Among the many chefs who are the culinary world's pride, Gordon Ramsay stands out. The Michelin-star restaurateur has appeared on several TV shows, including his famous "Hell's Kitchen", "MasterChef US", "Kitchen Nightmares", and "Hotel Hell". But fame and success did not come easy for the 49-year-old.
Chef Ramsay often describes his decision to study at a catering college as "an accident, a complete accident." Nevertheless, he trained under some of the best chefs in the culinary world, including British celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, Guy Savoy and JoÃ«l Robuchon. Now, the "MasterChef US" judge boasts of several restaurants in the UK, the US, Europe, Hong Kong, Doha, Japan, Singapore and Dubai.
Although Chef Ramsay is known for his quick temper, profanity and insults on TV shows, he also has a different side. On many "MasterChef US" episodes, he is a doting father, an inspiration and compassionate to home-cooks.
We celebrate his birthday today, 8 November 2015, with a list of his signature dishes and some of Chef Ramsay's funny quotes and insults.
On his family
"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."
On making someone cry
"Tomorrow's forecast? 100% chance of tears."
On the Kardashians
"This cake is so dark and rich, a Kardashian wants to marry it."
On a pork chop that disappointed him
"How sad does that look? Honestly, how depressing is that? It's like the map of America. Start on the east coast. There's California, where that little dark spot is Pittsburgh. We're here. God bless America."
On uncooked meat
"This chicken is so uncooked that a skilled vet could still save it."
Read on to see Chef Ramsay's signature dishes and their recipes.
This remains one of Gordon Ramsay's signature dishes in his three-Michelin-star restaurant, Gordon Ramsay, in London. This dish has been on the menu since it opened in 1998. Here's the recipe.
Ramsay's Beef Wellington is one of his famous dishes, and often cooked on TV shows. This remains the chef's favourite dish to cook during Christmas.
Gordon Ramsay's Steak
Chef Ramsay makes cooking a steak look so easy. In this recipe, he seasons a sirloin steak cut with salt, pepper and adds butter and garlic as she sears it on the pan. Watch how he does it.