Issues with Chef Lorena Garcia

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by chefmannydlm, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. chefmannydlm

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    OK, so besides being the new "face" of Taco Bell, which is a crime unto itself, I have a huge beef with "Chef" Lorena.  Basically, I hate the latest Taco Bell commercial.  For those of you who have not seen it "Chef" Lorena talks about her latest creation to all of her assistants or cooks or whatever all while waving her knife carelessly around in the air.  The others all dart out of the way while she is doing this.  I'm sorry but I call major BS on that.  I don't care who you are, but you don't do that.  I know that anyone who has worked in a professional kitchen knows you just don't wave your knife around.  It is just common sense. I know they are doing this just for the commercial and effect, but C'MON!! Maybe I am getting worked up over nothing, but does this not bother anyone else?
     
  2. pollopicu

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    Idiotic deceitful commercials have always bothered me, which is why I stopped subscribing to cable tv altogether.
     
  3. allanmcpherson

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    Forget about it Jake, its Chinatown.
     
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  4. michaelga

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    TV...

    ... something about not real...

    TV... 

    ...so stupid...

    TV...

    ...some-person I've never heard of...

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    Calling major BS on some-unknown person who claims to be a 'chef' for a commercial on TV?

    ... get your doctor to adjust your meds and don't wave your knife around!

    (seriously - i'm not kidding here... most food TV stuff is terrible... ie. rot-your-brains-bad... I can't imagine what the I won a Chef-Job-On-TV types are like but i'd probably guess It's bad... really bad)
     
  5. kaneohegirlinaz

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    http://shine.yahoo.com/latina/celeb-chef-gets-gig-taco-bell-194200005.html

    Alot of market research goes into what these big businesses do.

    So whether we like or dislike these celebrity chefs ... the public-at-large loves this stuff.

    Yes, they appear to be moronic to a trained professional, and I would be willing to wager some good money that these TV Cooks would feel the same way as you... asking the director, why am I doing THIS? ... it’s called theatrics and folks eat it up with two spoons!
     
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  6. left4bread

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    I hate, HATE reality TV, especially the "chef" line of reality TV.

    So that means that I don't know who you're talking about.

    I do, though, understand your displeasure at having a spokesperson completely sell out

    http://www.yumsugar.com/Alton-Brown-Welch-New-Spokesman-2491481

    Rick Bayless slinging for BK...

    All proceeds go to.... It doesn't matter. There are way more respectable ways to make money for non-profits.

    To be a lamprey, to parasitically attach yourself to a corporation that is spreading harm...

    To help spread their filth...

    Unforgivable.
     
  7. kaneohegirlinaz

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    … everybody’s gotta make a buck!

    Whether or not REAL chefs like this stuff or not,

    Mr. & Mrs. Joe Q. Public eat this stuff with two spoons,

    that’s one of the reasons Corporate America

    signs these ‘celebrity chefs’  on to HUGE deals.  
     
  8. just jim

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    I don't like this commercial any more than the old Tide commercial, where a supposed chef would talk about how Tide gets all the stains out, and as he's plating he takes his hand and smears what looks like yellow bell pepper puree across the front of his coat.

    What chef does that in reality?

    Waving a knife around while speaking is idiotic, fortunately it can't lower my opinion of taco bell any further than it is.
     
  9. chefross

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    I too can not watch any of those reality Chef's programs.

    They are not entertaining. 

    Actually, the (Chefs) on the program remind me of my days in the kitchen working side by side with cooks who couldn't

    and customers who have no clue how to cook telling me how to.

    Remember that this type of stuff is not for us. It is entertainment for "them."

    ...And to sell their product.....
     
  10. flipflopgirl

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=8147630&page=1

    I guess he was just too dear to our hearts to be replaced with just any dog from a barrio street corner.

    They had to find one in a professional kitchen.

    RIP little guy. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/crying.gif

    mimi

    Oh....No yo quiero Taco Bell....just IMO.

    m.

    *had a bit of trouble with the above Mexican translation is it (no yo) or (yo no)?
     
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  11. cheferin

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    I just tweeted yesterday about how disgusted I was at that commercial...  I feel like most kitchen shows only show the most negative a kitchen could ever be.  And no this commercial is only perpetuating those negative views.  She should be completely embarrassed of what she is portraying while wearing a chef coat and representing this industry.
     
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  12. flipflopgirl

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    C'mon people...lighten up!

    The company is getting just what it hoped for.

    Comments and arguments on blogs and forums just translate into free ad time.

    mimi
     
  13. cheferin

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    Not when all the comments are about how embarrassing it is.
     
  14. flipflopgirl

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    The Pepsi Company owns Taco Bell as well as many more heavy hitters (translate....$$$$) and it doesn't really care if the comment is favorable or not..

    Every time one of the companies is google searched (or just mentioned by name anywhere) on the 'net a little counter goes *tick*.

    This is one way of getting your product or ad closer to the first position on a search page.

    So good or bad it is still free advertisement.

    mimi
     
  15. foodpump

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    I dunno....

    Like several others, I don't have cable anymore, don't "do' the cooking shows or any TV for that matter.  Radio is another story.  Here in Canada we have the CBC, the radio is commercial free and suprisingly good programing-- great news and sports, good music.

    I understand the need of advertising, the need to make a buck.  What I don't understand is the need to insult viewers, to stereotype people/races/professions, and basically to pi** the audience to a point where they reach for the remote to change channels or even better, turn it off.
     
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  16. rbrad

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    Would Taco Bell even have a knife in any of their kitchens?
     
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    Perhaps a box cutter and scissors/img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif
     
  18. rbrad

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    That's exactly what I was thinking.
     
  19. cheflayne

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    I just saw the commercial for the first time. I actually found it to be mildly amusing. I don't think anyone in their right mind mistakes it for a documentary on chefs and our profession. It is a commercial for god's sake. People need to lighten up and not take themselves so seriously.

    "“Laughter is good for you. Nine out of ten stand-up comedians recommend laughter in the face of intense stupidity.”
    Jim Butcher
     
  20. chefross

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    Okay cheflayne do you see commercials on television where a doctor is in the operating room with nurses, and others specialists making stupid comments and acting out of character?

    NO?

    Why not?  Because the medical profession is respected. Same with plumbers, electricians, lawyers...( Ahem...aside from the lawyer jokes) etc......

    Chef Erin is right...