3 Michelin Star Chefs: Gordon Ramsay, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

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Editor 27th September 2017

Gordon Ramsay is the owner of three Michelin-starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

Most popularly known as the chef with the bad mouth, Gordon Ramsay has become a popular television chef personality. Not only has he broken records as one of four, and the only Scot, to maintain his three Michelin stars, but his popularity has led him to become one of the most successful chefs in the restaurant business.

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Chef de Cuisine: Matt Abe
Restraurant Manager: Enrico Baronetto
Head Sommelier: James Lloyd

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com

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

Phone: 0207 352 4441

Opening Times

Monday - Friday

Lunch 12pm -2.15pm

Dinner 6.30-10.15pm

Why did Gordon Ramsay become a chef?

Although you wouldn’t believe it now, the culinary profession was not a career path that Gordon first wanted to go down. He initially wanted to become a professional football player. He went as far as joining the Glasgow Rangers pro- club football team at 15, but it was a knee injury in 1985, at 18`, that prematurely ended his career.

Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay

He started down the culinary road when he went to North Oxfordshire Technical Culinary College to complete a course in Hotel Management. It led him to train with some of the world’s leading chefs, including Albert Roux and Marco Pierre White (Harveys). 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 with the taste of the variety of cuisines, he decided he wanted to further advance his career by studying French Cuisine.

This encouraged him to get work in Le Gavroche under Albert Roux. Roux invited him to work as his number two in the French Alps Ski Resort in the Hotel Diva. From there, he moved to Paris and worked with Guy Savoy and Joel Robuchon (famed Michelin-starred chefs).

The experiences he went through in France had a great benefit in forwarding his career, just as the likes of Michel and Alain Roux found. As a result, when he returned to London in 1993, he was offered the position of head chef at Pierre Koffmann’s three Michelin star Restaurant, La Tante Claire.

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

It was in 1998, at 31 years old, that he set up his first owned restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. Within a short space of time it received three Michelin stars in 2001 and is still London’s longest-running restaurant to hold this award. It was that same year that he released his first book, Passion for Flavour, which upped his celebrity profile.

Television career

Internationally renowned, Gordon has opened a string of successful restaurants across the globe. He has become known as an international star of the television after hosting a number of successful cookery programmes.

His migration to television 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. This film launched a reality series of the same name. He captivated the audience’s attention and was encouraged to participate in a programme dedicated to his work as a head chef.

This was launched in 2004 under the title ‘Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares’ 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 program Hell’s Kitchen USA. The audience loved his rude, harsh and abrasive nature. His success in the US led to him opening his restaurant, The London, over there.

Not only has his business expanded to the US and many other restaurants such as the Boxwood café and Ramsay at Claridge’s popping up in London, and one of his restaurants, Bread Street Kitchen, is in Hong Kong.

Accolades

Michelin Stars: Three Michelin stars (16 Michelin stars altogether and currently holding 7)

OBE in 2006 for services to the industry
Newcomer of the Year at Catey Awards 1995
Chef of the Year at the Catey Awards 2000

Videos by Restaurant Gordon Ramsay:

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 27th September 2017

3 Michelin Star Chefs: Gordon Ramsay, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay