110+ Gordon Ramsay Quotes On Food, Good Food And Chefs

Top 10 Gordon Ramsay Quotes (BEST)

  1. Chefs are nutters. They're all self-obsessed, delicate, dainty, insecure little souls and absolute psychopaths. Every last one of them.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that's exactly what I did.
  5. The minute you start compromising for the sake of massaging somebody's ego, that's it, game over.
  6. Kitchens are hard environments and they form incredibly strong characters.
  7. The problem with Yanks is they are wimps.
  8. There's a bond among a kitchen staff, I think. You spend more time with your chef in the kitchen than you do with your own family.
  9. Cooking is about passion, so it may look slightly temperamental in a way that it's too assertive to the naked eye.
  10. However amazing a dish looks, it is always the taste that lingers in your memory. Family and friends will appreciate a meal that tastes superb-even if you've brought the pan to the table.

Gordon Ramsay Short Quotes

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  • Being assertive and somewhat really firm has to be backed up with being fair.
  • I am what I am. A fighter.
  • I suppose your security is your success and your key to success is your fine palate.
  • I'm actually not really a breakfast person.
  • When you find a guy who is powerful, a big father figure, you latch onto him immediately.
  • My father was a swim teacher. We used to swim before school, swim after school.
  • There is a level of snobbery and fickleness in L.A.
  • I am the most unselfish chef in Britain today.
  • I am happy for them all: Angela Hartnett, Jason Atherton, Marcus Wareing, Mark Sargeant.
  • The amount of customers who take pictures before they eat is insane.

Gordon Ramsay Quotes On Food

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Stopping the junk food and Eating well is partially about cooking well and having the skills to do that. — Gordon Ramsay

Can you imagine the headlines if I gave someone food poisoning? They'd hang me off Tower Bridge by my ballbag! — Gordon Ramsay

Chefs don't do ponytails and we shouldn't do them because I guarantee that whenever there's a discovery of hair in the food, it's guaranteed it's from the chef's ponytail. — Gordon Ramsay

You can't depend on the exposure of a TV screen to keep your feet on the ground and your food tasting delicious. You've got to push yourself. — Gordon Ramsay

First of all, for me the secret is in the ingredients. You don't need to start spending fortunes on organic foods and start becoming way over budget. The better the ingredient, the littler that needs doing to it. — Gordon Ramsay

[Molecular gastronomy] was a great trend, because it experimented with food. The benchmark was [former elBulli head chef] Ferran Adrià, and now he is no longer there it is harder to gauge. — Gordon Ramsay

It's quite weird knocking that out of them and telling them to forget cooking for chefs; forget what chefs say about your food. — Gordon Ramsay

I hid myself in food. — Gordon Ramsay

That's the problem. Anyone can go and buy a restaurant. I want to be at that f - ing dinner party where they say, "Hey, Bill, your food's great. You should buy yourself a restaurant." That's not right. Taking it less personally. — Gordon Ramsay

Growing up in Britain, we didn't have much, worked for everything. To leave food on the plate, Mom classed it as being rude and so we ate because we were hungry, not ate because we had a choice in the fridge. — Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay Quotes On Chefs

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I think every chef, not just in America, but across the world, has a double-edged sword - two jackets, one that's driven, a self-confessed perfectionist, thoroughbred, hate incompetence and switch off the stove, take off the jacket and become a family man. — Gordon Ramsay

Being a chef never seems like a job, it becomes a true passion. — Gordon Ramsay

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

As a soccer player, I wanted an FA Cup winner's medal. As an actor you want an Oscar. As a chef it's three-Michelin's stars, there's no greater than that. So pushing yourself to the extreme creates a lot of pressure and a lot of excitement, and more importantly, it shows on the plate. — Gordon Ramsay

The pressure on young chefs today is far greater than ever before in terms of social skills, marketing skills, cooking skills, personality and, more importantly, delivering on the plate. So you need to be strong. Physically fit. So my chefs get weighed every time they come into the kitchen. — Gordon Ramsay

Being a chef is the best job in the world. — Gordon Ramsay

Two key ingredients in any successful chef: a quick learner and someone with a sharp brain. — Gordon Ramsay

Long Island for me, it's producing more chefs coming out of there than Paris. — Gordon Ramsay

It goes back to the early days in the kitchen where you would be tasting dishes all night long, so the last thing I want to do in the morning is eat. Chefs generally tend to be grazers. — Gordon Ramsay

I don't think it's a good advert for any restaurant, a fat chef, and secondly, who wants to eat a dessert when the chef's a fat pig. — Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay Quotes On Cooking

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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

My childhood favourite is mum's shepherd's pie, Yorkshire pudding and roasted potatoes. I remember coming home from school and going to the kitchen to help her. It's because of her that I discovered my love for cooking. — Gordon Ramsay

You don't come into cooking to get rich. — Gordon Ramsay

I'm a big lover of fish. Cooking fish is so much more difficult than cooking protein meats, because there are no temperatures in the medium, rare, well done cooking a stunning sea bass or a scallop. — Gordon Ramsay

When you cook under pressure you trade perfection. — Gordon Ramsay

Cooking a dish is fine; cooking it under pressure is a completely different ballgame. — Gordon Ramsay

I still love football, though, and I think cooking is like football. It's not a job, it's a passion. When you become good at it, it's a dream job and financially you need never to worry. Ever. — Gordon Ramsay

When you're a chef, you graze. You never get a chance to sit down and eat. They don't actually sit down and eat before you cook. So when I finish work, the first thing I'll do, and especially when I'm in New York, I'll go for a run. And I'll run 10 or 15k on my - and I run to gain my appetite. — Gordon Ramsay

Making pasta, cooking pasta and baking bread are two essential ideas to create a little bit of excitement, and you learn the basic, and then evolve it. Flavor the bread, flavor the pasta, go to a fish, go to a meat sauce and take it to another level. — Gordon Ramsay

If my last supper was ever going to be cooked by a chef, it would have to be Thomas Keller. — Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay Quotes On Creative

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I think reality TV now needs a big kick up the a - to get creative and be meaningful, I think. Otherwise, people are becoming famous for having no talent, based on pure exposure. That's the grating part. — Gordon Ramsay

Videoing, lifting it, prodding it, and five minutes later they might even eat it! That first approach to the naked eye is crucial, so when you see pictures coming through on your social media, it does push you to be a little more creative and raise the bar a little bit higher. — Gordon Ramsay

I suppose more than anything, chefs have gotten better, which is great news, which makes my life a lot easier. I can be a lot more creative in terms of the menu. — Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay Famous Quotes And Sayings

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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

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

It's fascinating watching the debates [of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump], with the search for the new president. It's like a car crash, unfolding in front of your eyes. The level of personal attacks! — Gordon Ramsay

I think when we opened in 2001, it was holy ground. There was nothing here. Back then, being on the Dubai Creek was an amazing position, and I would come one or two times a year, max. Now it's so different. The travel dilemma has disappeared and it is so easy to get to Dubai. What is it, seven hours from London? It's pretty easy. — Gordon Ramsay

Rude staff, bad lighting, and dirty bathrooms are all signs of a bad restaurant and a good reason to leave a restaurant! — Gordon Ramsay

My wife, a schoolteacher, very disciplined. If you think I'm tough, trust me, and wait till you see when the children are on the naughty step. It's hilarious. So we decided that I'm going to work like a donkey and provide amazing support for the family. — Gordon Ramsay

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

I spend more time in the kitchen than I have in the dining room, for obvious reasons, however, I just want to sit and indulge. — Gordon Ramsay

There's a side to reality TV that is part education, as well. I've seen that since doing "MasterChef Junior," in terms of the effect it has on the confidence given these young kids from 8 to 13, a quality life skill. Even if they never pursue cooking as a job or a career, just learning how to cook for yourself sets you up in a good place. — Gordon Ramsay

The kids now, on "Junior," we educate the parents and it's quite a fascinating turnaround. You can just see the parents thinking, "S - , 10 years ago I was eating so bad, and now I'm seeing it through the eyes of my kids at 9, 10 years of age." There is an upside to that side of reality TV. It's not all negative. — Gordon Ramsay

Certainly in business terms, considering how thriving the market is. Understanding what people want is essential. We have a team on the ground whose job it is to keep tabs on what's good, whether it's a tapas bar in Barcelona, or an amazing fish and chip shop in Yorkshire. — Gordon Ramsay

[Long Island] is buoyant, it's on the outskirts of Manhattan, and so they have access to phenomenal restaurants. — Gordon Ramsay

If you become a chef because you're obsessed by becoming a celebrity, getting my ass kicked and working my nuts off the way I did in France and getting pushed around those kitchens wasn't about becoming famous. — Gordon Ramsay

I have to say, opening up in New York taught me a lot about that level of attention to detail. London's a tough market, Paris is a tough market, but New York, well, that's extraordinary. — Gordon Ramsay

[ Full English breakfast] it's what we grew up with! It is the one big treat that the kids get on the weekend - it's good family time. — Gordon Ramsay

We are about creating a new wave of talent. We are the Manchester United of kitchens now. Am I playing full-time in the kitchen? I am a player-coach. — Gordon Ramsay

Why can't it be a curriculum? Why can't it be a life skill that they learn just to look after themselves in terms of a healthy way of eating? I think we need to shake up that whole curriculum and give them a little bit more of a lifestyle early on, before they leave school at 18. — Gordon Ramsay

If you want to think about cooking, and it's a high-five, laid back motion, then flip burgers and dress Caesar salad, don't try to pitch in the premier league of restaurant. Build up to it, by all means. — Gordon Ramsay

If a chef says to you that he sits down and eats dinner before service, then it's bulls***. And if they do, then I'd tell them that they are a fat f***! You shouldn't indulge, because you need to keep your palate on edge, and keeping it on edge is all about small attention to detail and tweaking along the way. — Gordon Ramsay

Having four kids of my own, fifth one on the way... I think with "Junior," what's happened over the last three years is this program's been implemented across schools. — Gordon Ramsay

I won't let people write anything they want to about me. — Gordon Ramsay

How many restaurants do we know across the world that customers visit once and once only? — Gordon Ramsay

From 16 to 26, no one really knows what they want to do for the rest of their life at that age. Latin's not f - ing one of them. — Gordon Ramsay

I'm quite a chauvinistic person. — Gordon Ramsay

I cook for a living; I'm not a scheduler. — Gordon Ramsay

Initially let your food do the talking. You'll be surprised how far you go in a short period of time. — Gordon Ramsay

My mum doesn't enjoy sometimes listening to me tell staff off, and I say to my mum, it's a kitchen, not a hair-dressing salon. — Gordon Ramsay

I am well aware that a chef is only as good as his last meal. — Gordon Ramsay

We launched it in the London branch - phenomenal sausages, incredible eggs, homemade baked beans, black pudding - and it's something I wanted to bring to Dubai. — Gordon Ramsay

It has always stood for f***ing great food. — Gordon Ramsay

The essence of Reality TV is all about drama. So, I think bringing pressure is healthy whether it's a professional chef or a domestic chef. Because the only way ever to really identify the true purpose of how good they are is submerging them under pressure. So I say it's no different than a live football game because it's about the intensity. — Gordon Ramsay

The secret is to make sure the business is running to perfection, with or without me. — Gordon Ramsay

I'm not trying to take New York by storm. I just want to sneak in there, keep my head down, batten down the hatches and cook. — Gordon Ramsay

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

The thing is, I can teach. I can teach bloody well. So few chefs have that level of generosity. I demand a lot, a f***ing hell of a lot, but I give a lot back. — Gordon Ramsay

They say cats have nine lives. I've had 12 already and I don't know how many more I'll have. — Gordon Ramsay

In any situation, location is crucial. — Gordon Ramsay

If I relaxed, if I took my foot off the gas, I would probably die. — Gordon Ramsay

Here, in L.A., trust me, there will be fireworks from the canapés right through to the desserts. — Gordon Ramsay

I actually quite like [social media]. It's spontaneous, you don't really have to commit to it and I enjoy the interaction. Also, I have never sworn on there, not once. — Gordon Ramsay

Everything has to be done for a reason, and everything has to be done to make sense in terms of running a proper business today, and it's not just about the food. — Gordon Ramsay

I've always said that I think females make the best chefs anywhere in the world. — Gordon Ramsay

I've had a lot of success; I've had failures, so I learn from the failure. — Gordon Ramsay

You know how arrogant the French are - extraordinary. — Gordon Ramsay

[I spend a] lot [time travelling]. Between the restaurants, filming for TV, producing MasterChef, seeing the kids... it's pretty constant. — Gordon Ramsay

If everyone could just cook properly I wouldn't have a problem. — Gordon Ramsay

I think pressure's healthy, and very few can handle it. — Gordon Ramsay

What you're experiencing now [on "MasterChef," on "Junior"] is what life's going to be like for the next four, five decades. You're going to go through those bumps. Bringing you back in contention and giving you that kind of confidence, they're huge. But they let it go, there's no fear, they're naughty, they're rude, and they know there's no parents and there's no school teacher so they can have fun, and it shows. — Gordon Ramsay

I grew up in a funny way. — Gordon Ramsay

It's amazing. Long Island, I don't know really. It's quite a fascinating area. — Gordon Ramsay

I'm Gordon Ramsay, for goodness sake: people know I'm volatile. — Gordon Ramsay

It's learning your craft and understanding what it takes to survive in this industry. On the back of exposure from TV to books to Rachel Ray to Martha Stewart, the customer's integrity is far greater than every before. As a nation, just like the U.K., we don't complain enough. The more we complain in this country the better our restaurants will be. — Gordon Ramsay

Chelsea has always been a foodie heaven and it will never change in that respect. — Gordon Ramsay

There's no bigger pain anywhere in the world than a vegetarian. — Gordon Ramsay

I'm not critic-proof, and I still take it personally, but I take it less personally now. — Gordon Ramsay

I don't run restaurants that are out of control. We are about establishing phenomenal footholdings with talent. — Gordon Ramsay

I want my kids to see me as Dad, for God's sake, not a television personality. — Gordon Ramsay

I am a chef who happens to appear on the telly, that's it. — Gordon Ramsay

We outsmarted ourselves and raised the bar even higher, I think. — Gordon Ramsay

Given that level of responsibility with your 25-year old or 35-year-old chef, it's just quite nice to see how they handled that exposure. Not every chef deals with it properly; they get slightly excited, a little bit overconfident and then they miss out on the most important part. — Gordon Ramsay

I quite like that jeopardy, those up-against-the-wall odds. I don't like it when it's over-comfortable, too easy, something that can be done in two or three weeks. I like a challenge. — Gordon Ramsay

[My kids] don't need to cook to keep me happy. It's my job as dad to create opportunities so that they can find their passion. Forget about money, find what you really want to do with your life. — Gordon Ramsay

That's what we do on "MasterChef," on "Junior." No school teachers, no parents, let it go. You're going to go on a challenge. We're going to go to hell and back, and we're going to have some bumps. — Gordon Ramsay

One thing I can't afford to get sucked up in is the trend formation of restaurants here. I've invested heavily. We have a ten-year lease. More importantly, the style, the feel and the décor of the dining room is vibrant. — Gordon Ramsay

MasterChef Junior for me was about working closely with these kids and getting them to reeducate their parents to understand that food is as important educationally as Math and English and it's important that we don't take it for granted. — Gordon Ramsay

Life Lessons by Gordon Ramsay

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  1. Gordon Ramsay emphasizes the importance of hard work and dedication to achieve success. He encourages aspiring chefs to develop their skills through practice and experimentation.
  2. He also stresses the importance of having a passion for cooking and the need to stay up to date with the latest trends and techniques.
  3. Finally, Ramsay promotes the importance of maintaining a positive attitude and staying focused on the goal at hand, no matter how difficult the challenge may be.

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