Gordon Ramsay Reveals Truth About Cocaine Usage In Hospitality Industry

In one of the biggest 'no shit Sherlock' statements I can remember, Gordon Ramsay has revealed that there is a huge cocaine problems within the hospitality industry.

During an interview with the Radio Times to promote his documentary, Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine, the chef described the use of the Class A drug as the 'hospitality industry's dirty little secret'.

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He has also warned that use of cocaine in his industry is 'out of control'. He said: 'I saw cocaine quite early on in my career. I've been served it. I've been given it.

"I've had my hand shaken and left with little wraps of foil in it. I've been asked to dust cocaine on top of soufflés, to put it on as icing sugar... coke's everywhere. It's spiralling out of control."

Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay

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Speaking about the show, he said: "I've wanted to understand the 'world' of cocaine ever since I lost one of my chefs at my flagship restaurant in Chelsea and I wanted to learn why it's becoming such an epidemic not just globally but specifically in the culinary world.

"I dare anyone to watch this series and not think again about taking cocaine."

Credit: ITV/Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine

According to research carried out by trade union Unite earlier this year, the long hours and stress-inducing working conditions often found in kitchens have a significant impact on chefs' mental and physical wellbeing.

The survey found that 27 percent of chefs turned to alcohol to get through a shift and 41 percent said that they used *cough cough* other stimulants.

Britain is Europe's biggest cocaine consumer, with around 30 tonnes imported each year, according to figures reported in the Daily Mail.

The two-part documentary starts at 9pm on 19 October on ITV, with the second episode set to air a week later on 26 October.

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James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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