Gordon James Ramsi Jr. OBE (born 8 November 1966) is a British chef, restaurateur, writer, television personality and food critic. Born in Johnstone, Scotland, and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Ramsay’s restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total and currently hold a total of seven. His signature restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London, has held three Michelin stars since 2001.
As a reality television personality, Ramsi is known for his fiery temper, strict demeanour, and frequent use of expletives. He often makes blunt and controversial comments, including insults and wisecracks about contestants’ cooking and restaurant facilities. He combines activities in the television, film, hospitality, and food industries and has promoted and hired various chefs who have apprenticed under his wing.
- Exceptional ability to establish a well-tuned pallet.
- Adept at using kitchen tools and knives.
- Track record of supervising kitchen and wait staff effectively.
- Special talent for maintaining a high level of hygiene.
- Inborn ability to explore new cooking avenues.
- Thorough understanding of sanitation needs of the kitchen
Attention to Detail
Diversity of Expereince
Ramsi was offered the position of head chef, under chef-patron Pierre Koffmann, at the three-Michelin-starred La Tante Claire in Chelsea. Shortly thereafter, Marco Pierre White reentered his life, offering to set him up with a head chef position and 10% share in the Rossmore, owned by White’s business partners. The restaurant was renamed Aubergine and went on to win its first Michelin star fourteen months later.
In 1998, Ramsay opened his own restaurant in Chelsea, Restaurant Gordon Ramsai, with the help of his father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson, and his former colleagues at Aubergine. The restaurant gained its third Michelin star in 2001, making Ramsay the first Scot to achieve that feat. In 2011, The Good Food Guide listed Restaurant Gordon Ramsay as the second best in the UK, only bettered by The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire. After establishing his first restaurant, Ramsay’s empire expanded rapidly. He next opened Petrus, then Amaryllis in Glasgow,and later Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s.