Sources Say That Brooklyn Beckham, Who Has A Cooking Show, Can’t Actually Cook

February 9, 2022 / Posted by:

Brooklyn Beckham has tried a few career paths from attempted professional soccer player to attempted professional photographer. Most recently, 22-year-old Brooklyn, son of Victoria and David Beckham, has decided to become a professional chef. He even has his own cooking series, Cookin’ with Brooklyn. But The New York Post spoke to several sources who gave a behind-the-scenes peek into Brooklyn’s cooking show, and it sounds like it should really be called Assembling Simple Premade Food with Brooklyn After He’s Been Given Extensive Step-By-Step Instruction. Because according to those sources, Brooklyn can’t cook.

Cookin’ with Brooklyn only airs on Facebook Messenger and Instagram, but he has done cooking demos on The Late Late Show with James Corden, The TODAY Show, and Rachel Ray. In Brooklyn’s appearance on TODAY, in which he taught Hoda Kotb and Carson Daly how to assemble a breakfast sandwich, food is cooked, but Brooklyn doesn’t actually cook it. He takes precooked bacon from a pan, then some precooked eggs from a plate, and places them all on untoasted white bread. He does crack a few eggs in a pan, but those are abandoned shortly after the shells hit the trash.

Victoria Beckham, who has reportedly eaten the same bland meal every day for 25 years, probably looked at that sad cooking demo and saw the next Wolfgang Puck. But everyone else was skeptical. Maybe a two-minute segment on a morning talk show wasn’t enough time to display Brooklyn’s magic in the kitchen. According to sources, what you saw above is pretty much the extent of Brooklyn’s cooking skills. via The Post:

According to insiders familiar with his social-media series, Cookin’ With Brooklyn, it took a team of 62 professionals to help him demonstrate how to make a sandwich – including a “culinary producer” who approves the recipes, five camera operators and nine producers.

“It’s unheard of,” a senior TV executive told The Post. “It’s the sort of crewing you would expect on a big TV show.”

Brookyn’s breakfast sandwich demonstration on TODAY had plenty of people confused because it was so obvious that Brooklyn hadn’t actually cooked anything:

British TV presenter Lorraine Kelly, who is famously nice, said on air: “I thought at first this was a spoof, but it’s not. He looked all embarrassed, the wee soul. He’s coming in here tomorrow to make beans on toast. Bonkers!”

So how does Brooklyn keep making episodes and getting invited on television? You’ll be shocked. A source claims that there’s a ton of money being dumped into Brooklyn’s show. Each episode costs a reported $100,000 to make. And not a single dollar is being spent on a single cooking lesson, apparently:

“Apparently the guy has to be shown really super basic things and has a ‘cheat sheet’ of expressions from whisk to par-boil, several illustrated with pictures.”

After seeing Brooklyn’s recent appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, British TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson wrote in the Sun: “My thoughts go to friends and colleagues in the hospitality business who are trained chefs and deserved to have a place at the Corden table, rather than rookie Brooklyn. I’m sure I’m not the only one who had the same thoughts of nepotism and unfair advantage. It’s little wonder this kind of display engenders jealousy and frustration.”

Here’s Brooklyn in action on Cookin’ with Brooklyn. It looks like a fairly legitimate show for a 22-year-old who never worked in a kitchen or held a job as a cook.

And where is Brooklyn getting all that money to produce his show? Well, he could be asking his billionaire heiress fiancée Nicola Peltz to cut a check. But he also has rich and famous parents. Apparently, nepotism, money, and connections are maybe the only ingredients in Brooklyn’s metaphorical pantry.

“Everything he does is directed by his parents,” said a family source. “Victoria pulled strings for him in fashion photography at first. Now, with cooking, he has Gordon Ramsay as a family friend. Gordon advised to them to put as much money into it as they could.”

There’s a very simple test to see if Brooklyn is a fraud or not. Just put him in a kitchen with Chef Ramsay, and instruct him to make three dishes: one risotto, one scallop, one beef wellington. Set a timer. Give the dish to Chef Ramsay, and if he looks at the sloppy wellington, raw scallops, and gooey risotto and doesn’t call Brooklyn a dumb donkey, well then, you know something is up. Except the situation would be doomed almost immediately, when Brooklyn doesn’t shout, “Yes Chef!“, because he’s too busy asking one of his 62 assistants: “What’s a dish???

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