Those of you who worship chefs are advised to remember that even though we are much smarter, cooler and more prone to understanding the nature of reality than most people, we do have our flaws. (Well, to be fair, I don't have any flaws. Unless you consider extreme hubris a negative trait.)
Some of us shoot off our mouths and throw stuff when things do not go our way, while others shoot dope and drop things . (Okay, so what if many of these end up with book deals and their own TV shows. It's still not cool to scream and shoot dope, right?)
Then there are the chefs like Robert Irvine who lie like The Old Deceiver on Allegra in order to impress their way into lucrative jobs and media appearances, while other chefs actually kill people. Does anyone remember John Sweeney, the chef who preceded Wolfgang Puck at Ma Maison, strangled 22 year old Dominque Dunne in 1982? Not much to worship in that pathetic excuse of a man, I think.
By comparison, Chef Kevin O'Connell who is accused of using his customers credit cards to pay his restaurant's bills, is a saint.
Chef Kevin O'Connell Jr. faces jail in Montana credit card thefts