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post #31 of 39

really a ****...!!

its a matter of concern that how the artists perform in front of the ktichen doing all those stuffs..

but its quite a kind of discomfort for them as they were being selected for doing that and thats their profession..

but to say the truth its not at all a matter of concern:lol:
post #32 of 39
Got an invite by Christine's chef here in STL (Revival restaurant) to come watch the finale party....starts in about 45 minutes, should be a blast.
I've not seen the series (no television) but it will be an event for sure.
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post #33 of 39
imo they take on amateurs or average joes just to create drama and of course interest in the show... however some of the contestants are indeed chefs.

with reality shows i wouldnt be surprised if some of the ppl in/on the show are either actors or from the network just put in to help things go wrong, or create situations that a plot could be made around... more importantly, if these are 'reality' shows, why do they have writers credited at the end??? idk about you but when i wake up in the morning and go to work noone hands me a script for the day...
post #34 of 39

H#%l's kitchen

I could buy it when the contestants were home cooks and a parent with 6 kids, and the show focused on the contestants learning to cook......
But the new seasons, with every contestant having a title of "sous" "head" or "exec" after their names, and STILL floundering in the kitchen.....????
Makes you wonder, IF they are ACTUALLY chefs, what a friday nite dinner service must be like at their restaurant under their direction........ LOL :smiles:
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post #35 of 39
i finally caught the most recent season, and i cannot believe what goobers they have on this show... ive only watched a few episodes but this is ridiculous.
post #36 of 39
Well, there are Chefs, and then there are Chefs.
Not all are good leaders, or have the same exacting standards as Ramsey, and that's supposedly the focus of the show, finding someone who does.

The leadership part should be there for all, but unfortunately, typically not.
And I am happy to eat the offerings of a lesser talented Chef than Ramsey is looking for, but of course, I go into it with different expectations.

I love the show.
It's great entertainment.
The first season was my favorite, where I saw a little of myself (from various stages of my career) in everyone, from all of the contestants to Gordon himself.

With each season though, it's becoming easier to pick out those they put in just for the entertainment value, with no expectation that they will win.
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post #37 of 39
My take is that they are picked for maximum drama, they want the psycho, the hottie, the jerk, the clueless, etc.

Plus you need to pick people willing to put up with the abuse.

Its amusing in a watch it while I clean the kitchen sort of way.
post #38 of 39
I've never worked in a Michelin 3 Star kitchen, nor have I worked in a restaurant I'd say is equivalent to such but I would presume that the demands on them with regards to certain things is higher than they'd normally do. As a result, there's a lot of potential for hilarity and stupid things that'll cause Ramsay to go berserk. It's easy to place such expectations on people but for them to meet them it's a different ball game.
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post #39 of 39
Got word yesterday, I'm directing Chrisitina at the upcoming 2009 Food and Wine Experience. First meeting about the show is next week.
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