would he yell at?? LOL Huggs Rosekitty
• United States
7 Apr 08
Rosekirty... It sure would be a hoot to watch Gordon Ramsey doing a regular cook show. I would watch it...
• United States
8 Apr 08
He yells at the Kitchen Staff...hehe. They might air the old Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares on the BBC is all I can say, you can see what he is like when he is helping people. He is a very hard, smart man. Ainge
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
4 Apr 08
i'm so happy Hell's Kitchen is back. it's so nice to watch Chef Ramsey make a new bunch of aspiring chefs squirm.
• United States
4 Apr 08
I look forward to Hell's Kitchen coming back on the air as soon as it goes off each year. I do like this show.
@sconibear (8006)
• United States
4 Apr 08
if you get the BBC (we get it on our cable here in Las Vegas) on the weekends sometimes, they show the British version of "Kitchen Nightmares" which was another good show.
• United States
4 Apr 08
I love Gordon Ramsey. I even think he is sexy. Maybe its the power he has. I would love to eat a meal he prepared. Wouldnt that be a delight. I also agree that if you can put up with Ramsey on the show you can handle anything that may happen when you win the restaurant.
• United States
4 Apr 08
Wouldnt it be great to eat a meal Gordon prepared. I think I would even like to have a meal prepared by the contestants of the show...
@shymurl (2768)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I enjoy watching Gordan Ramsey. I'm not sure how they pick the contestants. Makes you wonder though. For instant the show that aired this week. The housedad was sent home. He said he hasn't been a professional chef in ten years. Been home for ten years. Now you know that there are several chefs that are still in business. I can kind of understand the way Gordan treats the chefs. In a high class, busy restaraunt there will be alot a pressure put on you. You'll be in charge of getting out the best quality of food, within a decent amount of time, and if you can handle what Gordan puts you through than you can handle that kind of restaraunt.
• United States
4 Apr 08
I also enjoy this show very much and agree with you that if you can handle Gordon Ramsey then you can handle any situation in a restaurant. As I said previously, I dont know how they pick the contestants. My son is a great chef and he was trying out at the same time the guy that got kick off was. The stay at home dad made it but not my Harley riding cooking son.. go figure
@maliki2 (255)
• United States
11 May 08
Gordon is awesome. I love how he yells at them to get them going. Its interesting to see someone who actually cares about the food you eat. I have seen some nasty kitchens. Just watch his Kitchen Nightmares series, it is a real eye opener!
@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
28 Apr 08
That only for the show, yelling and treating the cook like that. But sometimes probably he had to do that in order having a quality chef in a 5 star restaurant. You cannot make any mistakes there. You cannot serve cold food or sloppy food. Gordon teach them how to be professional cause most of the contestant are not an experience chef. Yes, some of the contestant cannot even cook properly. Just for the controversy. Gordon seem nice enough in Kitchen Nightmare where he try to save a restaurant that had trouble in a week.
@mollyrose (415)
• United States
27 Apr 08
I love the show! As someone who once worked in a fancy italian resturant I can tell you that yeh it is alot of pressure and yep you have a chef that wants perfection and will scream and yell to get it. I can see why alot of those contestants get yelled at because they have made some really bad mistakes and then you can't go in having a cocky attitude because you have to learn about teamwork. I have seen Gordon Ramsey on the F Word show he did and they showed him with his family and he seemed like a nice guy outside of the resturant but inside he is all business and wanting his customers to enjoy their food because lets face it they are paying alot for their food so it has to be good. I am now addicted to this show and Ramsey's kitchen nightmare. Also plan to get his cooking books so I can cook better. lol
• United States
5 Apr 08
I love watching Gordon Ramsey. Both Hell's Kitchen & Kitchen Nightmares are the best! I really don't have a problem with the way he treats the contestants because they know what they are getting into when they sign up for the show. People primarily go on his show for the exposure to their career and for momentary fame. They also go on the show for the chance to add to their portfolio that they worked such a hi-caliber chef. I think the show's producers are probably the people that pick the contestants on the show. They are not really looking for the best cooks, they are looking for who will put on the most interesting show. Alot of reality TV shows use psychiatrists in order to put together a group of personalities that will most likely create conflict. This helps to make the show more interesting and to improve ratings.