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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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Elli    

That's so nice of Beau and Michael to reach out to Enzo, and I bet he will have a lot of fun cooking with them as well.<3

1245 days ago
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angelwolf333    

i never cared for symon that much as an iron chef. but now i think he really deserves the title of an iron chef.

and the other guy i dont know of is also great for being willing to grant the wish for this poor kid.

1245 days ago
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Amanda    

She is a piece of shiot. I will never watch her again or buy anything associated with her! She disgusts me!

1245 days ago
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aemish    

These two wonderful men have answered a lot of prayers tonight. Thank you so much, Michael and Beau!! Hugs to you all and especially little Enzo. You just traded up BIG time, little dude!! {{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}

1245 days ago
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PRIDDY    

This will go down in history as the dumbest thing a T.V. (star)has ever done INA WHAT WERE YOU THINKING. Your going to lose so much. I almost fill sorry for your dumb a--
C.J.

1245 days ago
21.

Kris    

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

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You're gonna call a kid with cancer stupid, Steve. One can only hope karma will come back to haunt you and we can revel in calling you stupid as you wither away from cancer. *******.

1245 days ago
22.

will    

sooooooooooooooooooooooo nice and sweet of them

1245 days ago
23.

bluedavis1    

Take the Iron Chef. Good deal. Btw, this is not funny at all, you pricks.

1245 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

1245 days ago
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janalal4    

well it might be 'damage control' from FN but nice of these guys to step up & have a heart! Good for you all & I agree with the other poster who said the kid will probably have more fun with these guys anyway:) Screw you Ina!

1245 days ago
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Cathy    

Don't know if it is damage control....but I've seen these guys on various shows....Michael, in fact, is always on, plus has his own show....has a great personality and seems like he's have a ball cooking with Enzo! God bless them both for stepping up.....as for Ina...never liked her, never will......she's a one show wonder....I think I've only seen her on her show and no other on Food Network....no wonder!

1245 days ago
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Cathy    

Sorry, should be "seems like he'd have a ball cooking with Enzo"....pardon the typo!

1245 days ago
28.

GloSeattle    

Beau MacMillan and Michael Symon you guys ROCK! I hope the boy says yes...and I wonder will you film it so we can see how much fun you're having together? I also think it might inspire others who are asked to make a wish come true for a child with cancer to step up like you two have and will show how awesome the experience is! xxxx's to you both!!

1245 days ago
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timmsa    

I love these guys, they can really cook.
I am so glad that they stepped up and are wanting to this for this child.

I think what Ina did was just so wrong. I don't care for her anyway. This just gives me more reason to dislike her.

1245 days ago
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Barbie    

Thank Goodness some people with compassion stepped up for little Enzo.
Ina Garten is done! Boycott her show, her products, and then she will plenty of time because she will be doing nothing coming soon.
I filed a complaint against her yesterday on the Food Network web site. Maybe all this bad publicity will resonant with viewers, that it was just wrong for her to turn down this wish.

1245 days ago
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