Gordon Ramsay, also known as Gordon James Ramsay, is a restaurateur, TV personality and British chef, born on November 8, 1966. Till date the British chef has been awarded sixteen Michelin Stars. He is the only chef among three in UK who earned 3 Michelin Stars a single point of time. Gordon Ramsay earns the third rank throughout the world with respect to holding Michelin Stars. Joël Robuchon and Alain Ducasse hold the top most position. Gordon Ramsay is very famous for coming up with a unique way of preparing dishes, thus earning him great name and fame. Also, his speed in chopping the vegetables is highly admired. All Gordon Ramsay recipes are really amazing. There are various TV shows which keep on coming up with new and exciting Gordon Ramsay recipes.
Life History of Gordon Ramsey
Gordon Ramsay described his early years of life as “hopelessly itinerant”. This was because his family had to move several times due to failures and aspirations of his father. His father worked as a welder, swimming pool manager, western singer and shopkeeper several times throughout his life span. However, in the year 1976, his family settled down in Stratford-upon-Avon. Here, Gordon Ramsay grew up with a nearby allotment. When he was 16 years of age, the world renowned chef Ramsay moved out of his family house and shifted in a flat in Banbury.
Professional Career of Gordon Ramsey
At the age of twelve years, Gordon Ramsay was chosen as a football player for under-14 football team to play for Warwickshire. However, his career as a football player did not flourish at all as he suffered from various injuries and could not recover completely. Later on, he started to have interest in the culinary field. He started to pay more attention towards his culinary education. Before going for higher studies in the culinary field, he went through several options like that of going into the police force or navy. However, Gordon Ramsay finally decided to pursue hotel management and got himself enrolled at one of the local colleges, sponsored by the Rotarians. He often described his decision of getting himself enrolled in a catering college as “an accident, a complete accident”. In late 1980s, the chef worked at Wroxton House Hotel. Thereafter, he worked in Wickham Arms, where he was responsible for running the kitchen and dining room. After that, Gordon Ramsay moved towards London and worked in various restaurants, until he got a chance to work with the temperamental Marco Pierre White at Harveys. After giving around three years at Harveys, the chef decided to develop his career and get into the insight of French cuisine. For some time, the chef worked for Albert Roux at Le Gavroche in Mayfair, and then proceeded to Hotel Diva with Albert Roux, which is a ski resort in French Alps. From thereon, Gordon Ramsay went to Paris and worked with Michelin Starred chefs, Joël Robuchon and Guy Savoy. He pursued his training in French cuisine for around three years and then worked for around a year as personal chef on Idlewild, a private yacht based in Bermuda. All Gordon Ramsay recipes depict a blend of French and British cuisine, being a British chef and having gained knowledge on French cuisine. Thereafter, Gordon Ramsay returned back to London in 1993, where he was offered the head chef’s position in Chelsea at La Tante Claire. Again in his life Marco White re-entered and offered him partnership in Rossmore, which was owned by the business partners of White. The name of the restaurant was changed to Aubergine, which won first Michelin star a few months later. In 1997, the restaurant got the second Michelin star. However, Gordon Ramsay left the partnership in 1997 to start his own business. Gordon Ramsay’s Restaurants In the year 1998, the chef came up with his own restaurant in Chelsea, “Gordon Ramsay” at Royal Hospital Road. His father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson, helped Gordon Ramsay in the opening of this restaurant. In the year 2001, the restaurant gained its third Michelin star, thus making Ramsay the first Scot for this accomplishment. In the year 2007, the chef opened an Irish restaurant “Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt” at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. After that, Gordon Ramsay came up with a west coast restaurant, in Los Angeles, California. The restaurant is located in the former Bel-Age hotel on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Recently the hotel has been renovated and re-named as “London West Hollywood”. TV Shows Gordon Ramsay appeared first on TV in two documentaries viz Boiling Point (1998) and Beyond Boiling Point (2000). Ramsay appeared in a US series “Hell’s Kitchen” in 2005; with most of the episodes recorded in southern California. In this series, amazing Gordon Ramsay Recipes are brought in the front of the public by the famous chef. The most recent series of the chef is a food-based magazine program titled “The F-Word”; launched on Channel 4 on 27 October 2005.
Popular Gordon Ramsay Recipes Gordon
Ramsay’s Potatoes Boulangère- One of the most popular Gordon Ramsey recipes, it was prepared to go along with another recipe of Gordon Ramsay known as herb crusted rack of lamb. Chicken stock, rosemary, thyme, garlic cloves, onions, salt, pepper, olive oil and peeled and finely sliced potatoes are used to prepare this dish.
Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb- This is one of the popular Gordon Ramsay Recipes in which the lamb and the crust are prepared separately and put together in the end. Lamb is prepared by making use of lamb cut into pieces, salt, pepper and olive oil. The crust is made by combining together stale bread, thyme, parsley, rosemary, coriander, grated parmesan, olive oil and English mustard.