Gordon Ramsay Quotes

Gordon Ramsay Quotes

Gordon Ramsay is a famous British chef, known for his tv shows, his restaurant empire and his fiery temper on the TV shows. He was born in Johnstone, Scotland, and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Ramsey’s restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars. His signature restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London, has held three Michelin stars since 2001. He has earned a reputation as a top chef.

He first appeared on TV in the 1990s in the UK. By 2004, he had become one of the best known, and most influential chefs, in the world.  In 2018, Forbes listed his earnings at $62 million for the previous 12 months and ranked him the 33rd highest-earning celebrity in the world.

We scoured the internet to collect the best Ramsay quotes…enjoy!

Gordon Ramsay’s Best Quotes

  1. “I’ve never been a hands-on dad. I’m not ashamed to admit it, but you can’t run a restaurant and be home for tea at 4:30 and bath and change nappies.” Gordon Ramsay
  2. “I want my kids to see me as Dad, for God’s sake, not a television personality.” Gordon Ramsay
  3. “Two key ingredients in any successful chef: a quick learner and someone with a sharp brain.” Gordon Ramsay
  4. “If I can give you one strong piece of advice when you go away for that romantic weekend, whatever you do, do not accept or take the upgrade to the honeymoon suite.” Gordon Ramsay
  5. “Stop taking things personally.” Gordon Ramsay
  6. “Cooking is about passion, so it may look slightly temperamental in a way that it’s too assertive to the naked eye.” Gordon Ramsay
  7. “I train my chefs completely different to anyone else. My young girls and guys, when they come to the kitchen, the first thing they get is a blindfold. They get blindfolded and they get sat down at the chef’s table… Unless they can identify what they’re tasting, they don’t get to cook it.” Gordon Ramsay
  8. “I don’t like looking back. I’m always constantly looking forward. I’m not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I’m too busy looking for the next cow.” Gordon Ramsay
  9. “Kitchens are hard environments and they form incredibly strong characters The minute you start compromising for the sake of massaging somebody’s ego, that’s it, game over.” Gordon Ramsay
  10. “Being a chef never seems like a job, it becomes a true passion.” Gordon Ramsay
  11. “Find what’s hot, find what’s just opened and then look for the worst review of the week. There is so much to learn from watching a restaurant getting absolutely panned and having a bad experience. Go and see it for yourself.” Gordon Ramsay
  12. “Initially let your food do the talking. You’ll be surprised how far you go in a short period of time.” Gordon Ramsay
  13. “I’d like to think I’m a great teacher.” Gordon Ramsay
  14. “I act on impulse and I go with my instincts.” Gordon Ramsay
  15. “Swearing is industry language. For as long as we’re alive it’s not going to change. You’ve got to be boisterous to get results.” Gordon Ramsay
  16. “I think pressure’s healthy, and very few can handle it.” Gordon Ramsay
  17. “Initially, let your food do the talking. You’ll be surprised how far you go in a short period of time.” Gordon Ramsay
  18. “In order to create a little bit of confidence, start cooking with pasta. Pasta is phenomenal. Once you’ve cooked pasta properly for the first time it becomes second nature.” Gordon Ramsay
  19. “In order to create a little bit of confidence, start cooking with pasta. Pasta is phenomenal. Once you’ve cooked pasta properly for the first time it becomes second nature.” Gordon Ramsay
  20. “Focus on your customers and make that restaurant synonymous to where you are in terms of area.” Gordon Ramsay
  21. “I’ve had a lot of success, I’ve had failures, so I learn from the failure .” Gordon Ramsay
  22. “Stop taking things personally.” Gordon Ramsay
  23. “I’d like to think I’m a great teacher.” Gordon Ramsay
  24. “I act on impulse and I go with my instincts.” Gordon Ramsay
  25. “Swearing is industry language. For as long as we’re alive it’s not going to change. You’ve got to be boisterous to get results.” Gordon Ramsay
  26. “If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that’s exactly what I did. “ Gordon Ramsay
  27. “Eating out doesn’t have to be a formula. Eating out is about having fun. I get really frustrated when it’s badly done.” Gordon Ramsay
  28. “The secret is to make sure the business is running to perfection, with or without me.” Gordon Ramsay
  29. “I’ve been on my arse before, but I have a lot of determination , and I’m not weak.” Gordon Ramsay
  30. “I act on impulse and I go with my instincts.” Gordon Ramsay
  31. “When you find a guy who is powerful, a big father figure, you latch onto him immediately.” Gordon Ramsay
  32. “I cook, I create, I’m incredibly excited by what I do, I’ve still got a lot to achieve.” Gordon Ramsay
  33. “Push your limit to the absolute extreme.” Gordon Ramsay
  34. “What’s frustrating more than anything is when chefs start to cut corners and believe that they are incognito in the way they send out appetizers, entrees, and they know it’s not 100 percent, but they think the customers can’t spot it.” Gordon Ramsay
  35. “Best to start at the bottom & gradually climb up. It’s much more fun, too.” Gordon Ramsay
  36. “The secret is to make sure the business is running to perfection, with or without me.” Gordon Ramsay
  37. “Put your head down and work hard . Never wait for things to happen, make them happen for yourself through hard graft and not giving up.” Gordon Ramsay
  38. “I’ve had a lot of success ; I’ve had failures, so I learn from the failure.” Gordon Ramsay
  39. “Best to start at the bottom & gradually climb up. It’s much more fun, too.” Gordon Ramsay
  40. “Swearing is industry language. For as long as we’re alive, it’s not going to change . You’ve got to be boisterous to get results.” Gordon Ramsay
  41. “I think pressure’s healthy , and very few can handle it.” Gordon Ramsay
  42. “Being assertive and somewhat really firm has to be backed up with being fair.” Gordon Ramsay
  43. “Running started as a way of relaxing. It’s the only time I have to myself. No phones or e-mails or faxes.” Gordon Ramsay
  44. “I suppose your security is your success and your key to success is your fine palate.” Gordon Ramsay
  45. “I am what I am. A fighter.” Gordon Ramsay
  46. “I’m Gordon Ramsay, for goodness sake; people know I’m volatile.” Gordon Ramsay
  47. “I’m not critic-proof, and I still take it personally, but I take it less personally now.” Gordon Ramsay
  48. “One lesson to any young chef out there: never mix family with business.” Gordon Ramsay
  49. “Focus on your customers and make that restaurant synonymous to where you are in terms of area.” Gordon Ramsay

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Summary

At this point, Gordon Ramsay is one of the most famous chefs in the world and a household name. He initially rose to fame for his angry and outrageous persona which made for fun TV lines on his shows Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and MasterChef Jr.Over time he has transitioned away from his hot head tv persona to be more personable.

On Instagram he started posting pictures with his kids as more of the “doting dad” and he has been more relaxed in his recent tv appearances. He has also been spending less time on camera, and more time expanding his business and restaurant empire. You can learn more about his ventures at https://www.gordonramsay.com

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Image Credit: Leon Brocard from London, UK, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

 

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