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Eric Ripert Wire

ericripert.jpgEarlier today cheftestapant Jennifer Carroll was quoted as saying that Le Bernardin cooks "had to duct tape their coat sleeves to their wrists" if they burned their arms. Chef Eric Ripert's PR reaches out with a statement to clarify that it is not true: "The reason why we ask our cooks to cover their arms is to protect themselves from further hurting themselves. When someone is burned badly, we remove them from the line and treat the burns accordingly and seek medical attention if needed. No one at Le Bernardin has ever asked anyone in the kitchen to duct tape their sleeves - this is highly inaccurate and offensive." [-E-]