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Gordon Ramsay
"'Gordon Ramsay' is an anagram for 'my gonads roar'."
— The Truth About Gordon Ramsay Documentary

Gordon James Ramsay, OBE (born 8 November 1966) is a British multiple Michelin star awarded chef, television personality and restaurateur known for his ferocious temperament, colorful vocabulary, and no-nonsense attitude.

Born in Scotland, Ramsay originally dreamed to become a football player for his childhood team Rangers, but a leg injury left him with crushed hopes and the inability to sit cross-legged. He then considered to take culinary arts as a career and landed a chef's job in the famous Harvey's Restaurant in London, where the tough training regime and unreasonably high standards set by head chef Marco Pierre White fostered Ramsay's constant swearing and temperamental condescending attitude. However, from several accounts, he's a much nicer person on British TV, on Masterchef (especially the Junior version of Masterchef), and in interviews.

Surprisingly, Ramsay himself has said in multiple interviews that he's not as talented a chef as people perceive him to be, and that his real strength isn't his cooking skills (which, have no doubt at all, are rather formidable), but rather his managerial skills. He says that his ability to run a sucessful business is the true secret to his success.

He has starred in main roles in successful television shows The F Word, Ramsays Best Restaurant, and both British and American versions of Kitchen Nightmares, Hells Kitchen, Master Chef, and Hotel Hell.


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