Gordon Ramsay isn’t about to take criticism from a critic.
On Thursday night, during the U.K. airing of the celebrity chef’s show “Future Food Stars”, British food critic Jay Rayner took a shot at Ramsay.
“Is this still all you have?” he asked of Ramsay on Twitter.
Is this still all you have @GordonRamsay ? Shouting at people? Swearing at people? Humiliating people? Making people cry? Then punching the air when the cameras turns off?
— Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1) April 21, 2022
But Ramsay wasn’t going to let that slide, responding directly with a jab at Rayner’s performance as a contestant on “The Weakest Link”.
Jay you inspire me every day…especially after your performance on the Weakest Link. Goodbye ❤️ https://t.co/Q1rqnQVWQV
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) April 21, 2022
The critic answered, “The first time I won it mate. The second time I came third. And neither time did I make anybody cry.”
Ramsay continued, though, writing, “Jay your professional job is stuffing your face on the back of great chefs.”
My working life is a bit more complicated than that, Gordon love. I’m a writer, including of books. I’ve written all the books that have my name on them, for example. (Btw ‘professional job’ is a tautology. You can’t have a job which isn’t professional. Happy to help.)
— Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1) April 22, 2022
Rayner again responded, happily touting his professional credentials, including the books he’s written, with a not-so-subtle implication that Ramsay may not be the actual author of all his own books. He even included a lesson in English usage.
Ramsay hasn’t yet responded.