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Last month at the New York Food and Wine Festival’s Burger Bash, women dressed in short skirts and leather were looking for meat — and not just the kind that comes nestled in a potato bun.“We thought boys, burgers and beers, in that order,” said Shanna N., a 31-year-old visiting from Miami who declined to give her name for professional reasons.She somehow got his phone number and texted him pictures of herself in lingerie from the dining room as he was in the kitchen.“It was definitely the chef factor,” says the generally reserved Tourondel, who won’t say how the encounter ended.It was only guys like Jean-Georges [Vongerichten] or [David] Bouley or Rocco Di Spirito who partied with models,” he says.
” Or weirder — Artisanal’s executive chef John Creger had an even creepier run-in.“We have an open kitchen, and people start shaking and get overtaken with emotion that I am actually here. I am a chef and work in the kitchen,” says Marc Forgione, who has an eponymous restaurant and American Cut steakhouse in Tribeca, and won the Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef” in 2010.“I didn’t realize how many people watch this.” Even relatively low-profile fine-dining chefs like Gabriel Kreuther, the former chef at the Modern who just opened his own eponymous restaurant by Bryant Park, are dealing with the frenzy.“She was very flirtatious and said, ‘Let me cook with you — I promise it will be fun,’ ” Creger says. I thought it was brave of her, but a little strange at the same time.I let her come into the kitchen, but I had a girlfriend, so it didn’t go further.” Many cooks are surprised by the reactions they elicit.