Originally Posted by Prettycake
I saw that, but IMHO, who cares, really. Guy has done great things for himself. He is a FOOD NET WORK STAR ! to start with. In case some are clueless about that. He has a Lamborghini and has been raking the money in these past years. Not to mention the fame. So therefore he must be doing something right. This newpaper person probably cannot even boil water. Guy has a personality for TV. IMO, people who are so harsh about his cooking should go to Taco Bell or Dennys. These are the places appropriate for their taste and level of expertice. CHEAP! and low class... Guy is probably laughing at these fool(s).. I mean really, at least he is not a starving and struggling chef like some we know (here), otherwise he will not be driving a Lamborghini.. right ??
Uhhhh, I got troubles with some of those sentences...
But first, a little about myself: I don't watch TV, don't have cable, don't follow cooking shows, don't care. I hate plays, opera, and "drama", and I have worked for a "restauranteur" who was a media darling and had 6 restaurants in this city.
Fame does not equal good cooking, good management, or raking in the money, or driving a Lamborghini.
What I hate about actors and acting is that it is make believe: The better the actor, the better s/he can convince you that he IS King Henry VIII, a brain surgeon, etc. However they are NOT. A TV personality does not mean that the person can cook or run a chain of restaurants, it means they have a TV personality.
So I worked for uhh.. shall we say a "gentleman" who owned 6 Italian themed restaurants. I worked mainly in one place, but had opportunity to work in 2 others now and then. The man was a monster, and the higher up on the HR roster you went, the more the Managers, Chefs (not cooks), and Maitre D's hated the guy. Most were under contract and couldn't leave until their time was up. Suppliers hated the guy, and he had a habit of really pi**ing off the health inspectors and liquor inspectors. But the media loved him, he had personality on the screen, and he wrote books--mostly glossy pics of Umbria or fancy chinaware ghostwritten by some one, but he "did" books, and the bookstores loved him.
What I'm sayin here is don't judge the "Guy" until you've worked a few months for him. Don't judge him by the car he drives....................