Famous Chefs Who Are Nothing Like They Seem On TV

Famous Chefs Who Are Nothing Like They Seem On TV


We associate celebrity chefs with the comfort
and familiarity that comes with the food they cook — but not everything is what it seems. These are some of the most surprising instances
where celebrity chefs are completely different in real life. Guy Fieri is just a down-to-earth, all-smiles
kind of guy who wants to cover the world in Donkey Sauce. He spends his time traveling to mom-and-pop
dining establishments across the country on his super-popular show Diners, Drive-Ins,
and Dives, and fans have come to know The Mayor of Flavortown for being pretty darn
harmless and wholesome. Unfortunately, those mirrored shades and frosted
allegedly hide a heaping amount of homophobia. Fieri’s former producer, David Page, recounted
in an interview that the celebrity chef once chewed him out for having him talk to what
he assumed was a gay couple. Fieri allegedly said: “You can’t send me to talk to gay people without
warning! Those people weird me out!” A field producer who formerly worked for the
show confirmed that Fieri then told the show’s researchers that they had to let him know
if he’d be speaking to any gay people on the show so he could, quote, “prepare” himself. The rotten cherry on top of the Flavortown
Sundae? According to Page, the fiery chef also made
anti-Semitic remarks. Turns out Fieri might be as charmless as his
flame-print bowling shirts and bleach blond goatee. Rachel Ray has helped a lot of people gain
the confidence to start cooking at home with her magazine, cookbooks, and TV shows. However, it was during one of her shows that
people noticed Ray might not be as generous with her money as she is with her cooking
advice. On her show $40 a Day, Ray would show viewers
how to dine on vacation for just $40 a day. Yet it was only by leaving meager tips that
she was able to stay on budget. Though most agree that 20 percent tips are
standard these days, Ray advised that around 10 percent is enough. Since the majority of servers are paid below
minimum wage and rely on tips for their livelihood, it didn’t go over well with many of her fans. “Unbelievable!” There are also rumors that she may not be
as nice as her TV persona suggests. In 2007, TMZ reported that after drinking
what a witness said was a lot of red wine, she started making disparaging comments about
fellow celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie. Of course, Ray denied those allegations. Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio seems like a
traditional “manly-man” chef, a type that too often falls into “food bro” territory. But behind the scenes, Colicchio is actually
a compassionate man who is doing his part to make the world and the food industry a
better place. He’s done tons of work with the Food Bank
for New York City, works with advocacy group Food Policy Action, and has met with several
lawmakers to discuss things like school lunch programs and food stamp funding. Colicchio also didn’t remain silent when Mario
Batali was hit with sexual harassment allegations. Instead, he penned An Open Letter to (Male)
Chefs, where he outlined all of the ways in which the restaurant industry is hostile to
women, calling out his co-workers and breaking down what needs to happen to make kitchens
a safe place for all who work in them. Sure, he may be stern, but he’s putting his
serious demeanor and passion to good use. Calling Gordon Ramsay gentle or kind would
definitely be at odds with his television persona. On Hell’s Kitchen and Master Chef, Ramsay
is most well known for screaming his face off at contestants, and throwing insults at
them for everything from their looks to their seasonings — or lack thereof. “…He’s a BIG DRAMA QUEEN.” “That really hurt. I thought I was gonna puke.” But just watch an episode of Master Chef Junior,
and the nurturing way in which Ramsay interacts with the young cooks will give you a hint
about who the famous TV chef really is. Ramsay is usually far more concerned with
boosting the kids’ confidence than making them cry, and his criticism is constructive
instead of personal. “Next time I see you serving mashed potatoes
with yellow fin tuna, I’m gonna hang you upside down and stick your head inside a moonfish.” Chef Duff Goldman has also gone on the record
saying that Ramsay is, quote, “one of the coolest guys in the universe,” and fans were
wowed by his generosity when he answered a struggling chef’s question with genuine care
on a Reddit AMA. He may not be nice in the traditional sense,
but his heart is definitely in the right place. With his twinkling blue eyes and down-to-earth
bro persona, Bobby Flay seems like a pretty nice guy who just wants to have a rooftop
barbecue and hang out with his cat! Because of this, Flay has had major success
at the Food Network, and his restaurants have gotten pretty good reviews. Sadly, all is not well in Bobby Flay’s world. These days, the chef is becoming notorious
for his infidelity and propensity to be kind of a jerk. In 2015, Flay split from Stephanie March,
his wife of 10 years, after allegations surfaced that he’d been secretly having an affair with
his assistant. But the affair wasn’t the only thing that
turned the marriage sour. There had also been an incident in which March’s
appendix burst and Flay sent his assistants to the hospital to comfort his wife instead
of being there for her himself. Then there’s his professional behavior. A lot of people have pointed out that the
entire premise of his show, Throwdown! with Bobby Flay, is kind of insulting. A world-class chef walks up to a small-time
cook and challenges them to see if he can make their signature dish better than they
can? You can’t help but feel terrible every time
Flay wins. When Paula Deen first arrived on the Food
Network scene, she was like the cheerful, loving aunt we all wished we had, mixing up
pound cake and fried chicken in her gorgeous kitchen to share with her family, friends,
and viewers. It seemed impossible that this lady with the
megawatt smile could be anything but the epitome of southern hospitality. These illusions were shattered when Deen and
her brother were sued by a former employee who alleged sexual harassment, racism, sexism,
and “inescapable pornography” was rampant at their restaurant Uncle Bubba’s Seafood
and Oyster House. During her deposition, Deen let slip some
very disturbing details, freely admitting to using racial slurs. The TV chef then tried to justify her actions
by saying: “Most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks,
black folks…they usually target, though, a group. Gays or straights, black, redneck, you know…” Deen eventually lost her spot on the Food
Network, but she’s been trying to make a comeback for several years now. Time will tell if she succeeds. “This is only the beginning, y’all.” Science-minded types have a reputation for
being liberal, but Alton Brown, who has made a career out of delving into the science behind
our favorite dishes, is actually a pretty staunch conservative. He’s definitely of the “bootstraps” generation,
and has repeatedly gone on the record saying that he thinks younger generations have it
too easy. When being interviewed by a millennial reporter,
Brown said: “I don’t think your generation knows crap
about the value of things. Sorry, it’s absolutely true. You may be the exception, but I even have
trouble hiring millennials to work with me. They want everything given to them; they’re
used to getting it all for free.” “In the words of my 13-year-old daughter:
whatever.” Brown also has a chip on his shoulder when
it comes to vegetarians and those with special diets. The science-loving chef has said: “Unless you have a medical bracelet that says
celiac, shut up and eat the food…There are times when vegetarians should shut up and
eat the pork chop.” There are also reports that at one of his
live shows, he made racist and homophobic jokes. That doesn’t sound like Good Eats at all. Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods on the Travel
Channel is probably best known for his very adventurous eating. He’s traveled the world, eating all sorts
of things you can’t find at an American grocery store, so he has a reputation as the king
of gross-out eating. Eyeballs are as common as dinner rolls to
this guy. But Zimmern is so much more than a culinary
stuntman. The entire ethos of his show is to demonstrate
that even if you eat pizza for dinner while someone else is eating donkey parts, chances
are the two of you have more in common than you think. Zimmern said in an interview: “We are way more alike than we ever imagine,
which is why I am so dead set on presenting the world as I see it through food in hopes
that others will see our commonalities through that as well.” On screen, Great British Bake Off judge Paul
Hollywood seems like he’s a consummate professional. Rarely does his stony face break into a smile
or his piercing blue eyes sparkle with mirth. He seems like a no-nonsense type of guy, but
it turns out Mr. Hollywood’s personal life is allegedly a big mess. First, there was that admitted affair with
Marcela Valladolid, the host of the American version of Bake Off. Hollywood and Valladolid soon became official,
vacationing together while Hollywood’s wife, Alex, moved toward divorce. After the affair fizzled out four months later,
Hollywood’s wife generously took him back. Unfortunately, rumors began to swirl again
in 2017 when Hollywood was seen kissing Candice Brown, one of the winners of Great British
Bake Off. Though Hollywood and Brown denied any impropriety,
the next week, Hollywood and Alex announced that they were separating. Though he gives the impression of being an
impenetrable wall of stoicism, the reports of his personal life seem to paint a different
picture. When we think of Anthony Bourdain, cupid and
all of his little heart-tipped arrows is not what comes to mind. The chef was as cynical as they come, known
for his brash takes on everything from veganism to Rachel Ray — and not so much his thoughts
on love and romance. Bourdain was an old-school bad boy with a
penchant for cursing, a love of martinis, and a curiosity about the world that could
not be satisfied. “This is what you need. This is the path to true happiness and wisdom.” Believe it or not, Bourdain was also a total
romantic. Asia Argento, the woman he started dating
after splitting with his wife, apparently captured his imagination like no one ever
had before. Bourdain and Argento’s connection was immediate
when they met while filming Parts Unknown, and the pair kicked off their romance a year
later. Friends say that the beloved chef was like
a teenager in love when he talked about Argento, calling Bourdain, “absolutely lovestruck.” One source even said: “He was crazy in love with her, crazy being
the keyword.” He may be gone, but we’re glad Bourdain got
to feel such a powerful love in his life. The glamorous Nigella Lawson may seem all
sultry smiles and decadent indulgence — however, one of the reasons she takes such pleasure
in the little things is because she’s actually suffered quite a few major losses in her life. Tragically, her mother died when Lawson was
in her mid 20s. Lawson’s grief was made complicated by the fact that, as she later revealed, her
mother had been abusive, both verbally and physically. Lawson found herself grieving again later
in life when suffered two major tragedies less than a decade apart. Her sister died of breast cancer in 1993 — and
in 2001, her beloved first husband, John Diamond, died of throat cancer. Still, Lawson emphasizes that despite these
tragedies, she tries to find happiness in the little things. The famous chef revealed her personal philosophy
in an interview in The Australian Women’s Weekly, saying: “I don’t want to waste life. It feels so ungrateful not to take pleasure. You have to take pleasure in life while you
can because people have that ripped away from them.” Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Mashed videos about your favorite
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100 Comments

  1. I don't think this information is correct. I've personally met a few of these chefs and saw nothing to what was said here…hmmm…

  2. Who gives a fuck what their personal opinions are off camera. Jesus Christ. This bullying/harrassment by social media (inc. YouTube) has to stop.

  3. In reference to Alton Brown: "There are also reports that at one of his live shows, he made racist and homophobic jokes." However, it isn't mentioned what was allegedly said or who was supposed to have heard it. In other words, an accusation with no evidence to support it.

  4. U highlight Alton Brown as a conservative, does that mean there's something wrong with him? wasted 11:22 seconds of my life watching this. shame on me.

  5. I have never met Bobby Flay, but I have to say I do not like him. This is due to a show he was on many years ago called "Chillin and Grillin" where he was paired with a gentleman in overalls. Flay was meant to be the "fancy" chef and the other gentleman more about home grilling. Flay would regularly interrupt his co-star, not allowing him to complete his thoughts. You could just feel the arrogance of Flay towards the other person and it really turned me off. I felt real sympathy for the co-star.

  6. Why do I give a thumbs down to peoples' comments but cannot see them? Is this another way youtube caters to the whimpy, flimsy armed people?

  7. This video says alot more about the people who released this, on YouTube, than it does about the subjects it discusses.
    A real waste of my time.

  8. You said nothing about what Fiere is like as a person, only spread rumors about alleged homophobia. I stopped watching after that. I'm never watching anything by you.

  9. Guy Fieri has an anger problem. His staff members tip-toe around him, specially if he's having a bad day, or had too much to drink.
    He got so angry at one of his male staff members once, he went after him, and literally yanked the "locked" door off his car to drag him out of it.

    Mean dude!!!

  10. Mashed sounds very cool, but in reality, its views and comments are extremely snowflaky. Calling people "homophobic" and "bigot" in this day and age has little value, especially when you realise this name-calling is typical of the Liberal Democrats, which has traditionally been the political wing of the KKK!!! One chef was described as a Conservative, as if that is a disease!!!

  11. Screw you, you leftist bastards! I cannot even finish this video!! SO WHAT if the first chef is weirded out by gay people! IT IS NORMAL!!!

  12. Guy Fieri set up an emergency kitchen to feed first responders, with money from his own pocket, during the 2018 California wildfires. I'm not a fan of his recipes or his style but I 100% believe he's a solid dude.

  13. For example Profession Wrestling is not popular becuase it's real. So who care if the chefs aren't real as long as the show is good.

  14. Who cares…my goodness…all these snowflakes! Everyone gets joked on in their lives…grow a pair and get over it. Maybe if vegans after some meat once in a while the wouldn't get offended as much! Alton Brown is exactly correct about most millennials…bunch of pansies.

  15. I know Guy well, and he’s one of the best friends I’ve ever had. I’ve never heard him say anything “bad” about ANYONE.

  16. You know you are pretty fucked up to not even research those guy fiery claims, the first thing that comes up is numerous articles that disprove those accusations. Apparently a disgruntled producer had it out for him and told outrageous lies. He has a gay sister who has been on the show, has done gay weddings and has gay friends. You’re ruining someone reputation for a sensational story. Smh

  17. Nature made me homophobic so I would be smart enough to procreate with a woman and sustain a species, I was born that way and can't help it, society can never tell me that I have to dislike someone who isn't comfortable with homosexuality.

  18. I think Paula Deen was shoved down the river. HRC is that way and she hates working Americans but no one says anything out of fear.

  19. Homo(phobic) comes from the word phobia which means fear or scared of…he ain’t scared of them he just don’t like their ways and lifestyle
    Racheal Ray is Gorgeous yo 💯

  20. Well I like them all even more now! Miss Anthony B.yeah he was like a rock star, he fell for an evil child molester though.
    This video was made by a retarded liberal millenial! Now go smoke that.
    Not everyone has to accept homosexuality! Zimmerman said he cant wait to try human meat. That should ruin him though!

  21. I was chatting with Guy Fieri and when I told him I didn't care for his tv show, he told me "Go fuck yourself." This was a checkmark'd/verified account.

  22. News flash: Most people in Alton Brown's age bracket don't like or have a hard time dealing with millennial's. A lot of people over 40 don't like millenials.

  23. Way WAY to many commercials! In actually video (excluding your own plug) 11:09 there are 3 commercials. 2:19, 6:19, 8:59 then @ 11:09 nothing but trying to get new subscribers & blah blah blah. Last time I give you a view. 👎👎

  24. Bourdain was a liberal douchebag… don't miss that asshole one bit. Alton Brown is the only one who deserves any honor, the rest aren't a patch off his ass as far as I'm concerned.

  25. What??? You mean these people are human like us and have "hang ups" and are not always what they profess? Sorry, but we are all human and sometimes we do not treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves….

  26. You tip 15% and not on tax
    20% if the service is really good I was electrician for 30 years a professional firefighter for 25 years nobody gives me a tip. Raise the minimum wage but not too high because what am I going to get as a professional electrician I deserve a $7 bump an hour if Burger flippers are getting the same amount

  27. sorry gordo, guy is now my favorite chef. i tip at least 20%. but i have good income. when i didn't have money. i never felt the need to tip at all. sorry if that freaks you snobs out. if you have to budget your vacation food, maybe you shouldn't be going on vacation.

  28. The fact that we don't all crack jokes about each other like Paula Deen, is precisely what's wrong with the world nowadays.

  29. Alton Brown is absolutely right. I love how they describe him as a "staunch conservative" as if that in and of itself is controversial. Fuck this rumor mill of a channel. Watching this channel is like being inside a hair salon with a bunch of old ladies.

  30. So in other words, the people we expect to be jerks are actually nice but the people we expect to be nice are narcissist, racist, perverts, assholes, etc. Food Network sure knows how to pick them.

  31. People that are weirded out by things really mean that it’s something not understood and shouldn’t be taken as disrespect. It’s ok to not agree and agree to disagree. It shouldn’t affect relationships in my opinion.

  32. This is slanderous towards people who are not able to defend themselves. All word of mouth and rumors

  33. I worked at L.A. food and wine a few years back and at an another food and wine event in the central coast and Guy was drunk every time I saw him, and he's a jerk drunk.

  34. Why can't someone think homosexuality is not "normal"? So the self appointed thought police decide what anyone can say or think. The only intolerance evident here is the left against any disagreement with them

  35. You are the American language phobia police. So because my father fought for this country and lost his kidney. I say I have the right to say whatever I want to. You know why cuz I am an American. And you are not. You could call yourself one but that doesn't make you one. What a disgraceful thing to say about people. Everybody has their moments. You'll have yours when the time is right. Dumpy condemning people. Your show is a disgrace to any American. And may God bless America and Americans speech and Americans rights. Constitutional rights.

  36. Paula dean was a 60+ y.o. southern woman when the scandal broke. It's a friggin miracle she wasn't bashing gays blacks and jews on camera.

  37. There is no such thing as "homophobic." Homosexuality is an extremely serious sin for which Christ died. It is mentioned in the Old and the New Testaments of the Holy Bible. The price Jesus paid is applied to those who receive Him as their personal Savior.

  38. There are darkers secrets about some of this chefs, rachel and her husband have a open marriage, bourdain girlfriend has ties to the nxivm cult.

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