Cantankerous celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay believes a competitor sabotaged the Saturday opening of his latest London restaurant by making fake reservations – then hardly anyone showed up.
Yep, a kitchen nightmare.
“I think there's all that level of envy. Saturday was our first big day opening (of Heddon Street Kitchen). We had 140 on the books and we had 100 no show. So someone's literally online ...” he said on “The Jonathan Ross Show,” a British talk show.
The “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Kitchen Nightmares” TV chef called the act “sabotage,” but didn’t name any suspects.
But the Internet was quick to come up with two: husband-and-wife Amy and Samy Bouzaglo, the Arizona bakery owners who Ramsay famously battled last year on “Kitchen Nightmares.”
“It's bad spirit and you see the staff and they are down and frustrated, I was there to pick them up and make sure we stay focused,” Ramsay said of the weekend incident. “Now we're going to reconfirm every table.”