Gordon Ramsay has been recently taking dishes that folks make on TikTok and criticizing them for various reasons.
Some of the submissions were parodies meant to get Chef Ramsay riled up. However, his criticism of a Ramen Grilled Cheese from Rhett and Link’s Mythical Kitchen drew clapbacks from the show’s own chef, Josh Scherer.
Ramsay had multiple critiques that Scherer called into question on Twitter, including the fact that Josh toasted both sides of the bread and used a "plastic cheese."
There’s a reason I do this. By heating one side of the bread and adding the cheese, you’re raising the cheese temp, making it easier to melt. Also, by getting a crust on the bread, you’re insulting it from potential sogginess if using a high-moisture cheese.— Josh Scherer (@MythicalChef) August 10, 2020
Scherer went even further and called Chef Ramsay out on his own recent iteration of a Grilled Cheese that the Michelin-starred chef described as "ultimate" in a YouTube video.
In this video, Ramsay makes a grilled cheese in a fireplace using kimchi, pepper berry-infused Romano, and Asiago cheeses. The thickness of the cheese plus the short cooking time on a high heat led to Ramsay's grilled cheese sandwich not even being melted, as Scherer quickly pointed out.
The Mythical Kitchen host wasn't the only one to call out Ramsay on his cold grilled cheese, as comments on the YouTube video showed the cooking TV veteran no mercy.
"I think Gordon just made that "Idiot Sandwich" he once mentioned in Hell's Kitchen," one comment read. Another said, "I logged in just to say that looks like the absolute worst grilled cheese I have ever seen."
Many comments along the same lines are flooding the video, and Scherer's own takedown has led to a spillover of the same on Twitter.
I’ve always said Gordon talks a good game but fails to impress with his end result. He makes the same boring dishes on each of his many TV endeavors and fails to innovate or elevate. No thanks, I’ll take ambitious experimentation from @oocmythikitchen any day! pic.twitter.com/yaMnkcoAfH— Paul Christiansen (@PChristiansen86) August 10, 2020
As someone who prides themselves on making perfectly toasted and melty grilled cheeses that is honestly probably the shittiest grilled cheeses I’ve seen in my life— amy arpag (@xcutmegentlyx) August 10, 2020
So far, responses have been relatively tame, although someone Scherer described as a "Ramsay stan" attacked his cooking directly:
Chef Ramsay has yet to issue a response on either his grilled cheese or his critique of Scherer's dish, but being overcritical is pretty on-brand for a chef known for the barrage of insults he can throw at you in mere seconds.
As this beef between Scherer and Ramsay continues to develop, it may take nothing less than a Foodbeast Kitchen League match to quash the disagreements between the two. Grilled Cheese battle, anyone?
Featured image photos courtesy of Josh Scherer and Shutterstock.