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How Will Gordon Ramsay Explain Two Chef Deaths To His Kids?

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Celeb chef Gordon Ramsay is definitely entertaining to watch, but he also has a reputation for being pretty hard core and uninhibited when it comes to telling it like it is to other chefs on Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares.

Rachel Brown, a contestant on Hell’s Kitchen in 2006, took her own life in her Dallas home after the show. We can’t help but wonder if it was because her ego was eternally bruised by Ramsay’s harsh criticism on the show.

Rachel Brown isn’t the only chef who has chosen to end her life after being on one of Ramsay’s shows. Thirty-nine year old Joseph Cerniglia, whose restaurant was featured on Kitchen Nightmares, was found in the river after jumping from the George Washington Bridge in New York City.

On Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon told him that his restaurant was “about to swim down the Hudson.” I’m sure that Chef Ramsay wishes he’d never made a comment like that due to the circumstances surrounding Cerniglia’s death.

I’m sure that a lot of the explosive personality we see from Ramsay is to keep up with his on-screen persona, but how will he explain the deaths of two of his chefs to his kids?

Will he tell them that the incidents are just a very sad coincidence and that they were not a result of being on his shows? Or will Gordon think twice about what he says on TV from now on to show his family that their Dad isn’t as harsh as he seems to be?

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Mary Fischer is the author of The Mommyologist, a blog where she laughs at how life has changed since her son entered the picture. She has been featured in The New York Times and CNN.com. Before becoming a full-time writer for The Stir, she dished out celeb gossip for Babble and wrote for CBS CT.

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0 thoughts on “How Will Gordon Ramsay Explain Two Chef Deaths To His Kids?

  1. Amy says:

    Those two people obviously had problems. Ramsay shouldn’t have to say anything to anyone, those two chose their path, he had nothing to do with it. They couldn’t handle life. PERIOD.

  2. JustMe says:

    @Comment #1 by Amy. I disagree. Ramsay’s bullying and harshness certainly did not help either one of those depressed, hurting people. Why doesn’t Ramsay try to build people up instead of tear them down?

  3. Amy says:

    It is not his job to “build people up” – it is his job to find people who can take severe criticism and perfom well under pressure. Those two would have known that before taking him on so, by-and-large it was their own fault for inviting him into their worlds.

  4. Carmen says:

    wow just wow why is the media trying to give Gordon Ramsay a bad name are they all jealous he’s successful? Ya that usually happens. Obviously these people has serious problems maybe they shouldn’t have even been on the show. He helped him redevelop the restaurant into a success. Sure as hell ain’t Gordon’s fault for people’s choices to kill themselves now is it? If you can’t take some criticism in your life then you do got problems. Believe it or not but working under pressure does actually make you perform better and brings out the best in you!

  5. Kallie says:

    Have either of you actually watched the episode? While I agree with both of you (certain aspects anyway), Ramsay wasn’t as harsh as the media was portraying him to be. We posted the 10 minute video clip of his actual conversation with Cerniglia (about 3 minutes in) and the conversation didn’t go down the way everyone is saying it did. We just wrote a piece on this story yesterday. The media hasn’t exactly been “strait” on the details and have pretty much put blame of Cerniglia’s death on Ramsay. http://foodiegossip.blogspot.com/2010/09/real-life-kitchen-nightmare.html

  6. Sofia says:

    *straight …unless the spelling was intentional then “lol”

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