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There are at least two sides to every story.
There is the story about the polished, starched-hat-wearing, perhaps even snobbish chef with a refined palate and even more refined technique.
There is the one about the stand-and-stir television chef – that may or may not be professionally trained - who smiles over their pre-measured spices while waxing nostalgic of how grandma used to make it.
Or – there is the “heavy drinking, drugs, screwing in the dry-goods area, unappetizing industry-wide practices” that Anthony Bourdain so honestly writes about in his restaurant industry memoir, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.
Akin to any industry, chef stereotypes abound - but there are some general misconceptions that Chef Michelle Bernstein wants to clear up.
Five Misconceptions People Have About Chefs: Michelle Bernstein
2. All of us are alcoholics
3. All chefs smoke
4. Chefs have bad tempers
5. Chefs make bad spouses
What is your take on chefs? Agree? Agree to disagree? Tell us in the comments.
Is there someone you'd like to see in the hot seat? Let us know in the comments below and if we agree, we'll do our best to chase 'em down.