Notable British chef, Neil Rankin, owner of Temper restaurant in London, isn’t very impressed by Gordon Ramsay’s recent expose on cocaine use in the restaurant industry. Rankin called it “out of date bulls*it,” and even blamed Ramsay’s abrasive reputation for employee drug use in the first place.
In a strongly worded Facebook post that has now over 2.5 thousand likes and over 500 shares, Rankin went hard on Ramsay, saying that chefs are treated a lot better these days, and the industry has come a long way, but people like Ramsay are what made the job “unappealing,” for years, as employees were mistreated and overworked, likely leading to the very drug use he’s speaking out against.
Ramsay probably felt he was doing the world a service by digging deep into the cocaine business, and openly talking about how it has affected the industry he loves so much. The documentary has received a lot of positive feedback, as it is a very informational piece that not only talks about the restaurant industry, but the drug industry as well.
At the very least, Ramsay has successfully sparked conversation, and brought attention to the subject. Not everyone might agree with his cocaine-exposing journey, but it didn’t hurt to bring the topic to light.