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Bring Chef Gordon Ramsay Into Your Kitchen

Updated on January 5, 2015


I personally would absolutely love to have Chef Ramsay in my kitchen teaching me everything he knows about food preparation, food presentation and all about cooking French cuisine. Who better to learn from than a true culinary perfectionist. Unfortunately I know that this is not going to happen but instead I will learn all I can from Chef Ramsay’s many cookbooks and continue to watch "Hell’s Kitchen" and "Kitchen Nightmares".


A Brief Insight Into Gordon’s Life Before Television

Gordon Ramsay born November 8th, 1966 in Johnstone, Scotland, later moving to Stratford-Upon-Avon, England when he was five years old. Growing up in an abusive family atmosphere Gordon moved out of his family home at the age of sixteen.

Having a great interest in cooking he enrolled in school to study hotel management and catering. Working for several years in various restaurants, he decided to study French Cuisine. Working and training in Paris under Guy Savoy and Joel Robuchon for three years, he decided to take a break from the stress, and became a personal chef on a yacht for one year in the Bermuda area.

It was always Gordon’s dream to have his own restaurant, and in 1988 he opened Gordon Ramsay At Royal Hospital Road, in Chelsea, London. From that one restaurant he has opened, re-furbished, and built so many more restaurants worldwide that there are just too many to list.

Gordon Ramsay’s World Kitchen is at the top of my list as this cookbook has so much to offer. In this book he explains techniques and shows you how to prepare meals from all over the world.

Gordon Ramsay Makes It Easy comes with a DVD that goes into detail on how to make certain recipes that are in this book. A very easy to follow, well illustrated cookbook.

Personal Life

Gordon has been married to a schoolteacher since 1996 by the name of Tana. The couple have 3 daughters and one son. He has had a few problems with the Police but nothing of any great significance.

Awards received by Chef Ramsay

Three Michelin Stars A star awarded to restaurants that offer exceptional cuisine. A three star ranking is rare and Gordon Ramsay is one of four chefs in the UK to maintain this star.

Three Catey Awards In the hospitality industry this is equivalent to an Oscar.

Television Career

Before his television career took off he did two documentaries called Boiling Point (in 1998) and Beyond Boiling Point (in 2000).

Kitchen Nightmares: A reality show where Gordon goes into restaurants that are failing and needing improvement. He re-does their menu, organizes the chefs and the entire restaurant staff, introduces and trains the chefs how to make new food dishes and then does a complete face lift on the actual restaurant.

Hell’s Kitchen: On this reality show Gordon takes two teams of contestants and they compete in various cooking challenges. The winning team is usually rewarded while the losing team has to do some type of manual labor such as cleaning up the entire kitchen and dining room. The dishes that these contestants prepare are presented and served to actual people. Each week someone is voted off the show by the best player on the losing team. This continues until there are two players left. At this point Chef Ramsay divides the dining area into two and each player has to set up their own restaurant complete with menus and décor. Six of the previous eliminated contestants come back to help the two top players. The winner of this competition receives a job as chef in one of Gordon’s many restaurants.

The F Word: A British show with a variety of topics from recipes to challenges and cook offs. Chef Ramsay prepares a three-course meal for fifty people at The F Word restaurant. On this show Gordon has helped women that want to improve their culinary skills, taught people how to prepare fast food that wasn’t junk food, has taught families the importance of Sunday lunch and one season of the show was to search for Britain’s best local restaurant.


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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      emilybee, He is a very cool guy. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      emilybee 5 years ago

      Chef Ramsay is so cool. We enjoy watching Kitchen Nightmares. Thanks for sharing!

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      mahendra singh bisht 5 years ago

      i am diehard fan of chef gorodan ramsay i like your style of dealing with people .this is my dream that i have work with you one day.

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      NateSean 6 years ago from Salem, MA

      Thank you for the hub. I'm a diehard Ramsay fan, more for his "tell it like it is" style of dealing with people. No one holds a candle to him.

      However, I am a Vermonter and as such, when the words "Police Troubles" comes up I do have to inquire. If you ever choose to write a hub about that I would be glad to read it. :p

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hi Giselle thanks for stopping by. So glad you told me this about Chef Ramsay, I always thought his rough demeanor that he portrays on his shows was just for the shows.

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      giselle2323 6 years ago from Peterborough, Ontario

      Great Hub Susan. Thank you for sharing. I once worked with a woman who had met Gordon Ramasay. She shared that he was soft spoken and very nice!

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      point2make 6 years ago

      Great hub Susan....I love to cook and I know Ramsay could teach me the things I need to still learn but he would be a tough teacher and maybe even a little scary. Just picturing how he might react to my ,slightly,overcooking a nice fillet of salmon can make me shudder.

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      TurtleDog 6 years ago

      Good, to the point, hub on Ramsay! I didn't know he was from an abusive family. It might explain his intensity? Great stuff. I voted UP!

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks so much Christy.

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      Christy Zutautas 6 years ago

      Awesome Hub Sue!

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