This Chef Actually Made Gordon Ramsay Cry

Gordon Ramsay has built his reputation as being a bristly guy who knows how to cook better than most. Ramsay is known for his hot temper and language that is not suitable for the workplace. In fact, those emotional flare ups are kind of a staple on his shows, including "Kitchen Nightmares" and "Hell's Kitchen." This celebrity chef can reduce a person to tears, and it doesn't matter if they are young children at the beginning of the careers (via YouTube) or an adult waiter who mistakenly double booked tables for the evening, placing a lot of pressure on the kitchen (via Youtube). Not that we're into psychoanalyzing, but it makes us wonder: Are Ramsay's temper and prickly ways a product of nurture or nature?

In 2007, the Michelin star culinary master penned a piece for CNN where he opened up and detailed the fear and emotional suffering he endured as a young child. Ramsay wrote, "A home should be a place where you feel safe and loved; when I was a kid, our home was anything but that." Ramsay's dad was an alcoholic, which made for a traumatic upbringing. Still, he was able to find his purpose cooking, which he does really well. So where does that temper come from? Your guess is as good as ours. But, did you know that there is actually a chef that made Ramsay cry?

A 3-star Michelin chef made Gordon Ramsay cry

Per the lifestyle site, 8 Days, Ramsay sheds some interesting light on this question in his autobiography "Humble Pie." The site shares that Ramsay's first boss was Marco Pierre White, a renowned chef from Britain who had earned himself 3 Michelin stars by the time he was 33 years old. And apparently, White wasn't so kind to Ramsay. In fact, as the story goes, while working at Harvey Restaurant, he made Ramsay cry. How you ask? Ramsay claims White threw some sauces at him, but White has a different perspective about this incident. White said, "He made himself cry — it was his choice. No one has the power to make a person cry. My reputation is a result of exaggeration and ignorance. The kitchen is a tough place. I just do my job."

Per the Independent, White said of the alleged incident, "I don't recall what he'd done wrong but I yelled at him and he lost it." He went on further to describe Ramsay's reaction saying, "Gordon crouched down in the corner of the kitchen, buried his head in his hands and started sobbing. 'I don't care what you do to me,' he said as he wept. 'Hit me. I don't care. Sack me. I don't care.'"

 But hey, White seems to treat all people equally, because, as 8 Days notes, he also threw some a piping hot pan of risotto at Mario Batali.