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.