Epileptic chef fired, then Gordon Ramsay offers him job
This chef is known for his harsh abuse of minions in the kitchen.
But Gordon Ramsay also has a softer side.
A chef who was sacked after he revealed that he was epileptic has landed an opportunity to work for the celebrity chef Ramsay.
Mr Aaron Merry, a student at the Wigan and Leigh College in the UK, received the shocking news that he had been dismissed from his job as a chef on the way home from work on Wednesday (September 16).
Feeling hard done by, Mr Merry took to Twitter to share his story with Ramsay.
According to Closer Online, Mr Merry did not let his condition get in the way of his passion for cooking.
In a later tweet, he said that he was going to attend classes despite having suffered three epileptic fits the same morning.
Furious at how a fellow chef had been treated, the 48-year-old MasterChef judge followed Mr Merry's Twitter account and offered him a job.
In an interview with Metro UK, Mr Merry's father, Mr Steve Merry said that Ramsay was serious about his offer and was making arrangements for Aaron to start work.
"Since Aaron got the reply, it’s all been a bit of a whirlwind, as you can imagine. It just shows the kind of guy Gordon is and all that he is about. He didn’t have to do this but it shows he’s actually in touch with Joe Public.
"We’re just waiting on a call from one of his team about Aaron starting the job."
This is not the first time Ramsay has helped a junior chef on social media.
In April this year, a chef took the opportunity to use Ramsay's Ask Me Anything session to get some career advice.
The young chef told of how he was struggling to keep up his passion in the midst of a relentless work schedule and unhelpful bosses.
Ramsay not only gave some advice — essentially that there is nothing wrong with taking a break or getting a change of scene to recharge the batteries — he offered the put upon chef a job.
Ramsay went on to write: "Listen — if you send me your resume, I could look at putting you into one of the restaurants as a work experience, if you want to see something different, in order to make sure you don't come off the rails, to see something different, to create that level of interest."
Source: Closer Online, Metro UK