Chef and restaurateur Jeff Black was the big winner at last night’s RAMMY Awards with wins for restaurateur of the year, upscale casual restaurant (BlackSalt), and hottest bar scene (Black Jack).
But that wasn’t the only reason he was the talk of the night. Black caused a bit of a stir with a slight on food bloggers in his acceptance speech: “It’s great to see respect being given to people that work in the business that do the long hard hours, not the bloggers… the real work.”
At that point, the music began to drown him out and the crowd started yelling and clapping, but Black shouted over it: “It’s about the hard work we do. It’s not about the bloggers. It’s not about anything else. It’s about us, all of us.”
Food bloggers and writers responded on Twitter:
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