For Gordon Ramsay, the "bad boy" of celebrity chefs, there's no such thing as friendly competition.
In an interview with CNBC, the 47-year-old restaurateur and TV personality who is currently in Hong Kong to open a branch of his casual dining eatery, Bread Street Kitchen, took a dig at fellow celebrity chef Jamie Oliver who launched a family-style Italian bistro there earlier this year.
"Two British chefs, Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay, rubbing shoulders together in Hong Kong. At least I'm here, I came to my opening, right? If you're going to open a restaurant in Hong Kong at least turn up," he said.
Oliver was not present to launch his restaurant, Jamie's Italian, in late July as he felt his appearance would detract from the work of the team that opened the venue, the restaurant chain's international chef director was quoted as saying in South China Morning Post.