3 Michelin Star Chefs: Gordon Ramsay, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

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Gordon Ramsay is a chef and restaurateur the owner of The Gordon Ramsay Restaurants and of three Michelin-starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London.

As famous for his colourful use of words as for his culinary prowess, Gordon Ramsay is a TV chef and an internationally-acclaimed cook.

Not only has he broken records as the only Scottish chef to achieve and retain three Michelin stars, Gordon Ramsay's popularity has led him to become one of the most successful chefs in the restaurant business.

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Chef Patron: Matt Abé

Senior-sous: Kim Ratchraoen

Maitre d': Jean-Claude Breton

Head Sommelier: James Lloyd

Website: www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com

Address: 68 Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HP

Phone: 0207 352 4441

Opening Times (Excl Coronavirus restrictions)

Monday - Friday

Lunch 12pm -2.15pm

Dinner 6.30-10.15pm

How did Gordon Ramsay become a chef?

Although you wouldn’t believe it now, Gordon didn't always want to be a chef, in fact he wanted to become a professional football player. He joined the Glasgow Rangers pro club football team at 15, but a knee injury when he was 18 cut his ambitions short.

Instead the chef decided to go to North Oxfordshire Technical Culinary College to complete a course in Hotel Management, which led him to train with some of the world’s leading chefs, including Albert Roux and Marco Pierre White. In the early 1980s, he worked as a commis chef at the Wroxton House Hotel then ran the kitchen and 60-seat dining room at the Wickham Arms.

After working at Harveys for two years and ten months, he gained a taste for the variety of culinary traditions and decided he wanted to further advance his career by studying French Cuisine.

This encouraged him to get work at Le Gavroche under Albert Roux. Roux invited him to work as his number two at Hotel Diva, in Tignes, the famous ski resort in the French Alps.

From there, he moved to Paris and worked with Guy Savoy and Joël Robuchon (1945-2018), both famous Michelin-starred chefs.

Having dived into the deep end and learned with the world's best, when he returned to London in 1993, Gordon was offered the position of head chef at Pierre Koffmann’s three Michelin star Restaurant, La Tante Claire.

What the guides say....

Michelin Guide

AA Restaurant Guide

 

Good Food Guide

Ranked no 7 in the 2020 Guide,  Restaurant Gordon Ramsay achieved a score of 9, which the Waitrose guide says means "cooking that has reached a pinnacle of achievement, and "a hugely memorable experience."

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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

In 1998, when he was 31 years old, the chef set up his first owned restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. Within three years, in 2001, it received three Michelin stars.

It is still London’s longest-running restaurant to retain three Michelin stars. 

Television career

Internationally renowned, Gordon has opened numerous successful restaurants across the globe - 57 in total, with 35 currently still operating.

The chef has become known as an international star of the television after hosting a number of successful cookery programmes, which began in the late 1990s when he became the focus of British documentary 'Boiling Point' which tracked his working life as he opened his first restaurant.

The film ended up being a pilot for a reality series of the same name, captivating the audience’s attention with its raucous depiction of what it was like behind the scenes of award-winning restaurants. 

In 2004 the first episode of ‘Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares’ aired, which followed similar success as a large audience tuned in to watch him berate his fellow chefs. This success expanded to the US with another television programme called 'Hell’s Kitchen USA.' 

Viewers loved his rude, harsh and abrasive nature, and the chef's success on US TV led to him opening his restaurant, The London, over there..

how many michelin stars does gordon ramsay have?

Across his restaurant group, Gordon Ramsay currently has seven stars, but throughout his career he has been awarded 22.

The chef received an OBE in 2006 for services to the industry.

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3 Michelin Star Chefs: Gordon Ramsay, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay