How Much Does It Cost To Hire Gordon Ramsay?

Gordon Ramsay is a Scottish celebrity chef that rose to international fame with his reality television show Kitchen Nightmares, where he would visit struggling restaurants and try to help them improve. During the run of the show, he became known for his fiery passion towards the restaurant owners and workers (otherwise known as yelling and cursing). 

However, this made him appealing television for viewers, and he moved on to shows that focus more on cooking skills such as MasterChef (via Celebrity Chef Network). This background makes Ramsay an appealing speaker to hire for an event. However, many factors go into the cost of hiring Gordon Ramsay.

He has a background in French cuisine, having worked in kitchens in Paris where Guy Savoy was his mentor (via Celebrity Speakers Bureau). He opened his first restaurant in the Chelsea neighborhood of London in 1998, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, which carries three Michelin stars. He now owns or operates 30 restaurants, has received 15 Michelin stars, and has written 23 books. He received an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2006 for his work in the hospitality industry.

Variations on Gordon Ramsay's booking prices

To book Ramsay for an event, there are multiple booking sites you can go through. According to Booking Entertainment, hiring Ramsay will cost less than $200,000 — but also keep in mind that the purpose of the booking affects the fee. For example, if Ramsay is being booked to speak, the fee will likely be less than if he is being booked to perform a demonstration — but it will also cost more than a booking to just have him appear. It is also important to keep in mind that the fees listed are just estimates, and can vary based on popularity and current demand, which means even though the price is listed as under $200,000, it could actually end up being more than that (via Celebrity Talent).

In the end, to get a bottom line for a definitive price to book Gordon Ramsay, one would have to contact the booking agencies and discuss whether it was for speaking, performing a demonstration, or something else, and they would tell you the fee. Regardless, expect to pay six figures, as Celebrity Chef Network notes that it will set you back at least $100,000.