Skip to comments.The death threats, the rows and a scandal over unpaid tips: ......(Amy's Baking Company)
Posted on 07/12/2013 7:55:54 AM PDT by Morgana
FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE - The death threats, the rows and a scandal over unpaid tips: The most infamous couple from Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares take on their critics
The most infamous couple ever to star on Gordon Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares have told how they were left fearing for their lives after being subjected to death threats following their TV debut.
Millions watched as fiery chef Ramsay walked out on Amy and Samy Bouzaglo, who own Amys Baking Company in Scottsdale, Arizona, after a string of rows while filming the Fox reality show.
Having been accused of stealing their staffs tips and taunted over the quality of their food on the show, Amy and Samy were then bombarded by threats made in late night phone calls and online.
And speaking exclusively for the first time, Amy, 40 who insists that THEY stopped the filming - told MailOnline: Physically, this has taken a huge toll on me.
She said the couple have been forced to call the police and make reports to the FBI, adding: Over the past couple of months, weve gone from being completely unknown to having people call us at 3am saying theyre going to break into our house with a rifle, rape me and kill my husband.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
I don’t see it... that’s a pretty tiny one!
Seriously whacked out trophy wife.
Hubby seems to know something of whacking people from his vegas days.
The husband admitted to old Gordo that he was stealing his help’s tips. And I believe both of them are ex-cons.
I watched that episode. These people are loons.
If you actually read the contract for the staff, it was not employment but slavery. I’ve never heard of a company that docks your pay for the day, including federal holidays when you call in sick and your tips are property of the house. These ghouls deserve the scorn.
I saw that show. She reminds me of the people in DC. Delusional.
“We have three boys—but they’re in cat bodies.” Gordon was gobsmacked by Amy.
And did you know Sammi is wanted in France for extortion? What a gruesome twosome.
What a scuzzy pair. He’s an admitted Vegas thug and low-rent Hugh Hefner wanna be, she’s a deranged ‘showgirl’. Together they’re dangerous. Both have criminal records.
Check out their ‘contract’ for employees. Yahoo news had it online. It states ‘tips are the property of the house and will not be shared with wait staff’. Food that is returned is docked from servers salaries, customers are screamed at-and she can’t cook. Claimed she made all the perfect pastries then admitted she buys them and insisted that was the same thing all establishments do. We’re talking seriously insane people. I’d like to know what the local press there says about them. How are they still in business?
Why would any waitstaff want to work in a restaurant in which tips are considered property of the house?
Because Ubama has killed 30,000,000 jobs?
I wondered about that too. They went through over a hundred kids one year. All I can figger is they go directly to the unemployment office with their ‘terminated w/o valid legal cause’ claim.
One of the jobs I had in college and grad school was schlepping tables and drinks. I have nothing but respect for good wait staff.
I saw that episode on TV. I’ll believe Chef Ramsey. The other two, my beloved grandmother would call them goniffs.
Thank you for the update,
This idea that cats are in people meme is spreading.
Deputies: Woman cut out mom’s eyes with kitchen knife
“I was trying to kill the cat, and she is the cat,” Quesner allegedly told deputies,
I wonder if it is drug related?
If you want to remain unknown, don't get yourself on TV.
I have no sympathy for these people. They're getting exactly what they asked for.
People like Zimmerman or the Duke lacrosse team are the ones I feel sorry for. Just trying to live their lives, and then one day somebody's ideological truck runs over them.
The whole schlemiel sounds like a play for publicity. From the end of the article.
“We have a different kind of clientele, said Amy: Weve become a summer tourist attraction, we’re humbled when people ask for pictures with us.
Were printing T-shirts that say I survived Amys Baking Company, Heres your pizza, go f**k yourself’,’I’m the Gangster, and’ I speak Feline, MEOW!!’ Were making cherry lemonade out of lemons. Never in my life would I have thought the show would launch us into this kind of stratosphere.
As far as the Bouzaglos go? Could be .....
I read somewhere Amy thought going on the show would be good publicity, that for the first time ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ would be stymied. But as it turned out it was the first time in over 160 episodes that Ramsay pulled the plug.
It sounds like the show was outstanding publicity. They’re famous now.
I didn’t know she faked the pastries! She claim to be a pastry chef and it was the only thing Gordon complimented her on!
Or infamous. People aren’t going for the food, and fame—particularly that kind—is fleeting.
I was surprised to learn that she even misrepresented the only food he liked: the baked goods, that they were, as GR would put it, ‘bought in.’
These idiots thought they could violate labor laws with impunity. The woman is so over the top I doubt anything that comes out of her mouth. The co called contract that they make workers sign would not hold up in any court. Moreover notice how dear old Amy said that Ramsay was ‘100 percent’ inaccurate about not paying the waitresses their tips. Then later in the article she says NOW they are distributing tips.
i say this show and truly the woman and her husband were just incredibly arrogant and self centered. What they wanted was for Ramsay to come in and stroke them. When that didn’t happen she went looney tunes (truly it was an epic break down) and so Ramsay left.
I think they actually closed down.
I didn’t care for Ramsay. His mouth and in-your-face style.
After watching the show that changed. Came from a broken family, started out as dishwasher, then waiter, then club sandwich maker, then worked under some world class chefs in Paris. Now he’s a 21st century Horatio Alger story.
It’s gotta be tough, being asked to come to a broken restaurant then, after analyzing the operations and food, being told,
“That’s just your opinion!” and then the owner ‘turtles up.’
I’ve sometimes wondered, “Gordon, how do you keep *your* passion?”
Amy and Sami didn’t really want help. F*** ‘em.
“I’m here to help.” Keep the faith, Chef Ramsay.
I am pretty sure there isn’t a state in the USA which would have labor laws that allow a restaurant owner to subtract the cost of ‘returned food’ from the wages of the servers.
The SERVERS didn’t prepare the food nor buy the ingredients.
This is a serious labor law violation, IMO.
SERVERS in a restaurant are WAGE earners—they are NOT on salary!!!
There are a number of tests regarding wages VS salary.
A restaurant server would not qualify for SALARY.
they signed the release form to let it air?
And of course, the memes...
I don’t see how docking people pay is legal. In my state is its not.
“This is a serious labor law violation, IMO.”
I have a feeling it is but most are young kids who don’t know enough to report them to the labor department.
OH yes- she finally admitted- on the show to Gordon’s face- that she bought all the pastries and didn’t consider it duplicitous at all. They have some serious morality issues and delusions of grandeur.
How did I miss that??? I’ll have to watch it again. I have it on Hulu - I think.
See if you can find the original Kitchen Disasters out of England. It was much more concentrated on food and business and was really excellent. Yes, Gordon does his thing: yelling and cursing, then helping the owners to often great success. Sort of like culinary boot camp.