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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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181.

beau     

No wonder Jeffery is gone all the time..She has TIME for her Gay T I GUY..SHE IS SO FAT..HOW SHE GET HER TINY MOUTH OPEN TO BE SO OBEASE ..HAS AN ANNOYING LAUGH..FIRE FIRE FIRE iNA.

1252 days ago
182.

beau     

Pig woman didnt think anyone would hear of this story..Ina has time for her gay friends. Her big nose gay Boss man..I agree with # 113 FIRE FIRE FIRE INA

1252 days ago
183.

beau     

Ina ms Piggy has time for her gay friends..Her gay big nose Boss.. shame on her..Fire her fire fire Ina..wont watch her ever again..

1252 days ago
184.

Amy    

Beau is this you???? Trying to get back on food network since they replaced you on worst cooks? lol

1252 days ago
185.

mssnarnd    

I gleaned this information from KW on a LA TIMES blog:


Boycott her! And send your letters stating your disapproval and intent to boycott.

Have these people forward the letter to her:
editors@tasteofhome.com

Write to the Onwers of the Food Network to have her thrown off the air:
cmcconkey@scrippsnetworks.com

or call their office and request that her show get cancelled:
865-560......-3976
Write to her staff and tell them to forward and letter of disapproval and intent to boycott anything she could make a personal profit from:
Sinead@BarefootContessa.com

And once again, another place to announce your boycott and disapproval:
askina@pacific.uk.com

Also, you can call her office and state your disgust and disapproval and intent to boycott:
631-324-0884

Also there is a twitter petition going - you have to sign into your twitter and put this link up in your address bar:
http://twitition.com/rskot

Join the fight against greed, pretention, and narcissism.
Thanks!
Posted by: K W | March 26, 2011 at 02:28 PM

1252 days ago
186.

Bobo Frog    

You know what, I just read the mother's blog, and she says her 6 year old kid has been waiting 3 YEARS TO MEET Ina Garten. 3 years? That would mean this has been his dream since he was 3. I'm calling Bull****. It's not his dream, it's the mother's dream. What 3 year old boy in this world's dying wish is to spend some time with a 62 year old woman he doesn't know?

Also, the sense of entitlement the mother has like she's entitled just because her kid has cancer really turns my stomach. F her and her self-entitlement...I feel bad for the kid but that doesn't mean Mommy gets to have whatever she wants.

1252 days ago
187.

Bobo Frog    

3 year old boys want to meet SpongeBob SquarePants...they don't want to meet old ladies on the Food Network. You guys are so freaking gullible.

1252 days ago
188.

mike    

good.. show that FAT ASS barefoot lady !!! I've always hated her ****ty shows, always with stupid plots and she is always making food for some ****ty occasion..I am so glad that these 2 chef's stepped up to the plate..this will really mean a lot to the kid

1252 days ago
189.

Krayzekrys    

That is so awesome that they both stepped up to the plate to cook for Enzo after that evil, stupid, nasty bitch had the audacity to tell that poor little boy no, for the one thing he wanted to do most. She should be punished for being so selfish. I think she is the lowest of the low... Total piece of ****.

1252 days ago
190.

Me    

Nice to see!
Would have loved to tweet this but TMZ, you have to get on the Tiny URLs bandwagon if you want people to be able to share stories!

1252 days ago
191.

Karen Lemieux    

As a mom to 3 Wish Kids, they don't have to be dying but must have a life-threatening illness. Many children follow the shows their parents watch and will enjoy certain personalities including chefs. My own 5 yr old grandson adores Alton Brown. As a "friend of MAW" Ina may be a financial contributor only. Her lack of compassion and empathy is sad. Kudos to the chefs who have stepped up (and I didn't hear anything about televising their cooking sessions which belies the idea of wanting publicity). Finally, leave the mom alone. She had her own reasons for contacting TMZ which may have been as simple as shear anger for the hurt her child received. I know from experience that when you're child is dying the last thing you worry about is getting something out of it.

1252 days ago
192.

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1252 days ago
193.

Bobo Frog    

"I know from experience that when you're child is dying the last thing you worry about is getting something out of it." - Karen Lemieux

Um, Karen, actually Enzo's mommy is taking donations on her website and griping about Ina not granting his wish. She even thanks her supporters for their "cookbook bonfires" (ie. burning Contessa's cookbooks). Doesn't seem like the last thing on her mind....seems like the first. Make a Wish is supposed to help families feel good....not vengeful if they don't get what they want.

1252 days ago
194.

KaidieHart    

Wow! Thats VERY nice of them.. I still can't believe that dumb b!tch wouldn't give up an hour to make a meal. Stupid whore! Look at his face.. He's ADORABLE! You're an ugly digusting person inside and out for not wanting to clear your schedule for him.

1252 days ago
195.

Amy    

Just because someone is a "celebrity" does not mean they must give up their lives and full fill every request they get. I bet if he wanted to hang out with Brad and Angelina he would have gotten a big FAT NO from them
I am disgusted by the attitude of this mother..she needs to get off her damn blog and spend time with this poor baby

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