George Calombaris on a salary of $1 million – walked after 10 refused to up his pay by more than 40 per cent, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald understand.
Calombaris is one of the directors, and Made Establishment has been under fire over revelations that staff were underpaid a collective total of $7.8 million.
He recently addressed the staff saying he wished to be “a force for change ” in the industry where his multi-millionaire celebrity chef fellow travellers are similarly underpaying their staff. You could hear the eyeballs rolling.
Now we must remember that this million dollars that he is already paid for appearing on Master Chef is on top of the profits he earns from his restaurant empire built on the slave labour of the people who work 80 hour weeks for 40 hours wages.