Gordon Ramsay
British chef, television personality, and restaurateur
Gordon Ramsay
Gordon James Ramsay, OBE is a British celebrity chef, television personality and restaurateur. He has been awarded 15 Michelin stars in total and currently holds 14.
Biography
Gordon Ramsay's personal information overview.
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Gordon Ramsay Serves Up Savage Reviews Of People’s Food On Twitter
Huffington Post - 3 days
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Gordon Ramsay delivers Twitter food reviews with classic brutality
Yahoo News - 13 days
Gordon Ramsay is known for being a tough, no-nonsense judge on television shows like Hell's Kitchen and MasterChef . Recently, though, he decided to broaden his criticisms to a new platform. SEE ALSO: This unique artist creates famous faces out of food Ramsay's followers have been tweeting him pictures of their homemade meals and asking the chef for his feedback — and Ramsay has responded with some brutal honesty. First up was this salmon dinner. @GordonRamsay what do you think of my first attempt cooking pic.twitter.com/wcTb5e6qsP — Jamie Chambers (@jaychambers21) February 8, 2017 To which Ramsay responded: Who stole your Asparagus tips ? Lost for words https://t.co/FoJWu2MAj0 — Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) February 8, 2017 Next on the chopping block was a fry up. @GordonRamsay what would you give my Fry up out of ten ??? pic.twitter.com/6s5PC77KBG — ⚒Steve O'Sullivan⚒ (@TheSullis) February 8, 2017 Painful https://t.co/cW8Ub6z86i — Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) February 8, 2017 Twitt ...
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Gordon Ramsay on preparing kids for life while coaching them as they prepare food on 'MasterChef Junior'
LATimes - 15 days
After what feels like an eternity and a half, "MasterChef Junior" returns to the air Thursday. This is the fifth season for Fox’s young person's cooking competition, and it arrives not a moment too soon – as a psychological oasis, a spiritual remedy, a joyful, suspenseful, heartwarming, heartbreaking,...
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What Gordan Ramsay Reveals in His MasterClass Will Surprise You
The Huffington Post - 15 days
What will Gordon Ramsay's MasterClass teach us? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.. Answer by Gordon Ramsay, MasterClass Professor, Award Winning Chef, on Quora: More...
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What Gordon Ramsay's Life is Really Like Off Camera
Huffington Post - 16 days
These questions originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.. Answers by Gordon Ramsay, MasterClass Professor, Award Winning Chef, on Quora: Q: What are the differences between the real Gordon Ramsay and the one we see on TV? A: I'm a self competitive perfectionist, so I need things to be right. When I get put in a situation that needs my undivided concentration then no one is stopping me and I don't take fools lightly. I don't like dishonesty and more importantly I need to get straight to the point. The big difference is like, any athlete, when you are in it and you're competitive and you're dying to win then you are in a different mindset. Cooking is exactly the same for me. When the stove is on and we are live, and there are ingredients, pressure. It's unscripted and I'm just going to ask you to follow me and you're going to get me as a real chef talking about what excites me ...
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Gordon Ramsay Will Cook You Some Trash At This New Restaurant
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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Gordon Ramsay taking over the FOX Network?
Fox News - about 2 months
Celebrity chef stays busy
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Creepy 'monster'-like object washes up onto New Zealand beach
Yahoo News - 2 months
Is it an art installation? Aliens making contact with humans?  Well, it's none of those, but this mysterious looking object that washed up on a New Zealand beach is pretty creepy to the unfamiliar, nonetheless. The nightmarish creation was discovered by Melissa Doubleday, who snapped pics of the oddity and posted it on a local Facebook group.  SEE ALSO: Oh hell yeah, look how big this turtle is "Just curious to know if anyone knows what this is??! Washed up on Muriwai Beach," Doubleday wrote on Saturday.  Image: MELISSA DOUBLEDAY According to Stuff , visitors have been making there way down with cameras in hand to capture the sight that's been dubbed the "Muriwai Monster." But it turns out it's very likely that it's a piece of driftwood covered with gooseneck barnacles, the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society told the news outlet. Gooseneck barnacles are usually found attached to floating objects in the ocean, as well as wharves and piers, according to the Australian Museum.  It's cons ...
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Gordon Ramsay keeps it casual with new restaurant on Las Vegas Strip
Fox News - 4 months
The celebrity chef opened a new fish and chips restaurant earlier this month.
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Season 16 of 'Hell's Kitchen' pushes new chefs to the limit
Fox News - 5 months
In the Foxlight with Gordon Ramsay
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Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Zoo' and more
LATimes - 8 months
SERIES Hotel Hell Newtown, Pa., is Gordon Ramsay’s destination in the new episode “Brick Hotel.” 8 p.m. Fox Genealogy Roadshow The ancestry-themed series rolls into Los Angeles’ Union Station for its season finale. 8 p.m. KOCE Pretty Little Liars Worried that Ali (Sasha Pieterse) is being tortured...
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What to Watch Tonight: The Premiere of Big Brother, the Series Debut of American Gothic, the Season Finale of Lopez, and The Soul Man's Swan Song
Yahoo News - 8 months
What to watch on Wednesday, June 22... SEASON 18 PREMIERE, 8pm, CBS Big Brother Eighteen houseguests arrive for a season with a "summer vacation" theme, so I assume that in the finale they'll each have to deliver a 500-word essay to the class about how they spent their season. The series will air Wednesdays at 8pm, Thursdays at 9pm, and Sundays at 8pm until they run out of episodes or until the asteroid strikes, whichever comes first. 8pm, PBS The Great Polar Bear Feast A look at the pervasive and rapidly expanding environmental impact of climate change on Barter Island and the Southern Beaufort Sea, and how it is devastating the health of that ecosystem's polar bear population. 8pm Fox MasterChef The top 18 cooks are divided into two teams for their first field challenge: whipping up appetizers and entrées for the nuptials of Season 6 contestant Nick Nappi, a 72-guest affair. 8pm, Freeform Young & Hungry "Young & Piggy" finds Gabi and Sofia tickled pink to be working together— ...
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Tuesday's TV highlights: 'Person of Interest' and more
LATimes - 9 months
  SERIES Hotel Hell Host Gordon Ramsay meets a West Virginia innkeeper with a hoarding problem in his new episode. 8 p.m. Fox SoCal Connected The episode “Silicon Beach on a Wave” looks at the rise of tech companies in Santa Monica, Venice and Playa Vista. 8 and 10 p.m. KCET Genealogy Roadshow...
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Gordon Ramsay ruins diner’s proposal at Las Vegas restaurant
Fox News - 10 months
Gordon Ramsay is best known for his foul-mouth and no nonsense attitude in the kitchen.
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Why Gordon Ramsay fell in love with Singapore
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WATCH: Gordon Ramsay tries Girl Scout cookies for the first time
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It doesn't go well. 
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gordon Ramsay
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 48
    In 2015, Forbes listed his earnings at $60 million for the previous 12 months, and ranked him the 21st highest earning celebrity in the world.
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  • 2014
    Age 47
    In January 2014 Ramsay lost a high court case in relation to the "York & Albany pub."
    More Details Hide Details Ramsay claimed that his father-in-law had misused a 'ghost writing' machine to make a personal guarantor for the £640,000 a year annual rent of that pub. Ramsay tried to nullify the 25-year lease, signed in 2007. The judge said that Ramsay had known from the guarantee beforehand but that he had total trust in his father-in-law, Christopher Hutcheson, and left the deal with him. The judge dismissed the case and ordered Ramsay to pay all legal costs and outstanding monies, in total more than a million pounds. Ramsay's first documented role in television was in two fly-on-the-kitchen-wall documentaries: Boiling Point (1998) and Beyond Boiling Point (2000), but had appeared previously as a judge on a masterchef-like series for young catering students in 1997, with his then restaurant partner. Ramsay appeared on series three of Faking It in 2001 helping the prospective chef, a burger flipper named Ed Devlin, learn the trade. This episode won the 2001 BAFTA for "Best Factual TV Moment."
  • 2013
    Age 46
    The loss follows the closure of another of Ramsay's restaurants in June 2013.
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    In October 2013, the Gordon Ramsay at The London restaurant in New York lost its two Michelin stars due to issues encountered by the Michelin reviewers.
    More Details Hide Details The guide's director Michael Ellis stated that he was served "some very erratic meals" and also experienced "issues with consistency."
    In partnership with footballer David Beckham, Ramsay opened the Union Street Café in the Southwark district of London, UK in September 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The Italian cuisine of the Union Street Café, with a menu that is revolved on a daily basis, is overseen by Chef Davide Degiovanni.
    In January 2013, Ramsay was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame.
    More Details Hide Details All of Ramsay's business interests (restaurants, media, consultancy) are held in the company Gordon Ramsay Holdings Limited, which was run in partnership with his father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson. Ramsay owns a 69% stake, valued at £67 million in 2007.
  • 2012
    Age 45
    In October 2012, Ramsay opened The Fat Cow in Los Angeles, US at The Grove, a shopping area that is also popular with tourists.
    More Details Hide Details Ramsay explained his intention for the Fat Cow in a press release to signify the opening of the venue: "The concept for The Fat Cow came from my desire to have a neighborhood restaurant that you could go to all the time to just relax and enjoy a terrific meal."
    On 21 March 2012, Ramsay filed a $2.7 million lawsuit against his former partners of his restaurant in Montreal, Quebec, the Laurier Gordon Ramsay (since renamed The Laurier 1936), over lost licensing fees and defamatory statements made against him.
    More Details Hide Details On 16 April 2013, just over a year later, Laurier 1936 closed. Ramsay's reputation is built upon his goal of culinary perfection. Since the airing of Boiling Point which followed Ramsay's quest of earning three Michelin stars, the chef has also become infamous for his fiery temper and use of expletives. Ramsay once famously ejected food critic A. A. Gill along with his dining companion, Joan Collins, from his restaurant, leading Gill to state that "Ramsay is a wonderful chef, just a really second-rate human being." Ramsay admitted in his autobiography that he did not mind if Gill insulted his food, but a personal insult he was not going to stand for. Ramsay has also had confrontations with his kitchen staff, including one incident that resulted in the pastry chef calling the police. A 2005 interview reported Ramsay had retained 85% of his staff since 1993. Ramsay attributes his management style to the influence of previous mentors, notably chefs Marco Pierre White and Guy Savoy, father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson, and Jock Wallace, his manager while a footballer at Rangers.
    In 2012 it was reported that Ramsay was to be the producer of a drama called The Inferno, set in a New York restaurant.
    More Details Hide Details In September 2005, Ramsay, along with Jamie Oliver, Heston Blumenthal, Wolfgang Puck and Sanjeev Kapoor, were featured in CNN International's Quest, in which Richard Quest stepped into the shoes of celebrity chefs.
    In March 2012, Fox announced the coming of Ramsay's fourth series for the Fox network, Hotel Hell; the series is similar to Kitchen Nightmares, except that it focuses on struggling hotels, motels and other lodging establishments in the United States. Originally slated for debut 6 April 2012 and 4 June 2012, the series debuted 13 August 2012.
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    In February 2012 Danny Lavy, the owner of the restaurant, announced the restaurant was disassociating itself from Ramsay, citing a lack of involvement and understanding on Ramsay's part.
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  • 2011
    Age 44
    In November 2011 Ramsay made an appearance on The Simpsons episode "The Food Wife."
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    In 2011, during the results show of American Idol, footage of the top 5 contestants taking on a challenge of cooking with Gordon Ramsay was shown.
    More Details Hide Details The Top 5 were given 10 minutes to make the best omelettes.
    In 2011, the Daily Mail claimed that Ramsay spent more time on television than in the kitchen but he still retained the three stars for his Chelsea restaurant.
    More Details Hide Details At that time Ramsay was one of only four chefs in the UK to retain three Michelin Stars for his restaurant (the others being Heston Blumenthal, Alain Ducasse and Alain Roux).
    On 9 August 2011, Ramsay opened his first Canadian restaurant, Laurier Gordon Ramsay (at the former Rotisserie Laurier BBQ) in Montreal.
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  • 2010
    Age 43
    Reflecting on the controversy in 2010, Ramsay was unapologetic, stating:
    More Details Hide Details Since 1996, Ramsay has written 21 books. Ramsay also contributes a food-and-drink column to The Times Saturday magazine. Master Chefs Series Cook Cards
    On 19 October 2010, the company Gordon Ramsay Holdings Limited announced that Chris Hutcheson had left his position as CEO of Gordon Ramsay Holdings Ltd.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after, Ramsay released a letter to the press describing how he had unravelled the "manipulative" Hutcheson's "complex life" after having him followed by a private detective. His father-in-law's "away days," wrote Ramsay, "were rarely what I thought they were." Company accounts show Hutcheson borrowed up to £1.5 million from Gordon Ramsay Holdings, of which he was chief executive, though he says he reported the borrowings to the company and paid the money back. Hutcheson said he had been "vaporised" and subjected to a "public hanging" by Ramsay, whom he described as a friendless egotist.
    On 6 June 2010 he played for the Rest of the World team alongside former professional footballers Zinedine Zidane and Luís Figo as well as Hollywood actors Woody Harrelson, Mike Myers and Michael Sheen.
    More Details Hide Details The match took place at Old Trafford in Manchester and was won by the Rest of the World for the first time, the winning penalty scored by Harrelson in the shoot-out. In 2008, Ramsay was in Iceland's Westman Islands filming a puffin hunting segment when he lost his footing and fell during a descent off an 85 ft cliff, landing in the icy water below. He said, "I thought I was a goner." He reached the surface of the water by removing his heavy boots and waterproof clothing. His film crew, who rescued Ramsay by throwing him a rope, reported that he was submerged for at least 45 seconds. During the ordeal, he remembers how he felt: "I was panicking and my lungs were filling with water. When I got to the top after getting my boots off, I was dazed and my head was totally massive."
    Until 2010, Ramsay's father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson, was responsible for the business operations of Ramsay's restaurant empire.
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    Ramsay joined several other celebrity chefs in the 2010 series, The Big Fish Fight, where he, along with fellow chef Jamie Oliver and a few others, spent time on a trawler boat to raise awareness about the discarding of hundreds of thousands of salt water fish.
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    In 2010, Ramsay served as a producer and judge on the US version of MasterChef. (A second season of the show began in June 2011, again starring Ramsay.) On that same show, he was joined by culinary judges Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich.
    More Details Hide Details He starred in a travelogue about his visit to India, Gordon's Great Escape followed by a series set in Asia. He hosted the series Ramsay's Best Restaurant, which was the first UK series by Ramsay's own production company, One Potato Two Potato.
    In April 2010, Jason Atherton, executive chef of Maze restaurants worldwide, resigned to open his own venue in Mayfair.
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  • 2009
    Age 42
    On 5 June 2009, Ramsay started trading national TV insults with Australia's Nine Network, A Current Affair journalist Tracy Grimshaw.
    More Details Hide Details The day after his interview, he was a guest feature at the Melbourne Food and Wine festival. While doing his display, he allegedly insulted Grimshaw and made insinuations about her sexuality. Grimshaw responded the next day, calling Ramsay an "arrogant, narcissist bully." Ramsay eventually apologised, stating that his behaviour "was a joke." Ramsay has also drawn the ire of vegetarians. In 2005, he served ham to an unknowing vegetarian in an episode of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (Ramsay, in narrations during the episode, said he did not realise a chef at the restaurant put ham underneath vegetable toppings. The chef was also shown to have not revealed all of the ingredients within the dish.) He has also told the BBC that he has lied to vegetarian diners to conceal the presence of chicken stock in his soup. TV Guide included him in their 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time.
    On 17 April 2009 it was revealed that Ramsay's restaurant, Foxtrot Oscar in Chelsea, West London, used pre-prepared food that was heated up and sold with mark-ups of up to 586%.
    More Details Hide Details It was also revealed that three of his gastropubs in London did the same thing. A spokeswoman for Gordon Ramsay explained, "Gordon Ramsay chefs prepare components of dishes devised and produced to the highest Gordon Ramsay standards. These are supplied to those kitchens with limited cooking space such as Foxtrot Oscar and Gordon Ramsay's highly acclaimed pubs, including the Narrow. These are sealed and transported daily in refrigerated vans and all menu dishes are then cooked in the individual kitchens. This is only for the supply of Foxtrot Oscar and the three pubs and allows each establishment to control the consistency and the quality of the food served."
    Ramsay has been involved in a series of charitable events and organisations. He fulfilled his aim of finishing 10 marathons in ten years by running his 10th consecutive London Marathon on 26 April 2009, sponsoring the Scottish Spina Bifida Association.
    More Details Hide Details Ramsay has been Honorary Patron of the Scottish Spina Bifida Association since 2004, and in 2005 he launched The Gordon Ramsay "Buy a Brick" appeal to help the organisation raise funds to build a new Family Support Centre and Head Office in Glasgow. In 2006 he launched a new Appeal to help the charity raise the funds required to continue to run the support centre "What's your favourite F Word, Gordon's is Fundraising." In November 2007 Ramsay hosted a St Andrew's Day Gala Dinner at Stirling Castle in aid of the Association and has now made this fundraising Gala Dinner an annual event. During March 2005 Ramsay teamed up with Indian chef Madhur Jaffrey to help the VSO, an international development charity group, to support its Spice Up Your Life event. The charity hoped to raise £100,000 for VSO's work in HIV and AIDS in India. The Ramsays were the first couple to become ambassadors for the women's charity Women's Aid in 2005. The couple ran the Flora Families marathon to support Women's Aid.
    Ramsay has been highly critical of Food Network and Iron Chef America star Mario Batali. The New York Post reported in 2009 that Batali has banned Ramsay from his restaurants.
    More Details Hide Details This alleged feud goes back to when Batali was highly critical of Ramsay's cooking style for being "dull and outdated." Batali has since stated that the alleged feud "was created by a couple of journalists." Batali went on to state, "I'd love to hang out with Ramsay."
  • 2007
    Age 40
    In November 2007, Ramsay installed 29-year-old Clare Smyth as head chef at his three-Michelin-starred flagship restaurant on London's Royal Hospital Road.
    More Details Hide Details Smyth is the second high-profile appointment of a female chef by Ramsay, after Angela Hartnett. Ramsay has been criticised for his frequent use of profanity on his programmes, first by British celebrity cook Delia Smith, then, in relation to Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, by a member of the Federal Parliament of Australia. In his autobiography, Ramsay himself said he was unaware of the extent of his swearing until he watched an episode of Boiling Point. While he stated he did not have a problem with it, "Mum was appalled."
    In June 2007, Ramsay's show was sued by the terminated general manager (Martin Hyde) of the New York restaurant Purnima (Dillon's), who also alleged fakery.
    More Details Hide Details Hyde had quit his position at the restaurant during the show, when Ramsay suggested that the owner hire top Indian Chef Vikas Khanna as the Consultant Chef for Purnima. The lawsuit alleged that "unknown to the viewing audience, some or all of Kitchen Nightmares are fake and the so-called 'problems uncovered and solved' by Ramsay are, for the most part, created by Ramsay and his staff for the purpose of making it appear that Ramsay is improving the restaurant." In August 2007, the case was dismissed voluntarily and ordered into arbitration as stipulated in their contract.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 39
    Whereas previous ventures acted as a combined consultant/brand, in November 2006 Ramsay announced plans to create three restaurants in the United States in partnership with private equity firm Blackstone Group, who are refurbishing each of the chosen hotels into five star locations at a cost of £100 million per hotel.
    More Details Hide Details At an investment of £3 million per restaurant for the 10-year lease, all the restaurants offer the chef's trademark modern European cuisine, and opened in 2006/2007 at:
    In November 2006, Gordon Ramsay at the London opened in New York City, winning top newcomer in the city's coveted Zagat guide, despite mixed reviews from professional critics.
    More Details Hide Details In 2007, Ramsay opened his first restaurant in Ireland, Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Powerscourt, County Wicklow. This restaurant closed in 2013. In May 2008 he opened his first restaurant, Boxwood, on the US west coast in The London West Hollywood Hotel (formerly the Bel-Age Hotel) on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.
    In July 2006, Channel 4 announced that it had re-signed Ramsay to an exclusive four-year deal at the network, running until July 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The series became one of the highest rated shows aired on Channel 4 each week. During one episode of The F Word, Ramsay cooked in Doncaster Prison in Marshgate for its inmates. The chef was so impressed by the speed at which a prisoner, Kieron Tarff, chopped vegetables that he offered him a job at his restaurant following his release in 2007.
    In late 2006 Gordon Ramsay Holdings purchased three London pubs which he converted into gastropubs.
    More Details Hide Details These are: The Narrow in Limehouse, which opened in March 2007, the Devonshire in Chiswick, which opened in October 2007 and The Warrington in Maida Vale, which opened in February 2008. Both The Devonshire and The Warrington were subsequently sold in 2011 (The Warrington to pub company Faucet Inn), leaving The Narrow as the sole pub in GRH's portfolio. Ramsay acts as a consultant to numerous catering organisations, and was recruited by Singapore Airlines as one of its "International Culinary Panel" consultants. In May 2008 it was confirmed that Ramsay's protégé of 15 years, Marcus Wareing, was going solo, having opened and operated Pétrus at The Berkeley Hotel on behalf of Gordon Ramsay Holdings since 2003. With the name Pétrus owned by Gordon Ramsay Holdings, industry sources suggested it was likely to transfer to another restaurant in the group with the former La Noisette site identified as the most likely.
    Also in 2006, Ramsay was nominated as a candidate for Rector of the University of St Andrews, but lost at the polls to Simon Pepper.
    More Details Hide Details Ramsay's flagship restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, was voted London's top restaurant in Harden's for eight years, but in 2008 was placed below Petrus, a restaurant run by former protégé Marcus Wareing.
    In September 2006, he was named as the most influential person in the UK hospitality industry in the annual Caterersearch 100 list, published by Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine.
    More Details Hide Details He overtook Jamie Oliver, who had been top of the list in 2005.
    In July 2006, Ramsay won the Catey award for "Independent Restaurateur of the Year", becoming only the third person to have won three Catey awards.
    More Details Hide Details Ramsay's two previous Catey awards were in 1995 (Newcomer of the Year) and 2000 (Chef of the Year). The other two triple-winners are Michel Roux, and Jacquie Pern.
    He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 honours list for services to the hospitality industry, but almost missed the award when his plane was delayed.
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    In June 2006, Ramsay won a High Court case against the London Evening Standard newspaper, in which Victor Lewis Smith had alleged, after reports from previous owner Sue Ray, that scenes and the general condition of Bonaparte's had been faked for Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.
    More Details Hide Details Ramsay was awarded £75,000 plus costs. Ramsay said at the time: "I won't let people write anything they want to about me. We have never done anything in a cynical fake way."
    On 13 October 2006, he was guest host on the first episode of Have I Got News for Yous 32nd series.
    More Details Hide Details On 27 December 2007, Ramsay appeared in the Extras Christmas special. In January 2008, Ramsay also guest featured on Channel 4's Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack as the Big Brother housemates took part in his Cookalong Live television show. Gordon spoke directly to the Big Brother House via the house plasma screens, regularly checking on the progress of the contestants.
    On 14 May 2006, he appeared on Top Gear in the "Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car" segment.
    More Details Hide Details Ramsay held the top spot on Top Gears celebrity leader board, with a lap time of 1.46.38 until overtaken by Simon Cowell. Ramsay starred in part of a National Blood Service "Give Blood" television advertisement, in which he said that he would have died from a ruptured spleen had it not have been for another person's blood donation.
    In 2006, Ramsay took part in a television series for ITV, following the lead-up to Soccer Aid, a celebrity charity football match, in which he played only the first half, nursing an injury picked up in training.
    More Details Hide Details Ramsay captained the Rest of the World XI against an England XI captained by Robbie Williams. His involvement was limited after he received a four-inch cut in his calf. During his second Top Gear appearance, he stated that his current cars are a Ferrari F430 and a Range Rover Sport Supercharged, the latter replacing the Bentley Continental GT he previously owned.
  • 2005
    Age 38
    Two restaurants, Gordon Ramsay at Conrad Tokyo and Cerise by Gordon Ramsay, both opened in Tokyo in 2005.
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  • 2001
    Age 34
    The restaurant gained its third Michelin star in 2001, making Ramsay the first Scot to achieve that feat.
    More Details Hide Details From his first restaurant, Ramsay's empire has expanded rapidly, next opening Petrus, then Amaryllis in Glasgow (which he was later forced to close) and later Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's. He hired his friend and maître d'hôtel Jean-Philippe Susilovic, who works at Petrus and also appears on Ramsay's US TV show Hell's Kitchen. Restaurants at the Dubai Creek and Connaught hotels followed, the latter branded with his protégé Angela Hartnett's name. Ramsay has opened restaurants outside the UK, beginning with Verre in Dubai.
  • 1998
    Age 31
    In 1998, Ramsay opened his own restaurant in Chelsea, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, with the help of his father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson.
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  • 1997
    Age 30
    Despite the restaurant's success, a dispute with Ramsay's business owners and Ramsay's dream of running his own restaurant led to his leaving the partnership in 1997.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 29
    Ramsay married Cayetana Elizabeth Hutcheson, a Montessori-trained schoolteacher, in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details They live in Wandsworth Common, London. The couple have four children: Megan, Matilda, and twins Jack and Holly. On 13 May 2016, it was announced that the couple were expecting their fifth child, a boy. However, a month later, it was revealed that Tana suffered a miscarriage at five months.
  • 1993
    Age 26
    Upon his return to London in 1993, Ramsay was offered the position of head chef (under chef-patron Pierre Koffmann) at the Three Michelin starred La Tante Claire in Chelsea.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly thereafter, Marco Pierre White re-entered his life, offering to set him up with a head chef position and 10% share in the Rossmore, owned by White's business partners. The restaurant was renamed Aubergine and went on to win its first Michelin star fourteen months later. In 1997, Aubergine won its second Michelin star.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1984
    Age 17
    In mid-1984, Ramsay had a trial with Rangers, the club he supported as a boy.
    More Details Hide Details He seriously injured his knee, smashing the cartilage during training. Ramsay continued to train and play on the injured knee, tearing a cruciate ligament during a squash game. Ramsay has claimed to have played two first team games for Rangers. According to his autobiography Ramsay played "a couple of non-league matches as a trialist" for Rangers and was signed by the club at the age of 15. Allan Cairns, the photographer who took the picture in September 1985, said the photo was not one of Rangers first team but a side picked to play a testimonial match. A Rangers spokesman said: "Ramsay was a trialist in that testimonial game. He trained with us for a few months after that but then got injured." In series 4, episode 12 of The F Word (originally aired on 29 July 2008), Ramsay visited Ibrox, the home ground of his favourite childhood team, Rangers, and exclaimed, "Home, Sweet Home" and said, "My dream came true when I was spotted in the mid-80s and I joined the youth team here in Ibrox." He related that one of his fondest memories is playing alongside one of Scotland's football legends, Ally McCoist, who said about Ramsay, "I remember him well and the one thing that never ever will change is that he's a competitive so-and-so and wants to do and be the best that he can." Ramsay recalled that, "the pain of being released on the back of an injury" was only assuaged many years later, "after receiving his third Michelin Star", and concluded that, "without the upset at Ibrox, I would not be the chef I am today."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Age 9
    Ramsay has described his early life as "hopelessly itinerant", and his family moved constantly due to the aspirations and failures of his father, who was an at-times-violent alcoholic. In 1976, they finally settled in Stratford-upon-Avon, where he grew up in the Bishopton area of the town.
    More Details Hide Details In his autobiography, Humble Pie, he describes his early life as being marked by abuse and neglect from this "hard-drinking womaniser". At the age of 16, Ramsay moved out of the family house into a flat in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Ramsay played football and was first chosen to play under-14 football at age 12. He was chosen to play for Warwickshire. His footballing career was marked by injuries, causing him to remark later in life, "Perhaps I was doomed when it came to football."
  • 1966
    Born
    Ramsay was born on 8 November 1966 in Johnstone, Renfrewshire.
    More Details Hide Details From the age of five, he was raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Ramsay is the second of four children. He has an older sister, Diane; a younger brother, Ronnie, who Ramsay revealed had been behind bars for heroin possession as a juvenile; and a younger sister, Yvonne. Ramsay's father, Gordon James Senior (died 1997), was at various times a swimming pool manager, a welder, and a shopkeeper; his sister Yvonne and their mother, Helen (née Cosgrove), have been nurses.
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