10 Facts About Gordon Ramsay

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Of all the celebrity chefs and television personalities that feature on cooking shows, Gordon Ramsay is undoubtedly my favourite. I love his no-nonsense approach, his clear understanding of the restaurant business and his straight talking. Although he is known for his foul mouth, he also shows his softer and more caring side in may of his shows. I find him fascinating to watch and I am addicted to anything in which he appears. Here are 10 facts about Gordon Ramsay.

  • He was born in Renfrewshire in Scotland. This surprises many people as they associate this chef with England.
  • He had a career in football before injuring himself and switching career paths. 
  • His first head chef position was at La Tante Claire in Chelsea, England.
  • In 1998, he opened his first restaurant called Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.
  • Ramsay was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s 2006 honour’s list. 
  • He was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame in 2013.
  • Ramsay married Cayetana ‘Tana’ Elizabeth Hutchence in 1996. The couple has four children together; Megan, Holly, Jack, and Matilda. 
  • He fell 26 feet off a cliff while filming in Iceland’s Westman Islands. Fortunately, he landed in the water and was unharmed. 
  • He caused controversy in 2009 when it was discovered that one of his restaurants, the Foxtrot Oscar in Chelsea, was using pre-prepared food. 
  • Ramsay currently owns 10 restaurants in England, eight in North America, four in France, two in Italy, one in Ireland, and eight further restaurants in various locations across the globe.
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