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in the last couple of weeks I have cooked for Drew Bledso, Bo Jackson and Ken Griffy Jr......what famous people or sports stars have you cooked for lately????.... Name dropper thread

post #2 of 20

As a personal chef, I respect my clients' privacy, however, everyone I cook for is a celebrity, they hired me wink.gif
 

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post #3 of 20

Disclosing information like that is grounds for immediate termination where I work.

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On the off chance someone reads this post naming the stars I cook for that would be it. But I can list a couple from old jobs. I made Derek Jeter a steak dinner more than once in Texas. Plus I made wierd Al Yankovick some cheese enchiladas one time in Florida.
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Disclosing information like that is grounds for immediate termination where I work.

 

whata cook for the C.I.A.....give me a break!!!

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whata cook for the C.I.A.....give me a break!!!

It's actually a pretty common rule when you cook in a high profile restaurant that deals with a lot of athletes/celebrities/politicians.   People who live very public lives are not likely going to return to restaurants who do not respect their privacy.  People in the front of the house are not even allowed to say things like "Im a fan of your work" etc.  The higher end the place you work is the more your guests expect discretion. 

post #7 of 20

Well the place is long gone so no problems there.

Worked bar at a run down ramshackle place on a gravel road outside of Austin.

Mondays were pretty slow (read NO business lol) and one of the members of ZZ Top (is that obscure enough) would come in from time to time and drink one beer (Lone Star, natch) pay and leave a $5 tip.

No convo, just sat there and contemplated his navel, lol.

 

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whata cook for the C.I.A.....give me a break!!!

Sorry fryguy, I am with Twyst on this one. I respect my client's privacy too much.

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whata cook for the C.I.A.....give me a break!!!

 

Clearly some have a vastly better work ethic than others. I spent two years under a CMC in a major concert/sports arena and then spent a few more as an Exec for a large hotel near the same venue. I'm sure there's a few stories I might share with Chef Petals or Twyst over a cold soda but posting on line about Celebs you cooked for reminds me of something the same crowd that would go on line and whine about their Chef would do. It's just poor form.

 

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post #10 of 20

Same type of policy where I work at now.

I've cooked for a lot of celebs and important people in my life. More so when I catered, but occasionally now at the restaurant. I treat everyone and their food the same. I hate it when the servers are like "make it especially good, this table is super V.I.P." -every customer should be treated like a V.I.P.

My food should always be at that level no matter the person.

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Clearly some have a vastly better work ethic than others. I spent two years under a CMC in a major concert/sports arena and then spent a few more as an Exec for a large hotel near the same venue. I'm sure there's a few stories I might share with Chef Petals or Twyst over a cold soda but posting on line about Celebs you cooked for reminds me of something the same crowd that would go on line and whine about their Chef would do. It's just poor form.

 

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Hey dave do not question my integrity or work ethic...I would'nt post it if it was against policy....you know what too many chefs share what doctors have the GOD complex, always right always in charge!!!. Thats why I post here so seldom .......Ego's run wild.......I never said to give where you work, when it was, what there adress is, what you talked about ect.. so give it a rest and about half of the people here need to pull the stick out of there ace..... 75% of Chefs are jerks and there's alot of them here.....just sayin' the truth like it or not....I would just love to come into some of the chefs kitchens around here and ask there employees what they think of them....I bet many of you would be surprised at what your crew thinks about how you handle yourself.

post #12 of 20

Let's stay on topic please.

 

And watch the language! You are all welcome to your personal opinions, however, you are NOT welcome to attack the opinions of others nor cast personal attacks.

 

 

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Hey dave do not question my integrity or work ethic...I would'nt post it if it was against policy....you know what too many chefs share what doctors have the GOD complex, always right always in charge!!!. Thats why I post here so seldom .......Ego's run wild.......I never said to give where you work, when it was, what there adress is, what you talked about ect.. so give it a rest and about half of the people here need to pull the stick out of there ace..... 75% of Chefs are jerks and there's alot of them here.....just sayin' the truth like it or not....I would just love to come into some of the chefs kitchens around here and ask there employees what they think of them....I bet many of you would be surprised at what your crew thinks about how you handle yourself.

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Pete who attacked who....no one here really knows me. so maybe they ought to think twice before questioning my work ethic....right?

post #14 of 20

Keep it on topic!

 

If you have a problem with a particular post, PM the user and straighten it out. Keep such things out of the public discussion.

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Pete who attacked who....no one here really knows me. so maybe they ought to think twice before questioning my work ethic....right?

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My days with the celebs from the movies and the television shows were from the 80s and I was in the L.A. area. I was lucky enough to be chef of a restaurant which was connected to a pretty hot country western spot which my soon to be father in law owned.He rented the place out from Monday through Thursday to either the movie companies or the television shows of the day. After that I was exec of a country club in the area which also had several of the eras celebs as members. I interacted well with most of them but hey they are just people so you get the good and the bad and the ugly.

My favorite was the guy who played the 6 million dollar man (see politically correct) who had just been divorced from a famous pin up queen and actress on Charlies Angels (kudos, again politically correct), so after his shoot we kinda got along  and we had a few brews at the bar and I turned to him and asked him "dude, I am dying to know something that I know you can answer" his reply was "fire away chef" so I said "Man what did your Charlies Angel look like naked" and with a straight face he looked me in the eye and said "Lots of teeth and Lots of hair".........................
 

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thanks Pete....

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My days with the celebs from the movies and the television shows were from the 80s and I was in the L.A. area. I was lucky enough to be chef of a restaurant which was connected to a pretty hot country western spot which my soon to be father in law owned.He rented the place out from Monday through Thursday to either the movie companies or the television shows of the day. After that I was exec of a country club in the area which also had several of the eras celebs as members. I interacted well with most of them but hey they are just people so you get the good and the bad and the ugly.

My favorite was the guy who played the 6 million dollar man (see politically correct) who had just been divorced from a famous pin up queen and actress on Charlies Angels (kudos, again politically correct), so after his shoot we kinda got along  and we had a few brews at the bar and I turned to him and asked him "dude, I am dying to know something that I know you can answer" his reply was "fire away chef" so I said "Man what did your Charlies Angel look like naked" and with a straight face he looked me in the eye and said "Lots of teeth and Lots of hair".........................
 

thats Funny....that was before the bikini wax...if you know what I mean...LOL

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post #19 of 20

As I am at a new place this shouldn't upset the tightly wound.

Most recently cooked for Will and Jaden Smith while they were filming After Earth.

Have cooked for Dianne Feinstein, Ringo Starr, Edgar Winter, Jim Otto, James Whitmore, Jim Carrey, Harry Morgan....and all in little Podunk Humboldt County.

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Jeter, Kid Rock, the one dude from Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Mila Kunis, Danny Elfman, countless chefs including Batali, Jonathan Waxman, Cory Lee, Traci de Jardins, Bill Clinton, 

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