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Gordon Ramsay Quotes from the International Chef and Restaurateur

Whether you like to cook or like to eat, these Gordon Ramsay quotes will motivate and entertain.

You may know the name “Gordon Ramsay” as that TV chef, but chances are you may not know the rest of his story. Ramsay began his career working in hotel management, but it wasn’t long before he was training with famous chefs. His dedication continued to drive him and he achieved one award after another.

Eventually, Gordon Ramsay had his own restaurant. Now he has many around the world. He’s also had multiple television shows and started a foundation with his wife to help sick children get treatment. If that’s not a great list of achievements, what is?

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Wise Gordon Ramsay quotes

1. “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

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

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

4. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gordon Ramsay quotes about cooking

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

12. “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

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

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

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

16. “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

17. “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

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

19. “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

20. “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

Funny Gordon Ramsay quotes

21. “There’s no bigger pain anywhere in the world than a vegetarian.” – Gordon Ramsay
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22. “My gran could do better! And she’s dead!” – Gordon Ramsay

23. “This isn’t a pizza, this is a mistake. This is an Italian tragedy.” – Gordon Ramsay

24. “This crab is so undercooked I can still hear it singing ‘Under the Sea.’” – Gordon Ramsay

25. “I wouldn’t trust you running a bath.” – Gordon Ramsay

26. “There’s enough garlic in here to kill every vampire in Europe.” – Gordon Ramsay

27. “This fish is so raw it’s still finding Nemo.” – Gordon Ramsay

28. “Forecast for tomorrow? 100 percent chance of tears.” – Gordon Ramsay

29. “For what we are about to eat, may the Lord make us truly not vomit.” – Gordon Ramsay

30. “Congratulations… on the worst dish in this competition so far.” – Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay quotes about family

31. “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

32. “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

33. “I want my kids to see me as Dad, for God’s sake, not a television personality.” – Gordon Ramsay

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

35. “[I spend a] lot [time travelling]. Between the restaurants, filming for TV, producing MasterChef, seeing the kids… it’s pretty constant.” – Gordon Ramsay

36. “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

37. “I mean, families are weird.” – Gordon Ramsay

38. “[ Full English breakfast] it’s what we grew up with! It is the one big treat that the kids get on the weekend – it’s good family time.” – Gordon Ramsay

39. “If [kids] don’t know how to cook, they go to junk, and then the junk becomes addictive, and then all of a sudden they’re left with no choice.” – Gordon Ramsay

40. “[My kids] don’t need to cook to keep me happy. It’s my job as dad to create opportunities so that they can find their passion. Forget about money, find what you really want to do with your life.” – Gordon Ramsay

41. “Having four kids of my own, fifth one on the way… I think with “Junior,” what’s happened over the last three years is this program’s been implemented across schools.” – Gordon Ramsay

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

43. “I am the most unselfish chef in Britain today.” – Gordon Ramsay

44. “Here, in L.A., trust me, there will be fireworks from the canapés right through to the desserts.” – Gordon Ramsay

45. “I’m actually not really a breakfast person.” – Gordon Ramsay

46. “If you think customers are impatient in New York, wait til you see how impatient they are here in L.A.” – Gordon Ramsay

47. “One thing I can’t afford to get sucked up in is the trend formation of restaurants here. I’ve invested heavily. We have a ten-year lease. More importantly, the style, the feel and the décor of the dining room is vibrant.” – Gordon Ramsay

48. “We outsmarted ourselves and raised the bar even higher, I think.” – Gordon Ramsay

49. “There’s a side to reality TV that is part education, as well. I’ve seen that since doing “MasterChef Junior,” in terms of the effect it has on the confidence given these young kids from 8 to 13, a quality life skill. Even if they never pursue cooking as a job or a career, just learning how to cook for yourself sets you up in a good place.” – Gordon Ramsay

50. “If you want to think about cooking, and it’s a high-five, laid back motion, then flip burgers and dress Caesar salad, don’t try to pitch in the premier league of restaurants. Build up to it, by all means.” – Gordon Ramsay

51. “Don’t take it personally. Just take it seriously.” – Gordon Ramsay

More Gordon Ramsay quotes and sayings

52. “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

53. “Addicts are selfish, the most selfish people you’ll ever meet. And self-pitying. And manipulative. Always making promises they’ll never keep. They disgust me.” – Gordon Ramsay

54. “You’ve got to kiss arse to get somewhere, to learn. Clock-watchers are no good at kissing arse.” – Gordon Ramsay

55. “You need to know what you’re aiming for in order to reach it.” – Gordon Ramsay

56. “A recipe is a guideline. Adding, subtracting, evolving it – that is part of the pleasure.” – Gordon Ramsay

57. “But sometimes you have to question even the best and greatest. Cookery is quite a journey. Take nothing for granted.” – Gordon Ramsay

58. “Baking with chocolate is similar to cooking with wine. You get out what you put in.” – Gordon Ramsay

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

60. “Pressure’s healthy. It becomes stressful when you can’t handle that. I mean, if you don’t want to become pressured in this environment, then don’t be a chef.” – Gordon Ramsay

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Which of these Gordon Ramsay quotes is your favorite?

When we see people on television, it’s easy to think of them one-dimensionally. It’s easy to think of Gordon Ramsay as a great chef because that’s what he’s most known for. But there’s a lot more required to accomplish the things that he has.

Hopefully you learned a little about Gordon Ramsay and are also walking away with something that will help motivate you to continue taking steps to rise up levels in your own work and life.

Be open to looking for ways that one opportunity can grow into more. You just never know what paths may be waiting for you.

What’s your biggest takeaway from these Gordon Ramsay quotes and sayings? Do you have any other favorite quotes to add? Let us know in the comment section below.

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