‘High Chef’ star John Tesar provides center finger throughout profane meltdown on resort picketers: ‘Suck my d–ok!’

Controversial “High Chef” star John Tesar received boiling mad this week at hanging staff at a resort the place considered one of his eateries is situated.

In a video seen by Web page Six, the Michelin-starred chef is heard yelling, “Suck my d–ok,” and different slurs at picketing staffers exterior California’s Laguna Cliffs Marriott, the place his restaurant, Knife Fashionable Steak, is situated.

Southern California’s hospitality staff, represented by Unite Right here Native 11, have been on strike this summer season as they goal for higher pay and advantages.

A supply tells us that on Tuesday Tesar approached picketers and broke a drum that one of many staff was holding.

“Take your union and shove it up your ass,” he’s heard yelling on video. “Suck my d–ok.”


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Tesar was allegedly caught on video yelling on the hanging staff.
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Tesar continued yelling, “You’re a unhealthy individual. You’re a nasty individual” and “You’re a lazy pendeja.”

A supply tells us that Tesar had grow to be upset as a result of noise of the protest.

“There was drumming and chanting,” says a supply. “He was complaining in regards to the noise and [was] actually indignant.”

In response to the supply, “John got here out with a metallic kitchen spoon and hit the drum and broke it. That’s when folks began videoing [him].” 


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Tesar was shut with the late chef Anthony Bourdain, and seems in his books.
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Tesar has since been 86’d from the property.

A resort spokesperson tells us, “We’ve zero tolerance for violence of any variety. The actions and habits of Mr. Tesar will not be reflective of our values or our dedication to fostering a optimistic and secure work setting for all associates. We instantly eliminated Mr. Tesar from the property and are inspecting acceptable subsequent steps.”

Tesar has not responded to a request for remark. 


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The chef has an alleged historical past of outbursts.
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Late chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain wrote of Tesar in his guide, “Medium Uncooked,” that he was “most likely the only most gifted prepare dinner I ever labored with—and probably the most inspiring.”

However he went on to say of the hot-headed toque, “Tesar just about wrote the guide on this habits sample: discovering a strategy to f–ok up badly every time success threatens, accompanied by a countervailing capacity to bounce again repeatedly—or, on the very least, survive.”

He was a James Beard Basis semifinalist on the restaurant Dallas Spoon Bar & Kitchen and created a rehearsal dinner for Tommy Mottola and Mariah Carey when the facility couple married in 1993.


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The celeb chef was beforehand behind haute eateries in Dallas, Texas.
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Tesar’s earlier tenure at Texas restaurant The Mansion was minimize brief in 2009 after 20 workers complained about his habits, together with one who accused him of calling him, “tall, fats, and silly,” and, “the laziest Colombian I’ve ever seen! ”

Tesar denied he was fired, and stated he left for monetary causes.


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Tesar had an alleged meltdown on hanging resort staff in California, cursing them out.
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In a previous article in D journal “The Most Hated Chef in Dallas,” he responded to the allegations, claiming he instructed administration his feedback have been jokes, and that, “I stated, ‘I stated all of them.’ That’s what — we joke round. However that’s the absurdity. It’s out of context. That was my protection.”

He’s additionally quoted within the 2011 article as saying, “Workers are pondering I’m their worst nightmare as a result of I’m going to make them work and I’m going to inform [human resources], like, ‘Jose fell asleep.’ They employed this man for $9 an hour… And each job he’s ever had he’s had somebody fired. He’s a 300-pound Colombian and really sad.”

(The person who complained was not named Jose, however Diego Trujillo.)

In April 2022, Tesar was kicked off Twitter. “[Hannity] despatched an anti-vax tweet,” he instructed the Dallas Information. “So I stated, ‘In case you really feel that method about vaccinations, I hope you get the mumps, the measles and the clap.’ I didn’t notice if you want one thing upon anyone, it’s thought of a menace.”