Brooklyn Beckham’s cooking show ‘costs $100,000 for episode and has a crew of 62 people’

Brooklyn Beckham’s cooking show ‘costs 0,000 for episode and has a crew of 62 people’


Brooklyn Beckham’s good fortune, due to having famous parents, has reached staggering new heights as it’s emerged the budding chef enlisted a 62-person crew at the eye-watering cost of $100,000 to film him making a sandwich. 

The budding but untalented chef is the star of his widely criticised online series, Cookin’ With Brooklyn, in which he demonstrates his cookery skills – although it has since emerged he was unable to fry a hash brown without assistance. 

In one of the eight-minute episodes, the 22-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham, 22, who has no professional training as a chef, shows his Instagram and Facebook followers how to make a bagel sandwich with a hash brown, coleslaw and fried sea bream. 

According to the New York Post, the video had a team of professionals on hand including a ‘culinary producer’ who approves the recipes, five camera operations and nine producers. 

Brooklyn has come under fire recently for his frequently-ridiculed cooking skills. Most recently an appearance on the Late Late Show was slammed by several professional chefs who called attention to Brooklyn’s lack of training and expertise.

Brooklyn Beckham’s cooking show ‘costs 0,000 for episode and has a crew of 62 people’

Cost: An eight-minute episode of Brooklyn Beckham’s cooking show where he made a sandwich reportedly cost $100,000 and had a crew of 62 people

A source has said of Brooklyn’s overblown crew for his online videos: ‘It’s unheard of. It’s the sort of crewing you would expect on a big TV show.’ 

The insider added that each episode of the eight-minute online show,  costs $100,000 to make.

In the sandwich video, Brooklyn did not actually cook any of the sandwich but simply spread mayonnaise on the bagel and layed the ingredients on top.

He didn’t know how to fry fish and was also heard asking how to know when a hash brown is finished frying. 

Show: In a clip from Cookin' With Brooklyn, the son of David and Victoria Beckham shows his Instagram and Facebook followers how to make a bagel sandwich with a hash brown, coleslaw and fried sea bream

Show: In a clip from Cookin’ With Brooklyn, the son of David and Victoria Beckham shows his Instagram and Facebook followers how to make a bagel sandwich with a hash brown, coleslaw and fried sea bream

Wow: According to the New York Post, the video had a team of professionals on hand including a 'culinary producer' who approves the recipes, five camera operations and nine producers

Wow: According to the New York Post, the video had a team of professionals on hand including a ‘culinary producer’ who approves the recipes, five camera operations and nine producers

In the video, he said: ‘I eat half the fish and then I like, mess it all up and put it in two loaves of bread with the fish, vinegar, salt, mushy peas.’

Speaking to the camera, he added: ‘Coleslaw gives sandwiches a different texture, like a crunchy texture.’

The source said: ‘He is to cooking what [his mother] Posh was to singing. Apparently the guy has to be shown really super basic things and has a cheat sheet of expressions from whisk to parboil, several illustrated with pictures.’

Brooklyn’s family are mentioned in each episode with the source claiming ‘everything he does’ is directed by his parents. 

MailOnline has contacted representatives of Brooklyn Beckham for comment. 

A source told the publication: 'It’s unheard of. It’s the sort of crewing you would expect on a big TV show'

A source told the publication: ‘It’s unheard of. It’s the sort of crewing you would expect on a big TV show’

Creation: The 'Brooklyn Special' consists of a plain bagel with sea bream, garlic aioli, a hash brown and coleslaw

Creation: The ‘Brooklyn Special’ consists of a plain bagel with sea bream, garlic aioli, a hash brown and coleslaw 

Couple: Brooklyn is set to marry his fiancée Nicola Peltz later this year

Couple: Brooklyn is set to marry his fiancée Nicola Peltz later this year 

It comes after Brooklyn was given a private demonstration by world renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa – the same week he was blasted for landing a cooking segment on The Late Late Show.

The star took to Instagram to share a snap of him and the famous restauranteur to thank him for the lesson.

Captioning the photo, he wrote: ‘I am so honoured to learn from you @therealnobu x thank you so much for always teaching me’.

Private lesson: It comes after Brooklyn was given a private demonstration by world renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa- the same week he was blasted for landing a cooking segment on The Late Late Show

Private lesson: It comes after Brooklyn was given a private demonstration by world renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa- the same week he was blasted for landing a cooking segment on The Late Late Show

Grateful: Brooklyn took to Instagram to share a snap of him and the famous restauranteur to thank him for the lesson

Grateful: Brooklyn took to Instagram to share a snap of him and the famous restauranteur to thank him for the lesson

Chef Nobu commented on the snap, writing: ‘You are very quick to learn. And you are making sushi with all your heart.’ 

Victoria gushed over Brooklyn in the comments, and added the post to her Instagram Stories writing: ‘Now you can cook for me too!!! Love you, love this!!’  

Brooklyn came under furious fire after landing a slot on The Late Late Show to plug his cooking career – despite having no professional training as a chef and boasting no personal claim to fame beyond his parents’ prominence. 

Wise words: Chef Nobu commented on the snap, writing: 'You are very quick to learn. And you are making sushi with all your heart'

Wise words: Chef Nobu commented on the snap, writing: ‘You are very quick to learn. And you are making sushi with all your heart’

Proud mum: Victoria gushed over Brooklyn in the comments, and added the post to her Instagram Stories writing: 'Now you can cook for me too!!! Love this, love you!!'

Proud mum: Victoria gushed over Brooklyn in the comments, and added the post to her Instagram Stories writing: ‘Now you can cook for me too!!! Love this, love you!!’

The superstar offspring chatted to close family friend James Corden on the hit show – in a slot typically saved for esteemed stars with talents under their belt – during which he showcased his frequently-ridiculed cooking skills.  

He shared details of his proposal to Nicola Peltz before challenging the fellow Brit, who has been close friends with his footballer dad for more than a decade, to a cook off – which viewers branded ‘cringy’ and ‘the definition of privilege’. 

His appearance on the show was also slammed by several professional chefs who called attention to Brooklyn’s lack of training and expertise.

While other critics questioned why he had been chosen to showcase his cooking on the show instead of a professionally-trained expert. 

On the show, he was keen to show off his culinary skills as he challenged James to a cook-off, with the duo preparing steak frites with mushy peas.

As James asked him who in his family was the harshest critic of his cooking and he said it was his little sister Harper. He said: ‘She is the funniest person in the world. She is always harsh about my food.’

Brooklyn went on to add that even if she likes the food she will ask for a little bit more salt or pepper – something typically seen as a slight on a chef. 

Nepotism? Brooklyn came under furious fire after landing a slot on The Late Late Show on Monday night to plug his cooking career - despite having no professional training

Nepotism? Brooklyn came under furious fire after landing a slot on The Late Late Show on Monday night to plug his cooking career – despite having no professional training

He added that he’ll be cooking for fiancée Nicola on Valentine’s Day, but hasn’t yet planned out a meal as it’ll be ‘whatever she wants’. 

Prior to his appearance on the show, Brooklyn took to Instagram to share a screenshot alongside the caption: ‘Thank you so much for having me! watch me and @j_corden cook off tonight on the Late Late Show’.

Nicola commented under the shot: ‘I’m so proud of you and you’re amazing!!’ however her praise was met with several snide comments.

‘Proud of what, exactly?’ someone replied. ‘He’s achieved nothing in life. Get a real job and make a difference, like his parents did.’ 

The finished product: Brooklyn served his steak and chips on a plank and had to serve his mushy peas in their whole state after running out of time to mash them

The finished product: Brooklyn served his steak and chips on a plank and had to serve his mushy peas in their whole state after running out of time to mash them 

Delicious! He whipped up a steak in garlic butter during his appearance alongside the fellow Brit

Delicious! He whipped up a steak in garlic butter during his appearance alongside the fellow Brit

Another added: ‘Proud… Why? He cooked a steak with a knob of garlic butter.’ 

Victoria meanwhile wrote: ‘Can’t wait!!! Love u xxxx VB x’, however her comment was also met with an unkind response. 

Followers were quick to voice their outrage on her post, with one commenting: ‘Nepotism and no talent takes you so far in life… how about calling struggling real talented chefs and not just talentless products of nepotism’.

‘You are congratulating him on a gig you yourself got for him,’ another angry commented read. ‘A little silly mommy over there.’ 

After the segment aired, the backlash continued on social media, with several professional chefs and cooks leading the criticism of Brooklyn’s appearance. 

Firm friends: Brooklyn's father David has been close pals with James (pictured together in 2016) for more than a decade and the pair have teamed up on a number of projects together over the years

Firm friends: Brooklyn’s father David has been close pals with James (pictured together in 2016) for more than a decade and the pair have teamed up on a number of projects together over the years

One – named Claire Meadows – wrote on Twitter, ‘I see young Brooklyn Beckham has been on the [television] showing off his cooking “skills” again,’ alongside a meme that showed the Queen of England looking angrily into the distance. 

‘Oh please! Riding on your famous parents’ coattails. Get an education! Be a medical doctor,’ another chef, named Joie A, wrote on Instagram, in response to Brooklyn posting about the show. 

Other viewers, who are not chefs, also ridiculed the show, calling it ’embarrassing and desperate’ – with some slamming James for such an obvious display of ‘nepotism.’ 

‘Absolute plonker,’ an angry viewer commented. ‘Go get a job, oops, no education.’ 

‘You’ve never worked in a kitchen. Never been to culinary school. Not spent thousands of hours in a chef’s apprentice position,’ another person pointed out. 

Ouch: Followers were quick to dish unkind comments on social media after video of Brooklyn's appearance circulated - with many questioning why he was asked to appear on the program instead of a professional chef, many of whom are out of work

Ouch: Followers were quick to dish unkind comments on social media after video of Brooklyn’s appearance circulated – with many questioning why he was asked to appear on the program instead of a professional chef, many of whom are out of work

‘Besides knowing [Gordon Ramsey] … what’s your validity in the cooking world? Oh right, being an unemployed amateur photographer son of a former singer and retired soccer player. Entertainment knows no bounds.’ 

‘Corden using this show to promote his mates’ son’s new play time. This show used to feature people with talent. Corden has dumbed it down,’ someone else said.

‘Are you a trained chef?’ another Instagram user asked. ‘Does anyone know? Last time I heard I thought he was a photographer? I can’t keep up lol.’  

Someone else wrote: ‘Why is this talentless lazy bum Brooklyn even on TV? It’s beyond me. Famous just because of his parents hah. Most people in the U.K. can’t stand the nauseating Beckhams.’    

Professional cook Claire Meadows joined in the criticism, mocking Brooklyn's 'skills'

Professional cook Claire Meadows joined in the criticism, mocking Brooklyn’s ‘skills’

'Oh please! Riding on your famous parents' coattails. Get an education!' another chef, named Joie A, wrote on Instagram, in response to Brooklyn posting about the show

‘Oh please! Riding on your famous parents’ coattails. Get an education!’ another chef, named Joie A, wrote on Instagram, in response to Brooklyn posting about the show

Others called attention to the fact that this is not the first time the 22-year-old has launched himself into a new industry and quickly found success, despite having little – or no – real training. 

‘The definition of privilege,’ one person wrote. ‘This waste of space isn’t a chef. All the chefs who spent literally years learning their craft and then this own who literally can’t cook a sandwich gets the limelight because of his parents is pretty disgusting. He did the same with his ” photography career”. Didn’t put in the hours but got a book deal.’ 

‘How about calling struggling real talented chefs and not just talentless products of nepotism?’ a different comment read.

‘Seriously?’ another person asked. ‘All the chefs out there and this is what we’re doing? Come on, James.’ 

Another user claimed that late chef Anthony Bourdain would be ‘rolling his grave’ if he knew that Brooklyn was on the show.   

One person asked James if the ‘actual stars’ were too busy, and another wondered if the TV star was ‘struggling to get guests with talent.’ 

Not impressed: Taking to social media after the segment aired, viewers called the cooking segment 'cringy' and asked why he had even been featured

Not impressed: Taking to social media after the segment aired, viewers called the cooking segment ‘cringy’ and asked why he had even been featured 

Brooklyn’s interview comes four months after he was panned for another televised cooking stunt – in which he faced brutal mockery for making a simple breakfast sandwich during a food segment on The Today Show.  

The budding photographer appeared on the US programme, when he shared his ‘recipe’ for an English breakfast sandwich, a dish that he ‘learned from his great-grandma’. 

Explaining that he developed a passion for cooking while in lockdown, during which he began posting videos of himself whipping up different dishes on Instagram he then ran hosts Hoda Kotb and Carson Daly through his sandwich-making process. 

But while the hosts were quick to praise his simple creation, viewers were up in arms over the decision to feature such an easy-to-assemble dish, with many branding the clip ’embarrassing’ and ‘painful’.

Several slammed the Today show for featuring Brooklyn when there are so many ‘talented’ and ‘qualified’ chefs struggling for work as a result of the pandemic. 

Culinary whizz? Brooklyn's new career path has been met with raised eyebrows before, with his segment on The Today Show, being mocked by viewers when it aired back in October

Culinary whizz? Brooklyn’s new career path has been met with raised eyebrows before, with his segment on The Today Show, being mocked by viewers when it aired back in October



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