This Week in Chef Fails

Zakarian, English, and Ramsay face the music
Chef Fails
Todd English; The National; Wikimedia Commons/Dave Pullig

Chef Fails


Even celebrity chefs are prone to hit a bump in the road every now and again — it seems Geoffrey Zakarian, Todd English, and Gordon Ramsay are the unlucky ones right now. 

Geoffrey Zakarian Files for Bankruptcy The chef-restaurateur and resident Food Network judge filed for personal bankruptcy early this week, according to The New York Times. Zakarian made this decision as a result of the costs associated with defending a class-action lawsuit from employees of his former restaurant. 

Todd English Sued Over Back Rent According to the New York Post, English was deposed for several hours yesterday after being sued for allegedly owing the landlord of his NoLita apartment more than $80,000 in unpaid rent. 

Ramsay Tied Up In Sexual Harassment Scandal According to a statement released to Eater by his camp, Gordon Ramsay has denied any having anything to do with the sexual harassment complaints filed by a commis chef of Gordon Ramsay at The London. The New York Post maintains that a claim was filed against Ramsay with the state. 


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