Gordon Ramsay is an award winning British chef and TV personality on popular TV shows such as Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, MasterChef and many others. He is known to be extremely driven, hands-on, and no-nonsense. His rise to the top of world-class chefs may very well be captured in these words as written on his website, "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."
I hope you find these quotes of Chef Ramsay's inspiring:
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"If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with
great chefs. And that's exactly what I did."
"The minute you start compromising for the sake of
massaging somebody's ego, that's it, game over."
Admit your shortcomings
"I'm Gordon Ramsay, for goodness sake: people know I'm
"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
"At the end of
the day, I'm not the only person who swears. I get it off my chest and move on.
I've got four amazing kids – I don't go round the house swearing."
Avoid dwelling too much on the past
"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."
Find a healthy outlet
"Running started as a way of relaxing. It's the only time I
have to myself. No phones or e-mails or faxes."
The Complete package
"The pressure on young chefs today is far greater than
ever before in terms of social skills, marketing skills, cooking skills,
personality and, more importantly, delivering on the plate. So you need to be
strong. Physically fit. So my chefs get weighed every time they come into the
"I've had a lot of success; I've had failures, so I learn from
"When you cook under pressure you trade perfection."
"I cook, I create, I'm incredibly excited by what I do, I've
still got a lot to achieve."