Gordon Ramsay Says This Dish Best Represents Him

Gordon Ramsay is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the culinary world. With 35 restaurants, a handful of Michelin stars, and a bevy of popular television shows, Ramsay is the second richest chef in the world, as noted by Insider. Whether you love him or hate him (or love to hate him), this Scottish-born chef has earned his shining spotlight amongst the slew of celebrity chefs populating our TV screens. After a knee injury tragically ended his blossoming soccer career, Ramsay pivoted in hotel management. Under the mentorship of talented chefs such as Marco Pierre White, Joel Robuchon, and Guy Savoy, he became a head chef at the young age of 27.

While he may be known for his cut-throat attitude and colorful language in the kitchen, there's a reason that Ramsay is so tough on his mentees. "The harder the time I got, the more focused it made me," the Emmy-nominated chef revealed in an interview with Essential Magazine, when referring to his culinary training. After three decades in the kitchen, Ramsay's name is now associated with many of his signature dishes including crispy duck, baba ganoush, cauliflower steak, and raspberry soufflé (via MasterClass). But what dish does Ramsay think best represents him? The answer may surprise you.

The MasterChef host believes that his beloved lobster ravioli dish best captures who he is

If fans were to guess what dish best represents Gordon Ramsey, most would probably have the same answer: beef Wellington. On countless occasions, the "Kitchen Nightmares" host has named beef Wellington as his favorite food to the point where this English dish is almost synonymous with the "Masterchef." In a Reddit takeover, Ramsey revealed that no matter where he is in the world, beef Wellington will always be his go-to order. "Whether it's in the middle of Milan or the middle of Paris or the middle of New York," he shared.

Therefore, it may surprise some that this signature dish is not the one that Ramsey feels best represents him. In an interview with Celebre Magazine, the celebrity chef revealed the real answer: lobster ravioli with tomato puree. "It is a dish for half Italian and half Scottish," he shared. "In September I celebrate the twentieth anniversary of my restaurant in Chelsea and this continues to be the most popular dish, always on the menu, I do not intend to change it!" If you're as famous for you delectable dishes as Ramsey is, it makes sense to have more than one meaningful dish in your repertoire. We'll allow it!