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40 Gordon Ramsay Quotes to Ignite Your Culinary Passion

When it comes to the culinary world, few names are as iconic as Gordon Ramsay.

Gordon James Ramsay is a British celebrity chef, restaurateur, television presenter, and writer.

With his fiery personality and exceptional talent in the kitchen, Ramsay has become a household name. But beyond his television shows and Michelin-star restaurants, Ramsay is also known for his insightful and inspiring quotes.

In this article, we have compiled 40 of the best Gordon Ramsay quotes that will ignite your culinary passion. Read on now!

Gordon Ramsay Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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


Cooking today is a young man’s game, I don’t give a bollocks what anyone says. – Gordon Ramsay

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

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

I am what I am. A fighter. – Gordon Ramsay

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

I don’t run restaurants that are out of control. We are about establishing phenomenal footholdings with talent. – Gordon Ramsay

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I grew up in a funny way.- Gordon Ramsay

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s vulgar, coming from where I do, to talk about money. – Gordon Ramsay

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


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

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

Push your limit to the absolute extreme. – 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. – Gordon Ramsay

Running started as a way of relaxing. It’s the only time I have to myself. No phones or emails or faxes. – Gordon Ramsay


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

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

There was no way I wanted to be a pathetic dreamer like him for the rest of my life. I wanted to be the best at whatever I did. The only question was: what would that be? – 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. – Gordon Ramsay

There’s no bigger pain anywhere in the world than a vegetarian. – Gordon Ramsay


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

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

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

When you cook under pressure you trade perfection. – Gordon Ramsay


Would I swap what I have achieved as a cook if I could have been as successful as a footballer? Definitely.- Gordon Ramsay

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

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

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