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Gordon Ramsay Goes Off On Hotel Owner For Not Paying His Employees

For everyone in the restaurant industry, from owners to chefs to servers, Gordon Ramsay could easily be as frightening as the Grim Reaper himself. It’s safe to say Ramsay can turn into a complete savage when it comes to ensuring that owners and chefs are doing everything in their power to produce quality cuisine for customers.

But, after watching this clip from Ramsay’s series Hotel Hell, it’s clear that the fiery chef is willing to stand up for employees who feel they aren’t getting fair treatment. That’s exactly what happened during his visit to the Juniper Inn, a luxury bed and breakfast in Vermont.

In this episode, Ramsay meets a hotel owner who seems to be obsessed with opulence and excess, but needs a reality check in fair employment.

The visit to the Juniper Inn got off to a rocky start after Ramsay was served a plate of, “testicle-sized crab cakes,” and a rack of lamb that wasn’t up to his culinary standard. However, he becomes infuriated to learn the hotel’s staff is being severely mistreated and underpaid, with the head chef earning less than $400 a week.

Things only get worse when the head chef explains that he hasn’t been paid in three weeks — all while the hotel’s owner just purchased a $100,000 luxury motorhome.

“What are you doing to these people?” Gordon asks the owner in dismay. “This is their livelihood. This is your responsibility.”

It’s great to see Ramsay acknowledge that it takes more than a good cook to make everyone happy.

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Irish People React To Seeing Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen’

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If you’ve lived in the states anytime in the last decade, you’ve probably heard of Gordon Ramsay’s long-running FOX series Hell’s Kitchen. The expletive-heavy show, hosted by the king of expletives, features unknown chefs working together in the Los Angeles-based restaurant until one of them is left the winner.

The folks over at Facts, decided to show some Irish people the American television program for the first time. This means they got to see some of the craziest moments from 15 seasons of the show.

Check out the video.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Reality TV Show On the Horizon for Amy’s Baking Company

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In true Hollyland fashion, Amy and Samy Bouzaglo of Amy’s Baking Company may get the chance to prolong the drama with their very own reality TV show. Radar Online reports that the “off-the-wall and loud-mouthed couple is currently entertaining several offers from production companies for their own show,” with companies like Cineflix vying for the chance to “develop a show around their restaurant and their bad behavior.”

So, kids, what did we learn today? Mostly that telling Gordon Ramsay to f*ck off, stealing waitresses’ tips, serving faux-fresh ravioli, physically threatening customers, and embarrassing yourself on national television will usually land you your own reality TV show. Oh, ‘Murrica.

Unsurprisingly, sources told Radar Online that the couple is “all for it,” given the bad press they received following their re-opening.

H/T + PicThx HuffPo

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8 Ways to Lose Friends & Ruin Your Restaurant (Hint: Tell Gordon Ramsay to F*ck Off)

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By now, you’ve probably heard about that insane media meltdown by Amy and Samy Bouzaglo of Amy’s Baking Company Bakery Boutique & Bistro, a restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. You know, the delusional husband and wife duo who caused Gordon Ramsay to walk off set during a taping of Kitchen Nightmares.

If you haven’t, here’s a quick recap: After the KN episode aired last Friday, the couple received an outpour of internet criticism for their outlandish behavior towards their customers and employees. As Yelpers and Redditors put Amy and Samy on blast for all the internet to see, the couple took to the restaurant’s Facebook page to defend themselves.

To put it lightly, things escalated from zero to posting “FUCK REDDITS, FUCK YELP AND FUCK ALL OF YOU. BRING IT. WE WILL FIGHT BACK.” It was a magnificent social media hotmess. It was an unbridled and impressive use of caps lock. Yet in the end, Amy and Samy’s desperate attempt to save face failed miserably.

Which brings us to our handy list of “8 Ways to Lose Friends & Ruin Your Restaurant.” In case you ever want to  crash and burn your joint in an extraordinary flame of internet fury, just take a page from the Bouzaglos:

 

1. After verbally and physically threatening a customer, make sure to demand they still pay for their uneaten pizza. It’s a simple courtesy and if they refuse, ring up the popo for help. That, or call said customer a “weenie.”

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2. When the moment’s right, tell Gordon Ramsay to F*ck Off on national television

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3. Make sure the public knows that your food is just as good as Walmart’s

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4. Try to play Reddit God. Remember, ALL CAPS

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5. Do a really bad job at stealing other bakeries’ stock photos

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6. Serve delicious ravioli to a 3-time felon, then chase him out of your restaurant with a knife

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7. Impersonate a cat

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8. Deny, Deny, Deny

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H/T Eater + PicThx Buzzfeed, Yelp, FB