Gordon Ramsay

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As known for his famous restaurants as for his temper and fantastic talent, Gordon Ramsay has global flare that gives him an edge.

About Gordon Ramsay

One of the most remarkable things about Gordon Ramsay is that he almost became a football star instead of a celebrity chef!

Here are a few highlights of Gordon Ramsay’s career:

  • At the age of 14 he played for Glasgow Rangers FC, until injury ruined his chances of playing professionally.
  • He decided to pursue cooking instead, and headed off to study catering.
  • After his studies he started making his mark first at famous London restaurants Harvey’s and Le Gavroche.
  • A stint in France preceded his move to Australia to work as the private chef to a TV boss, and then he returned home to become part-owner of the famous eatery Aubergine in London.

Restaurant Empire

  • When problems with backers arose, he moved his staff to Chelsea to open his own venue, which was named Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.
  • Currently Gordon Ramsay has about six venues, from London to the US, and shows no sign of slowing down.

Michelin Stars

Gordon is one of only three UK chefs to have achieved three Michelin stars in their career.

Here is a timeline of this amazing accomplishment:

  • 1993: Gordon Ramsay takes over part-ownership of Aubergine and 14 months later it is awarded its first Michelin star.
  • 1997: Aubergine wins its second Michelin star.
  • 1998: Restaurant Gordon Ramsay opens, and is awarded the third star in 2001, making him the first Scot to achieve this.

Ramsay on TV

Viewers in the UK and the United States tune in to watch Gordon Ramsay on TV.

His two most famous shows include the following:

  • ‘Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares.’ Aired locally and in the US, this saw Gordon assisting failing chefs over a two-week period.
  • ‘Hell’s Kitchen.’ Shown in the UK and the US, this reality show saw celebrities being trained by Gordon Ramsay to be top chefs.

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