The first part of Gordon Ramsay’s cocaine documentary aired last night, and it had some viewers confused.
Titled Gordon On Cocaine, the ITV show featured Ramsay heading to his own restaurants to test for the drug, pull over drivers who were on the drug and head to Central America to witness the drug being made.
But viewers were expecting a little more first-hand experience from the ill-tempered chef, and apparently expected Ramsay to be criticising people’s fillet mignons while high.
In all fairness, having said he’d never done a line of cocaine in his life (but being asked to sprinkle it on a soufflé), he was eventually drinking cocaine water by the end of the show.
SWEARY GORDON RAMSAY ON DOING A COCAINE DOCUMENTARY
Many people have tried tackling the dark underworld of cocaine production, distribution and possession. It’s a subject that requires a cool, calm and collected manner at all times.
So it makes total sense that ill-tempered and very sweary Gordon Ramsay is headed to South and Central America to meet assassins and smugglers in a new documentary titled Gordon On Cocaine.
One of the world’s worst kept secrets – cocaine being rife in the restaurant industry – gave him the inspiration to link up with ITV for the project.
Ramsay said: “I’ve wanted to understand the ‘world’ of cocaine ever since I lost one of my chefs at my flagship restaurant in Chelsea and I wanted to learn why it’s becoming such an epidemic not just globally, but specifically in the culinary world.
“I dare anyone to watch this series and not think again about taking cocaine.”
The show, split into two parts, is running during ITV’s crime and punishment season, which will also feature programming with Ross Kemp.
Let’s be honest. Cocaine use being rife in the restaurant industry isn’t exactly a well-kept secret, is it?
That’s why it’s no surprise high-profile British chef Gordon Ramsay has a few stories to tell, one being that he was once asked by diners and a charity event to use the class A drug as a condiment.
Speaking to Radio Times ahead of his upcoming documentary about the production of the drug, Ramsay said: “When dessert arrived the couple came to me and said, ‘Look, everyone on the table is happy you’re here, but can you make a soufflé like never before and combine icing sugar with coke and dust it?’
“I laughed it off but there was no way I was going to go anywhere near that. I dusted the sugar on top of the soufflé and caramelised it purposely so they had no idea whether it was on or off. I set the soufflé down. Didn’t even say goodbye. I just left out the back door.”
His documentary, Gordon On Cocaine, will air on ITV and will see him visiting Central and South America to meet those part of the drug trade. He says he was inspired to find out more about it after one his chefs died from a cocaine overdose.