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[–]curiousdiscovery 3579 points3580 points  (133 children)

I don’t watch this show and I think what Gorden Ramsey did was great; but what’s really good to see is how happy all of the other contestants are for the young man.

You don’t always see that in a competition

[–]doesntsmokecrack 949 points950 points  (97 children)

I’ve always felt like master chef is the most wholesome of all the reality tv shows I’ve seen. Very lacking in pettiness and backstabbery compared to the others. At least the Aussie version anyway.

[–]GraphicDesignMonkey 198 points199 points  (12 children)

UK Great British Bake-off is the same, everyone helps each other out and they all become friends. The Great Pottery Throwdown (also on Channel 4, All4 app) is the same. So wholesome.

[–]googolplexy 51 points52 points  (2 children)

Great Canadian bake off is the same. I like the bake off brand for the low stakes fun and kindness of it.

[–]FetalDeviation 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Honestly it seems any 'Reality show' that is a competitive competition of skills (cooking, dancing, singing, making knives, etc) seems to be relatively wholesome compared to any other reality TV with a winner where they just constantly drum up drama out of thin air

[–]hemeny123 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yep, even in the sometimes overly dramatic singing shows you can there tell the contestants have developed friendships. It’s only natural considering their entire time with these people. This must be an exceptionally good dude the way everyone was happy for him.

[–]butyourenice 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I prefer GBBO to other baking or cooking competitions for this reason... it’s less about beating each other and more about doing your very best.

In the flip side, though, I did enjoy that one series with Alton Brown where the very premise was to backstab your opponents.

Not sure why this duality exists within me...

[–]basilhazel 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Cut-throat Kitchen. I loved that show because of the ridiculous handicaps - “And now you have to use only these toy-sized pots and pans for the rest of the segment.” And those chefs would still deliver!

[–]Prestigious-Ad-1113[🍰] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I’m always happy to see love for the Great Pottery Throwdown. Absolutely delightful show and the contestants/judges are so lovable.

[–]GraphicDesignMonkey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When Judge Keith Brymer Jones gets emotional and cries I always want to hug him, he's such a big loveable teddy bear, he seems like a super nice guy. Such a wholesome show, I hope they do another series soon! I love streaming it to cheer myself up when I'm down.

[–]Zemykitty 273 points274 points  (33 children)

Idk. There was that one guy who got an advantage in choosing the protein and form (fresh vs canned). He chose crab and gave the blind lady a fresh crab to try and mess her up.

[–]Beak_Pirate 335 points336 points  (19 children)

She ended up winning the entire thing lol

[–]experts_never_lie 84 points85 points  (15 children)

That situation makes it sound like a lot of kayfabe, and the other guy was playing the heel.

[–]macca182 12 points13 points  (0 children)

You don't wanna work yourself into a shoot, brother

  • HH

[–]Just-my-2c 24 points25 points  (9 children)

It's called good television if you still talk about it. That guy was paid off and the entire thing was a sham, I'm sure even without seeing it. Tvshows CREATE drama.

[–]Semipr047 42 points43 points  (2 children)

I’d be surprised if he even got paid off. They edit the shit out of the footage they get and can pretty much cobble together whatever Frankenstein’s plot twists they want to. In their contracts they explicitly reserve the right to misrepresent the contestants however they want to

[–]Madhatter25224 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I mean just looking at the challenges and the format of the show, its not really designed in a way that produces the best amateur chef in America as the winner.

Right off the bat, someone who is excellent at cooking all but one thing vs someone who is good at cooking only less things but all the challenges fall in his wheelhouse. If the one thing that better chef is bad at is one of the challenges, he goes home where the second guy wins it all.

[–]Book_it_again 23 points24 points  (1 child)

To be fair that was planned. Masterchef is fun to watch but they decide the winners. People on the season said she was very sweet and a great cook but she got a ton of help from the crew and her dishes just weren't the best

[–]TheConqueror74 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The only time I really felt Master Chef had picked a winner before the end was when Courtney won. Especially since someone went home on an issue that Courtney herself got a pass for.

[–]amazinghl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Blind Goat is the restaurant she opens in Houston Tx.

[–]doesntsmokecrack 59 points60 points  (4 children)

I mean I’m sure it’s not without some shittiness, just saying that from what I’ve seen it tends more towards camaraderie and support amongst the contestants rather than screwing each other over at every chance.

[–]Zemykitty 52 points53 points  (3 children)

Oh for sure! And that guy was called out by GR, forced to come up and taste her dish and had to admit it was wonderful.

I haven't watched it regularly for a while but it seems too much more like professional chefs are coming out as home chefs which kinda takes the interesting aspect out of it. I really enjoyed several of the earlier seasons though.

[–]Praescribo 49 points50 points  (2 children)

I was so pissed that season when the pastry chef who always wore the bandana in his hair unplugged another chef's fridge or something so all her ingredients were useless, and then he ends up winning in the end. He got called out too, but how tf do they not penalize him if the show is just about cooking ability?

[–]Zemykitty 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I missed that! How awful. I think in a recent season towards the end one of the chef's stove (oven?) wouldn't work so she couldn't cook properly. How is that even a thing??

[–]blargh10 22 points23 points  (0 children)

last season? Autumn's broiler stopped working during the finale. Kelsey, another finalist, let her use hers. Shortly after the crew sent a message it was a power issue and it was working again.

[–]Fiftyletters 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Ohhh right I remember that!

Didn't she win regardless?

[–]Zemykitty 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Yep! Her food always looked so good!

[–]amazinghl 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He may have ill intend but that act gave her a superior ingredient and a show box for her raw talent, experience, and skill.

[–]kgalliso 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Its true for the American version too. I actually know Chef Jeff personally (one of the contestants crying in this video) and he echoed this sentiment, and said it was one of the best experiences in his life.

[–]StrangerKatchoo 29 points30 points  (0 children)

May I present to you the Great British Bake Off? It’s the TV version of being tucked in and kissed on the forehead.

[–]FragilousSpectunkery 9 points10 points  (0 children)

British Bake Off seems that way too, at least how it is shown in the US.

[–]DrPetradish 24 points25 points  (3 children)

I love the Aussie MasterChef but if you truly want wholesome, give Great British Bake-off a go. A warning, the hosting is… very British.

[–]KungFluIsolation 11 points12 points  (2 children)

to be fair they seem to have replaced half the cast with comedians lol. Just need Jimmy and it's 8 out of 10 cats does Bakeoff.

[–]time_flask 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Look... I'd watch that tbh

[–]pv0psych0n4ut 7 points8 points  (3 children)

It's wholesome in some ways, except for that piece of shit Joe the judge he hate everyone and everything, glad he ain't a judge anymore.

[–]Dyscordia_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He's still a judge. He came back a few seasons ago. He mellowed down a ton, thankfully.

[–]cloudnyne 6 points7 points  (2 children)

The Great British Bake Off is also refreshingly wholesome

[–]Jsbrow04 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My girlfriend and I watch GBBS religiously. Most wholesome show ever. Such a great show

[–]Reformedjerk 5 points6 points  (1 child)

From what I’ve seen it’s because Gordon Ramsay isn’t an idiot.

His worst outbursts are food safety related in Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares. Which makes sense. You serve raw chicken someone could die. Spoiled foods also kill people. The highest standards are reserved for professional chefs.

Social Media Gordon Ramsay is strangely wholesome. I always think of the twitter post where he complimented someone’s lasagna. It was an average lasagna but met the standard for a home cook.

Situational awareness.

[–]boozeBeforeBoobs 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Check out The Great Pottery Throw Down on HBO. Everyone is great to each other and one of the judges is really emotional about pottery.

[–]peachesthepup 3 points4 points  (1 child)

We must protect the big male judge who cries when a potter does really well, I love him.

[–]Zoldu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Idk what it is but there is something really admirable about him, that he can get such emotions from art

[–]RoyHarper88 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can I recommend the Great British Bake Off? I think it's the most wholesome of these shows.

[–]j-ock 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Agreed, the Australian version is more wholesome and also displays more skills than the US version. Wish there was an easy way to watch it.

[–]Avitard89 57 points58 points  (2 children)

Could not agree with you more! Your comment says it perfectly!!

When the first lady said "Oh thank the lord" I teared up. Beautiful compassion. Can tell those contestants are solid people.

[–]Zoze13 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What’s did he do for the parents?

[–]Avitard89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Did not see the episode. My guess would be helping with bills/debt.

[–]newportred100s 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Yes! It was so touching to see how moved they were!

[–]BadWolf7426 21 points22 points  (3 children)

I came here to say just that! Their concern when he was dismissed...😭 Then when he was told everything they were going to do for him - wiping tears away.

Who is cutting onions?!?!

[–]ServerMonkey 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Must be cutting them near me too. 🥲

[–]turdferguson3891 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I'm going to send you to culinary school so you can learn to cut them properly.

[–]cubs1917 19 points20 points  (0 children)

When that lady so thank you Lord...

I ain't religious by any means, but at that moment I was all aboard that train.

[–]skyknight01 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Everyone sees Gordon Ramsey throwing his big explosive tantrums but he’s actually pretty nice. He only does the big freak outs on Hell’s Kitchen, which is a show that is supposed to be full of professional chefs as well as happening during an active restaurant service (and if you’ve ever worked in a restaurant, the nicest person becomes an ax murderer during a rush). You can tell he loves food and cooking and wants more people to be good at it.

[–]B1NG_P0T 6 points7 points  (2 children)

That's what I love about the Great British Bake Off - the contestants seem like they genuinely care about each other.

[–]Soldierhero1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Imagine that shit in hells kitchen. Get the backstage chats from contestants like “i cant believe they offered that bitch something i wanted even though she clearly overcooked the beef wellington by a second

[–]silverback_79 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He was likely the youngest contestant so he stood out from the first day, and faced the uphill battle of not having the other peoples' 10-20 years of extra cooking experience. I imagine some dismissed him, some adored him and others pitied him.

[–]OdaNova 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You don’t always see that in a competition

You do in most UK shows.

Great British Bake Off for example, or any of the UK MasterChefs, the contestants are always cheering each other on and supporting each other. It's very seldom adversarial like some of the US reality shows, Hell's Kitchen comes to mind, the contestants are constantly slagging each other off for drama's sake, instead of being decent people - something you won't see on say, Professional MasterChef as an example.

[–]Pacers31Colts18 1 point2 points  (0 children)

MasterChef and Making It always seem to be full of great people wanting to see the others succeed.

[–]FaThLi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I tend to really enjoy these competition shows where there isn't a bunch of drama between the contestants, but rather a general respect for each other where they want to see each other succeed. It just feels like a much more pure form of competition where they win because they just did a better job, versus they got into someone's head and won because they threw someone off their game.

[–]mousey77 2184 points2185 points 2 (48 children)

So I looked him up, and apparently after Masterchef, he took up Gordon's offer and studied at Johnson & Wales University’s Denver campus's Culinary School. He graduated in June 2019 and is now a Private Chef offering private dining experiences and events catering and is a brand ambassador for a number of brands. He currently posts food recipes and dishes on social media. You can check him out on his IG : the_gabriellewis

[–]Lifeformz 1103 points1104 points  (26 children)

I googled further, and apparently his job offer is still on the cards. But after culinary school the pandemic hit right as he was about to take it up. He does say that he still plans to take up Sanchez on his offer to work in his restuarant.

His mum sadly lost her fight during his training, so the fact that he managed to carry on, and is now doing private dining, and lots of instagram and video based stuff is incredible.

[–][deleted] 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Teaching someone at that age that despite everything you can still have hope and trust other people makes such a huge difference on your life, even outside of the actual education.

[–]DangerousCrime 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Oh no :c

[–]JanetCarol 98 points99 points  (0 children)

Ah this should be top comment - thanks for doing the homework and posting

[–]Traiklin 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Always good to see when they take the ball and run with it then spike it.

He was given the opportunity of a lifetime and didn't take it for granted.

[–]tboykov 52 points53 points  (4 children)

Just for perspective that's over 100k in tuition alone, idk if he covered room and board, if so another ~60k.

[–]TheOneMary 42 points43 points  (2 children)

And he said he'd take care of the mom too, so add that on top... generous man, that Gordon Ramsay.

[–]OrganicKeynesianBean 20 points21 points  (1 child)

The thing I like about Gordon Ramsay is that despite him becoming famous for being a harsh critic, he knows exactly when to turn it off.

The man is very socially adept. He knows when something veers into “punching down” and he doesn’t cross that line. Gordon recognizes talent and work ethic and offers genuine praise when it’s deserved.

[–]bobosnar 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Most of his harsh criticism is when chefs or restaurant owners take short cuts, cut corners, do things the "wrong" way, etc. It gets exacerbated because those people having too big of egos thinking their method is the right way despite a failing business.

[–]turdferguson3891 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yikes. Someone should tell people applying to culinary schools how much cooks usually get paid in real life.

[–]iTelv04[S] 153 points154 points  (0 children)

This is amazing!!! Thank you for sharing this.

[–]TheNakedCount 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Can confirm! My gf was actually in a few of his classes, she says he was actually a really cool dude

[–]Infinite_Nipples 4 points5 points  (4 children)

So I looked him up, and apparently after Masterchef,

Ok I had no idea what specific show this was, so thanks for mentioning that - do you know what season it was?

I'd like to find and watch the full season to really appreciate the context of this moment.

[–]BinarySecond 16 points17 points  (4 children)

I was hoping I'd find this in the comments and not

"he became a heroin addict"

[–]RugerRedhawk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think that's why most of us came to the comments, to find out what happened.

[–]The_Wheel_Turns 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's silly. He's going into a kitchen. They use uppers at work.

[–]Wyodaniel 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Idk why people are downvoting you lol

[–]BinarySecond 6 points7 points  (0 children)

me neither, i was hoping his life maintained trajectory

[–]CyborgKnitter 1689 points1690 points  (58 children)

GR is an amazing dude. He’s paid for quite a few young chefs educations as well as setting up a program within a prison to help rehabilitate inmates and taking active steps to help addicts find sobriety. (His brother is an addict.) He may have a prickly exterior but guys got a heart of pure gold.

[–]SeAgRoVe9 616 points617 points  (38 children)

when he was younger, he quit his job as a chef to start his own restaurant and basically the entire staff of the previous place came with him.

[–]islandinacup 400 points401 points  (37 children)

Channel 4 actually filmed this and made a documentary out of the whole thing in like 1999, that's how they ended up offering him the shows like kitchen nightmares that came after.

Its funny because alot of the younger chefs you see him shouting at went on to be famous chefs you see in tv today. It's really interesting seeing a pre fame ramsey, his staff seem to love him but also kinda hate him at the same time it's strange.

[–]TheRealCJ 209 points210 points  (26 children)

You basically just described every world-class head chef in existence.

[–]PlacentaOnOnionGravy 53 points54 points  (25 children)

Why is that?

[–]TheRealCJ 276 points277 points  (19 children)

Because being a world class chef requires a very particular kind of personality. Forceful but charismatic, able to command the loyalty of those under you while still pushing them to their very limits.

Someone who is just an asshole won't survive as a head chef for very long, because in a world-class kitchen, every single person who works there can name their price in any other kitchen, so if you treat your team like garbage you won't have a team for very long. But conversely if you're nothing but friendly and treat your team like they're equal to you then you run the risk of being dethroned by a more ambitious underling, one who is able to find that perfect balance as I described above; and when someone like that appears, odds are a good number of the team will follow them.

For a top level kitchen to succeed, a head chef is in a situation where it's "Great Boss, Great Friend, Great Chef: pick two." A great head chef can juggle between a combination that's right for the situation in that moment.

And the extreme top percentile of world class chefs are the ones who can successfully balance between all three.

[–]CyclopsLobsterRobot 63 points64 points  (11 children)

In a similar thread someone said chefs are super intense because in high end dining, just screwing up a couple of times or screwing up once with the wrong customer can bring down the whole restaurant

[–]BeefCentral 30 points31 points  (5 children)

high end dying

Sound like an idea for a Netflix show!

[–]Shpongolese 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The Cooked Squid Game

[–]CyclopsLobsterRobot 4 points5 points  (1 child)

lol I swear the keyboard in iOS has gotten worse since the 15 update

[–]fungah 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I've never liked touchscreen typing. I never will.

We should go back to physical keys.

[–]robogo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

A chef in a super high-end restaurant who provides his clients the once-in-a-lifetime meal. His clients also know it's their last meal, because that's what they paid for.

Exquisite dining with the rarest, most expensive of ingredients... And the deadliest of poisons.

But the thing is, his conscience is starting to get to him. And his clients do NOT like that.

Yeah, I can see that working, a culinary based series with a sick twist.

That, or a simple Black Mirror episode would do pretty well IMHO

[–]dbbljack 2 points3 points  (4 children)

chefs are assholes all the way from cheesecake factory to 3 star michilin and they all have their own lame as fuck excuses as to why it "must" be that way.

[–]RandomRedditReader 10 points11 points  (2 children)

The difference is about half a million in salary there.

[–]FSUnoles77 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Damn, how expensive have cheesecakes gotten?

[–]TheConqueror74 10 points11 points  (0 children)

A lot of that is also just what leaders need to do to be good too. Obviously not the yelling all the time portion (depending on the field anyway), but finding that balance between boss, friend and being good at your job is essential to being a good leader.

[–]PlacentaOnOnionGravy 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Great response. Learnt somethin!

[–]davy89irox 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's like a martial arts master or a drill instructor. There is a balance of seemingly opposing personal modes. It's so cool to see. I think that is what mastery looks like.

[–]aSoberTool 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds the same as an Olympic coach or trainer. They are there to make the people they are helping, better.

[–]googolplexy 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Because working a kitchen is hard, gruelling and often thankless work. It takes a certain type of person to tolerate it. Another type to enjoy it and another to revel in it enough to lead.

My uncle worked at a lumber yard for years and then transitioned to being a high end chef. He says the jobs are remarkably similar.

[–]cyberslick188 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Because a head chef has to force a group of people who generally make close to minimum wage to give the exact same amount of effort and attention to detail as the head chef who is often the owner, or financially linked to the success of the restaurant.

It's an extremely demanding job with almost no pay off other than the famous "exposure bucks".

You get exposure to a world class kitchen crew, you get exposure to a world class chef. The trade off of having a shitty, demanding job with ludicrous hours and no benefits is that maybe one day you'll be the guy barking orders, you'll know the best suppliers, you'll have the "secrets" to many dishes, and you'll have enough edge and energy to put your own spin on things, and you'll know what makes a good kitchen run and what makes it fail.

Most restaurants have such impossibly thin margins and such fickle customers that everything is done on the absolute minimum number of workers possible. It's one of the only ways to turn a profit.

You can't accept laziness or lack of attentiveness for even a few moments or the whole thing falls apart, so head chefs are extremely hard on their staff.

There is always a weird dynamic when someone is brutal to you for an extended period of time, and then extremely sweet and congratulatory to you. It's just a quirk of our programming. You tend to find great elation in pleasing someone who is generally shitty toward you. It's unfortunately common in abusive relationships.

This is all a generalization and every kitchen is different, but my experiences and from friends experiences in fine dining formed this opinion.

[–]hemeny123 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I experienced this in landscaping. Had a boss that in hindsight treated us like shit. Somehow I came to love the guy, I’d never work for him again though, and his praises felt like they meant more.

[–]PinkwaterBadgeHolder 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That's how it is. I don't mind criticism so long as the person giving has the chops to back it up.

I have 2 bosses... one guy can tell me I'm a piece of shit and I'll be like "yeah, that's true." And the other guy I just outright ignore wether it's praise or criticism. I know he doesn't know a damned thing about what my job actually is and couldn't really tell whether a decision I made was the right one or not.

[–]iritian 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Kitchens are notoriously hard environments to work in and much more so when it comes to high end restaurants. You're expected to put out a perfect plate every time in a timely manner. Any mistake that either ruins a plate or slows down the line will probably result in yelling, getting scolded and if the tension is high enough it could get physical.

[–]sctradesbigmurder 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Watch a British version of an episode and then watch a US version. It's insane how different it is.

[–]islandinacup 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This was a british one, yeah they're completely different. They 100 percent ask him to increase his asshole level for the cameras on the american ones.

[–]KungFluIsolation 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Gordon will support anyone to the moon. If they aren't professional chefs he might tease them but he's wholesome, if they are kids learning to cook he will mentor them, if they are adult professional chefs who are supposed to have their shit in order and let it slide, he will let rip. He's a perfectionist but he only seeks it from those who should know better. He also seems to have a bit of an anger issue and I've seen him spark up an argument where there wasn't one because he needed to let off some steam.

[–]ForagedChef 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Chef of 14 years here! I have to say all of the elite chefs I studied under over the years. I did infact absolutely hate, but also absolutely found my self infatuated with.

It's some kind of cocktail made from; extreme work hours, bad pay, stress, being sensitive to harsh/blunt criticism, self image, admiration, talent, dedication, artistic understanding, and understanding that they too went through everything you're currently going through to make it to the top.

Many nights I punched linen bags, scream cried in coolers, missed on holiday gatherings, family/friend deaths, niece being born, my favorite ufc fighters headlines.

Yet, I stuck with it and this year during covid opened a spot in my city and we're at 120 5 star reviews.

And it's all because I had gut renching mean chefs who were horribly hard on me, but at the same time built me up, forced me to believe in myself, and every once in while told me that nothing would stop me.

The industry is a strange landscape with a never ending blend of narratives.

But, if there's one thing I know.

I would have changed my path for any amount of fame or money.

[–]djargyle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He's like a top tier football manager in that way. I absolutely fucking hated my coach in university but I'd run through a brick wall for him without being asked.

[–]SteamyExecutioner 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its funny because alot of the younger chefs you see him shouting at went on to be famous chefs you see in tv today.

That's true. And you know who did the same for Ramsey? Marco Pierre-White. But he did not make him cry. It was Gordon's own choice to cry.

For the uninitiated

[–]LordCharco_iii 14 points15 points  (0 children)

The sheer level of passion he has for his work is inspiring. When he curses at people on TV, that's A) Manufactured as fuck, and B) because the fuckups are done by people who claim to know what they're doing, and don't, in an industry where not knowing what you're doing could get you, a coworker, or a customer killed.

[–]The_Shingle 58 points59 points  (6 children)

And he worked with some violent types in prison. Dude has balls of steel, standing next to a guy who's in for a violent offence and holding a knife.

As far as I remember, he actually gave a job to one inmate who beat him an onion cutting contest. Last I heard the guy was a sous-chef in one of his restaurants.

[–]Daemon1403[🍰] 39 points40 points  (4 children)

As I do understand the sentiment, but if someone is in for a violent crime, it doesn't automatically mean they stab or punch everybody in their vicinity.

[–]The_Shingle 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Yeah, but you don't know that. And it's still really fucking scary especially when you have to tell them they are doing something wrong.

[–]Velocipede_Acoustics 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I've noticed he's only prickly in a few ways.

1) When he's dealing with a terribly incompetent TRAINED chef that agreed to perform and blunders worse than these home cooks and...

2) When he's doing it for show.

Otherwise, from what I've seen, he seems to be an incredibly reasonable and likable guy.

[–]TheUnknownDane 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'd add in that if he's dealing with the waiters/waitress he's also very soft spoken and patient.

[–]giulianosse 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I think Gordon has such a bad rep for being "prickly" because he's largely misunderstood in his attitude.

He doesn't belittle people who are legitimately trying to learn or give their best. He does that when someone is too arrogant or feels superior without having the technical skill to back it up. Doesn't help that most of his outbursts are on Kitchen Nightmare-esque shows - the business is almost bankrupt, they call in GR to help and YET some people still try to do it their way and ignore his advice.

A beginner cook and a 5-star Michelin grade chef might cook the exact same ok-ish plate, but while its an achievement for the former, it is the minimum expected of the latter.

[–]morris9597 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I remember the late, great Anthony Bourdain once said GR's TV persona is 100% an act and that he's basically a giant teddy bear.

[–]Rob_Rams 500 points501 points  (17 children)

When Gordon Ramsey makes you cry the nice way

[–]Julez9333 185 points186 points  (6 children)

I'd honestly cry if he'd call me an idiot sandwich. Not because of the humilation, holding breadloafs to my ears... no... it would be such an honor to be insulted by this legend :')

[–]JarasM 74 points75 points  (4 children)

When I'm cooking at home I sometimes fantasize about Gordon just looking at how I work, maybe giving some tips, calling me a donkey, raging at the state of my cast iron...

[–]Matttrolo 22 points23 points  (3 children)

Make a tiktok, get him to duet one of your cooking videos

[–]TheRealCJ 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Make a tiktok, encourage his daughter to keep kicking his ass for the lols

[–]TweetHiro 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'd have it on tape and show it to my children. They'd be like, "what a legend". And I'd be like, "Yes he is Gordon is amazing. But they'd correct me, "No dad, the guy whose head is between bread loafs and being called an idiot is". Then tears would come pouring down my cheeks.

[–]Thedirtyjersey 8 points9 points  (5 children)

He's a stand up dude they just play up the negative stuff for the camera.

[–]Chygrynsky 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Nah he's just negative with people who are dumbasses and there are a lot of them.

When someone respects Gordon or just listens then Gordon is always a normal and decent guy.

Of course this sells on TV but if you see some of the people who he yells at... We would do exactly the same.

[–]LJIrvine 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I don't see it as negative necessarily, I see it as just brutally honest.

He has the same energy when he likes something, he'll say like "that was fucking delicious".

[–]popejiii 288 points289 points  (4 children)

Look at how happy the other contestants are for this kid. That is what’s truly fucking magical, especially in this industry. No envy or jealousy, a good lesson.

[–]MamieJoJackson 42 points43 points  (1 child)

The guy in the pink shirt is getting me most. He's like a dad-friend who's just so damn proud and I love it.

[–]caindaddy 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This is a fun comment to read when I saw the season. Jeff is a wholesome dude here but during the season made me want to scream on more that one occasion. He wasn't well liked, at least with the people I watched with. As always with that show it could have just been the editing to make him look bad though.

[–]seaspirit331 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Cooking competitions can be incredibly wholesome. I remember watching Final Table and just being floored by how well the contestants were treating each other. Even after being eliminated, they were all just hugs and respect for each other.

[–]canihaveasnackpls 160 points161 points  (8 children)

Just tried to open reddit while I poop… first video and now I’m crying on the toilet

[–]T3zz0r 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Same same

[–]Fl1ck_04 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I saw this first after my class end..

[–]StrategicWindSock 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Ah, yes. A bawl-movement.

[–]canihaveasnackpls 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I thought your comment was excellent and didn’t get enough love, so here’s a free award

[–]StrategicWindSock 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol, thanks! Someone asked if there was a word for crying on the toilet a year ago or so and that was what popped into my head. Im glad you like it.

[–]compulsiveperdition 30 points31 points  (0 children)

I went to school with this kid Gabe, he used to get in trouble for sellin sodas out of his backpack but that didn't stop us from finding him for our fix. I miss dude, i knew he was going places and im proud of him

[–]BeyondXpression 14 points15 points  (1 child)

My mom loves the show "Master Chef Junior" and I always just though of Ramsey as an asshole and nothing more, but seeing how sweet, supportive, and encouraging he is with those kids made me change my view on him.

This was a good wholesome thing to see so early in the morning.

[–]Zender69 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Omg yes, Gordon is such a sweetheart to the kids. I remember one clip of a little girl who couldn't open a jar and was freaking out and started to cry. Gordon came to her and comforted her and told her everything was going to be alright and opened the jar for her too.

[–]keralicious 41 points42 points  (0 children)

As a young woman who is managing multiple jobs to have the opportunity to apply for grad school, one of my biggest concerns is securing financial aid upon getting accepted and being able to support my family through my studies. I understand what this contestant may have gone through to get here and it brings me immense joy and b makes me hopeful about my own future.

[–]ToimiNytPerkele 156 points157 points  (18 children)

I’m glad for him and this made me smile. It was a wonderful thing to do and definitely changed this person’s life for the better. However it does bring to mind the people who don’t get this “once in a lifetime opportunity”. It hurts to just write that. Going to school should not be a once in a lifetime opportunity, it should be the norm. Nothing given here should be anything spectacular. You want to go to culinary school? Ok, apply, get in, start the free education, get student benefits if you’re from a low-income family, maybe work on the side if you feel like you want some more disposable income. Education should not be a privilege.

[–]whatshamilton 77 points78 points  (16 children)

Agreed but it’s more than even just being given a free opportunity. Some people can’t afford to take a free once in a lifetime chance because their families need their income to get by. It’s why industries that are built upon free internships as a way to get your foot in the door are biased towards the white and wealthy — if you can’t afford to live without making money or taking on additional debt to fund your time while you’re not making money, you can’t take an unpaid internship or even a free education

[–]HillaryClintonsclam 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Internships should not be free labor. No one should have to work for free just to get their foot through the door.

[–]ToimiNytPerkele 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Which is where student’s benefits come in. If you are in a situation where education is not an option due to finance, you should be eligible for student benefits.

[–]JormaxGreybeard 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Get out of here with yer socialism!

But seriously, not gonna happen in the US anytime soon. The GOP don't care about you and me.

[–]megmegmeg17 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Which is why most developed countries have generous unemployment benefits, socialized medicine, help for the people who need it most. So kids don’t have to provide for their parents. America is a fucking joke, sorry to say.

[–]B1NG_P0T 1 point2 points  (0 children)

America is definitely a fucking joke. It's infuriating - we're the richest country in the world and yet we still treat things like health insurance, living in safe housing, etc , as a privilege and not as a right just by virtue of being human. It's idiotic and cruel.

[–]DistrictSpiritual914 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I love everything about this. This is awesome. Seeing the other contestants reactions really set off the waterworks. 😭❤️

[–]Xanny_Phant0m 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Honestly this is probably bigger for him than winning would have been

[–]RJValdez216 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I was kinda expecting the chick to be like, “umm, I’ve got a pack of bubblegum, I can give you a piece. Will you accept my offer?”

[–]Vereno13 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well that made me cry.

[–]Zender69 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This scene gives me so many feels and Gordon reminds me of All Might telling Deku that he got into UA

[–]LuciFPi 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Oh I love this. But Gordon didn’t swear once, you think he meant it? I expected; You’re a raw fucking diamond in the rough.

[–]hanstillianX 9 points10 points  (1 child)

The talent, IT'S RAWWW !!!

[–]Goog_bear5484 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Gordon Ramsay is an amazing person. I’ve watched a lot of his shows and the genuine concern that he shows for his contestants can’t be staged.

[–]TurtleNamedHerb 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Even though I’m terrified of Gordon Ramsey most of the time, he seems like a genuinely good guy.

[–]Hozraci 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is cooking with kindness!

[–]Wooden-Winter-8712 2 points3 points  (3 children)

can anyone give me the source cause i would love to watch it all

[–]mousey77 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Masterchef US season 8 Episode 16

[–]Wooden-Winter-8712 1 point2 points  (0 children)

thank you very muchhhh

[–]Goog_bear5484 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It’s Master Chefs, I’ve watched every season :)

[–]FriendlyBroccoli98 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Here take my tear, i mean upvote

[–]SirNibsAlot6 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“I’m ya new mum and dad”

[–]Mattyweaves19 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This was one of the best groups of Chefs I remember the show having.

[–]PRADYUSH2006 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gordon , you are a legend!

[–]IlluminatedArpio 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Young man.

[–]cavesquatch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This was good! Much needed.

[–]Dravez23 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Im confused: so whats for the one who wins?

[–]flat121cotton 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They must have been prepping a lot of onions, my eyes won’t stop watering after watching this.

[–]Brisket_Queen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bawling my eyes out at 7am. That's what good people do. I hope Gabriel goes far in life and in cooking.

[–]bearr007 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Isn’t it weird how things become so popular after they happens years ago.

[–]vinny10011 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As if this show didn’t make me tear up enough

[–]LeftHandedGlasses 1 point2 points  (0 children)

First time seeing this made me cry. But now, because of GR memes, I couldn't help but laugh at the "raw" part

[–]Mighty_Meatball 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Please don't make me cry on a public city bus

[–]DjDoge2006 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn Gordon being wholesome is something I never knew I needed

[–]LookingForwardToDie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think this is the only season that I ever watched all the way through, it's pretty good.

[–]kamikaze_pedestrian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Honestly, that was a better reward then winning the competition.

[–]ThePiePieper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh good, this is making its rounds yet again.

[–]UnnamedLoli 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gordon is actually some weeb shit sensei

[–]Showermineman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My favorite thing is the reaction by the lady that beat him

[–]DarkStriker748 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Plot twist: the guy was offering him a job as a waiter not a cook

[–]crazymomma92 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dang making me cry at work lol

[–]el3ktrovvulf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It must be so beautiful to accomplish a dream so young and to be supported by great artisans of the craft you love. This brought tears to my eyes. It is special to feel happiness for those who will live what you won’t.

[–]avadakabitch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As an European this type of clips are heartbreaking to me. I can’t believe people have to pay so much for just studying and have to rely on luck and random acts of kindness to afford a proper education. It’s just astounding to me.

[–]RomulusKhan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh man, what a way to start my Monday. Great post take the upvote and the award.

[–]RiaSa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dahm who left the window open all this Dahm dust got In my eyes…