Scottish by birth, UK chef Gordon Ramsay was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, and initially aspired to be a professional footballer. However, when an injury prematurely put an end to any hopes of a promising career on the pitch, Ramsay went back to college to complete a course in hotel management. His dedication and natural talent led him to train with some of the world’s leading chefs, including Albert Roux and Marco Pierre White in London, and Guy Savoy and Joël Robuchon in France.
In 1993, Ramsay became head chef of Aubergine in London, and within three years Aubergine was awarded two Michelin stars. At the age of 31, Ramsay branched out on his own to set up his first wholly-owned and namesake restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay opened in 1998, and quickly received the most prestigious accolade in the culinary world – three Michelin stars. Today, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is London’s longest-running restaurant to hold this award, and Ramsay is one of only four chefs in the UK to maintain three stars. Now internationally renowned and holding a number of Michelin stars, Ramsay has opened a string of successful restaurants across the globe, from Italy to the United States. These include two ventures in Doha, Qatar, which opened in 2012; a restaurant in Bordeaux; three restaurants in Las Vegas (Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris, Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill at Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood); Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill in Atlantic City; Bread Street Kitchen and London House in Hong Kong; and Bread Street Kitchen in Singapore. In the UK, the Gordon Ramsay Group has opened new locations across London, including Union Street Café, London House, Heddon Street Kitchen and two further maze Grills, one of which is located on the former Aubergine site on Park Walk, Chelsea
Gordon has even opened up shop in Las Vegas, BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, a play on Gordon’s initials, focuses on traditional burgers, fries and milkshakes, with an extra special touch and using the best ingredients. The gourmet beef patties will be cooked over an open flame using prime cuts of meat. The milkshakes combine traditional shake ingredients with creamy pudding for an indulgent dessert experience and the drinks menu features an extensive selection of cocktails as well as craft and bottled beers.
A 30 foot fire feature takes centre stage at Gordon Ramsay BurGR, within a vividly coloured room which seats 200 people. The room has been designed with a stylish and modern ambience drawing on the energy of both the casino and the nearby Miracle Mile shops.
You’ll feel the energy the minute you walk into the restaurant. From its 30-foot-long fire display to its keg showcase the atmosphere is as exciting as the menu itself. From traditional to unique burger preparations, the menu items at this Las Vegas restaurant use the freshest, quality ingredients. Beef patties are cooked over an open flame fueled by hard woods, Gordon Ramsay BurGR is the only gourmet burger restaurant on the Strip to use this method, creating a more complex and powerful flavor. In addition to juicy burgers, this popular Vegas restaurant also offers sweet potato fries with vanilla powdered sugar and pork belly bao buns. Looking for some spice? The Devil Dog will do it. These all-beef dogs are simmered in devilish hot sauce, then fire-kissed on the open grill. You’ll taste a consistent fiery spice throughout. Expect to wait for an experience like this though, an average wait time can stretch up to an hour and a half.
Ramsay has also become a star of the small screen both in the US and internationally as a TV chef, with four top-rated FOX shows that air in more than 200 territories worldwide. These critically-acclaimed shows include Hell’s Kitchen, Masterchef, Masterchef JR., and Hatel Hell, as well as UK shows: Gordon Behind Bars, Ultimate Cookery Course, Gordons Great Escape and Gordon Ramsay: Shark Bait.
While best known as a celebrity chef now, Ramsay has seen success in a variety of other ventures outside of food and television too. Most notably as a published author, Ramsay has released a number of books, many of which have become bestsellers around the world; including his autobiography, Roasting in Hell’s Kitchen. Aside from this, Ramsay has a global partnership with WWRD (Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton), which offers quality home and lifestyle products. In 2006, in recognition of all that Ramsay has contributed to the industry, he received an OBE (Order of the British Empire awarded by Queen Elizabeth II). Since then, Ramsay and his wife, Tana, set up the Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation in 2014, to make a meaningful difference to the charities that are important to them. Now, Ramsay splits his time between Los Angeles and South London, where he resides with his wife, Tana and four children, along with their bulldog Rumpole and two cats.