The Potty-Mouthed And Naked Chefs
Gordon Ramsay has had an eventful week, with the foul-mouthed celebrity chef both nearly being stabbed as well as settling a law suit.
Gordon was at a meet-and-greet as part of launching his new range of cookware in Auckland, New Zealand, when he was nearly stabbed.
Jeffrey Cheung, was amongst several hundred fans waiting to meet Gordon. Stuff.co.nz reported that upon getting face-to-face with the grumpy chef, a knife in Jeffrey's bag managed to cut itself free and fall the ground. In doing so, it nearly cut Gordon's toe.
As it happened, Gordon said: "Oh Jesus." He then actually signed the knife which was reportedly Jeffrey's original goal.
For his part, Jeffrey said he was star struck and unable to think of anything to say.
Meanwhile, Gordon has paid around NZ$100,000 (A$77, 000) to settle a law suit in New Zealand.
Gordon failed to appear twice for a fundraising event for ill New Zealand girl, Matisse Reid. Gordon was set to attend an event in June 2010, but pulled out due to health concerns regarding his mother. He was then scheduled to appear later in the year, but once again cancelled due to issues with his business in the U.K.
The event's organisers, Duco Events, said yesterday: "The parties have reached a mutually-agreeable financial settlement, including a donation of NZ$100,000 to Matisse Reid and the trust Chance2Eat [the girl's charity]."
Agence France-Presse reported that the 11-year-old Matisse is recovering in the U.S. after receiving an intestinal transplant.
Another celebrity chef has also been in the news. Jamie Oliver is making moves to set up Victoria's first Ministry of Food. The Ministry are centres which adopt a grassroots approach to healthy eating.
Jamie was previously in Queensland supporting the Ipswich centre before travelling to Victoria where he has met with Victorian Health Minister, David Davis.
Nothing final has been reached about where in the State the centre will be established.
Speaking of the centres, the Naked Chef said: "We can save people money, we can save them time, we can make parents feel like parents again, to nourish themselves and their kids and we can help people live longer."
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