Gordon Ramsay has made a fair few people breakdown in the kitchen, we’ve seen him sack waiters on the spot and place bread on the side of a cook’s head to make what he called a ‘idiot sandwich’. He’s a harsh person to work with.
But one person who has never feared Ramsay is his mentor Marco Pierre White, in fact, you can watch the video below in which White regales with a story about making Ramsay cry.
We don’t condone this sort of behaviour in the kitchen but Ramsay and White come from a very different time, it also shows you why Ramsay might be so tough on his cooks.
“My reputation is a product of exaggeration and ignorance,” says Pierre White. “Did I shout? Yes. Did I scream? At times. Service is service and during service, chefs shout.”
When questioned on how he made Gordon Ramsay cry, Pirre White denies the allegation.
“No I didn’t make Gordon Ramsay cry,” he says. “He made himself cry. That was his choice to cry”.
Fortunately occurrences like this in the kitchen are becoming a thing of the past, especially as the sustainability of the chef becomes a bigger issue for those running restaurants.
Here's a video of Marco Pierre White talking about his apprentice Gordon Ramsay