If you read the title and clicked on the article, then you probably know who is Anthony Bourdain. What’s that, ya don’t know? No worries, thanks for clicking anyways. Anthony is a famous chef, author and drinker who became one of television’s most recognizable faces, thanks to his food and travel inspired shows shows like No Reservations and Parts Unknown. So, why exactly is Bourdain saying, that most young chefs are spoiled brats? In his opinion, all this television exposure for chefs isn’t really a good idea for the industry as a whole. It might be messing with the heads of young chefs, and therefore hurting their craft.
“I think there is a pack of people coming out of cooking school with TV squarely in their sights, for whom the prospect of cleaning squid for a year in a cellar is unthinkable,” Bourdain said. This is a problem if you’re a chef and looking for a good kitchen staff.”
Essentially, the perceived pish posh and glamour of kitchen life — made glossy and fashionable when presented on a TV screen — is far from the reality of working in an actual kitchen. It’s tougher, more competitive and stressful- that you can read in this article.
“Anybody who wants a gastronomy career and is under the assumption or thinking that it’s going to be easy or glamorous and TV famous is going to be very, very quickly disappointed. They are not going to last,” he said.