Gordon Ramsay

Holder of seven Michelin stars currently, and having been awarded 16 overall throughout his career, Gordon Ramsay is undeniably one of the UK’s finest chefs.


Birthday: 08 November 1966

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Holder of seven Michelin stars currently, and having been awarded 16 overall throughout his career, Gordon Ramsay is undeniably one of the UK’s finest chefs. If you add to this his numerous different high-profile TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic and wide range of cookery books, it’s fair to say that Ramsay is one of the most recognisable British faces there is. Having built a career around his famously fiery temper ever since his debut TV show Boiling Point aired in 1998, Ramsay’s sharp tongue has, over the years, become a large part of his brand. However, this doesn’t stop him from being highly respected by industry professionals and the general public alike.

Born in Scotland, Ramsay was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon alongside three siblings. After a short flirtation with the idea of becoming a professional football player, he decided to pursue a career in cookery enrolling at the North Oxfordshire Technical College to study hotel management. Initially working in a number of small-scale restaurants, Ramsay eventually moved to London where he began to work under the unpredictable Marco Pierre White at Harvey’s. From there, he went on to work under chefs including Albert Roux at Le Gavroche, and Joël Robuchon at Guy Savoy in Paris, before returning to work for White as head chef of the two Michelin-starred Aubergine.

"If I relaxed, if I took my foot off the gas, I would probably die."

In 1994, he opened his debut eatery Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, which eventually went on to be awarded three Michelin stars, as well as earning many other accolades, and propelled Ramsay into the spotlight. This was where Ramsay’s prolific TV career began with Boiling Point which documented Ramsay’s pursuit of a third Michelin star. From there he has gone on to host award-winning culinary shows including Hell’s Kitchen, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, The F Word, as well as being a judge on MasterChef US.

While still managing his TV commitments, Ramsay began to open more and more restaurants all over the world including spots in France, Hong Kong and the US, and currently has over 30 restaurants worldwide. On top of this Ramsay has written an array of different cookbooks and autobiographies, as well as writing a food-and-drink column for the Sunday Times. This hasn’t gone unnoticed though – Ramsay was awarded an OBE in 2006 by the Queen for his services to the hospitality industry. If you’re dying to know even more about Gordon Ramsay, read below for a whole host of further facts about the foul-mouthed chef.

Gordon Ramsay's Books

Over the past 25 years Gordon Ramsay has written 26 books, most of which are cookbooks, but he’s also written two autobiographies. Here is a bibliography of all of the books Ramsay has written:


FAQs

Who is Gordon Ramsay?
Gordon Ramsay is a British celebrity chef with a huge number of restaurants worldwide, as well as a number of TV shows and cook books.

How old is Gordon Ramsay?
Ramsay was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland, on 8 November 1966 making him 53 years old at time of writing.

How much is Gordon Ramsay worth?
Gordon Ramsay’s net worth is estimated to be around £170 million. According to Forbes, in 2018 Ramsay earnt £62 million in a calendar year, which made him the 33rd highest-paid-celebrity in the world that year.

Where does Gordon Ramsay live?
Gordon Ramsay and his family divide their time between three different houses – a huge townhouse in London’s Wandsworth, a mansion in Rock, Cornwall, and a house in Los Angeles.

Who are Gordon Ramsay’s family?
Gordon Ramsay’s mother Helen Cosgrove works for a number of charities including Women’s Aid while his father, who was also called Gordon, died in 1997. He got married to his wife Tana in 1996 and together they have five children.

Who is Gordon Ramsay’s wife?
Cayetana Elizabeth Hutchenson (now Ramsay), known affectionately as Tana, first met Ramsay when she was just 18 years-old. However, it wasn’t until a few years later that they actually started dating, and from then on the rest, as they say, is history. A former schoolteacher, these days Tana writes cookery books and also occasionally appears on TV. In 2010 she competed on ITV’s Dancing on Ice before being eliminated in the fourth week.

Who are Gordon Ramsay’s children?
Ramsay has five children: Meghan, 21, twins Holly and Jack, 19, Matilda, 18, and recent addition to the family, baby Oscar, who will be one in April. Ramsay’s children are all good friends with David Beckham’s children, but their dad has made it very clear on multiple occasions that they will never be dating them! Youngest daughter Matilda is following in her father’s footsteps with her own cookery show Matilda & The Ramsay Bunch: Tilly's Kitchen Takeover. Meanwhile Jack and Holly are big supporters of charity, running the London Marathon in 2018 for Great Ormond Street Hospital and raising a whopping £28,000.

Gordon Ramsay's TV Shows

Gordon Ramsay has hosted and appeared on a huge number of different TV shows throughout his career. Here is a list of all the shows he’s been a part of throughout his career:

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted
2019 -

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted

Ramsay serves up an epic adventure as he travels around the world meeting with indigenous people to learn about their foods and cultures.

Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip
2018 - 2018

Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip

Join British superstar Gordon Ramsay, Italian stallion Gino D'Acampo and French master maitre d' Fred Sirieix as they take a road trip.

Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back
2018 -

Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is given one day to help troubled restaurants.

The F Word US
2017 -

The F Word US

Gordon Ramsey on Cocaine
2017 - 2017

Gordon Ramsey on Cocaine

Culinary Genius
2017 -

Culinary Genius

Ramsay’s Costa del Nightmares
2014 -

Ramsay’s Costa del Nightmares

Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch
2014 -

Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch

MasterChef Junior
2013 -

MasterChef Junior

Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking
2013 -

Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking

Hotel Hell
2012 - 2016

Hotel Hell

Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course
2012 - 2012

Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course

Gordon Behind Bars
2012 -

Gordon Behind Bars

Ramsay’s Best Restaurant
2010 -

Ramsay’s Best Restaurant

MasterChef US
2010 -

MasterChef US

Gordon’s Great Escape
2010 -

Gordon’s Great Escape

Christmas with Gordon
2010 -

Christmas with Gordon

Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live US
2009 -

Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live US

Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live
2008 -

Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live

Kitchen Nightmares
2007 -

Kitchen Nightmares

The F Word UK
2005 -

The F Word UK

Hell’s Kitchen US
2005 -

Hell’s Kitchen US

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
2004 - 2009

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares

Hell’s Kitchen UK
2004 -

Hell’s Kitchen UK

Ramsay - Trouble at The Top
2002 -

Ramsay - Trouble at The Top

Beyond Boiling Point
2000 -

Beyond Boiling Point

Boiling Point
1998 -

Boiling Point

Quotes

If I relaxed, if I took my foot off the gas, I would probably die.

I don't like looking back. I'm always constantly looking forward. I'm not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I'm too busy looking for the next cow.

Where’s the lamb sauce?!

I don't run restaurants that are out of control. We are about establishing phenomenal foot holdings with talent.

Would I swap what I have achieved as a cook if I could have been as successful as a footballer? Definitely.