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Manu Feildel hits back at suggestion he’s no longer a chef

 

‘Why should I stop calling myself a chef?’ Manu Feildel SLAMS notion his celebrity status has taken over after years of not working in a restaurant

He’s co-hosted reality series My Kitchen Rules for eight seasons since 2010.

And in an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Manu Feildel hit back at the suggestion his celebrity status has taken over, having not worked in a restaurant for years.

‘Why should I stop calling myself a chef?’ the 44-year-old told the publication.

'Why should I stop calling myself a chef?' Manu Feildel, 44, slammed the notion his celebrity status had taken over after years of not working in a restaurant, in Saturday's The Daily Telegraph

‘Why should I stop calling myself a chef?’ Manu Feildel, 44, slammed the notion his celebrity status had taken over after years of not working in a restaurant, in Saturday’s The Daily Telegraph

‘Can you call yourself a doctor if you don’t practise? I think you can,’ Manu explained.

‘I’ve called myself chef for 29 years, I did the hard yards. I was a slave of the kitchen for many, many, many years.

‘Why should I stop calling myself a chef if I don’t work in a restaurant? Doctors maybe practise for 20 years and stop practising, but they are still a doctor,’ he continued.

Hitting back: 'I've called myself chef for 29 years, I did the hard yards. I was a slave of the kitchen for many, many, many years,' he explained to the publication

Hitting back: ‘I’ve called myself chef for 29 years, I did the hard yards. I was a slave of the kitchen for many, many, many years,’ he explained to the publication

Manu has been at the helm of the My Kitchen Rules franchise, alongside co-host Pete Evans since 2010.

The popular personality was a head chef at Bilsons in Sydney, in the mid-2000s.

He faced two flops however with his last two restaurants, Apertiff and La Grande Cirque.

Before those closed, Manu had successfully managed the restaurant L’Etoile for six years, before he passed duties on to another in 2014.

Defence: 'Why should I stop calling myself a chef if I don't work in a restaurant? Doctors maybe practise for 20 years and stop practising, but they are still a doctor,' Manu continued

Defence: ‘Why should I stop calling myself a chef if I don’t work in a restaurant? Doctors maybe practise for 20 years and stop practising, but they are still a doctor,’ Manu continued

He has recently opened a new pop-up restaurant Duck In Duck Out in Sydney.

The eatery will run for nearly three months until June 30, serving duck-based products seven days a week.

Patrons will be able to enjoy their lunch or dinners in the covered courtyard, or get them as fast food takeaway.

Familiar face: Manu has been at the helm of the My Kitchen Rules franchise, alongside co-host Pete Evans since 2010

Familiar face: Manu has been at the helm of the My Kitchen Rules franchise, alongside co-host Pete Evans since 2010

The menu is said to include upmarket twists on old classics, including a duck hot-dog, duck bao bun and even duck fat chips.

Manu has stepped out of the kitchen though, with business partner Phil Davenport serving as the head chef.

Capitalising on his experience and penchant for French cooking, Manu had published a series of cookbooks for everyday living.

Instant success: Capitalising on his experience and penchant for French cooking, Manu had published a series of cookbooks for everyday living

Instant success: Capitalising on his experience and penchant for French cooking, Manu had published a series of cookbooks for everyday living

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4433144/Manu-Feildel-hits-suggestion-s-no-longer-chef.html

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