Gordon Ramsay

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Gordon Ramsay

Ramsay in June 2006
Gordon James Ramsay Jr.

(1966-11-08) 8 November 1966 (age 56)
EducationNorth Oxfordshire Technical College
StyleFrench / Italian / British
Tana Ramsay (m. 1996)

Gordon James Ramsay OBE (/ˈræmz/; born 8 November 1966) is a Scottish chef, restaurateur, and television personality.[1] He is known for his television cooking shows where he helps restaurants improve. He was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006.

He used to be a Scottish League footballer. Ramsay had to quit football in his teenage years due to suffering an injury. He instead focused on cooking.

Cooking career[change | change source]

Ramsay's flagship restaurant, the Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London, has three Michelin stars, and has had them since 2001.[2] He has invested in several other restaurants, trained their chefs and designed their menus. His restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total and currently hold 7.[3][4][5]

Television[change | change source]

Ramsay has appeared as a judge on MasterChef USA. He also presented The F Word and Gordon, Fred and Gino: Road Trip. He also has his own shows including:

  • Hell's Kitchen, where chefs compete against each other in challenges set by Gordon Ramsay. The last chef remaining wins a prize.
  • Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares is a show where Ramsay goes to a struggling restaurant and helps it improve.
  • Hotel Hell is similar to Kitchen Nightmares. Ramsay visits a small hotel and helps it improve.
  • Future Food Stars is a show similar to The Apprentice UK, where contestants compete to win an investment from Gordon Ramsay.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gordon Ramsay". TVGuide.com. Retrieved June 23, 2014.
  2. Michelin 2014. London restaurants & hotels, p283.
  3. "Michelin Starred". Gordon Ramsay Restaurants.
  4. Vines, Richard (16 March 2009). "Ramsay Wins 13th Michelin Star as Chef Counts Cost of Expansion". Bloomberg. Archived from the original on 7 September 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  5. Tony, Bonnici (2 October 2013). "Ramsay's latest nightmare as New York restaurant loses star appeal". The Times. London. Retrieved 2 October 2013.