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About Gordon Ramsay

Scottish by birth, Gordon Ramsay was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. With an injury prematurely putting an end to any hopes of a promising career in football, he 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, such as Albert Roux and Marco Pierre White in London, and Guy Savoy and Joël Robuchon in France.

In 1993 Ramsay became chef of Aubergine in London, which within three years, was awarded two Michelin stars. In 1998, at the age of 31, Ramsay set up his first wholly owned and namesake restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, which 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.

Internationally renowned, multi-Michelin-starred Ramsay has since opened a string of successful restaurants across the globe, from Italy and France to the United States. These include two ventures in Doha, Qatar opened in 2012; 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 and more recently Bread Street Kitchen’s in Hong Kong and Singapore. Back in the UK, the Gordon Ramsay Group has in the past eighteen months opened 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.

Ramsay has also become a star of the small screen both in the US and internationally, with four top-rated FOX shows that air in more than 200 countries worldwide such as HELL'S KITCHEN, MASTERCHEF , MASTERCHEF JR., and HOTEL HELL as well as UK shows: GORDON BEHIND BARS, ULTIMATE COOKERY COURSE, GORDON'S GREAT ESCAPES and GORDON RAMSAY: SHARK BAIT. He is also a published author of a number of books, many of which have become bestsellers around the world, most notably his autobiography, Roasting in Hell's Kitchen.

Ramsay has a global partnership with WWRD (Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton), which offers quality home and lifestyle products.

Ramsay received an OBE (Order of the British Empire awarded by Queen Elizabeth II) in 2006 for services to the industry.

He lives with his wife, Tana and four children, along with their bulldog Rumpole and two cats. He divides his time between Los Angeles and South London.

Gordon Ramsay Foundation

Gordon and Tana have set up the Gordon Ramsay Foundation to make a meaningful difference to charities that are important to them.

If you are interested in being a part of the 2016 GR100 team taking part in IRONMAN® 70.3 Staffordshire on June 12 in aid of the Gordon Ramsay Foundation please email us to register your interest.

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