Struggling cook asks Gordon Ramsay a personal question

25 April 2015 / 1 year 6 months ago

On his competition show "Hell's Kitchen," he belittles cooks who can't keep up. If people come to him with their problems, he berates them. If someone is struggling to get something right in the kitchen, he curses them out.

His whole TV persona is based on being the world's worst boss.

According to an Upworthy article. earlier this week, Ramsay went on Reddit and allowed users to ask him any question they wanted.

A fellow cook asked him a sincere, deeply personal question about what to do when you've hit a roadblock in your career.

He had written: "My hopes and dreams are nowhere to be found as I scale and portion salmon after salmon, shelling pods after pods of broad beans...

"Sometimes I look out the tiny window and I can see people walking around the streets, enjoying the sunlight, while I'm here, questioning my dedication to this art as I rotate stock in the cool room, getting frost bitten, but the fear of the chef stops me from stepping outside to warm up....

"The closest thing to feeling any kind of joy I get is those rare moments when I walk through the dining room near the end of service to get some coffee for everyone, and there will be a few diners left, idly sampling those little petite fours that we've painstakingly ensured are all perfectly round, identical, and just plain delicious.

"Then, one of them will stop the conversation they're having with their company, look up from their food and say, 'Thank you, chef. This is delicious,' and making the previous 14-hours of sweat and tears kind of worthwhile.

"My question is, how did you deal with it?"

As it turns out, real-life Gordon Ramsay can be a really kind, big-hearted dude.

Read his reply in the gallery below.

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