Gordon Ramsay is a British celebrity chef, restaurateur and television personality. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about him!
1.His full name is Gordon James Ramsay.
2. He was born on 8 November 1966.
3. Born in Scotland, Ramsay grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon.
4. His restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total.
5. His signature restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London, has held 3 Michelin stars since 2001.
6. First appearing on television in the UK in the late 1990s, by 2004 Ramsay had become one of the best known celebrity chefs in British popular culture, and, along with other chefs like Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, and Delia Smith, he has influenced viewers to become more culinarily adventurous.
7. As a reality television personality, Ramsay is known for his fiery temper, strict demeanour, and use of expletives.
8. He often makes blunt and controversial comments, including insults and wisecracks about contestants and their cooking abilities. He combines activities in the television, film, hospitality, and food industries and has promoted and hired various chefs who have apprenticed under his wing.
9. Gordon Ramsay is known for presenting TV programmes about competitive cookery and food, such as the British series Hell’s Kitchen, The F Word, and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, along with the American versions of Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, and Hotel Hell.
10. 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
11. Goron Ramsay was born on 8 November 1966 in Johnstone, Renfrewshire.
12. From the age of five, he was raised in Stratford-upon-Avon.
13. He has an older sister, Diane; a younger brother, Ronnie, who Ramsay revealed had been imprisoned for heroin possession as a juvenile and a younger sister, Yvonne. He is the second of four children.
14. Goron 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.
15. At the age of 16, Ramsay moved out of the family home and into a flat in Banbury
16. Ramsay played football and was first chosen to play under-14 football at age 12. He was chosen to play for Warwickshire.
17. His footballing career was marked by injuries, causing him to remark later in life, “Perhaps I was doomed when it came to football.” In mid-1984, Ramsay had a trial with Rangers, the club he supported as a boy. 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.
18. Goron Ramsay has claimed to have played two first team games for Rangers.
19. By this time, Ramsay’s interest in cooking had already begun, and rather than be known as the football player with the gammy knee, at age 19, Ramsay paid more serious attention to his culinary education.
20. After weighing his options, Ramsay enrolled at North Oxfordshire Technical College, sponsored by the Rotarians, to study hotel management.
21. In the early 1980s, he worked as a commis chef at the Wroxton House Hotel then ran the kitchen and 60-seat dining room at the Wickham Arms, until his sexual relationship with the owner’s wife made the situation difficult.
22. Ramsay then moved to London, where he worked in a series of restaurants until being inspired to work for the temperamental Marco Pierre White at Harveys.
23. After working at Harveys for two years and ten months, Ramsay, tired of “the rages and the bullying and violence”, decided that the way to further advance his career was to study French cuisine.
24. He went to France where he worked at restaurants. Later on he moved to Paris to work with Guy Savoy and Joël Robuchon, both Michelin-starred chefs.
25. In Master Chef season 3 episode 18, Gordon Ramsay stated that Guy Savoy was his mentor.
26. He continued his training in France for three years, before giving in to the physical and mental stress of the kitchens and taking a year to work as a personal chef on the private yacht Idlewild, based in Bermuda
27. 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.
28. Goron 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.”
29. Goron Ramsay married Cayetana Elizabeth Hutcheson, a Montessori-trained schoolteacher, in 1996. They live in Wandsworth Common, London.
30. The couple have four children: Megan, Matilda Ramsay, 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.