Gordon Ramsay in Quotes: Here are 13 funny and interesting the Scottish celebrity chef has said about football, cooking and swearing
He’s one of the UK’s most influential chefs, finding global fame through his numerous television shows – and Gordon Ramsay certainly isn’t shy about sharing his opinions.
Born in the Scottish town of Johnstone in 1966, Gordon Ramsay moved to England with his family at the age of nine, where his first experience of the culinary trade was working as a pot washer in a local Indian restaurant.
Originally he wanted to be a professional footballer, but his sporting dreams were ended by injury before he turned his attention to hospitality, studying hotel management at North Oxfordshire Technical College.
Television success arrived with the BBC miniseries Boiling Point in 1999, establishing his trademark fiery temperament and torrent of bad language.
Since then his restaurant empire has been awarded 17 Michelin stars, he has written numerous bestselling books, and he has enjoyed a string of hit TV shows both in the UK and America, including Hell's Kitchen, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, The F Word and the American versions of MasterChef and MasterChef Junior. These successes have led to him amassing a huge fortune (Forbes estimated his earnings for 2022 alone to be around $70 million).
Here are 13 interesting amusing quotes from the star chef.