Haughty Chef

gordon ramsay 1[Allie Is Wired] This haughty celebrity chef isn’t afraid to play the “Don’t You Know Who I Am?” card.

During an event he blew past the line of waiting fans without saying a word to them. He kept his head down a went straight to the front of the line. Once there, a security guard wouldn’t let him pass and informed him he had to wait “just like everyone else.”

This didn’t sit well with him and he had his assistant inform the guard just who she had snubbed. She shrugged, apologized and informed him he had to wait. As soon as she started letting the line in, he blew past her and scoffed.

Hint: It’s NOT Gordon Ramsay, but Haughty Chef isn’t afraid to make snide comments about him given the chance.


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  1. ValleyOfTheGalls says

    Anthony Bourdain. I usually agree with the “snide comments” he makes about other celebrity chefs. I can’t stand Rachael Ray, Jamie Oliver, or Sandra Lee any more than he can. Although, I think Sandra is good for a laugh. Trust me. Google “Sandra Lee Kwanzaa Cake” and enjoy.

    • ThinkerBelle says

      The Kwanzaa Cake shall go down in history as the best worst “recipe” in the history of food shows. Did you ever read the food stylist’s reasons for why it happened? Just as good. Or bad.

      • ValleyOfTheGalls says

        OMG! I just read it. I had no idea that there was a Chanukah cake too. The food stylist said it had to be stuffed with pork based marshmallows to prop up a Star of David crown. LMAO. I have to find the video. Clearly these are hate crimes.

    • channel orange says

      I have been a fan of Anthony Bourdain for many years and am happy to see the support for him in this thread. I guess he’d be the obvious guess, with “snide comments” and “haughty chef” being words that might fit him, but at the end of the day Bourdain is the type to go up against the big shots, not the common man. He’s a well traveled, down to earth dude who calls it like it is. I definitely agree with those who’ve stated that he is classier than that, and wouldn’t pull the “Do you know who I am??” card in this way.

      • ValleyOfTheGalls says

        I love Anthony Bourdain. If it happened, it may have been taken out of context by some uppity maitre d’ who sells stories to the tabs. I saw a funny episode of his show recently, he was drunk and got pelted with snowballs some crazy Southie kid throws at everyone who goes in or out of a certain bar. He’s awesome, he said the kid was too.
        You could be right, I can’t imagine Bobby Flay being that chill.

  2. love2shopmn says

    Jamie Oliver or that other young blonde good looking chef. I think he’s Australian or British.

  3. showtimeEI6 says

    Either Mario Batali, who has a longstanding feud with Ramsay, or Anthony Bourdain.

  4. LooLoo says

    The only other chef I’ve heard of is Wolfgang Puck, so that’s my guess. I don’t understand why there are so many “celebrity chefs” these days. I guess it’s all of the reality TV.

    • chiles says

      I wouldn’t be surprised if there were celebrity chefs (or at least well-known ones) shortly after humans first discovered how to make fire. IMHO, it’s got nothing to do with television, much less reality TV.

    • EastlakeGirl says

      It mostly has nothing to do with reality television. For the majority of them, it’s their restaurants and restaurant ratings that they are known for. Celebrities and serious foodies know who they are based on these things. The Rachel Rays, Giada DeLaurentises and Guy Fieris of the world are clebrity “chefs” based on reality TV.

  5. MissNormaDesmond says

    Bourdain is a snide one but I can’t see him playing the “do you know who I am” card.

    I could see Bobby Flay trying it, though.

    • DreamyVelvet says

      Bourdain called out Paula Deen way before her house of cards fell. He’s a straight shooter, I would be surprised if he did something like that. Also, if anyone has read Bourdain’s awesome books, he has never described himself as a chef. A cook, yes, a chef, no. Bourdain doesn’t even think he was a particularly good cook for that matter. The man is not taken up with his grand self.

      Rocco Dispirito thinks quite a bit of himself (Gawker loves to skewer him). He’s not unattractive, but I can see him being dismissed as not one of the Beautiful People. He really pissed off people in NYC with his lackadaisical restaurant meanderings so that may have resulted in clubs not falling all over themselves to let him in.

    • QubbuQ says

      I change my guess to Bobby Flay. I wouldn’t recognize him at all and he’d need to have his assistant ‘inform’ me of who he is.
      Bourdain and Batali would stand out more. Also, I agree with a few others who think Bourdain is a little classier than that. He travels around the world immersed in out-of-the-way places and though hoity-toity, seems perhaps a little more down to earth. Loved his comments about Beiber.
      And Batali’s orange crocs would give him away. 😉 haha
      From what I’ve seen of Bobby Flay, he reminds me of Guy Fieri (Guy Ferry). Not good.

  6. mary76lee says

    Mario Battali ( or however you spell it) He screwd his staff for years out of tips until he got sued so he is an arrogant POS to begin with.

    • Ivee says

      I’ve met Mario Batali a number of times over the years. He’s the last guy I could imagine giving a crap about the red carpet. He’s actually a very nice man.

  7. Blondenycblonde says

    Anthony Bourdain HATES Gordon Ramsey. But I’m surprised he did this – he seems a little classier than that *scratches head*

      • easter says

        On second thought, I change my guess to Bobby Flay. I went to Costco to get his book signed for my Father for a gift – he was three hours late and his staff were beyond rude to the poor people standing in line. He was pleasant enough when he signed my book, but experience (I’m in PR) tells me that the staff reflects the attitude of the person they represent. Forgot that story until I read other’s comments. Must have blocked it out, I guess.

  8. JenniLeigh says

    Bobby Flay. The little weasel is grade-A douche and loves to talk smack about Ramsay every chance he gets.

    • mental floss says

      They have been in a Twitter war & challenging one another to a cook-off but never follow thru on one.

  9. Red Velvet says

    I don’t think it’s Bourdain. He came to my school to do a big public talk and the only thing he “insisted” on was that the school give him some extra time to let the lowly grad students in English talk to him in a small, casual group setting about writing and publishing. He was super-nice and encouraging. It wasn’t his first visit, and older students said he’d been exactly the same on earlier trips. Good guy, at least if you’re interested in writing.

  10. libby480 says

    I honestly don’t think it’s Anthony Bourdain-I met him once and was able to observe him-he was very nice and down-to-earth.

  11. highwaymiles says

    I don’t think it’s Bourdain either. I’ve seen him around a few times and he’s a really nice guy. In fact, he usually goes out of his way to be nice to the “little people.”

    • annasophie says

      i agree. i also can’t see him going somewhere that would not have already made it possible for him to arrive privately in the first place. bobby flay, however, is totally the “do you know who i am” type.

  12. jocar says

    Could it be Curtis Stone? I think he could easily be mistaken for GR and take offense! haha

  13. Fergus says

    I had to stop and re-read the article. I thought I read ‘blew the line’, and immediately thought of Giardia and her huge mouth.
    I need glasses.

  14. gingersnapped says

    Haughty feels so British – so I’m going with the man who famously made Ramsey cry (or in his words – he made himself cry)… Marco Pierre White.

  15. brit26 says

    Marco Pierre White – he’s had a longstanding feud with Ramsay. And he’s definitely haughty…

  16. dee123 says

    Forget the chef acting like a brat. I LOVE this security guard, whoever they are!!!

  17. MaybeImRight says

    This has to be Batali. I’m not a huge fan of Bourdain but I can’t see him acting that way. Batali, on the other hand, has a famously diva-like attitude. And his long-running feud with Ramsay is well-known. Gotta be him.

  18. sherogirl says

    Alton Brown? He seems really nice, but most of the ones I would guess to be jerks have already been suggested.
    Second idea: Emeril Legasse

  19. Smokey B says

    I believe this is Joe Bastianich. If you’ve every watched a single episode of Master Chef you’ll find that he’s an arrogant easily ticked off b*stard with a hyper-inflated view of his position in the world. Additionally, my sister does triathlons and Joe does them as well. He’s haughty with the other competitors and has a terrible reputation among tri-athletes, a group of people who are a rather small and close society. He snubs people who dare attempt to make conversation with him while openly smirking. I can easily see him playing the “don’t you know me” card and then rushing past the guard.

    • jmk says

      I agree with you. I am sorry so many people think it’s Anthony Bourdain. I know some work with his production company, and he’s really an ok guy who appreciates how lucky he is.

  20. flee032 says

    I signed up just to say this. It’s not Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain values integrity and humility.