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When a short-staffed lunch lady needed help feeding 300 kids, Gordon Ramsey stepped in

When a short-staffed lunch lady needed help feeding 300 kids, Gordon Ramsey stepped in

It was during a recent radio interview, that the chef exhibited his uncharacteristically sweet nature.

While Chef Gordon Ramsay is known for his notorious temper, especially on shows like MasterChef and Hell's Kitchen, there are moments when he can be extremely nice and gentle too. During a recent radio interview, he exhibited his uncharacteristically sweet nature by stepping in to help out a middle school staff member. 

The incident happened last week while Ramsay was on BBC's The Radio 2 Breakfast Show. Tina Clarke a kitchen manager at Edward Peake Middle School in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, called in to ask for the celebrity chef's help noting that she was cooking for 300 students herself as two of her staff members had fallen ill. 



 

"I'm cooking here on my own, I work in a school kitchen and my chef has gone off sick and I have another one-off with COVID, and I just wondered if Gordon would help me today and give me a hand?" Clarke asked jokingly. Surprisingly, the 55-year-old did not miss a beat to offer help, in any way that was possible.



 

"If I did have the time I would be in Bedfordshire, I promise you in a heartbeat, I can send a chef if you wish?" he asked and to everyone's delight even kept the promise. Ramsay immediately called for a cab and sent Chef Rob Roy Cameron, a member of his team from Ramsay's Lucky Cat restaurant in London.

Clarke soon realized that the school administration might not be very pleased with her inviting a stranger into the kitchen without first asking for permission. But in her defense, how could she have known that Chef Ramsay would actually say yes to her plea. "When I got a message saying your chef will be with you in an hour, I thought, 'Oh my God, I'm going to have to fess up to the head and I hope she doesn't give me detention or lines,'" she shared according to BBC



 

Thankfully, the news went over well with the headteacher, Miss Linington, and the students were beyond excited. As soon as Chef Cameron arrived, Clarke put him to work making cauliflower cheese. "I'm sure he was terrified by having three menopausal women around him in the kitchen all day. The kids were so excited," she said, adding that the food tasted "amazing."

When Ramsay appeared on The One Show following the incident, he was greeted with a round of applause from hosts Alex Jones and Rylan Clark for his sweet gesture. "She sounded stressed and I was like, love, I can help you out here," he explained according to Yahoo! News



 

Cover image source: Getty | Photo by John Sciulli

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