Ramsay: 'I've been asked to dust cocaine on soufflés'

Publish Date
Saturday, 7 October 2017, 10:27AM

Gordon Ramsay claims cocaine use has become so commonplace that diners have even asked him to sprinkle the drug on their puddings.

Now the TV chef has warned that use of the Class A drug in his industry is "out of control," according to the Daily Mail.

"I saw cocaine quite early on in my career. I've been served it. I've been given it," said Gordon. "I've had my hand shaken and left with little wraps of foil in it. I've been asked to dust cocaine on top of soufflés, to put it on as icing sugar... coke's everywhere. It's spiralling out of control."

In a new documentary for ITV, Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine, the celebrity chef will examine the drug's devastating global impact.

In a preview clip ahead of the programme's airing on October 19, he visits a coca farmer in Colombia who covers the leaves in cement powder, sulphuric acid, petroleum and battery acid as the farmer processes the drug.

Britain is Europe's biggest cocaine customer - importing around 30 tonnes of the potentially lethal product every year.

"I've cooked some serious s**t in my life but nothing quite on this level," the chef added.

He has also witnessed the drug wreck the careers of colleagues, including close friend and protégé David Dempsey who fell to his death after having a bad reaction to cocaine in 2003.

Ramsay said: "With soaring cocaine deaths in Britain and along the coke supply chain, I'm determined to understand the criminal business behind this deadly drug."