Man pretended to be Hell’s Kitchen, Chopped producer

A man who was arrested last week, accused of defrauding a startup, pretended to be a producer for Food Network’s Chopped and Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen, befriending several contestants from the Gordon Ramsay-hosted show even though he apparently never turned

In a series of in-depth articles, Gawker uncovered the apparent deception of Daniel Kaufman, aka Dan Kay:

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