Gordon Ramsey (born 8.11.1966) Gordon Ramsey is a TV chef who, at one time, held three highly coveted Michelin stars - one of only three chefs in the UK to do so.
Childhood: Gordon Ramsey's father had a number of professions, including being a welder, a swimming pool manager and a singer. Because of these constant career changes, the Ramsey family moved around a lot. They eventually settled in Stratford-Upon-Avon in the late 1970s.
Gordon moved out of home at 16 and shared a council flat with his sister in Banbury.
Ramsey was a talented footballer and in 1984, he was offered a trial with Rangers FC. However, he damaged his knee badly in the training session and never recovered from the injury.
At the age of 19, Ramsey focused his attentions on cooking and attended a local college course to study Hotel Management.
Culinary Career: Ramsey started out working as a commis chef at the Wroxton House Hotel, progressing to kitchen and dining room manager. He later moved to London where he worked for Marco Pierre White at Harveys. After two years, Ramsey decided he had had enough of White's notorious verbal abuse and started to study French cuisine. He worked for Albert Roux in Mayfair at Le Gavroche., then accepted Roux's offer to work at Hotel Diva in the French Alps. He worked in France for a further three years before working as a personal chef on the 'Idlewild' yacht in Bermuda.
Ramsey returned to the UK in 1993 and worked as head chef at La Tante Claire in Chelsea, London. He then became business partners with Marco Pierre White and was head chef at Aubergine, which was awarded two Michelin stars.
Ramsey's own restaurant, Gordon Ramsey at Royal Hospital Road was opened in 1998, with the help of his father in law, Chris Hutcheson. In 2001, the restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star.
Ramsey also opened Petrus, where it has been reported that a group of six bankers once spent £44,000 on wine in a single sitting. He then opened Amaryllis in Glasgow, though that later closed, as well as Gordon Ramsey at Claridges. He then opened restaurants at the Dubai Creek and Connaught Hotels. Ramsey's empire has expanded overseas and he now owns Verre in Dubai as well as Gordon Ramsey at Conrad Tokyo and Cerise in Japan and Gordon Ramsey at the London, in New York. His first Irish restaurant, Gordon Ramsey at Powerscourt, opened in 2007.
In 2006, Gordon Ramsey was awarded an OBE for 'services to the hospitality industry'.
TV Career: Gordon Ramsey's debut TV venture came in 1998, with the fly-on-the-wall kitchen documentary Boiling Point. This was followed up two years later with Beyond Boiling Point.
In 2004, the first series of Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares was aired on Channel 4. The premise of the show was that he would work with ailing restaurants in order to turn their fortunes around. Several series were made, with the fifth being aired in 2007.
ITV1 then aired Hell's Kitchen, the reality cookery show, helmed by Ramsey, which showed him training 10 celebrities to be professional chefs, running a restaurant on Brick Lane which was open to the public for the duration of the show. An American version of the show was made by the FOX network and shown in 2005. Hell's Kitchen has become notorious for Ramsey's fiery temperament and foul language.
Also in 2005, Ramsey hosted The F-Word, a food-centered magazine programme featuring competitions, investigative reports and recipes. Channel 4 have signed Ramsey to an exclusive deal that runs until 2011.
In September 2005, Ramsay appeared on the CNN show Quest, hosted by Richard Quest. Heston Blumenthal and Jamie Oliver also appeared on the same show.
Personal Life: Gordon Ramsey married Cayetana Hutcheson (better known as Tana) in 1996. They have four children together. In November 2008, the News of the World tabloid paper published a story in which Sarah Symonds claimed to have been having an affair with Gordon Ramsay for up to 10 years.
'Top Gear', with new presenters Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc, returns on May 29th to BBC2.
With only ten days to go until the Clarkson-free ‘Top Gear’ returns to the BBC, the programme has been forced to announce its two guest stars for its first episode after a false report by The Sun claimed that Brad Pitt had pulled out of filming.
Brad Pitt was never actually approached to be in the first 'Top Gear' episode
The celebrity chef made the announcement on James Corden's 'The Late Late Show' this week.
Gordon Ramsay has announced that he and his wife Tana are expecting their fifth child together in September this year.
The 49 year old celebrity chef broke the news on James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’ in the States on Thursday night (May 12th). He and his wife, 41, already have four teenage children together: daughters Megan (17), Holly (16) and Matilda (14) and one son, Jack (16).
During the interview, Ramsay announced it by pausing when talking about his family. “We have three girls and a boy… and one more on the way.”
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Gordon Ramsay and wife Tana are expecting their fifth child together.
The 49-year-old TV chef is already father to Megan, 17, 16-year-old twins Holly and Jack and 14-year-old Matilda, affectionately known as Tilly.
As he appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Thursday night (12May16), James started asking him about his family life, which prompted Gordon to reveal his happy news.
"Yeah, three girls and a boy, and… one more on the way," Gordon smiled.
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Gordon Ramsay has re-challenged fellow celebrity chef Bobby Flay to a ''cook-off''.
Gordon Ramsay has challenged Bobby Flay to a ''cook-off''.
The two celebrity chefs are to battle it out later this year on live television after the latter culinary legend previously refused to compete with the British food critic.
Speaking at Vegas Uncork'd on Monday (02.05.16) the 'F Word' star, 49, said: ''Should I let you in on a little secret?
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The chef laughs off negative comments regarding how his daughters dress.
Gordon Ramsay has received his fair share of criticism in his time as a celebrity chef, and while he can normally turn a blind eye to negative comments, he's outspoken enough when the criticism concerns his children. Now he's spoken out to shame trolls who responded inappropriately to an Instagram photo of his teenage daughters.
Gordon Ramsay attended the celebrations with his wife and children
Surprisingly, he managed to keep a lid on the bad language when responding to the negative remarks, which suggested that the girls' skirts were too short and that they were dressing well beyond their years. 14-year-old Matilda, 17-year-old Megan and 16-year-old Holly all wore girly party outfits as they posed in a picture at Heddon Street Kitchen where they were celebrating the birthday of twins Holly and Jack.
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Bradley Cooper was lucky to have the help of three celebrity chefs for his chef role in 'Burnt'. Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Wareing and Marco Pierre White and he incorporated different aspects of them into his performance.
The 40-year-old star - who plays chef Adam Jones in the film - spent time with the 'F Word' star, Marcus Wareing and British restaurateur Marco Pierre White to research his role and he ended up incorporating different characteristics from each foodie for his performance.
Of his character, he said: ''I created a guy I see as a mixture of the three guys I studied: Marcus Wareing, Gordon Ramsey, and Marco Pierre White. He's a combination. Little things he does, physical things, are basically things I stole from all three of those guys ... It wasn't conscious, but going back and watching the movie I see, 'Oh yeah: That's him ... that's him ... [and] that's him.
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Brooklyn Beckham got cooking lessons from famous chef Gordon Ramsay.
The celebrity chef is close friends with the retired soccer star and his fashion designer wife Victoria so was happy to give their eldest child, 16-year-old Brooklyn, some culinary tips.
Brooklyn said: ''I actually really enjoy cooking. Gordon Ramsay taught me how to do a great beef wellington.''
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The 'Milkshake' hitmaker has been booked for both her singing and cooking talents and will delight fans with culinary treats at OnBlackheath Festival in London.
Kelis will cook for fans at London's OnBlackheath Festival.
The 35-year-old singer - whose sixth studio album 'Food' was released last year - is also a certified chef and has been booked to serve up treats to hungry music lovers at the event.
She said: ''I love London and can't wait to cook and play at OnBlackheath Festival! I hope everyone comes out for a good time.''
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David Beckham's 40th birthday celebrations, which took place in Morocco, reportedly cost £50,000.
David Beckham's 40th birthday celebrations cost a reputed £50,000.
The retired soccer player celebrated his milestone birthday with an extravagant party at a six-star resort just outside Marrakech in Morocco at the weekend and he and wife Victoria spared no expense to ensure their guests, who included actress Eva Longoria, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and former Spice Girls Emma Bunton and Mel C, were comfortable.
David and Victoria also took their four children, Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 12, Cruz, 10, and three-year-old Harper, with them to the idyllic location.
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David Beckham is to celebrate his 40th birthday by surprising his family and close friends by flying them out to Morocco.
The retired soccer legend reaches the milestone next Saturday (02.05.15) and he has told his close pals and loved ones to keep the weekend free although he has not told any of them they are being flown out to North African holiday destination.
A source told The Sun newspaper: ''He'll only turn 40 once so he wants to do it in style. Morocco is a place close to his heart.''
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Date of birth
8th November, 1966