February 17, 2013
Hell’s Kitchen Nightmares: What it’s like to be Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay is an extraordinary chef and restaurateur, and he is whom I will be profiling. Gordon is mostly known for his chaotic antics on shows such as Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares. What most do not know is that when you take away all the yelling and screaming you are left with a genuinely caring person, and that is exactly what I intend to bring to light. Lets start by telling you a little bit about where he came from and some background of who he is. He was born November 8, 1966, in Glasgow, Scotland. Then at the age of 5 he and his family moved to Stratford-upon-Avon, England where he was raised. To most of your surprise he was not always an aspiring chef, actually his first aspiration was to become a professional soccer player. At the age of 15 a very talented player he joined the Glasgow Rangers which was a pro club. In the end though his career was cut short after only three years due to a knee injury, and he was forced to start over in 1985. The next stage started by Gordon going back to college, not for the culinary arts but for hotel management. It was only after he completed his studies that he decided to place himself under some of Europe’s top chefs. Ramsay then apprenticed with Marco Pierre White at Harvey’s in London, worked for Albert Roux at Le Gavroche, and then he worked under master chefs Jol Robuchon and Guy Savoy in France. It was until 1993 that Ramsay finally went out on his own as the head chef of the newly opened Aubergine in London. Over the next five years he earned several prestigious awards there including the Newcomer of the Year at the Catey Awards in 1995. For those of you who don’t know what the Catey’s are, they are like the Oscars but for restaurant and hotel business. Then in 1998 Ramsay decided to open his first establishment “Gordon Ramsay” due to the...