4 Most Epic Gordon Ramsay Feuds Over the Years

May 20

Gordon Ramsay is the most notorious yeller of the food world and today we will have a look at his 4 epic feuds with celebrity chefs.

Gordon Ramsay is arguably the most famous chef in the world. It was Ramsay’s skills as a chef that brought him to the limelight. There is no doubt Gordon Ramsay is a top chef but it’s not his culinary skills that made him one of the top TV personalities in the food world. His hot temper and colorful vocabulary have brought countless hours of entertainment to his viewers. From shouting at the contestants in Hell’s Kitchen to bashing restaurant owners in Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay has given us many memorable moments. But throughout his career, he has also had many disputes with other chefs. So let us have a look at some of the most epic Gordon Ramsay feuds. 

Gordon Ramsay & Jamie Oliver’s Battle of the Verses

Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver

Source: Hello! Magazine

Although Gordon Ramsay has a reputation of being the instigator this time around it was Jamie Oliver with the first blow. Jamie Oliver in an interview with the Sun had some comments about Gordon Ramsay’s statement against an Aussie celebrity. Oliver told the Sun that “It’s never good to criticize a woman, especially when they’re loved by their country and you do it on national television”. After the first blow, Gordon Ramsey was more than willing to fire some shots of his own, criticizing Jamie Oliver’s skills as a chef. Gordon even went far enough to call Jamie a “one-pot wonder”.

This fight between the two top chefs of the UK continued for a few months. But the feud simmered down when Oliver in an interview with the mirror said Tana Ramsay’s cookbooks are far better than any of Gordon’s cookbooks. Gordon may be a hothead but he knew he could not publicly declare he was superior to his wife, blowing up his relationship in the process. 

Gordon Ramsay got Banned

Mario Batali and Gordon Ramsay

Source: Huffpost

This feud between Mario Batali and Gordon Ramsay took place many years before Mario’s downfall from grace. And this feud between Ramsay and Betali played no role in Batali’s downfall. But I must say one thing, Batali fell out with the infamous British chef for a very silly reason, Ramsay made fun of his pants. Back in the day, Mario Batali was famous for wearing bright orange cargo shorts in public. Ramsay found Batali’s orange shorts hilarious and referred to the chef as “Fanta Pants”.  

The name “Fanta Pants” did not sit well with Batali and he decided to ban Gordon Ramsey from all of his restaurants. However, he did leave a window open for reconciliation saying if Gordon called him and wanted to have a drink, it’d be cool but to date, we don’t know if the two resolved their issues.

Pepin Don’t Like

Jacques Pepin and Gordon Ramsay

Source: The Daily Meal

Jacques Pepin doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who starts fights with other chefs. He would rather stick to wholesome anecdotes than mouthing off against another chef. Despite his mellow personality, he went ahead with a blog post heavily criticizing the highly competitive reality shows made popular by Gordon Ramsay.  

In an interview, Pepin also mentioned that “Hell’s Kitchen” is his least favorite cooking show. Pepin believed that cooking is an act of love and there is no way anyone can produce good food in a chaotic and terrorizing environment. Pepin also mentioned how Ramsay’s show portrayed the restaurant kitchen in a negative light and a portrayal such as this might demotivate many young men and women who want to get into the business. He went on to elaborate on his distaste for the show “Hell’s Kitchen” in a personal essay. But Pepin also felt the need to clarify that he did not intend to attack Gordon Ramsay; instead, his criticisms were towards the producers of such shows.

Feud Amongst Friends

Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White

Source: Eater

Perhaps Feud among close friends cut the deepest. And that may have been the case with Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White. Marco Pierre White may arguably be one of the biggest chefs in UK history. He was the first to earn three Michelin stars in the country and The Express went on to call him “ The first celebrity chef”. Marco Pierre White also had a reputation for being “angry” in the kitchen. Marco might have been the one to inspire Gordon’s TV Character as the notorious yeller as Gordon worked in Marco’s kitchen early in his career. There was also an incident when White berated Gordon so badly that he crouched down in the corner of the kitchen and started sobbing.   

But this incident wasn't the one that destroyed their friendship. Marco Pierre White told GQ he reached his breaking point when Ramsay brought a camera crew to White’s wedding without permission. Ever since that they both had many accusations about each other.

Comment down below which celebrity feud made you go “Whaaattt!”