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By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

It's quite weird knocking that out of them and telling them to forget cooking for chefs; forget what chefs say about your food.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

I don't think people grasp the real me when they see me on television. I've got the wonderful family, the big house, the flash car. I run several of the world's best restaurants. I'm running round, cursing and swearing, telling people what to do. They probably think: that flash bastard. But my life, like most people's, is about hard work. It's about success. Beyond that, though, something else is at play. I'm as driven as any man you'll ever meet. When I think about myself, I still see a little boy who is desperate to escape, and keen to please. I just keep going, moving as far away as possible from where I began. Work is who I am, who I want to be. I sometimes think that if I were to stop working, I'd stop existing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

I suppose more than anything, chefs have gotten better, which is great news, which makes my life a lot easier. I can be a lot more creative in terms of the menu.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

I hate it when people just downright copy. I hate it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

Stop taking things personally. Throughout the time with "Kitchen Nightmares" and "Hotel Hell," when they work, you don't get any praise. When they fail, you get blamed. You're f - ed either way, but it doesn't stop me doing them, I think.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

It's learning your craft and understanding what it takes to survive in this industry. On the back of exposure from TV to books to Rachel Ray to Martha Stewart, the customer's integrity is far greater than every before. As a nation, just like the U.K., we don't complain enough. The more we complain in this country the better our restaurants will be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

Here, in L.A., trust me, there will be fireworks from the canapés right through to the desserts.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

It's amazing. Long Island, I don't know really. It's quite a fascinating area.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

Making pasta, cooking pasta and baking bread are two essential ideas to create a little bit of excitement, and you learn the basic, and then evolve it. Flavor the bread, flavor the pasta, go to a fish, go to a meat sauce and take it to another level.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

When you have the arrogance, the confidence and you can't cook, then you're only going to look stupid.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

If a chef says to you that he sits down and eats dinner before service, then it's bulls***. And if they do, then I'd tell them that they are a fat f***! You shouldn't indulge, because you need to keep your palate on edge, and keeping it on edge is all about small attention to detail and tweaking along the way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

The parents are the issue, because it's not the kids' fault. They're the ones on the playground getting the s - and the jokes and the bullying, because of their size and they're obese. It's not the kids, it's the f - ing parents.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

Jack, my 16 year old, was in knots a couple of months back, studying for Latin. I said, "Mate, you've got no interest in Latin. You don't want to go into it after, so drop it." He said, "No, I can't. I'm going to get bullied at school because all my mates are in there." There's a prime example of why no one cooks at school. You're studying Latin, you've got no interest.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

You see new shows coming out with the same format, slightly high end, a little bit more glossy. You think, "S - . It's just the same s - but different day.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

I think pressure's healthy, and very few can handle it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

When you cook under pressure you trade perfection.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

The kids now, on "Junior," we educate the parents and it's quite a fascinating turnaround. You can just see the parents thinking, "S - , 10 years ago I was eating so bad, and now I'm seeing it through the eyes of my kids at 9, 10 years of age." There is an upside to that side of reality TV. It's not all negative.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

The minute you start compromising for the sake of massaging somebody's ego, that's it, game over.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

That's what we do on "MasterChef," on "Junior." No school teachers, no parents, let it go. You're going to go on a challenge. We're going to go to hell and back, and we're going to have some bumps.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

To have 95% of the ingredients sourced, food and wine, within 100 miles radius, that's a dream come true for any chef.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

Being assertive and somewhat really firm has to be backed up with being fair.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

I grew up in a funny way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

What you're experiencing now [on "MasterChef," on "Junior"] is what life's going to be like for the next four, five decades. You're going to go through those bumps. Bringing you back in contention and giving you that kind of confidence, they're huge. But they let it go, there's no fear, they're naughty, they're rude, and they know there's no parents and there's no school teacher so they can have fun, and it shows.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

My childhood favourite 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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

If you become a chef because you're obsessed by becoming a celebrity, getting my ass kicked and working my nuts off the way I did in France and getting pushed around those kitchens wasn't about becoming famous.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

I am what I am. A fighter.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

Kitchens are hard environments and they form incredibly strong characters.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon Ramsay

I've always said that I think females make the best chefs anywhere in the world.