Gordon Ramsay Junior is a renowned restaurant and celebrity chef and a television personality. He was born on 8 November 1966 in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland. The young Ramsay was raised in Stratford-upon-Avon at the tender age of five as the second child of his parents, Gordon Ramsay Senior and Helen Cosgrove.
Ramsay revealed that his childhood was desperately wandering, and his family was incessantly on the move due to the failed attempts of his alcoholic father. In 1976, the family finally moved to Stratford-upon-Avon. There he reached adulthood in the Bishopton megalopolis area. In Humble Pie, his autobiography, he recounts how he experienced neglect and abuse at the hands of his father, who was an ardent lover of alcohol. At the age of 16, Ramsay moved from his parents’ house and rented an apartment in Banbury.
Family, Brother, Wife, Kids
Ramsay completed the wedding knot with Cayetana Elizabeth, a Montessori trained teacher, in 1996 and the two lovebirds live in Wandsworth Common. Together they have four beautiful children: Megan, Holly, Jack, and Matilda. Megan competed in the 2017 London Marathon after her mother lost a five-month old pregnancy in 2016 due to a miscarriage. Until 2010 Chris Hutcheson, Ramsay’s father-in-law, was responsible for the business activities of Ramsay’s cafeteria empire. On June 7, 2012, Hutcheson was sentenced to six months in prison for sneakily hacking Ramsay’s computer system. He and his son were accused of accessing Ramsay’s computer system almost 2,000 times.
Gordon Ramsay has three beautiful siblings: Diana, Yvonne and a younger brother named Ronnie. Ronnie was arrested for drug possession when he was much younger. Gordon James Senior, Ramsay’s father, crossed the great divide in 1997. In his lifetime, he was a welder, pool manager, and store owner.
Ramsay was once a footballer and was nominated for a U-14 football team at the age of 12. He was lucky enough to be selected for Warwickshire. Unfortunately, he lagged in his football career due to several injuries. In 1984 he was tried by the Rangers, the same football club he had so much support for as a child.
At one point, Gordon Ramsay sustained an injury to his knee, crushing the cartilage during a training session. Despite his injured knee, he continued his training. At the age of 15, he was signed by the Rangers and played a few games outside the league during his attempts. It was around this time that Ramsay began to take an interest in cooking. He did not want to be known only as a footballer.
When Gordon Ramsay was 19 years old, he began to focus on his culinary training. After weighing his options, he went to North Oxfordshire Technical College, funded by Rotarians, to study hotel management. He said that his leap into culinary school was an accident.
In the early 1980s, Ramsay worked at the Hoxton House Hotel, where he served as a commissaire chef. He was responsible for the 60-seat dining room and kitchen at the Wickham Arms. This was until his sexual relationship with his boss’ wife was revealed. Ramsay later moved to London where he worked in several other restaurants until he was motivated to work for Marco Pierre White at Harvey’s. After working at Harvey’s for two years and ten months, he grew tired of the abuse he had suffered and decided to take his career to the next level by studying French cuisine. Gordon Ramsay decided to take a job in Paris but was prevented from doing so by Pierre White. White persuaded him to work for Albert Roux at Le Gavroche in Mayfair. After working at Le Gavroche for a year, Albert Roux invited Ramsay to work with him at the Hotel Diva.
According to Forbes, Ramsay’s net assets are estimated at around $54 million.
Gordon Ramsay is well known for having received some awards, he was also awarded the Order of the British Empire in the New Year’s Honour List 2006. This was in recognition of his immense services to the culinary arts. Other awards are:
- He was awarded two Michelin stars.
- In 2009, he won the International Personality for Hell’s Kitchen during the Astra Awards.
- He won the TV Personality of the Year award at the TRIC Awards In 2008.
Height And Other Facts About Gordon Ramsay
Ramsay is 1.87 m tall.
He behaves savagely even when not on TV.
Ramsay believes every human should be able to cook five dishes.
He is a black belt holder.
Ramsay hates it when people ask him what his last meal would be.
Amazingly, he loves In-N-Out Burger.
He once engaged in plastic surgery because he felt he was looking old.
Ramsay does not like watching his TV shows.
His restaurants have seven Michelin stars.
He avoids eating a frozen dinner.
Baked beans are his favorite midnight snack.
He does not like dinner parties.
If he would be allowed to cook for any celebrity, it would be Hillary Clinton
He likes working always.
Ramsay thinks he can last for one hour without swearing.