Gordon Ramsay’s new show Future Food Stars debuted on BBC One on Thursday, but viewers were outraged by the initial price of a modest cheese toast during a tryout
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BBC viewers were outraged when Gordon Ramsay’s new haute couture show Future Food Stars debuted on Thursday night.
The 55-year-old British chef has returned to screens in search of the UK’s most innovative and exciting food and drink businesses, with a premise reminiscent of Lord Alan Sugar’s The Apprentice.
But as Gordon searched for the next “Culinary Star” to invest, he took his food entrepreneurs through their paces with a series of challenges, and in his first cooking challenge, one the team set a pretty high price for a cheese toast.
Team Toast of the Town, who set up a stall on a Cornish beach to cater to beachgoers – but BBC viewers were astounded when they priced their modest cheeseburger at . 8 pounds a piece.
Taking to Twitter to react, one fan wrote: “Grilled cheese for £8. Some people have too much money at their disposal.”
Another posted: “Want to buy a cheese toastie for £8? Is not. I am not mentally ill. ”
Another asserted: “£8 for a basic toastie? Don’t they realize that the average Cornwall salary is £10k less than the rest of the UK? “
“I live an hour away from Newquay and I can assure you that Gordon Ramsay is more likely to give up swearing than this lot getting 8 servings for a toast,” another tweeted.
One social media user wrote: “I would have to starve to pay £8 for a cheese toast!”
The team lowered the price after Gordon said the initial cost was too high, but only at £7.
Earlier in the first episode, Gordon appeared on the show by jumping from a helicopter into the open waters of Cornwall to swim to shore, where the contestants eagerly awaited the introduction.
He then tells the passionate food contestants that their first challenge will be to jump off a nearby cliff into the sea, leaving confused viewers to wonder what the cooking-related opening quest is all about. what.
As BBC viewers took to Twitter, many compared the show to SAS Who Dares Wins and expressed their confusion, with one asking: “What does your cooking have to do with jumping from a cliff into the sea?!”
Another quipped: “Gordon Ramsay seems to have mixed up his cooking show with SAS Who Dares Wins,” as one viewer asked: “Did I sit on the remote and switch to good SAS Who Dares Wins? really the future Culinary Star? ”
Another crashed the program, writing: “This is silly. Your ability to run your business has nothing to do with whether or not you can jump off a cliff. It has nothing to do with motivation and passion. Surely not wanting to take unnecessary risks would be more helpful? ”
The contestants will have to make it to the final round of the competition to secure Ramsay’s endorsement and a £150,000 cash prize.
Each mission the contestants face in Future Culinary Stars is designed to test their personalities and showcase their entrepreneurial skills.
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