Hell's Kitchen Showrunner Confirms What We Suspected About Gordon Ramsay's Behind-The-Scenes Behavior

Gordon Ramsay has been a familiar face on television for years, with shows including "MasterChef," "Hell's Kitchen," "Kitchen Nightmares," and more. The chef has often received negative press for being aggressive and insulting those around him. In fact, in 2018, certain names from the food industry took it upon themselves to talk about Ramsay's behavior and said that he shouldn't be allowed to get away with bullying cooks on TV shows, Grub Street reported at the time.

Chef J. Kenji López-Alt wrote a strongly-worded tweet in April 2018 that read, "Every time I mention @GordonRamsay's abusive behavior inevitably some folks try and excuse it by claiming it's an act. This is not an excuse. When your negative influence is based on your public persona, it makes little difference how you behave in your private life." Food critic Jay Rayner also voiced his disapproval, tweeting the same month that Ramsay's behavior reflects "everything that has been wrong about restaurant kitchen culture."

However, the "Hell's Kitchen" showrunner has another perspective, revealing to Reality Blurred in 2021 what Ramsay is really like when he's working with "Hell's Kitchen" participants.

Gordon Ramsay is very passionate about what he does

According to "Hell's Kitchen" showrunner Kenny Rosen, Gordon Ramsay is pretty helpful when he's working with show participants. Rosen shared with Reality Blurred in 2021 that Ramsay makes an effort to discuss whatever didn't work out in the previous challenge at the beginning of every episode. "It's a new day, and he always does a fresh, clean slate with them, and they really appreciate it," Rosen said to the outlet.

Also, Ramsay doesn't hesitate to help if he knows someone is struggling while cooking a particular dish. (If they still make mistakes after he's taught them how to do something, Ramsay does get riled up and yells at them.)

While shooting a particularly tough episode, for instance, the chef had to guide participants during the dinner service. Rosen said, "... I've never seen a whirling dervish in the kitchen like Gordon was on that one particular service where he basically went and taught every single person on every single station how to do their dishes." Despite the fact that the chefs weren't tackling dinner service for the first time, Ramsay offered assistance wherever needed and didn't lose his temper even once. Rosen said, "He takes it very seriously, whether it's for a TV show or for his real restaurants ... that's how his intensity gets to the level that it gets to, because he gets disappointed and frustrated when the cast isn't able to perform what they should be able to."