Gordon Ramsay comes down hard on chefs who snub Michelin guide honours
Gordon Ramsay has harsh words for chefs who reject Michelin stars.
The famously profane Ramsay used an expletive to describe giving back a star rating.
He said the guide's mark of distinction belongs to a restaurant, not a chef.
It's an insult to Michelin and a mark against those who claim that stars impose fiscal and creative burdens on an eatery, the British celebrity chef said Tuesday.
Ramsay said a chef's failure to parlay the hard-won recognition into greater success is on them.
It pains him to see the accolade denounced because someone is "tired and bored" by it, Ramsay said.
The stars are a useful consumer guide, he said.
Ramsay said he prizes the three Michelin stars, the top ranking, long-held by his self-named London restaurant.