Chef At Large in Ontario: Dining Posted May 13, 2006 I can't stand the man. I've met him numerous times in person, and he's exactly like you see him on television. He talks to you like you're retarded. I feel like slapping. He's made a huge success of his career by dumbing down food and repackaging it with a focus on "family", but I find him disingenuous. When he was the "Inn Chef", I loved his show. Now, I can't stand him.But the Alinea episode was great.