Monday, June 21, 2010

First


You know, someone always has to go first.  Normally I don't really care because really, unless you personally know the person, what difference does it make?  This time?  I cared.  Because if I had to see this hair for more than one episode I think I would have stopped watching.


Skeeve.  That best describes my personal reaction of that hair in a food preparation environment. I'm not naive in thinking there's not a lot of nasty stuff that goes on in the kitchens of restaurants but I'm telling you that long hank of dreadlocks just skeeved me out.  I know that's not fair, dude may keep it wrapped up and secured away from food prep areas....

 ...then again after many shots of sweaty guys dripping into their dishes (Howie of the Miami season immediately leaps to mind) I'm totally comfortable with this dude going first.

15 comments:

Syd said...

Fair or not, I don't want to eat any food that's been in the same kitchen with that rat's nest.

Big Shamu said...

Exactly.

Buzz Kill said...

Way to spot the hair print. I wonder what he picked up when he went past the salad bar.

I know a lot of chefs like to have their little trademark asshats, but hair like that doesn't belong in a kitchen. It's not only a sanitary thing but a fire hazard. And in his couple of close-ups, the hair was all over the place. Good riddence.

Big Shamu said...

I noticed when he was cooking in his Top Chef jacket that the Dread was tucked beneath the jacket....making the collection of back sweat all the more easier.

Dani said...

That is just ICKY!

Boxer said...

that hair is a major liability. If not for whatever is LIVING inside that nest, it's potential to catch on fire is another. A runner up in the James Beard Competition? For reals?

Making Space said...

Hm... funny none of that even occurred to me... I live in hippieville though. I was mostly surprised someone from Michigan had dreads. It seemed out of place.

But now of course I'll have to check every kitchen at every restaurant in my town, just because the likelihood of dreads in the soup is so great here. Gah.

moi said...

If there's one thing that will make me go Bill the Cat faster than you can say, "cut your hair, son," it's a set of dreadlocks. These are especially dreadful. The Crocs of all Locks. Yew. Yuck. Pitooie.

Big Shamu said...

I can totally see Moi and MS charging the kitchens of their favorite restaurants on a Search and Destroy Mission for Dreaded Chefs. God help anyone they happen to find.

moi said...

If she brings the Birkenstocks, I'll bring the Louboutins. She can knock them over the head for the stun, and I'll finish the job with a good stab to the solar plexus.

Milk River Madman said...

I don't like the french dude at all. Has the personality of a bucket of dirt. Not hardly any hot chicks either. Great write ups all the way back to the start.

Big Shamu said...

And by "french dude" you mean Eric Ripert? The very very pretty man? You know, I think I have to speak up for my straight female readers here and say given the choice between Eric and doofus clown judge Toby, Eric wins 10 times out of 10.

Sorry Milk River, you will have to make due with watching Padma eat.

LaDivaCucina said...

My 18 year old niece FROM MICHIGAN is sitting in a chair in an obnoxious Sobe "hip hop poser boy" salon getting dreadlocks as I write. She works in a restaurant and her boss said that is "ok."

In the many towns I visited while traveling around Australia, La Diva has seen many a dreadlock on a white boy. The local nicknames for the type that wears 'em is Crusty. Very apt.

If you are gonna wear de dread, you must wrap de dread. Any other style in the kitchen is unsanitary and unsafe. Dat shit would burn up like rice paper in a greasfire, mon!

I'm scared of what my beautiful niece is going to look like.....

Making Space said...

Hmmm... I'm picturing a Restaurant Rescue Mission with Moi. I think I'd have to drag her out of the wine cellars as we went.

I have nothing against the dreds, just want to say it. I just prefer they not be in my soup.

I'll be in my Crocs, waitin' for Moi to strap on her spike heels.

Aunty Belle said...

of COURSE it is fair! What is UNfair is that thang has the temerity to drage them dreads into a kitchen fer skeeve's sake!

Gag.