The “Hell’s Kitchen” and Chef Gordon Ramsay is on the spotlight following an episode that featured SeaWorld.
Meanwhile, the British restaurateur’s gig as “MasterChef” host depicts another side of the famed chef.
The Wrap reported that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) through its Executive Vice President, Tracy Reiman, wrote Chef Gordon Ramsay in connection with the “Hell’s Kitchen” episode where the winning team was treated to visit SeaWorld San Diego.
The letter, published in full in the said website, stated that “partnering with a public-relations disaster such as SeaWorld is a losing proposition.” To add substance to the claim, PETA noted the effect of the release of the 2013 documentary Blackfish.
“Ever since the 2013 documentary Blackfish exposed how the animals at SeaWorld are denied everything that is natural and important to them, SeaWorld has felt the heat.
In a recent earnings call, during which SeaWorld announced that it had missed estimates on both the top and bottom lines, the company’s CEO openly admitted for the first time that Blackfish and its subsequent “media attention” have negatively affected park attendance, its popularity, and public opinion,” it said.
“The following day, SeaWorld’s shares hit an all-time low, and its credit rating was downgraded to junk status,” the statement added.
PETA goes on to add that for the sake of Chef Gordon Ramsay’s “Hell’s Kitchen,” the show should not “tie yourself to SeaWorld’s sinking ship.” According to The Wrap , the management of “Hell’s Kitchen” and Chef Gordon Ramsay has yet to comment on the letter.
Meanwhile, another show of Chef Gordon Ramsay, the “MasterChef,” has reportedly shown a different side of the British restaurateur.
In an article published in Boston Herald , it noted how different Chef Gordon Ramsay is in “MasterChef” as opposed to the persona he portrays in “Hell’s Kitchen.” It’s executive producer Ramage Rooney said that the charm of the show is based on how it more than about cooking.
“It’s more than about cooking — it’s about people being given an opportunity to change their lives, and that touches people on all kinds of levels,” Rooney wa quoted saying.
In fact, in the latest episode of “MasterChef Junior” Season 2, Chef Gordon Ramsay along with his co-judges Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot allowed themselves to be drenched in sticky maple syrup, much to the delight of the young home cooks.