10 Things You Must Never Do And Say in Any of Gordon Ramsay's Restaurants

Gordon Ramsay has a hot temper that can be triggered by a breath.
Gordon Ramsay has a hot temper that can be triggered by a breath.

Gordon Ramsay known world-wide.

Everyone who owns a television in America and Europe knows master chef Gordon Ramsay, but mostly at (that) safe distance. Ramsay doing one of his competitive cooking programs and the viewer plotted comfortably in an easy chair.

There is a good reason for this assumption. Ramsay is a walking paradox. He can be so gentle with his numerous customers and their children, but then turns into a chef possessed with an anger demon spewing the "F" word and other profanities at everyone in cursing distance.

Gordon looking upset.
Gordon looking upset.
A rare moment: Gordon Ramsay breaking into a smile.
A rare moment: Gordon Ramsay breaking into a smile.
A stately pose.
A stately pose.

Cooking has been great to Gordon.

He's entitled. I guess. I say this because his background tells of how hard he worked to be "the" hardest-working, wealthiest, and most-popular chef in the free world. Sweat, blood, and a lot of work weeks that seemed a month-long. But Gordon Ramsay is everything he claims to be. An expert on all types of foods as well as how to cook them all perfectly and what not to mix with them on the stove.

Gordon James Ramsay, Jr., "Officer of the Order of the British Empire" was born 8 November 1966 and is a Scottish born British chef, restaurateur and television personality.
His highly-successful restaurants have been awarded 16 "Michelin stars" in total and currently hold 14. Bloomburg 13 Stars, His signature "Restaurant Gordon Ramsay" Chelsea, London has held 3 Michelin stars since 2001. Ramsay is best-known for creating TV programs about competitive cookery and food, such as the British series "Hell's Kitchen," "The F Word," "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" along with the American versions of "Hell's Kitchen," "Kitchen Nightmares," "Master Chef," and "Master Chef Junior."

Gordon uses his favorite line on "Hell's Kitchen," "Get out, you donkey!"
Gordon uses his favorite line on "Hell's Kitchen," "Get out, you donkey!"

Questions about Gordon Ramsay.

Are the dishes in any of Ramsay's eateries delicious? Yes, and I just asked probably the most-stupid question ever to be asked about Ramsay.

Are the dishes in any of Ramsay's eateries affordable for everyone. No. And if you look carefully at the clientele on "Hell's Kitchen," on ABC, you will not spot ONE middle-class individual wearing middle-class clothing bought from TARGET. The majority of Gordon Ramsay's customers are high-level entertainers, politicians, and other wealthy restaurant critics and restaurant owners.

It's safe to say that food and Ramsay are enjoying a wonderful relationship. To say nothing about lucrative.

Here comes the magic. Let's say that you, an average, hard-working, honest guy got the chance to dine at any of Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen" locations in the world and you jumped on the chance for something you would brag about to your buddies. Do you think you could endure the culture and atmosphere of a "Hell's Kitchen?"

The man, Gordon Ramsay.
The man, Gordon Ramsay.
"Can anybody light a match?"
"Can anybody light a match?"
"Shut it down!"
"Shut it down!"

Oh, you say "yes," but listen. You are about to jump into "the deep water," my friend. Why? Simply because you, my friend, are like me, rural and from the Deep South. You eating at Gordon Ramsay's fine restaurant, "Hell's Kitchen," is a true case of being "a fish out of water' because there are . . .

10 Things You Must Never Do And Say in Any of Gordon Ramsay's Restaurants

10.) Growl at the high-class customers because you are dressed in your finest jeans and tee-shirt with your favorite college team's logo on the front.

9.) Make fun of the waiter simply because you do not understand perfect English.

8.) Never refer to any item on the menu as "this here stuff."

7.) When eating a bread stick while waiting for your order, do not chew and smack so loud that the high-class customers think that "Hell's Kitchen" has started patronizing horses.

6.) When your waiter brings you the wine at accompanies your meal, do not get upset and bellow, "Hey, Crepe Suzette! I said that I wanted beer! You do stock beer, right?"

5.) Now your order as well as your girlfriend's order has arrived. "Will there be anything else?" your waiter asks. "Yeah," you snap. "I want some food on this here plate." Sure, your girlfriend will be humiliated, but she has to know that you are a real man.

4.) To impress your pretty girlfriend (who is acting civil), you say, "watch this," as your waiter returns to your table. "What seems to be the problem, mister?" he says softly. "This here meat is raw and I want this dish sent back to that low-life Gordon Ramsay if he is even back there!" You yell. "But sir, that there, uhhh, meat is raw oysters. Not beef," your waiter tries to explain, but you get your way and your plate is sent back.
(you watch as the waiter shows Gordon Ramsay your order and talks to him about what you want. You notice Ramsay's head bobbing up and down and his face is getting red. You can now hear his cursing from where you are sitting: From the farthest side of the restaurant. Sure, you caused Gordon Ramsay some grief, but you are not afraid of him in the least.)

3.) "Ahhh, I do hope that this will be pleasing to you," your waiter says smiling. You take a bite and chew. Then nod in agreement. Your waiter smiles at you and goes back to serving.

2.) With your order that is now to your liking, you down a few cold brews to celebrate getting the best of Gordon Ramsay and "Hell's Kitchen." Your pretty girlfriend looks at you adoringly.

1.) You and your girlfriend are finished with your meal. Although you are in a mild drunken stupor, you say, "Sweetie, I am going to walk over there and thank Gordon Ramsay for redoing my plate. Yes, sir." Your girlfriend is wise and goes to wait on you at the cashier's station.
"Uhhh, Mister Ramsay, sir. I just, (belch) got to (belch) thank ye' for redoing my order. That was very (belch) of you," you manage to say while rocking back and forth holding to a chair. You think to yourself that beer in "Hell's Kitchen" must be stronger when where you live in "Bobbi LeDeux Bayou Subdivision," in Baton Rouge.

"My pleasuah, my good and drunk clod," Gordon replies being very snippy. "Mistuh, you are planning on paying for that meal?" he continues.

"Wy' shore, I am, Gordie. Do ye' think I am a thief to (belch) eat somewhur and then (belch) then try to (belch) sneak out? Hey, I am gonna pay double to show you (belch) that I am an honest man," You argue.

"No, I know that yew are not a common thief, my clod friend. But you are a world-class idiot for trying to pay twice for the SAME plate," Ramsay digs you and then laughs at you as you drag yourself up to get your pretty girlfriend and go home."

On the way home, you comment to your sweet girlfriend, "Know whut? That Gordon fella is not a bad egg. Naw, suh. He was so nice that he didn't charge me (belch) for that second plate."

You were blessed that Gordon didn't do this to you

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thumbi7 17 months ago from India

Gordon Ramsay's master chef shows are fun to watch. He had also come to India and attempted Indian cooking.

I love watching his perfectionism and short temper


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DWDavisRSL 17 months ago from Eastern NC

I've never thought much of Gordon Ramsey from what I've seen of him on TV but I will definitely smile when I see his show from now on imagining that customer from the bayou thanking him.


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kenneth avery 17 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

thumbi7,

Greetings to you, my new friend. My heart-felt thanks to you for your nice comment.

I would love to try Indian food, but I am not financially-able to fly to your country to enjoy REAL Indian food, not those fake Indian foods that some stores try to sell in this country.

Have a safe and sane night.

Your Friend for Life,

Kenneth


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kenneth avery 17 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

DWDavis RSL,

LOL! Yeah, that guy has more nerve than me. Thank you so much for the nice comment. I appreciate you a lot.

Come back anytime and visit me.

And have a good Fourth of July.

Kenneth,

Your Friend for Life


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DawnMSamora 17 months ago from Ohio

Kenneth,

Great writing!! :) I love it! I usually cringe when I watch Hell's Kitchen because of the things Gordon Ramsay says haha!

Hope you are doing well since we haven't talked in a while. Happy 4th also!

Dawn


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kenneth avery 17 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, DawnMSamora,

Thank you, my sweet friend. I appreciate you so much. Hey, another Hell's Kitchen fan. Yesss!

Ramsay is not only talented, but a great actor as well.

I am still hurting and I am just fighting negativity on every front. Thanks for asking and I hope that you are doing okay.

Please come back and talk anytime.


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DzyMsLizzy 17 months ago from Oakley, CA

Very funny. I can only imagine the reaction to such a customer.

For myself, I don't much hold with his style, and don't care for his shows. You can correct someone without calling them names and cussing them out. While I don't have any objections to cussing (I do plenty of it myself), I do have problem with people humiliating someone in front of others.

I much prefer Robert Irvine's approach on "Restaurant Impossible."

As for Mr. Ramsay's restaurants, even if I were rich, given that I am a vegetarian, I doubt I would patronize any of them, as heavily meat-centered as his menus seem to be.

Voted up and funny.


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kenneth avery 17 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

DzyMsLizzy,

I loved your comment. So poignant and to the point. I agree with you on the not having to humiliate anyone in front of everyone. I have had this done to me and I resent it to this day.

I appreciate your viewpoint on Hell's Kitchen and Gordon Ramsay.

OH, I love Bar Rescue and John Tafe, a 30-year expert at rescuing failing bars. He does not curse, but with his tall stature and booming voice, those lazy bar owners soon know that he means business.

Nice to hear from you and visit me anytime.


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DzyMsLizzy 17 months ago from Oakley, CA

LOL--we watch Bar Rescue, as well, and it never ceases to amaze me, the dolts who call for help, then argue with John, and sometimes undo what he has done and end up folding anyway! DUH! Sometimes have to wonder if all of that isn't just over-exaggerated for TV drama purposes.

"Bar Rescue," "Hotel Impossible" and "Restaurant Impossible" are the only "reality" shows we watch... ;-)


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DawnMSamora 17 months ago from Ohio

Hi Kenneth, yes! I love Gordon Ramsey's attitude. :-)

I'm so sorry you're dealing with hurt and negativity. I can not stand negativity whatsoever. Just hearing the word makes me feel sad. If you need to vent, email me!

Your friend, Dawn


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kenneth avery 17 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

DzyMsLizzy,

You and I love almost the same shows, but Bar Rescue and Hell's Kitchen always entertain me. I like the way John on Bar Rescue gets right in the face of those lazy bar owners who cannot say, "Hey, bum. You are fired," and never backs down.

Question: where does he get the zillions to remodel those dumps of bars? I wonder.

If you find out, let me know.

Come back anytime.


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kenneth avery 17 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dawn,

Thank you, dear friend, for caring enough to support me in this maze of decisions and confusion.

I do not have the answer. And yes, I will email you when I feel a rant coming on.

And thanks again.

Kenneth


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DzyMsLizzy 17 months ago from Oakley, CA

I have no doubt that the remodel money in all such shows comes from the TV sponsors; no remodel=no show.


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kenneth avery 17 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

DzyMsLizzy,

Okay. That makes sense. I had thought that each bar's individual debt that was mounting was given to John and crew as payment toward the new equipment, design, etc. But your idea makes more sense.

Thanks.


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brakel2 17 months ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

I have never seen this super chef, but he sure sounds interesting. Your story is so funny, and I loved the humor. It is nice to come by your hubs. Definitely need to find this cook and see what makes him tick. Have a great evening, Kenneth. I have a feeling this chef may be lurking on this site. Blessings, Audrey


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kenneth avery 17 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear brakel2,

Hello in Oklahoma City. Thank you for your sweet comment. You made me feel very alive tonight. Yes, the more you inspect Gordon Ramsay, the more you will like him. He is a genius in the kitchen.

Oh, and if you are NOT one of my followers, please accept my Cordial Invitation to be one. I would love it.

Kenneth

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