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Celeb Chefs to 'Wish' Kid -- We'll Cook With You!

3/26/2011 4:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Two TV chefs have stepped up to the plate -- and have offered to cook for a "Make-A-Wish" kid who was snubbed by "Barefoot Contessa" star Ina Garten ... TMZ has learned.

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Food Network star Beau MacMillan and "Iron Chef" Michael Symon are both reaching out to 6-year-old Enzo ... hoping they can fill the void Garten left after she turned down the kid's "wish" to cook a meal together.

In fact, MacMillan tells us he's ready to fly Enzo and his entire family out to Arizona STAT -- put them up in a fancy resort and treat them all to a VIP dinner at his 5-star restaurant.

MacMillan says he also wants to bring Enzo into the kitchen so they can prepare the meal together.
 
As for Symon -- the chef tells us he'll be in Enzo's home state of Oregon in the very near future and would be more than happy to swing by Enzo's house to "cook a dish" with him too.

Bon appetit!


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efnsteve    

Awesome, totally awesome dudes. Kudos to you.

1225 days ago
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Annie     

Very nice of them : )

1225 days ago
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Craig    

Now they are nice guys! Especially MacMillan! I hope the boy take the offers! Really show that dumb woman what a terrible person she is!

1225 days ago
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kali    

Great guys...

1225 days ago
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ChinLee3    

F.O. Steve, you aren't a mind reader so STFU.

1225 days ago
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efnsteve    

nobody cares about you kid... these people are doing it for the press, look at tmz eat it up this fluff piece! stupid kid.

Posted at 12:29 AM on Mar 26, 2011 by steve

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From one Steve to another...........go F@CK YOURSELF!

1225 days ago
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weird al yankovich    

gr8! These guys rock! I will ALWAYS change the channel when that witch pops up.

1225 days ago
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tomcruiseisNUTs    

that was nice of the two chefs to step-up and do the kind hearted thing...but as for INA GARTEN, shame on you,your swollen head due to your celebrity status has earned you bad comments and hopefully low ratings on your show.INA you seem to think, your "all that" as if taking a little bit of time to a ill child is beneath you...maybe because your not getting paid for it, who knows, but...you have manage to show your true colors, HOPE YOUR SHOW TANK!!! ;0

1225 days ago
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gutsygirl    

I am leery of a family member of this child calling up a celebrity
site and giving a one-sided account. Did TMZ attempt to contact Ina for her version of the story? She might have said yes to the last ten requests from MAW but not this 'one.' I'll guarantee you she gives more to charities than Harvey does. Care to compare?

1225 days ago
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Valstann    

i wasn't really a fan of those 2 guys but i am now!

1225 days ago
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Adrian    

Very sweet of these chefs; is this from the goodness of their hearts, or is this damage control from the FN PR machine? There's no mending the damage selfish sicko Ina has done.... Enzo wanted what he wanted. Now he'll just feel patronized. SAD.

1225 days ago
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Valstann    

nobody cares about you kid... these people are doing it for the press, look at tmz eat it up this fluff piece! stupid kid.

Posted at 12:29 AM on Mar 26, 2011 by steve
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steve is Ina Garten handle here in tmz

1225 days ago
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AutumnFairy    

Thank God that beautiful boy can fulfil his wish.. and I bet he will have fun cos these lads look like they can make him laugh too.

1225 days ago
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dimes    

I hope more food network chefs offer to cook with this kid. Screw Ina.

1225 days ago
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AmyJobo    

Ina Garten needs to be fired and her cookbooks blacklisted. As the Foodie Gossip said it, the child had so many wishes to pick from and he picked her over everything - even better chefs. http://foodiegossip.blogspot.com/2011/03/barefoot-contessa-rejects-dying-childs.html
So glad other celeb chefs are reaching out. It's the right thing to do.

1225 days ago
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