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Gordon Ramsay is known for being a bit of a nightmare in the kitchen but it turns out having an interview with the celebrity chef is just as bad.

Even when hiring a new member of staff, Ramsay doesn’t mince his words and asked a brutal 30-second salary question to help him decide who to get the prime position.

Filmed as part of his Kitchen Nightmares series, the foul-mouth foodie was trying to find a new head chef for The Walnut Tree Inn.

The restaurant was bought by Francesco Mattioli, who had lost his Michelin starred head chef, and had been cooking in the kitchen himself to save some cash.

This hadn't been going well as Mattioli was not a trained chef and, instead, should have been in the dining room charming his customers.

With the Welsh pub in need of a new cook, Ramsay sat down with Mattioli to focus on the arduous recruitment process.

Gordon Ramsay asked the brutal interview question during filming.
Kitchen Nightmares/YouTube

Among the first to face the heat was a man named Ross, who was eager to impress the TV personality and his potential new boss.

Not only did the possible new hire have to cook up a storm in the kitchen, but he was also asked what his preferred starting salary would be.

However, his response left a bad taste in the TV chef’s mouth.

“Always interesting question when you interview a young chef, 'what salary are you looking for?' And they tell you within 30 seconds what they’re all about,” Ramsay said.

It seems that Ross will have to settle for peanuts though, as Ramsay bluntly added: “£30,000? F**k off, out of here.”

His brutal response is seemingly well-judged though, as Ross’ simple pasta dish left the pair with a bitter aftertaste.

“Sort of thing I’d expect the missus to do,” Ramsay joked, adding: “Certainly not worth £30k a year, that’s for sure.”

While the job interview might not have gone down a treat, fans can expect a lot more from the TV chef as Kitchen Nightmares is returning to our screens.

The chef wasn't impressed by what was on the table.
Kitchen Nightmares/YouTube

It’s been nearly ten years since the original series ended, with Ramsay regularly grilling restaurateurs between 2007 and 2014.

Though it was hugely popular and had a US spin-off, the show ran just over 100 episodes before its head chef decided he couldn’t take the heat anymore.

At the time, Ramsay told fans: “I'm currently filming four new episodes for Channel 4 [in the UK], which will be my last.

“I've had a phenomenal 10 years making 123 episodes, 12 seasons, shot across two continents, watched by tens of millions of people and sold to over 150 countries.

“It's been a blast, but it's time to call it a day.

“During this time, I've visited over 100 restaurants, meeting and trying to help - or in some cases, failing to help - some of the most weird and wonderful people.”

However, the reality series is set to make a comeback later this year, with Ramsay stepping into the kitchen as well as being one of the producers.

Having been off our screens for so long, we can’t wait for another helping of Kitchen Nightmares.

Featured Image Credit: Kitchen Nightmares/YouTube

Topics: Gordon Ramsay, Food And Drink, TV and Film, Celebrity

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