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?