You don’t have to be vegetarian or vegan; most of us would like you to adopt our choices but we realize that a mass conversion isn’t coming any time soon. Still, it’s not too much to expect a basic level of respect. Personally, it doesn’t bother me when people eat meat in front of me. But it’s not funny when people wave meat in front of me while asking if I want some. Nor is it funny when people joke that they’ll slip meat in to my food to help me out.
I would be merely annoyed in this situation since it appears accidental, whether through incompetence or indifference. (The latter would
probably make me angry.) Kudos to Gordon Ramsay for understanding that and demanding that these chefs respect their customers.