50 Eggs, Chef Bee Twitter War: "Classic Bully Tactics," "Leave Him Bee"
The Chef Bee 50 Eggs lawsuit ignites a Twitter war.
The lawsuit, filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on August 27, alleges Chef Bee violated several agreements including a non-compete, and that Bee "did not know how to run a professional kitchen". Bee responded by saying 50 Eggs CEO John Kunkel "broke my trust" and that he cooked for 14 hours a day during his tenure at Khong.
Now, chefs are taking to Twitter to respond to the lawsuit.
It started with Top Chef alum and former Swine Southern Table & Bar chef, Kenny Gilbert's Tweet:
The conversation was quickly joined by fellow Top Chef Kevin Sbraga and Gastropod's Jeremiah Bullfrog:
Jamie DeRosa of Tongue & Cheek tried to bring a little levity to the situation with a play on words, while chef Gilbert defended Bee's recipes:
@JamieDeRosa I know right. Its because its how they roll. Classic bully tatics. Bee, Danny and Mama created the food. I was there. Trust me.— Chef Kenny Gilbert (@chefkennyg37) September 5, 2013
Attorney/food blogger Chowfather offered his expertise as in-kitchen counsel:
Chef Bee, now at Oishi Thai, then added:
Can you believe this!? I stole my own recipe#LMFAO!! RT @chefkennyg37: (1/3)— Chef Bee Arreeratn (@Chef__Bee) September 5, 2013
50 Eggs CEO John Kunkel joined in on the fray:
Miami.com's Lesley Abravanel added a Real Housewives reference, before Kenny Gilbert left us with this insightful comment:
It also seems like 50 Eggs is moving forward full-steam ahead with this call for resumes:
New Asian concept #hatchingsoon! Seeking Chef with extensive Asian background. Know someone who has what it takes? Email firstname.lastname@example.org— John Kunkel (@50eggsjk) September 4, 2013
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