61 Gordon Ramsay Quotes To Make It To The Top

Gordon Ramsay was born in Johnstone Scotland as a chef, TV personality and writer. His most well known work is from the show ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ as a restaurant critic, in the attempt to push and hell restaurant owners to make their restaurants the best in the business. He is also known for ‘Hotel Hell’ and the Master Chef’ series.

Here are these inspirational quotes from Gordon Ramsay about his journey as a chef.

These are 50 inspiring quotes by Gordon Ramsay

1. “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

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

3. “That journey of coming back to the very top is better than actually being at the top. You find out so much about yourself and who your friends are.” – Gordon Ramsay

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4. “Stopping the junk food and eating well is partially about cooking well and having the skills to do that.” – Gordon Ramsay

5. “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

6. “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

7. “Anyone can open a restaurant. You just need a dinner party where everyone’s pissed and someone says, ‘Hey Tom, you should open a restaurant, this food’s delicious.’” – Gordon Ramsay

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

9. “When I get angry, I’m just being honest, and I don’t think it’s ever going to be any different. I, like any good chef, want everything to be perfect.” – Gordon Ramsay

10. “I’ve been on my arse before, but I have a lot of determination, and I’m not weak.” – Gordon Ramsay

11. “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


12. “I’m not critic-proof, and I still take it personally, but I take it less personally now.” – Gordon Ramsay


13. “In order to create a little bit of confidence, start cooking with pasta. Pasta can be amazing. Once you’ve cooked pasta properly for the first time it becomes second nature.” – Gordon Ramsay

14. “My childhood favorite is mum’s shepherd’s pie, Yorkshire pudding, and roasted potatoes. My mom would often send me to her kitchen after I got home from school. it’s because of her that I discovered my love for cooking.” – Gordon Ramsay

15. “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

16. “All four of the children have grown up with that respect, and that, hey, if you want something in your life, you work hard for it.” – Gordon Ramsay

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

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

19. “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.” – Gordon Ramsay

20. “What I’ve instilled in the kids, from day one, is a work ethic. So, the time we spend together is limited, but it’s quality.” – Gordon Ramsay

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

22. “The busier I got, the fitter I got. I think it’s the same in science, in the way that you need to be disciplined to take that time out, spend 90 minutes every other day processing what you got and what you’re doing. I think a lot of the bike, I think a lot on a swim, I think a lot on the run and that’s really good, important time for me.” – Gordon Ramsay

23. “There’s a bond among kitchen staff, I think. You spend more time with your chef in the kitchen than you do with your own family.” – Gordon Ramsay

24. “I suppose your security is your success and your key to success is your fine palate.” – Gordon Ramsay

25. “Focus on your customers and make that restaurant synonymous to where you are in terms of area.” – Gordon Ramsay

26. “I’ve never been one for pondering or questioning and thinking. Wasting time. Dust yourself down and get back up.” – Gordon Ramsay

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

28. “One lesson to any young chef out there: never mix family with business.” – Gordon Ramsay


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30. “Eating out doesn’t have to be a formula. Enjoying eating out should be about having fun. I get really frustrated when it’s badly done.” – Gordon Ramsay

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

32. “When you cook under pressure, you trade perfection.” – Gordon Ramsay

33. “Initially let your food do the talking. You’ll be surprised how far you go in a short period of time.” – Gordon Ramsay

34. “I shoot from the hip.” – Gordon Ramsay

35. “On the personal front, obviously, you know, this industry fragments a lot of families. If there’s one thing I’ve learned with my children, teaching them how to cook early on in life has brought them closer to my industry. So if they’re gonna follow it as a career, they know how to cook.” – Gordon Ramsay

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

37. “So when people ask me, What do you think of Michelin? I don’t cook for the guide, I cook for customers.” – Gordon Ramsay

38. “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

39. “We are about creating a new wave of talent. “We are now the Manchester United of kitchens. Can I play full-time at the kitchen? I am a player-coach.” – Gordon Ramsay

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

41. “I don’t run restaurants that are out of control. We are about establishing phenomenal foot-holdings with talent.” – Gordon Ramsay

42. “I am what I am. A fighter.” – Gordon Ramsay

43. “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

44. “Stop taking things personally.” – Gordon Ramsay

45. “I’m Gordon Ramsay, for goodness sake; people know I’m volatile.” – Gordon Ramsay

46. “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

47. “Push your limit to the absolute extreme.” – Gordon Ramsay


48. “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


49. “Find what’s hot, find what’s just opened and then look for the worst review of the week. It’s so easy to pick up information from watching someone’s bad experiences at a restaurant. Go and see it for yourself.” – Gordon Ramsay

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

51. “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

52. “When you’re a chef, you graze. It’s rare that you get to sit down and enjoy your meal. 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

53. “Being a chef never seems like a job, it becomes a true passion.” – Gordon Ramsay

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

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

56. “They say cats have nine lives. I’ve had 12 already and I don’t know how many more I’ll have.” – Gordon Ramsay

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

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

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

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

61. “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


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