‘Yellowstone’ TV Asks for Some ‘Gator Appreciation’ in Cooking Photo

by Jon D. B.

Yellowstone‘s latest call-to-arms is a “Gator appreciation post,” and fans of the #1 drama will know this does not, in fact, refer to giant reptiles.

Taylor Sheridan’s modern Western has a long list of phenomenal characters. One of the most underrated, however, is the Dutton’s ranch cook, Gator. At first glance, viewers may think Gator simply an actor whose cooking scenes are highly convincing. Die-hards, however, will know that the Dutton’s cook is none other than Gabriel “Gator” Guilbeau, chef extraordinaire.

Gator Guilbeau has served as the craft service head for many Hollywood projects, including (obviously) Yellowstone. His culinary talent has been such a hit with the cast & crew since the beginning of the show, even, that Taylor Sheridan introduced the chef as an alternate reality version of himself on-screen.

Now, fans know and love Gator as Gator at home, too. And his Yellowstone family couldn’t love him any more, either – including Beth Dutton’s own Kelly Reilly.

“Food made with love,” Reilly comments on Yellowstone‘s Gator-praising post. Then, she asks for a “Gator cookbook please!” in a separate reply, echoing the sentiments of literally anyone who’s ever watched an episode with Guilbeau doing his thing.

‘Yellowstone’ Cast Sings Gator’s Praises

Kelly Reilly isn’t alone in her Gator-love, either – though the two do share a special connection over Beth Dutton‘s special “smoothie”.

“Anybody on the crew, anybody in the cast, can’t talk about the show for five minutes without mentioning Gator,” says Jimmy Hurdstrom actor Jefferson White in Paramount’s featurette: “Chowin’ Down w/ Gator.”

“Gator is originally from near Santa Barabara,” adds Ryan’s Ian Bohen. “He’s a California boy by way of Louisiana – Baton Rouge – where he learned to cook. And now he is essentially a restaurant,” the actor lauds. “From crew call to wrap, his restaurant is open!”

“No matter where we are,” White continues, “we’ll be in the middle of nowhere, no cell service, freezing f***ing cold, three in the morning – and Gator will pull up with, like-“

“-With a big tub of etouffee! Gumbo and etouffee!” chimes Bohen.

“It gets you through those long nights,” White smiles.

“It really does, really does,” Colby’s Denim Richards concludes, with a “shout out to Gator”.

Shout out to Gator, indeed! Continue on with the Gator love courtesy of Yellowstone‘s bunkhouse featurette on the star chef below:

Gator keeps the cast and crew of Yellowstone fed. Feast with him Saturday November 21st during the Yellowstone Every Episode Feast marathon, beginning at 10am ET on Paramount Network. Season 4 of Yellowstone, cable’s No. 1 drama, returns in 2021 on Paramount Network.

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