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About Gordon Ramsay

Gordon James Ramsay is a remowned British chef, television personality and restaurateur. He is the world's highest-earning chef with a business empire soon to be worth 100 million pounds. Gordon Ramsay has been awarded a total of 12 Michelin Stars and, in 2001, became one of only three chefs in the United Kingdom to hold three Michelin stars at one time.

Ramsay's television programmes about competitive cookery and food, such as the British Series Hell's Kitchen, The F Word, and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, along with the U.S. versions of Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, and MasterChef have become popular hits.

Ramsay owns a 69% stake in the company Gordon Ramsay Holdings Limited, a parnership with his father-in-law Chris Hutcheson. As a restaurateur, he holds investments in lot of restaurants world wide. In the United States, Ramsay holds investments in London Hotel, Manhattan, New York, Cielo in Boca Raton, Florida and at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, California.

Personal Biography


Tana is his wife. Ramsay himself has admitted that he once smeared his wifes b*b with melted chocolate before eating it off her during their honeymoon in Maui.

In April 2010, she said she never believed that her husband would cheat on her.

Settling in Dubai

Ramsay revealed plans of moving out of the UK and settling down in Dubai with his family to escape the gloom of recession. He is reportedly looking for a plot at the end of one of the Palm Island branches. His mom who loves Dubai is growing old and hence the destination seemed to be more obvious choice.

Alleged affair with Sarah Symonds and others

In November 08, his mistress Sarah Symonds said that Ramsay had two other lovers but he slammed her saying she is a slapper over affair claims. Symonds claimed that the two slept together first at her London flat in December 2001.

Ramsay turned to his footballer pal David Beckham for advice after being accused of cheating on his wife. Ramsay told his friends that he is appalled that his wife Tana had to endure the humiliation of Symonds claims of a seven-year affair.

In March 09, Sarah took credit for the survival of Ramsay's marriage to Tana.

Sarah launched herself as the infidelity aunt.

In August 2010, Symonds insisted that she had an on-off fling with Ramsay from 2001 to 2008 and that she is ready to lift the lid of the affair.

Other personal information

  • In October 2008, Gordon Ramsay, speaking to an interview criticised Prince Charles' organic food range, Duchy Originals, for its salt and sugar content. Ramsay gets 157,000 pounds an episode for US versions of Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares and he is expected to earn up to 15 million pounds this year out of the kitchen from television, books and endorsements. His cookery show Ramsay's 'Cookalong Live' is very popular on the television and featured celebrities such as Victoria Beckham.
  • In June 09, it was reported that Ramsay's reality TV show Hells Kitchen is to be turned into a porn film.
  • Ramsay has always relished boasting about his glory days as a budding soccer star with Glasgow Rangers, but a News of the World report reveals that he never signed up for the team and never played first team games for them, despite saying so on radio, in his autobiography and in a series of interviews.
  • Ramsay admitted he has become obsessed with drive-thru burgers.
  • In August 2010, Ramsay was reported to be having 2 million dollars in unpaid taxes in the US.

Professional Biography

As of October 08, Gordon's Gordon Ramsay at the London in Hollywood is rated One Star while the one at Manhattan, Midtown West is rated Two Star according to Michelin Restaurant Ratings. In December 08, he said he is determined to open cookery school at his £5M mansion.

Reports say that Brits have increasing softened their attitudes towards swearing and foul language on TV in the last five years. Ramsay is reported to have said the words 243 times in 103 minutes in the show.

Comments on Tracy Grimshaw

In June 09, he created furore over comments on a local TV host Tracy Grimshaw after he linked her to a pig (implying she was a lesbian). He later apologised to her about the comment after being branded a 'low life' by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. In July 09, he returned to Australia to take part in a cooking program at Darling Harbour, Sydney where he came up to the stage with a black tape over his mouth saying 'Jesus, I thought that was the only way to keep myself from getting into trouble.'

In July 09, Ramsay revealed that he sees a better future for his global restaurant empire, even though the ongoing recession has hit him hard, and his profits have dropped down to 87 percent. Ramsays debts have doubled from 4million pounds to 9.5million pounds, with interest payments rising to 545,563 pounds.

In December 09, Ramsay completed his epic culinary pilgrimage to India for Gordons Great Escape which will be aired at United Kingdoms (UK) Channel 4 early next year in its India Season. He thanks India for bringing back his zest for life.

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Gordon Ramsay in News

Largest Showcase of New Products for the Restaurant and Foodservice Industry in the Western US Opens Sunday, August 23rd in Los Angeles at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
For three days -- this Sunday through Tuesday -- 8,000+ restaurant and foodservice professionals will come together to boost business profits, uncover the latest trends and source products at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from August 23-25, 2015

California Strawberry Commission Announces Kids Berry Recipe Contest
You're never too young to take an interest in the culinary arts -- at least, that's what FOX's MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Season Three winner and California native Nathan Odom thinks. That is why he is partnering this month with the California Strawberry Commission to introduce its first Kids Berry Cook-Off Contest.

Top South Florida Female Chefs Take Center Stage at VeritageMiami
VeritageMiami, presented by City National Bank, is proud to announce the 2015 Interactive Dinner headlining chefs: Eileen Andrade of FINKA TABLE & TAP; Adrianne Calvo of Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar; Paula DaSilva of 3030 Ocean at Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa; Cindy Hutson of Ortanique on the Mile; and Dena Marino of MC Kitchen

Waterford to Introduce Exclusive Pattern to Commemorate EVINE Live's Valentine's Weekend Broadcast From The Plaza in NYC
EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV), a digital commerce company currently operating as ShopHQ, today announced that Waterford will introduce "The Plaza Waterford Collection" to commemorate the Company's transformation to EVINE Live. The exclusive pattern will be available only at EVINE Live and will be launched during the Company's live broadcast from The Plaza in NYC on Valentine's weekend.

Innovative World Class Dining Set for Sydney as Pier One Sydney Harbour Welcomes Highly Acclaimed International Executive Chef Chris Irving
Pier One Sydney Harbour, Sydney's chicest waterfront hotel, is laying speculation to rest today announcing the appointment of highly acclaimed international Executive Chef Chris Irving. Canadian born, Chris possesses a diverse culinary background having cooked for Her Majesty The Queen of England as well as The Spanish Royal Family and four years with Gordon Ramsay Group.

Sin City Experts Introduces Customized Vegas Travel Itineraries
To help Canadians planning a trip to Vegas get the most of their vacation, Canada's leading online travel provider*,, has teamed up with its panel of Sin City Insiders -- on the ground locals and Vegas experts -- to provide customized travel itineraries that feature activities and attractions for every type of Vegas tourist.

The London NYC's Runway Package Returns, Offering Guests Exclusive Access to a Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fashion Show
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - August 12, 2014) - For the third consecutive season, The London NYC is thrilled to present "The London NYC Runway Package," offering guests an exclusive opportunity to experience a coveted runway show

CookingSchoolsU Serves Up a Chef Look-a-Like Video Contest to Encourage Aspiring Chefs
Imitation, it is said, is the sincerest form of flattery. In professional cooking circles, imitation, or the ability to reproduce a quality dish time and again, is central to learning the culinary arts. It's the first step in many aspiring chefs' young careers.

Sydney After Dark to Make American Debut at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas
TWEET: Sultry female revue from down under #SydneyAfterDark to make American debut @phvegas July 7. #VEGAS

Dining in St. Petersburg Takes a Celebrity Turn During Top Chef Competition
From Gordon Ramsay to Jamie Oliver, celebrity chefs have long captured the public's attention and imagination. But as the Top Chef of Tampa Bay competition proved on March 31, 2014, there's plenty of culinary talent this side of the pond, too. Case in point is Craft St. Petersburg's Chef Karen Gebhardt who took home the award for Top Table Décor

RockTellz & CockTails Presents Meat Loaf Returns to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas
Following another incredibly-successful run on the famed Las Vegas Strip, RockTellz & CockTails is proud to announce Grammy Award-winning musician and acclaimed actor Meat Loaf will return to the RockTellz & CockTails stage at the PH Showroom inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Meat Loaf will perform 21 dates, beginning Tuesday, May 6, to continue the critically-acclaimed series

The London NYC Announces Debut of the Ultimate Fashionista Package
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 27, 2014) - The London NYC is thrilled to announce the grand debut of The Ultimate Fashionista Package, affording its fashion-forward guests an incomparable personal styling and shopping experience

British Celebrities Tell to 'Love London Like a Local' as the UK Capital Breaks a Record for Tourist Visits
As London celebrates record numbers of international tourists coming to the capital, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, actress Joanna Lumley, model and actress Twiggy, Michelin-star Chef Gordon Ramsay and two of the world's most famous ballet dancers talk about what makes their city the greatest place on earth to visit.

FIZZ Las Vegas to Open Fall 2013 Inside Caesars Palace
Nightlife innovators Michael Greco and Steven Kennedy's newly formed Marvel Management and Marketing (M3) have collaborated with David Furnish to open a fashionable addition to Caesars Palace Las Vegas in fall 2013

New Apps Keep Grosvenor Square London Hotel in Tune With the Way People Work and Play
In recognition of its increasingly connected mobile guests, the prominent London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square has been chosen as one of five hotels in Europe to launch Marriott's new mobile check-in app.

The London NYC Announces the Ultimate Super Bowl Viewing Experiences
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 04, 2013) -  In keeping with its tradition of providing guests with unparalleled luxury, on February 2, 2014, The London NYC will play host to the ultimate Super Bowl viewing experiences

The London NYC Introduces New Room Category With the Unveiling of the London Residence Suite
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 19, 2013) - In keeping with the ever-transforming vibe of its namesake city, The London NYC has introduced a new one-of-a-kind luxury suite with the unveiling of The London Residence Suite

Michael Wurster Appointed Chef de Cuisine of Gordon Ramsay at The London
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 21, 2013) - Gordon Ramsay at The London, set within The London NYC, announces the appointment of Michael Wurster as Chef de Cuisine. Chef Wurster comes to Gordon Ramsay at The London with nearly 15 years of experience and will be overseeing this accomplished fine dining establishment Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and The Chef's Table.

Grosvenor Square London Hotel's Facebook Contest Offers Chance to Win Overnight Stay
An upscale Mayfair hotel in London's exciting West End is giving away an overnight stay to a lucky Facebook fan. The London Marriot Hotel Grosvenor Square is treating its Facebook fans with a chance to win the overnight stay at London's best address where they can enjoy gracious accommodations and amenities from the hotel's Club Lounge and The Luggage Room Bar.

The London NYC Announces Sponsorship of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week as Official Preferred Hotel
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - August 26, 2013) - Marking the debut to an exclusive relationship with fashion, The London NYC announced today its official sponsorship of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for both the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 season

RockTellz & CockTails Presents Meat Loaf at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas
RockTellz & CockTails Presents Meat Loaf at the PH Showroom inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, beginning Thursday, Sept. 26. Tickets for RockTellz & CockTails Presents Meat Loaf will go on sale Friday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. PDT.

Fashion Crowd Gathers at Modern Hotel in London for Newlife Charity Event
Raising an amazing £ 12,000 for charity in just two and a half hours, fashion guests of an Oxford Street hotel in London were wowed with elegant surroundings while enjoying an evening of fun and frivolity to benefit Newlife Charity.

Beautiful Meeting Venues Available at Modern London Hotel
Magnificent meetings start with exceptional facilities and one Mayfair London conference venue is making waves with stylish spaces and modern media services so event planners can easily "wow" their clients and guests while hosting a productive and inspirational gathering.

First Annual Billboard After Party Presented by Citi(R) Debuted Tonight in West Hollywood
Celebrating the year's achievements in music the first annual Billboard After Party presented by Citi® was held on the rooftop of The London Hotel in West Hollywood, CA tonight with DJ Cassidy providing the musical entertainment.

Citi Presents the Billboard After Party on Sunday, February 10, 2013
Citi® will present The Billboard After Party the evening of Sunday, February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles on the rooftop of The London Hotel. Music will be provided by superstar deejay, DJ Cassidy. Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood will provide a lite dinner and cocktails throughout the night.

Adometry(R) CEO Paul Pellman to Deliver Media Measurement Insights at Attribution Revolution Events
Next week, Paul Pellman, CEO of Adometry, Inc., a leading provider of cross-channel attribution intelligence, will deliver featured presentations at Attribution Revolution events in Los Angeles and San Francisco during which he will offer best practices in media measurement and cross-channel attribution.

Stars Align in Beverly Hills
To the crowd's delight, skateboarding legends Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald, Kevin Staab, Mitchie Brusco, Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, Lincoln Ueda, and BMX icons Jamie Bestwick and Mat Hoffman took command of the Vert Demo with an aerial display the 1,000 guests will not soon forget

Papa Bello Issues LOI to Acquire ForgetAboutIt! Foods
Papa Bello Enterprises (PINKSHEETS: PAPA) issues letter of intent to acquire ForgetAboutIt! Foods based in Brooklyn, NY.

Gordon Ramsay thanks Posh and Becks for support during 'difficult year'
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has thanked David and Victoria Beckham for standing by him in the worst years of his life.

Celebs' soccer match help raise 4mn pounds for Unicef
Famous Hollywood actors, pop stars and footie legends came together for a charity soccer match and helped raise 4million pounds for poor children.

Harper Beckham celebrates first Easter with family and Ramsay clan
Harper Beckham celebrated her first Easter in Napa Valley, California along with her family and that of Gordon Ramsay, during the weekend.

Brooklyn Beckham shows love for basketball at Lakers game with dad
Brooklyn Beckham showed that he is more of a basketball fan, as the 13-year-old was spotted thoroughly enjoying a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center.

Posh says she hasn't been on holiday with Becks for 3 years
Victoria Beckham has revealed that she hasn't managed to have a break with her footballer husband David Beckham in three years.

Posh says she hasn't had time for holiday with Becks for 3 years
Victoria Beckham has revealed that she has not been able to go for a holiday with hubby David Beckham for the past three years.

I can't believe how easy life is in Brit prisons, says chef Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay, a British chef, has criticised the level of comfort provided in Britain's prisons after teaching inmates to cook for a new television series.

Gordon Ramsay loses £6m in legal dispute with dad-in-law
Gordon Ramsay's feud with his father-in-law has reportedly cost him 6million pounds.

'Boy-tox' trend sees men becoming hooked on cosmetic fillers
More and more men are plumping for wrinkle-smoothing injections in a bid to look younger, says an expert.

Gordon Ramsay's ex mistress claims existence of 'Gordongate' sex tape
Gordon Ramsay's alleged former mistress has revealed that the couple made a raunchy home video during their affair, which may now have landed in the wrong hands.

Hair ops soar after Rooney's 30k pounds surgery
The number of men having hair transplants has surged since Wayne Rooney had work done on his balding bonce, according to new figures.

Beckhams receive 'fools' guide' to Christmas lunch from Gordon Ramsay
David Beckham and his wife Victoria have received a personalised recipe guide from pal Gordon Ramsay to help them in their DIY Christmas lunch.

Becks' son Romeo 'ignores dad by wearing Rooney shirt'
David Beckham's son Romeo must have left everyone shocked when he ignored his famous dad and came out wearing the LA Galaxy star's on-field rival Wayne Rooney's shirt with number 10 etched on the back.

Posh asks Eva Longoria to be 'godmother' of her unborn daughter
Pregnant Victoria Beckham has requested her best friend Eva Longoria to be the godmother of her yet-to-be-born daughter.

Internet fad 'Planking' accused of being racist over its 'slave trade' origins
Planking, the latest fad, where people take photographs of themselves lying face down in public places and post them on the Internet, has been branded as racist by bloggers and Twitter users.

Female chef in Gordon Ramsay's kitchen claims sexual harassment
A female chef working at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant has accused her male colleagues of sexual harassment.

More than half of UK men do most of the cooking at home
A new poll has revealed that more than half of men in the UK do most of the cooking at home, inspired by celebrity male chefs like Gordon Ramsay.

Posh eats like a horse, says pal Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay has revealed that though his friend Victoria Beckham has one of the most enviable figures, the would-be-mother is a big foodaholic.

Sam Cooper loves wife Lily Allen's chicken, meat pies
Newly married and four months pregnant Lily Allen has admitted that she enjoys cooking chicken and meat pies for her husband Sam Cooper.

Gordon Ramsay eats sushi off n*ked woman in US MasterChef
Scottish restaurateur Gordon Ramsay ate sushi displayed on top of a n*ked woman in the US version of cooking contest MasterChef.

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