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post #91 of 112

****'s Kitchen

I've just read through this thread.
I think you all miss the point. It's called " RATINGS":suprise: :suprise:
Gordon Ramsay may, or may not, be a great chef; what is absolutely undeniable is that he has set himself extremely high standards and sticks by them. Are they right or wrong? I don't know.
He wants his employees to be 100% perfect, 100% of the time; anyone who fails to come up to that standard is considered an earthworm. So that's the way he works; there are a lot of Corporate Executives out there who treat their employees FAR worse.
But RATINGS wins the day. Everyone loves him or hates him and watches the show, either to marvel at him, or scream at him or ***** at him or adore him.

But they ALL watch the show...:talk: :) :) :)
post #92 of 112
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post #93 of 112
Watching the show as Itype this ROTFLMAO :roll: :lol: :D "Pallettes like a cows back side". At this point I'd pick the ball over the Italian goalie.

Seriously tho. Whether you consider the taste test corny or not it really had proven a point for me(BTW that should have been done after the first aborted service since it was clear they could tell the difference between McDonalds and the Hamburger Hamlet). Chef Ramsay seems to have a lot to offer these folks if they'd just reach around, grab a hand full of hair and pull.:eek: But then again it takes years to develope many and he doesn't have years. Yet you can see the toll taken on him since he's dealing with a group that had no business even swinging a mop in a couple thousand kitchens out there in the first place. BTW if that young lady ever pulled with me what she did tonight by getting in the way of my pans (what kinda trumped up ego crap is that?), covering up the meat with sauce crap (still laughing about that one) or the back talking "thank you very much" Miss attitude (the hair is there and obviously doesn't belong so it doesn't matter where the heck it came from just remake the food!).... Get the "heck" outa my kitchen. Arrgghh!:eek: :mad:

These folks sem to act the same way most do. "oh it's not me, don't blame me for it, it's not my fault, It's his/her fault I'm perfect". They also seem to do nothing but say "I won't let you down Chef, just gimme another chance". News flash! It's not the Chef they're letting down.... It's themselves. Be an adult and own up to things. Take responsibility for your actions and fully realize that "the guest doesn't give a "RA"(and shouldn't have to) about the hair, the lack of food or any one of a million mistakes that happen, what is going on behind the line or how bad of a day anyone of the restaurants employees are having! And especially at that price point and style of service. Let's put the "Professional" back in the kitchen! They are there for one thing and one thing only. To have a good time period! But what the heck do I know I'm just an "arm-chair Chef" these days.:D :crazy::cool:

Okay rant over had to sell soap box to put gas in car:D :suprise:
post #94 of 112
I just think this show would be a heck of a lot better if they had at least two people on there who could cook. Could you imagine how interesting it would be if they gave him some students who could actually cook:crazy:


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post #95 of 112
I saw it last night and it seems to me that he wasn't as obnoxious and insulting as he usually is. He kind of reminds me of my boss, behavior-wise. She doesn't cook and likes to throw all 4'8" of herself around the kitchen over ridiculous things in an attempt to look big. This ankle biter couldn't hold a candle to what I do. So pretty, so MEAN! I don't understand what some people get from degrading others.
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post #96 of 112
I enjoyed last night's episode, what I saw of it anyway. I liked the taste test. I remember playing a similar game when I was a kid. Someone would set up boxes with smells and we had to guess the smell. Sometimes we'd do tasting too.

I also liked the creative part when they had to make up a meal from local ingredients.
post #97 of 112
The show has ceased to be any sort of actual exercise for a talented hopeful to win a shot at running a restaurant (like it ever really was :rolleyes: ) and has turned into a real life Jerry Spinger episode. It actually disgusts me, but it's like a train wreck, you just can't seem to turn away. I guess the only real pleasure left is to get a kick out of watching morons make idiots of themselves on national tv. The reality show I want to see now is a camera following the losers around and seeing what kind of jobs they can scrounge up!
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post #98 of 112
Wouldn't a visit to the Red Rock Resort (or whatever it's called) reveal that? :D

I wish they'd bring that PBS version, Cooking Under Fire, back. I also like the challenges where they have to use all of a specific set of ingredients and they each come up with totally different items. All the flack and finger-lifting that go along with HK is just a bore.
post #99 of 112
The show is on Fox. No worries there.
post #100 of 112
This episode of HK I saw was infuriating. Just hearing him talk like that to his employees was making my blood boil. This lady dumped the food that was waiting all over the counter, which was totally appropriate.

If I had an employer like him, I would have to sue him for something. You can't treat your employees like that. You couldn't go 30 seconds without hearing a "bleep".
post #101 of 112
Remember that:
  • This is Fox "reality" tv so it's highly unlikely that sort of thing would happen in a real restaurant.
  • Ramsey's behavior right or wrong is not all that uncommon. If you have a restaurant that is a success then the Chef can usually get away with pretty much anything short of murder. And if he's really, really successful...maybe even that :D!
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post #102 of 112
Still, I get anough of that at home and that could cause some sort of break down in me. I think I would throw a pot of bioling water on him and say, "oops!" or just throw a live lobster on him.
post #103 of 112
you know I really dont mind that he is as harsh as he is. If one person on that show could cook at all, maybe he wouldnt be yelling constantly. I mean talk about moronssssssssssssssssssssssss. Can I get a medium steak...sure chef here it is bloodly as ****. Oh thats not good go fix it. ok chef here it is again, burnt to a crisp.
post #104 of 112
I always thought he was playing the "drill seargent" role and being really harsh in the beginning to tear them all down, then rebuild them as people who can actually work the line....sort of. At least better than they did at the beginning.

I don't think he's really that bad in real life (and yes I have seen his BBC shows)...

And hey, he's the boss. Things like that, like it or not, have proven time and again to be effective motivational techniques...i.e. always seeking approval and never getting it, etc.

In his restaurants, they are at such a high level and such a restaurant that for most people who go and eat there, it will be the one and only time they ever go (special occasion places), so for everyone who eats there he has to try and strive for the best meal that these people have ever eaten. And if you aren't up the arses of your staffs on a constant basis, then you threaten to lose that standard.

Of course, ****'s Kitchen is a reality kitchen like Survivor is like really being stranded on a desert island. But it's TV, so who cares.
post #105 of 112
I would like to see a menu from one of his "high level" restaurants. Because frankly (and I know it's just a tv show) but a flat, albeit creamy Risotto, lobster spaghetti :eek:, beef wellington?!? The dishes that I have seen seem really mundane and old. I am hoping that he has made his name on something better than this.
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post #106 of 112
Found this on his web site, menu selection from Restaurant Gordon Ramsay:

Starters
Morel papardelle with braised baby gem lettuce, parmesan shavings and julienne of spring truffle
Ballottine of foie gras with Bayonne ham, prune, quince, and calvados purée
Blue fin tuna and roasted cep tartar with Oscietra caviar, cep vinaigrette and herb foccacia (Supplement £6.00)
Main courses
Fillet of organic Scottish salmon with braised lentils, black olives, sautéed cos lettuce and fennel velouté
Roasted rump of Cornish lamb with a coriander and pine nut crust, potato fondant and lamb jus
Roast label Anglaise chicken breast with nut butter creamed potatoes, baby spinach and a Périgord truffle sauce The sample tasting menu list, continued
Desserts
Lime parfait with melon sorbet, honeycomb and chocolate sauce
Marinated pineapple ravioli with mango and raspberries
Chocolate and Amaretti biscuit soufflé with cinnamon ice cream
Three courses for £40.00
post #107 of 112
I didn't bother looking. I figured with all the hype there had to be more than what you see being featured on the show (which menu wise hasn't changed from last season)
But I am glad to see that, thanks for the post. It sounds like a very nice menu actually. I like the way it reads, sounds very modern with a foot in the classics without going overboard for the sake of going overboard.

Now I can see whay he serves what he does on the show;) Who in their right mind would trust these mega morons with those dishes!:crazy:
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post #108 of 112
I was pleasantly surprised by his very simple web site. The only hype was a cute pic with him and his adorable daughter on the home page. Everything else is simple description of the restaurant, menu, prices and a pic of the restaurant.
post #109 of 112
Oh, and I agree on the simple menu for the simpletons. They have been taught a rote skill of the recipes. Their "challenges" have reflected that they only know how to cook that particular rote menu, perhaps with a little tweak as to presentation, but not much more.
post #110 of 112
It's down to the last two eh? Finally! If you go to the HK website you can see that the show is extremely popular by browsing the forum. Well, we'll see next week who wins.
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post #111 of 112

Well.... so .......

No one has a comment about the big finish?

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post #112 of 112
Seems like she was the best of that motley group. Portions of the last night seemed so staged; the conversations with decorators, the press conference, the scenes with the Casino manager. All of those scenes seemed scripted, and poorly scripted at that.

As for the winner, what does she really get? I doubt she gets that restaurant, and she hardly seems qualified to be the executive chef.

I like the show best when there were more contestants and he would scream that they were donkeys. Donkeys. Hilarious.

Kevin

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