December marks a congratulatory month for Chef Gordon Ramsay as he celebrates the 1st Anniversary of his newest Las Vegas restaurants – Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Ramsay joined the staff this morning to celebrate the milestones of both new Las Vegas dining landmarks. At Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, the chef enjoyed his personalized birthday ice sculpture and joined the staff in a toast of his favorite beer, Innis & Gunn. Named Top 10 New & Notable Restaurants by Gayot, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill has served more than 240,000 pints from the impressive selection of beers served on tap in one year alone.
Gordon Ramsay BurGR and Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill opened days from each other following the opening of Ramsay’s first Las Vegas restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas. Rated as the “Best Burger Joint” by InVegas, BurGR takes the traditional burger, fries, and milkshake combination to an entirely new level with the unique blend of three high choice beef cuts for the meat lovers, devil dawgs for the spicy palate, and Pudding Shakes for the sweet tooth. The BurGR team celebrated their big day by blowing out the candles of the very impressive BurGR birthday cake. The staff, most of whom also opened the restaurant, was presented with custom commemorative pint glasses of the one-year anniversary.
About Gordon Ramsay
Scottish by birth, Gordon Ramsay was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. 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.
In 1993 Ramsay became chef of Aubergine in London, which within three years, was awarded two Michelin stars. In 1998, at the age of 31, Ramsay set up his first wholly owned and namesake restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, which quickly received the most prestigious accolade in the culinary world – three Michelin stars. Today, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is London’s longest-running restaurant to hold this award, and Ramsay is one of only four chefs in the UK to maintain three stars.
Now internationally renowned, Ramsay has opened a string of successful restaurants across the globe, from Italy to the United States and holds nine Michelin stars. The group continues to grow with two ventures in Doha, Qatar opened in 2012; a total of three restaurants in Las Vegas with Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris, GR Pub and Grill at Caesars Palace and GR BurGR at Planet Hollywood; and the imminent opening of Union Street Café in London’s borough market.
Ramsay received an OBE (Order of the British Empire awarded by Queen Elizabeth II) in 2006 for services to the industry.
Ramsay has also become a star of the small screen both in the UK and internationally, with UK shows such as GORDON BEHIND BARS, ULTIMATE COOKERY COURSE, GORDON’S GREAT ESCAPES and GORDON RAMSAY: SHARK BAIT, as well as four top-rated FOX shows that air in more than 200 countries worldwide: KITCHEN NIGHTMARES, HELL’S KITCHEN, MASTERCHEF US and HOTEL HELL. His newest show MASTERCHEF JR., will premiere on FOX in the fall. He is also a published author of a number of books, many of which have become bestsellers around the world, most notably his autobiography, Roasting in Hell’s Kitchen.
Ramsay has a global partnership with WWRD (Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton), which offers quality home and lifestyle products.
He lives with his wife, Tana and four children, along with their bulldog Rumpole and two cats. He divides his time between Los Angeles and South London.