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10 Things You May Not Know About Gordon Ramsay

Las Vegas celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay Injuries may have derailed his dream of playing professional soccer, but Gordon Ramsay’s alternative career seems to have turned out just fine. The celebrated chef’s accomplishments in the kitchen and on television are well documented, but there is so much more to this Renaissance man.

SHAKESPEARE’S SHADOW
Born in Scotland in 1966, he grew up in William Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon in England.

FRENCH CONNECTION
While in France in the 1980s, he trained under Chef Guy Savoy. Both now operate restaurants at Caesars Palace.

FITNESS FREAK
He has participated in more than a dozen marathons, three ultra-marathons and three half-Ironman competitions (70.3 miles of swimming, biking and running).

MARTIAL ARTIST
He has a passion for martial arts and is a certified black belt in karate.

CARTOON CHARACTER
In an episode of The Simpsons, titled “The Food Wife,” which aired in November 2011, he appeared as himself in Marge’s dream.

MICHELIN MAN
His restaurants have amassed a total of 16 Michelin stars.

DOG WHISPERER
His English bulldog, Rumpole, was the inspiration for his Pub & Grill logo showing a bulldog daubed in Union Jack colors.

HAND MODEL
The red-neon-light sculpture by artist Andrey Berezowsky on the ceiling of Gordon Ramsay Steak mimics the chef’s hand movements as he prepares his beef Wellington.

MASTER CHEF
In just four years, Gordon Ramsay Steak has served 173,725 beef Wellingtons and 127,497 sticky toffee puddings.

Burger BARON
Since opening in December 2012, Gordon Ramsay Burger has served more than 2 million burgers including 480,128 Hell’s Kitchen Burgers and nearly 900,000 sides of fries.

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