Gordon Ramsay

Gordon James Ramsay, OBE, (born 8 November 1966) is a chef, television personality and restaurateur. He has been awarded a total of 16 Michelin Stars, and in 2007 became one of only three chefs in the United Kingdom to hold three Michelin stars at one time. Ramsay currently ranks 3rd in the world in terms of Michelin Stars behind Joël Robuchon and Alain Ducasse. Ramsay is known for presenting TV programmes about competitive cookery and food, such as Hell's Kitchen and The F-Word and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. Ramsay's father was, at various times, a swimming pool manager, welder, shopkeeper, and aspiring country and western singer, and his mother and sister were nurses. Ramsay has described his early life as "hopelessly itinerant", as his family moved constantly due to the aspirations and failures of his father. In 1976, they finally settled in Stratford-upon-Avon where he grew up with an allotment nearby. In past public interviews, Ramsay has declined to describe his father as an alcoholic; however, his autobiography, Humble Pie, describes his early life as being marked by abuse and negligence from this "hard-drinking womanizer". At the age of 16, Ramsay moved out of the family
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