His vigorous and indiscriminate vocabulary interwoven is as legendary as his culinary art. Gordon Ramsay saved dozens of restaurants from his show Hell's Kitchen. Even at the cost of tears, humiliation and suffering of staff.
Gordon Ramsay is a native of Johnston, Scotland, and grew up in Stratford, England. Hell's Kitchen was a show that brought him fame. The format was adopted by other countries, for example, according to him, the program Yes, boss, where Ramsay's style was taken over by Zdeněk Polhreich.
Ramsay is a quirky chef with managerial skills and acting talent. But few people know that he made his living as a welder or a merchant or pool manager before. Indeed, they are professions in which one has to learn to have sharp elbows and not to be afraid of work, which was then fully reflected in his programs. And even in professional kitchens such training was useful.
Soon on his feet
Little Gordon didn't have a simple childhood. He grew up with three siblings, his mother being a nurse, his father an alcoholic prone to violence, which also shaped Gordon's negative relationship to hard alcohol in general.
As a kid, he had a boyish career as a footballer, but his path was soon ruined by a knee injury. So he went to the kitchen. Before moving from a family home to an apartment in Banbury at the age of 16, he worked as an auxiliary force in a local Indian restaurant with his sister.
Cooking Study: New Love
He was 19 when he enrolled at North Oxfordshire Technical College to study hotel management. He then worked as a chef, moving repeatedly and alternating the positions of hotel chefs before after two years working at Harveys, “tired and angry at the same time”, he said, went to study French cuisine.
It was not an easy journey and he failed the first time. He traveled three French restaurants for three years until he managed to spend a year as a personal chef on a private yacht in Bermuda – no more stress and bustle. Gaining strength and inspiration, he returned to London and started his own business. From 2005 to 2011, he gradually opened restaurants not only in England but also in Dubai, Tokyo or Canada.
At that time, his fame began to spread around the world and in addition to rare gastronomic awards (3x Catey award – similar to film Oscars), he also received the title of officer of the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth II.
From MasteChef to Hell's Kitchen
Gordon Ramsay viewers could initially see them as jurors in various MasterChef culinary competitions. Only later, in 2004, he got his own show, Ramsay's Kitchen, where he helped the failing restaurants catch their second breath, then Hell's Kitchen, on a similar concept.
He again appeared in the American version of MasterChef in 2010, where he was also a producer. He has appeared in many shows, including Jamie Oliver, Top Gear, and appeared in the Simpsons episode (2011).
Family life? A lot of work!
Nor did Gordon Ramsay resist business problems. He did not hesitate to judge with his restaurant partners; a dispute with his father-in-law, who was supposed to misappropriate money, also played a role, and some restaurants are now closed.
With his wife Cayetana Elizabetha Hutcheson, a teacher of Montessori, she has five children who have appeared with him in recent years on television. She is a sports enthusiast, to whom children lead, the eldest daughter has taken part in the London Marathon and regularly attends with her son Iron Man.
Since 1996 he wrote Ramsay 26 books and contributes a column on food and drink to The Times magazine (Saturday edition).