One of the most iconic faces of television worldwide, Gordon Ramsay is a celebrated British chef and restaurateur, renowned for his spitfire temper, explicit language and strict demeanor. Ramsay, along with fellow chefs Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and Joe Bastianich, has been a judge on the globally successful culinary show ‘Masterchef’ for several seasons. He also featured in other prominent American and British competitive cookery shows such as ‘Hell's Kitchen’, ‘The F Word’, ‘Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmare’ and ‘Hotel Hell’. Gordon stole the limelight with his point-blank controversial disparages about contestant’s cooking abilities in these shows. He owns popular eateries in various countries all over England, United States, Canada, Italy, France, Ireland, UAE, Japan and Australia. Amongst the 22 books published by Gordon, some of the notable ones are ‘Gordon Ramsay's Secrets’, ‘Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course’ and ‘Playing With Fire’. He also featured in various multiple part documentaries namely ‘Boiling Point’, ‘Ramsay – Trouble at the Top’ and ‘Love's Kitchen’. Let us go through some of the most straightforward quotes and sayings from this no nonsense celebrity chef from Britain, highlighting his thoughts, his passion and life. Take a look at the most famous quotable quotes and thoughts by Gordon Ramsay.
As a soccer player, I wanted an FA Cup winner's medal. As an actor you want an Oscar. As a chef it's three-Michelin's stars, there's no greater than that. So pushing yourself to the extreme creates a lot of pressure and a lot of excitement, and more importantly, it shows on the plate.
Swearing is industry language. For as long as we're alive it's not going to change. You've got to be boisterous to get results.
The pressure on young chefs today is far greater than ever before in terms of social skills, marketing skills, cooking skills, personality and, more importantly, delivering on the plate. So you need to be strong. Physically fit. So my chefs get weighed every time they come into the kitchen.
Find what's hot, find what's just opened and then look for the worst review of the week. There is so much to learn from watching a restaurant getting absolutely panned and having a bad experience. Go and see it for yourself.
I think every chef, not just in America, but across the world, has a double-edged sword - two jackets, one that's driven, a self-confessed perfectionist, thoroughbred, hate incompetence and switch off the stove, take off the jacket and become a family man.
I train my chefs completely different to anyone else. My young girls and guys, when they come to the kitchen, the first thing they get is a blindfold. They get blindfolded and they get sat down at the chef's table... Unless they can identify what they're tasting, they don't get to cook it.
When you're a chef, you graze. You never get a chance to sit down and eat. They don't actually sit down and eat before you cook. So when I finish work, the first thing I'll do, and especially when I'm in New York, I'll go for a run. And I'll run 10 or 15k on my - and I run to gain my appetite.
My wife, a schoolteacher, very disciplined. If you think I'm tough, trust me, and wait till you see when the children are on the naughty step. It's hilarious. So we decided that I'm going to work like a donkey and provide amazing support for the family.