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Zumbo Accuses Vincent Gaden Of Trying To Promote Himself Off His Fame

Well who knew that pastry chefs could get so fired up? Adriano Zumbo hit twitter last week when Masterchef Australia promo said that Vincent Gaden tutored the king of the macaroon in Sydney.

It should be noted this was not said on the actual episode.

The Herald Sun reported that Adriano was vehement in his response and said Gaden’s people were trying to promote themselves through his fame.

They report said:

An on-air program promotion last week falsely stated Zumbo – who gained celebrity status as a MasterChef guest – was a protege of Patisse pastry chef Vincent Gadan.

Upset at what he labelled a “false statement”, Zumbo used the social networking site to divulge his displeasure.

“I just want to clarify that I was not trained by Vincent Gadan and im very disappointed to of found out via national TV,” Zumbo tweeted after viewing the promo pointing to Gadan’s appearance on Tuesday.

“@MasterChef-Aust Watch what your saying as its not true, it’s a false statement,” Zumbo further tweeted.

“As a chef it’s disrespectful to the people who actually trained me.”

Speaking exclusively to The Sunday Telegraph, Zumbo – famed for his previous MasterChef challenges that included the V8 cake – said the program had subsequently apologised and that his relationship with the juggernaut culinary series remained “good”.

“They didn’t check with me on the commercials, they obviously trusted their research but no one rang me,” Zumbo said.

“I was cut about it. They apologised and were good about it, said they should have double-checked their facts.” Zumbo – who will appear on MasterChef in the coming weeks – then turned on Gadan.

“I worked with him for two months in 1999 at Georges in Double Bay. I did service, plating up and stuff and I left because I wasn’t learning anything. He’s always jumping on the bandwagon. It’s just people jumping on the bandwagon and grabbing PR on your back.”

Don’t expect the pair to be found cooking together anytime soon.



1 brain dead dave { 07.09.12 at 11:20 am }

What a Hollywood blockbuster this would make.

Matthew Newton plays the hero who steps in and sorts the argument out.

2 littlepetal { 07.09.12 at 11:26 am }

They should both have a ‘cock off’ (that is how Manu said it) and the viewers get to vote on who is the best.

MPW will be the judge or maybe Gordon Ramsay

3 Georgie { 07.09.12 at 12:56 pm }

Lol littlepetal – Australia’s top cock.

4 Culinary Boner { 07.09.12 at 1:54 pm }

Top Chef Desserts and this unedifying scrag fight prove once again that pastry chefs are childish, queeny, social misfits and icing sugar is toxic to masculinity.

5 Simone { 07.09.12 at 2:48 pm }


6 Jruth { 07.09.12 at 4:27 pm }

Ooh – a bitch-slapping!

Vincent seems to be awfully silent in all this. Does he claim to have trained Adriano or not?

Anyway, I’m off to stuff my face with macarons. This pastry “fight” is making me hungry…

7 Warble { 07.09.12 at 4:30 pm }

Not sure why Zumbo is being criticised here. If someone was marketed as my mentor when I worked with him for 2 months over 10 years ago and learnt nothing, I’d be a bit annoyed as well.

8 smauge { 07.11.12 at 7:04 pm }

How did I miss this post? All I can add is I’m all for a fight featuring Zumbo and cocks. That is all.

9 Fran { 07.19.12 at 12:17 am }

Not as bad as Doona Hey trying to claim fame as having taught Western Bloomerthal…