Gordon Ramsay: 13 things you didn’t know about the British chef on his birthday

Gordon Ramsay: 13 things you didn’t know about the British chef on his birthday

Gordon Ramsay
From Michelin-star success to scathing TV comments,  the mark Gordon Ramsay has made on the culinary world is undeniable.Born in Glasgow in 1966, few would have guessed that an aspiring footballer would go on to be one of the most famous and celebrated chefs in the world. The star’s birthday falls today, on November 8, so to celebrate we’ve rounded up his greatest achievements alongside some unexpected facts, from his favourite late-night snack to his dream dinner date. He can't stand dinner parties In an interview the Michelin-star chef admitted that he hates going to dinner parties because he often can’t stand the food that he’s presented with. In 2011 he told the Mirror: "I really try not to go — mostly because I can’t sit there and pretend everything’s delicious when it’s not. The food is so often s***. It’s just too hard to be diplomatic." Classic. .


He ranks third for most Michelin stars Ramsay’s triumphant career has seen his restaurants gain 16 Michelin stars in total, with his debut site Restaurant Gordon Ramsay holding onto three Michelin stars since 2001. Currently his restaurants hold seven stars. Overtaking Ramsay is the late Joël Robuchon, who received more than 30 stars followed by Alain Ducasse at 21. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in pictures 4 show all 1/4 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in pictures Cornish skate 2/4 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in pictures Cornish turbot 3/4 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in pictures Dining Room Gordon Ramsay Holdings Ltd 4/4 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in pictures 1/4 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in pictures Cornish skate 2/4 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in pictures Cornish turbot 3/4 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in pictures Dining Room Gordon Ramsay Holdings Ltd 4/4 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in pictures Ramsay says losing a Michelin star is like "losing a girlfriend"  Following the loss of two Michelin-stars at his New York restaurant Gordon Ramsay at The London, on the Swedish/Norwegian talk show Skavlan,  the fiery chef compared being stripped of the accolade to "losing a girlfriend" and "losing the Champions League.”  He won't touch plane food even though he cooks it Despite owning a restaurant ....

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