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Gordon Ramsay: Biography at a Glance

  • Currently seen on MasterChef and Kitchen Nightmares
  • Previously starred on The F Word and Hell's Kitchen
  • Author of the autobiography Roasting in Hell's Kitchen
  • One of only four chefs in the U.K. to maintain three Michelin Stars
  • Operates restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Dublin, Doha, Paris, Tuscany, Sardinia and Melbourne
  • Named to Forbes list of the "World's Most Powerful Celebrities" in 2013 and 2014


Chef & Judge, FOX's "MasterChef"

Gordon Ramsay is a British mega-celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, and pop-culture icon who owns restaurants in all corners of the globe, most notably his three Michelin star Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London.

Gordon is best known for the fiery temper and strict demeanor he exhibits as host of his many competitive cooking shows including "The F Word," "Hell’s Kitchen," and "Gordon’s Great Escape." Gordon can currently be seen on "MasterChef," "MasterChef Juniors," and "Kitchen Nightmares."

Scottish by birth, Gordon was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England from the age of five. With an injury prematurely putting an end to any hopes of a promising career in soccer, he went back to college to complete a course in hotel management.

Gordon’s first years in the kitchen were spent training under culinary luminaries such as Marco Pierre White and Albert Roux in London. After which he moved to France to work in the kitchens of Guy Savoy and Joel Robuchon for three years, where he was able to enhance his expertise in classic French cooking. In 1993 Gordon became chef of the newly opened Aubergine and within three years the restaurant was awarded two Michelin stars.

In 1998, at the age of 31, Gordon set up his first wholly owned restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in Chelsea which was awarded three Michelin stars within three years of its launch and is now London’s longest running restaurant to hold this prestigious accolade. Over the next five years Gordon and his team launched some of London’s most high profile restaurants including Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, Petrus at The Berkeley, The Grill Room and MENU at The Connaught, and The Savoy Grill.

2003 saw the launch of Gordon’s first international restaurant, Verre, located in the Dubai Hilton Creek Hotel. Gordon Ramsay Holdings now operate a number of restaurants across the globe in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Dublin, Doha, Paris, Tuscany, Sardinia, and Melbourne.

Between 2004 and 2010 Gordon Ramsay Holdings launched a number of successful restaurants in London including Maze and Maze Grill, Plane Food at Heathrow T5, and York and Albany. In 2007-2008, Ramsay also converted three London pubs into popular gastropubs, The Narrow in Limehouse, the Devonshire in Chiswick, and The Warrington in Maida Vale. His most recent London restaurant is the Union Street Café, which Ramsay opened in partnership with football legend David Beckham in 2013.

One of only four chefs in the UK to maintain three Michelin stars, Gordon was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 for his services to the hospitality industry. Gordon has 16 Michelin Stars total.

Gordon has also published a number of hugely successful books including his autobiography, "Roasting in Hell’s Kitchen," and his most recent cookbook, "Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking."

For the past two years, Gordon has landed on Forbes list of the "World's Most Powerful Celebrities."

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