Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has spilled the beans on a not-so-kept secret — cocaine use is rife in the restaurant industry. During an interview with Radio Times in anticipation of his upcoming documentary about the drug, Ramsay divulged that he was once asked by diners and a charity event to use the class A drug as a garnish.
“When the dessert arrived the couple came to me and said, ‘Look, everyone on the table is happy you’re here, but can you make a soufflé like never before and combine icing sugar with coke and dust it?’”
Ramsay says he laughed off the request and didn’t handle the drug, stating, “I set the soufflé down. Didn’t even say goodbye. I just left out the back door.” His documentary, Gordon On Cocaine, is set to air on ITV, following Ramsay on a visit to Central and South America as he meets with individuals who are part of the drug trade. The film was inspired by an incident in one of the chef’s restaurants around Christmas 2016 when a patron brought a plate into the bathroom to snort the drug.