GLAMOUR NOT LIKE REALITY
TOM Parker Bowles believes the rise and rise of the celebrity chef has given a false interpretation of what the food industry is really like — hard work and certainly not glamorous.
“The cult of the celebrity chef has come to a point that a lot of people think they can just walk into a kitchen, get their whites and a television series,” the English food critic said.
“They don’t realise that Heston (Blumenthal), Marco (Pierre White), and Gordon (Ramsay) have all done 20 years of hard years and being shouted at. “It’s not a sexy world.” Parker Bowles, alongside Melbourne chef Scott Pickett (pictured above), are hosts and judges on Channel 9’s new show The Hotplate, which debuts on July 28.
Pickett on Wednesday night held a dinner to launch his latest restaurant, ESP, which is next door to his acclaimed Estelle in High St, Northcote.
Pickett had planned to open ESP earlier but then the The Hotplate gig game along.