DON'T CALL US, WE'LL CALL YOU
Viewers who love the Fox reality show Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsey MIGHT be wondering why they haven’t seen hide nor hair of last season’s winner Chef Michael. Usually last season’s winners pop up somewhere in the current season. Here’s what Chef Michael told me: He said that last March Fox called and asked him to help them promote the new season. They wanted him to spend a day entertaining a large group of invited press people. He was to create a menu, and spend a day demonstrating how to prepare it for the reporters. At night Michael was to prepare the same meal for everyone at a banquet. Sounds like fun, but it was a lot of work and Michael asked if he would be compensated. (No figures were ever mentioned.) Fox said “We’ll get back to you.” Days later they emailed him “We won’t need your services.” And he wasn’t asked to be involved in the new season. Guess they figured he should work FREE – some nerve considering he won Top Chef but never got his own restaurant, as promised.