I've read how people don't like Gordon and how he's arrogant and egotistical but I think some of that comes from jealousy. He even listed in a story on this website as one of the most obnoxious chefs of 2011.
He yells alot. Yes he does no doubt about it. But I wonder if people hear whats he saying. When I manage a Wendys we had a District Manager that no one liked because she yelled all the time. They were actually scared of her. Then one day I actually listened to what she was saying not how she was saying it and it was all to make me and my employees better. She yelled because her family yelled when they spoke. Sometimes its not how you say it its what you say. My employees actually looked forward to her visits and my place was one of her favorites because we started to treat her like a regular person and listened.
He says you alot. Think about someone who has a big ego. Its usually I or me. I watched the most recent Kitchen Nightmares and nothing was about him. It was about making the restaurant better. The most negative he has ever been with a restauranteur was the Black Pearl who deserved everything they got and more.
He takes joy in someones success. He actually bounces around when someone does good, especially when they were having troubles before.
I know when he curses at chefs on Hells Kitchen but once again is doing it because they deserve it and should be doing better or is it for TV?
I'm not saying he's a perfect guy but I think he deserves more credit then he gets.