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A restaurant kitchen can be a very volatile, high-stress environment -- the perfect breeding ground for the Angry Chefs. They are demanding, hostile, [[ThePerfectionist perfectionist]] chefs who are always angry and irate, and who has zero tolerance for their staff ''or'' customers deviating from their strict standards of what they think culinary perfection and/or managerial efficiency are in any way, shape or form. Typically European, but these characters donít need to be; also often famous and renowned, with their behavior being tolerated because their food is ''that'' good. Might have a similarly angry, food-related CatchPhrase like "Get out of my kitchen!" or "[[Series/{{Seinfeld}} No soup for you]]!"

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A restaurant kitchen can be a very volatile, high-stress environment -- the perfect breeding ground for the Angry Chefs. They are demanding, hostile, [[ThePerfectionist perfectionist]] chefs who are always angry and irate, and who has have zero tolerance for their staff ''or'' customers deviating from their strict standards of what they think culinary perfection and/or managerial efficiency are in any way, shape or form. Typically European, but these characters donít need to be; also often famous and renowned, with their behavior being tolerated because their food is ''that'' good. Might have a similarly angry, food-related CatchPhrase like "Get out of my kitchen!" or "[[Series/{{Seinfeld}} No soup for you]]!"


A restaurant kitchen can be a very volatile, high-stress environment -- the perfect breeding ground for the Angry Chef. They are a demanding, hostile, [[ThePerfectionist perfectionist]] chef who is always angry and irate, and who has zero tolerance for their staff ''or'' customers deviating from their strict standards of what they think culinary perfection and/or managerial efficiency are in any way, shape or form. Typically European, but doesn't need to be; also often famous and renowned, with their behavior being tolerated because their food is ''that'' good. Might have a similarly angry, food-related CatchPhrase like "Get out of my kitchen!" or "[[Series/{{Seinfeld}} No soup for you]]!"

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A restaurant kitchen can be a very volatile, high-stress environment -- the perfect breeding ground for the Angry Chef. Chefs. They are a demanding, hostile, [[ThePerfectionist perfectionist]] chef chefs who is are always angry and irate, and who has zero tolerance for their staff ''or'' customers deviating from their strict standards of what they think culinary perfection and/or managerial efficiency are in any way, shape or form. Typically European, but doesn't these characters donít need to be; also often famous and renowned, with their behavior being tolerated because their food is ''that'' good. Might have a similarly angry, food-related CatchPhrase like "Get out of my kitchen!" or "[[Series/{{Seinfeld}} No soup for you]]!"


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* ''Series/KitchenNightmares'' has more than its fair share. If there's a trope about dysfunctional staff, or owners, or customers, it's there.

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* ''Series/KitchenNightmares'' has more than its fair share.share, albeit usually for good reason. If there's a trope about dysfunctional staff, or owners, or customers, it's there.


* Chef Louis from Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' is the palace chef to Prince Eric, and seems no worse than eccentric as he sings ''"Les Poissons"'' while preparing stuffed crab as an entree. However, once Sebastian the crab goes rogue, all Louis's sanity goes out the window, and he embarks on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge that obliterates the palace kitchen.

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* Chef Louis from Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' is the palace chef to Prince Eric, and seems no worse than eccentric as he sings ''"Les Poissons"'' while preparing stuffed crab as an entree. However, once Sebastian the crab goes rogue, all Louis's of Louis' sanity goes out the window, and he embarks on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge that obliterates the palace kitchen.


[[caption-width-right:350:[[Creator/{{Gordon Ramsay}} LOOK AT THAT! IT'S RAW! IT'S FUCKING RAW!]] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Creator/{{Gordon Ramsay}} LOOK AT THAT! IT'S RAW! IT'S FUCKING RAW!]] YOU DONKEY, GET OUT!]] ]]


* ''Series/HellsKitchen'': Celebrity chef host Gordon Ramsay has a HairTriggerTemper, is DrillSergeantNasty, and never holds back in calling out the contestants for their incompetence. However, this is a case of ToughLove, as the intent is to make them ready for and capable of actual professional kitchen work.

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* ''Series/HellsKitchen'': Celebrity chef host Gordon Ramsay has a HairTriggerTemper, is DrillSergeantNasty, and never holds back in calling out the contestants for their incompetence. However, this is a case of ToughLove, as the intent is to make them ready for and capable of actual professional kitchen work. It's also [[MeanCharacterNiceActor more or less a persona,]] as Ramsay's far more polite and friendly in other shows (especially when working with children).

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* In ''Videogame/ChronoTrigger'', the Master of Cooks in the Guardia Castle in the Middle Ages has a rather nasty temper, and can often be seen quarreling with his brother, the Knight Commander. In the Present, a woman who is implied to be his descendant runs the kitchens, and her husband comments that the temper runs in the family.

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Compare EvilChef, Constrast SweetBaker. May be a MeanBoss if he takes it out on his staff. See also FrenchCuisineIsHaughty.

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Compare EvilChef, Constrast contrast SweetBaker. May be a MeanBoss if he takes it out on his staff. See also FrenchCuisineIsHaughty.


Compare EvilChef. May be a MeanBoss if he takes it out on his staff. See also FrenchCuisineIsHaughty.

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Compare EvilChef.EvilChef, Constrast SweetBaker. May be a MeanBoss if he takes it out on his staff. See also FrenchCuisineIsHaughty.

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* Creator/ZhangZiYi once starred in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJbe8napP_I a Visa ad]] where she is served a soup that is too salty for her, prompting the entire restaurant staff (especially the chef who feels very insulted) to gang up on her and resulting in a kungfu mayhem.[[note]]In case you're wondering about why there is kungfu, bear in mind that this ad was made not long after Zhang Zi Yi found success by starring in ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''[[/note]]
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-->'''Kronk''': Hey, pal, what's your policy on making special orders?
-->'''Chef''': Alright, buster, that's it! You want a special order, then you make it! I QUIT! You know, I try and I try, but there's just no respect for anyone with vision! That-That's it! There's just nothing I can do about it!

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*The aptly named Hell's Chef from ''Anime/GregoryHorrorShow'' is something of a [[VisualPun hothead]], becoming enraged if someone criticises his cooking.


A StockCharacter in medieval literature, where he was usually drunk most of the time as well. In this case, it was usually the result of having to work all the time in the nasty, hot kitchen. However, this stereotype just as easily shows up in a variety of modern works. The Angry Chef can be anyone from characters in CookingStories, judges or participants on {{Cooking Show}}s, or simply proprietors or employees of restaurants the characters visit for an episode.

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A StockCharacter in medieval literature, where he was usually drunk most of the time as well. In this case, it was usually the result of having to work all the time in the nasty, hot kitchen. However, this stereotype just as easily shows up in a variety of modern works. The Angry Chef can be anyone from characters in CookingStories, judges or participants on {{Cooking Show}}s, or simply proprietors or employees of restaurants the characters visit for an episode.
episode. One variation is for a typically nice character turn out to be an absolute beast in the kitchen.

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* There are a few contenders for this title among the cast of ''Webcomic/GourmetHound'', which is largely made up of chefs and bakers, but Madeleine has the best claim so far. Hostile, touchy, aggressive, perfectionist, and workaholic, she alienates those around her and makes even her friends worry that she might work her kitchen staff (or herself!) to death.
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