Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars: Fans ask ‘where’s the cooking?’

05/04/2022

Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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If we had to guess all the ways Gordon Ramsay’s new cooking show was going to start, the vision of him jumping out of a helicopter and then wading through the sea in a wet-suit certainly wouldn’t have crossed our brains.

Knocking up some Michelin starred grub? Sure. Hovering over some incredibly nervous chefs? Perhaps. Calling someone an idiot sandwich? It’s all in a day’s work for our ‘Gord.

But believe it or not, it was the helicopter which actually appeared when eight-part BBC series, Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars begun last Thursday – and if that wasn’t bonkers enough, after greeting his 12 bewildered contestants, fresh from the Newquay sea, Gordon dares them to jump off a cliff to prove they deserve his £150,000 investment.

We promise you, we’re not making this up…

The contestants are battling for Gordon’s money to help them start their own food business, so unsurprisingly, people were a little confused as to why the series’ introduction had nothing to do with cooking – hell, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were tuning into an episode of SAS: Who Dares Wins.

“We’re watching this new Gordon Ramsay show Future Food stars and it’s absolutely fucking bonkers,” said one viewer after tuning into episode one.

“We’ve been watching 15 mins and there’s been no cooking yet. Just people jumping into the sea. Which is just as well because I’m hungry”.

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As another rather plainly added: “Why the fuck is Gordon Ramsay jumping out of a plane when it’s meant to be a cooking show #ffs“. 

Making a comparison to The Apprentice, a third wrote: “Why is he jumping out of a helicopter??? Lord Sugar he ain’t!!!”

Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

These tweets sum up people’s issue with the show, really.

Whilst we were treated to a street food challenge on the beach a while later, once everyone had dried off, the actual cooking seemed completely overshadowed by the performance of it all.

Even then, it seemed more about how the teams worked together than whether any of them were actually a dab hand in the kitchen.

Frankly, we bet Lord Alan Sugar could have judged the whole thing and sent Gordon back to the kitchen…

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Gordon judging the street food creations (Credit: Studio Ramsay/BBC)

In the next episode, airing this Thursday, it does seem like the cooking is going to get dialled up a notch, but not before the chefs are tasked with foraging for their food… as you do.

There’s no denying Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars is quite a spectacle, but perhaps Gordon Ramsays’ Future Reality Stars would have been a more apt title?

We hope he proves us wrong, but so far, viewers seem to think this is more style than substance.

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