Alright, it's no secret that John Lasseter loves Disneyland and he's probably the closest person who's ever come close to filling Walt's shoes.
Someone at Disney Dining mentioned to me that Linguini from Ratatouille was perhaps modeled after a young Andrew Sutton. I laughed it off and never gave it a second thought. After seeing this, well, what do you think? I'm still leaning towards pure coincidence but let's face it, the similarities are striking. It would certainly be wonderful if Pixar did pay homage to Chef Andrew.
Next time you see Andrew, look under his toque!