Carlos Ruisos gift to French chef Charles Ruiz was an Instagram photo of him holding a gift card to a new restaurant.
It was the first photo posted to the chef’s Instagram account since he started working at The Kitchen and the first one of his new restaurants, The Garden, opened on April 20.
The photo is a shot of Ruiz, dressed up in a chef’s coat and carrying a gift box.
“I was surprised,” Ruiz told ABC News.
“He was a really nice guy.
We had a good time, but he wanted me to buy him something.
So, I did.”
The gift card will go to the restaurant’s owner, who will then be able to use it to buy food and rent space.
It will be $100,000.
The chef said the gift card was an honor and an opportunity to give back to people.
“It was a nice gesture,” he said.
“To be able get a gift from him, to have something of that nature is very meaningful.”
Ruiz said he plans to give the gift to another chef, who is also from the same town as Ruiz.
He said the chef is looking forward to opening his first restaurant soon.
“They are going to be the new owners, and it’s going to have a really good experience,” Ruisas said.