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Watch Shep Gordon Discuss Creating Celebrity Chefs on the Late Show with David Letterman

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Last night Shep Gordon, the legendary Hollywood manager and subject of actor Mike Myer's new documentary Supermensch, stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman to talk about his prolific career and his role in the celebrity chef phenomenon. Letterman points out that these days people "take the Food Network for granted [and] they take celebrity chefs for granted" but none of these would have existed with out Gordon. Gordon reveals that he was "very lucky" in life to be mentored by French chef Roger Vergé who taught him how to be "successful and happy" and he felt like he "owed" Vergé because of this. At the time "nobody respected the culinary arts" and Gordon felt like he knew how to change that by taking a "chef and turn[ing] him into a celebrity." Letterman goes on to list many of the famous chefs Gordon has worked with including the likes of Emeril Lagasse and Daniel Boulud. Go, watch:

Video: Supermensch's Shep Gordon

· Supermensch's Shep Gordon [CBS]
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