Andrew Zimmern Says Richest Chefs List is 'Off Base'

July 21, 2012

Forbes recently released their Highest Paid Chefs list, which included the usual suspects like Gordon Ramsay, Rachel Ray and Wolfgang Puck. Celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern is speaking out to say the list isn't exactly accurate. 

"Some of the chefs on the list make waaaaay more than what is listed, and I can think of several chefs off the top of my head who aren't on the list at all who have better months than the number 10 chef (Guy Fieri at 8 million) has years," Zimmern said. "Mario [Batali] at number 5? Ever seen the checkout line at Eataly?... lots of chefs who keep these matters private are doing very well, and I imagine some of the bozos on the list love to see their name up there. It's nauseating." 

Do you agree with Zimmern's statements on the Forbes' Highest Paid Chefs list? 

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