Chef Gabe Erales has actually discovered himself in hot water given that being crowned the winner of Top Chef previously this month.
After being implicated of unwanted sexual advances, Erales is now informing his side of the story. In a July 23 Instagram post, he admitted that he was fired from his dining establishment task in Austin, Texas, after having an adulterous affair.
“Unbeknownst to my better half, I had a consensual relationship with a colleague and later on decreased her work hours, which in mix was a bad judgement call and caused my termination after I shot Top Chef,” he composed.
Erales went on, “I was suddenly at the lowest point in my life – potentially losing my family while I had already lost my job. I am deeply and sincerely sorry for the impact that my poor decisions had on those involved. My personal growth will be a perpetual apology in seeking forgiveness.”
After the ending aired on July 1, audiences found that Erales had actually been fired as an executive chef of the Texas dining establishment Comedor in December 2020, which was 2 months after he completed recording Top Chef, according to Eater Austin. He was release due to “repeated violations of our policies and for behavior in conflict with our values,” dining establishment partner Philip Speer stated in an e-mail to the outlet.