Gordon Ramsay Biography
Gordon Ramsay is a Scottish celebrity chef, restaurateur, writer, and television personality. He has opened restaurants across the world and is famous for hosting popular TV programs like ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and ‘MasterChef.’
At an early age, Gordon had an interest in athletics. However, he soon left the promising carer to become a renowned chef in London. By the early 200s, Ramsay was making his mark on British television as the temperamental host of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen. These shows son made a transition to American audiences. Since his breakthrough, the award-winning chef has expanded his brand through programs like MasterChef and Hotel Hell, opening more restaurants around the world.
Ramsay was born in Johnstone, Scotland, and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, England after relocating with his family at the age of 5. His first passion was in soccer where he set his dream on becoming a professional sportsman. At the age of 15, Gordon joined the Glasgow Rangers, a pro club.
James stayed at the club for three years until 1995 when he got a knee injury, ending his career. He then returned to school, earning a degree in hotel management in 1987.
After completing his studies, Ramsay placed himself under the direction of some of Europe’s top chefs. He interned with Marco Pierre White at Harvey’s in London, worked for Albert Roux at Le Gavroche, and then worked under master chefs Joel Robuchon and Guy Savoy in France.
In 1993, Gordon stood out as head chef of the newly opened Aubergine in London. After two years in the restaurant, Ramsay earned a two-star rating from Michelin. Ramsay was even more credited in 195 when he was awarded the Newcomer of the Year award at the prestigious Catey Awards.
When the restaurant started facing a financial crisis, Gordon left Aubergine in 1998 and opened his own restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsey in London. Within a short time, the restaurant received a three-star rating from Michelin. In the following years, Ramsey opened several new restaurants including Petrus, Verre in Dubai, and a second Gordon Ramsey in London.
In 2000, Ramsay was named Chef of the Year at the years Catey Awards. Moreover, he received an independent Restaurateur award of the Year in 2006. Come 2006, he moved his restaurant business to the United States, first opening two restaurants in London, New York City. Gordon has since spread his reach around the world, bringing his brand to countries such as South Africa, Canada, and Australia.
Gordon Ramsay Television Shows
Ramsay started appearing on television in 1996 when he appeared as a judge on the BBC competitive cooking show MasterChef. In 1999, Gordon was the focus of a British Documentary miniseries, Boiling Point. The documentary tracked his career life as he opened his first restaurant. The success of the documentary led to the follow-up; miniseries, Beyond Boiling Point in 2000.
In 2004, Ramsay was named to host two programs; In Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, and in Hell’s Kitchen. For the first one, Gordon sought to turn around falling restaurants while in the second one he ran a cooking competition among 10 celebrities, where the audience voted off the contestants.
In May 2005, Gordon had an American version of Hell’s Kitchen on FOX, a program that placed aspiring restaurateurs on the watch of the show’s host. Ramsay also ran another culinary series in the United Kingdom called The F Word.
Gordon’s strong ratings on the United States screens opened the door for another version of Kitchen Nightmares, in September 2007. It also led to the American production of MasterChef (2010), MasterChef Junior (2013). Gordon headed both programs as the head judge. In 2012, he slotted another show, a variation of his “save a failing establishment” theme with Hotel Hell.
Gordon Ramsay Age
How old is Gordon? Ramsay is 55 years old as of 2021. He was born on November 8, 1966, in Johnstone, the United Kingdom. In addition, Ramsay celebrates his birthday on November 8th every year.
Gordon Ramsay Wife
Ramsay is married to Tana Ramsay, an English television broadcaster and author of several cookery books. The couple wedded in 1996 and are blessed with five children.
Gordon Ramsay Children
Ramsay and Tana are proud parents of five children namely Matilda Ramsay, Oscar Ramsay, Holly Anna Ramsay, Megan Ramsay, and Jack Scott Ramsay. Holly and Jack are twins.
Gordon Ramsay Family
Ramsay was born to his parents Gordon Ramsay Sr. and Helen Cosgrove. He has three siblings namely Diane Ramsay, Ronnie Ramsay, and Yvonne Ramsay.
Gordon Ramsay Height
Ramsay stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (approximately 1.88 m) tall.
Gordon Ramsay Net Worth
Ramsay has an estimated net worth of $20 million which he has earned through his career as a chef, restaurateur, writer, and television personality. Gordon is the second richest chef in the world after Jamie Oliver.