113+ Best Gordon Ramsay Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Gordon James Ramsay OBE is a British chef, restaurateur, writer, television personality and food critic. Powerful collection of profoundly inspirational Gordon James Ramsay OBE is a British chef, restaurateur, writer, television personality and food critic. Profoundly inspirational Gordon Ramsay quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Gordon Ramsay Quotes

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

Cooking is about passion, so it may look slightly temperamental in a way that it’s too assertive to the naked eye. – 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

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

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

Focus on your customers and make that restaurant synonymous to where you are in terms of area. – 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

When you find a guy who is powerful, a big father figure, you latch onto him immediately. – Gordon Ramsay

No one saw the recession coming. The UK businesses were solid as a rock, but the issues we had were in Paris, New York and LA. For every pound we were making here we were losing two pounds abroad. – Gordon Ramsay

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

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

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

Cooking today is far greater than it ever was, and more importantly, a chef’s role today has changed dramatically over the last decade. – Gordon Ramsay

Cooking today is a young man’s game, I don’t give a bollocks what anyone says. – Gordon Ramsay

The level of jealousy and insecurity in this industry [restaurant] is far greater than ever before. – Gordon Ramsay

Everything I learned and didn’t do in New York I would put into place here in the London West Hollywood. It’s fascinating, when you look at the critics’ reviews, and we had a great one in the New York Observer and all that, and then the New York Times came, and it was a devastation; two stars out of four. They said that I played safe because it wasn’t fireworks. Then they judged the persona over the substance that was on the plate. – Gordon Ramsay

I am the most unselfish chef in Britain today. – 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

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

I cook for a living; I’m not a scheduler. – 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

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

You know how arrogant the French are – extraordinary. – Gordon Ramsay

I swim like a fish and I have an amazing kick. – Gordon Ramsay

You know, running a restaurant is something you have to be working at each and every day; it’s not a foregone conclusion that you’re a success. – Gordon Ramsay

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

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

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

I am what I am. A fighter. – Gordon Ramsay

Would I swap what I have achieved as a cook if I could have been as successful as a footballer? Definitely. – Gordon Ramsay

I hid myself in food. – Gordon Ramsay

You don’t come into cooking to get rich. – Gordon Ramsay

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

I’m Gordon Ramsay, for goodness sake: people know I’m volatile. – Gordon Ramsay

When you cook under pressure you trade perfection. – 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

I train my chefs with a blindfold. I’ll get my sous chef and myself to cook a dish. The young chef would have to sit down and eat it with a blindfold. If they can’t identify the flavor, they shouldn’t be cooking the dish. – 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

I act on impulse and I go with my instincts. – Gordon Ramsay

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

In any situation, location is crucial. – 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

I want my kids to see me as Dad, for God’s sake, not a television personality. – 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’m not critic-proof, and I still take it personally, but I take it less personally now. – Gordon Ramsay

I think pressure’s healthy, and very few can handle it. – Gordon Ramsay

Chefs are nutters. They’re all self-obsessed, delicate, dainty, insecure little souls and absolute psychopaths. Every last one of them. – Gordon Ramsay

The minute you start compromising for the sake of massaging somebody’s ego, that’s it, game over. – Gordon Ramsay

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

If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that’s exactly what I did. – Gordon Ramsay

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

Kitchens are hard environments and they form incredibly strong characters. – Gordon Ramsay

There’s no bigger pain anywhere in the world than a vegetarian. – Gordon Ramsay

Push your limit to the absolute extreme. – 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

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

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. – Gordon Ramsay

I cook, I create, I’m incredibly excited by what I do, I’ve still got a lot to achieve. – Gordon Ramsay

Best to start at the bottom & gradually climb up. It’s much more fun, too. – Gordon Ramsay

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

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 assertive and somewhat really firm has to be backed up with being fair. – Gordon Ramsay

My childhood favorite 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

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

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

I suppose your security is your success and your key to success is your fine palate. – 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

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

I don’t run restaurants that are out of control. We are about establishing phenomenal foot holdings with talent. – 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

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

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

I didn’t get depressed, I don’t get depressed. – 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

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

I was a naturally aggressive left-back, a cut-throat tackler. – 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

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

I’d like to think I’m a great teacher. – Gordon Ramsay

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

The problem with Yanks is they are wimps. – 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

It’s very hard when you eat out every day for a living, and a new restaurant comes along and you haven’t got that same vigor that you had 10 years ago. – Gordon Ramsay

My father was a swim teacher. We used to swim before school, swim after school. – Gordon Ramsay

I won’t let people write anything they want to about me. – Gordon Ramsay

It’s vulgar, coming from where I do, to talk about money. – Gordon Ramsay

There is a level of snobbery and fickleness in L.A. – Gordon Ramsay

Put that emotion in the food, because it’s so much more rewarding down the line. – Gordon Ramsay

The most fascinating change for me was watching how the standard of the food depleted the higher you became and watching the way that food dehydrates 10 times quicker, – Gordon Ramsay

It’s a humbling experience. These people have been through extraordinary events. They’re an inspiration. – Gordon Ramsay

And obviously with airline food you go through thousands and thousands of kilos of asparagus as a opposed to a box of asparagus. – 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

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

I suppose I might be a player-coach nowadays. I’m a great teacher, and I enjoy teaching. But I’m glad I got injured and ended up turning to cooking. It was an accident but the happiest one of my life. – Gordon Ramsay

There are very few chefs both in Britain and the States that really identify the secret of being consistent. And combine consistency with flavor. – Gordon Ramsay

When you’re cooking in the premier league of restaurants, when things go down, it has to be sorted immediately. – Gordon Ramsay

I like finding talent. That’s what really turns me on, I suppose. – Gordon Ramsay

I love eating out. I don’t deny that. But I don’t want 12 or 15 courses because the chef wants me to taste this or taste that. I just want to be able to decide. – 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

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

I’m quite a chauvinistic person. – Gordon Ramsay

We have never done anything in a cynical fake way – Gordon Ramsay

I grew up in a funny way. – Gordon Ramsay

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

I came up from a difficult background. – Gordon Ramsay

Customers should complain more. You know, food’s expensive nowadays. And these sommeliers come along with their thousand-page wine list and practically throw it in your lap. They’re all businessmen and know that customers get intimidated and buy something overpriced. I say, always put them on the spot. ‘You come back to me with a red wine at $30, $40. Come back to me with a choice.’ – Gordon Ramsay

We’re fragile, fragmented souls who are very sensitive to criticism. – Gordon Ramsay

I shoot from the hip. – Gordon Ramsay

It’s shocking that so many children still live in fear as a result of violence in the home, and don’t know who to turn to for help and support. As a child survivor of domestic violence, I can remember the fear and isolation. I’m delighted to support the Hideout, the new Women’s Aid website for children and young people. I know it could have made a real difference to me and will provide great comfort and support to thousands of children. – Gordon Ramsay

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

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