Her date was running late, so she and Daley got to chatting.The date eventually arrived, Daley prepared sushi for them, and the couple left.“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.I’m a huge fan of yours.’ It doesn’t get much wilder than that!” Or weirder — Artisanal’s executive chef John Creger had an even creepier run-in.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.
“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.“A woman on my plane started screaming, ‘It’s John, it’s John! “I looked around to see who it was, and so did everyone else. ’ ” “Sometimes it’s really great and sometimes it’s not so great,” Waxman says of all the attention.“The other day I took my son to the movies, and when I went to the bathroom, a guy in the next urinal leaned over and said, ‘Hey, aren’t you Jonathan Waxman?“The other night a woman said to the server, ‘After the meal we just had, if the chef came out, I’d have sex with him in front of my husband! “Then the husband said, ‘After that meal, I wouldn’t mind watching!Position-Shift allows people to shift their public geolocation to protect their privacy and security while on a smart-phone or social network.