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Top 10 Gordon Ramsay Outbursts

The best Gordon Ramsay outbursts may have frightened the chefs at the receiving end, but we're cracking up watching.

The only things better than his masterful cooking are his devastating insults. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 Gordon Ramsay outbursts.

For this list, we’ll be taking a look at the British celebrity chef’s most brutal, quotable, and hilarious verbal beat downs. All rages, rampages, and insults are welcome across all of his hit shows like Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen. We will, however, not be including any skits or sketches like Hell’s Cafeteria. Prepare your funny bones for a feast!

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#10: “Sue Me” “Hell’s Kitchen” (2005-)

When Gordon Ramsay is on the warpath, you would do well to just stay out of his way, and definitely don’t make a scene about it. During yet another especially disastrous dinner service at Hell’s Kitchen, the red team continually fails to produce scallops that meet with Chef Ramsay's approval. After tossing them away in anger, one ricochets and hits a contestant, who responds by acting like he was just shot with bullet. DoesRamsay care? You be the judge.

#9: “Non-Stick” “Hell’s Kitchen” (2005-)

Don’t you just hate it when someone makes such a basic mistake that it causes your voice to break? It happens all the time, really. You know it does. Well, anyway, the misuse of a non-stick pan causes our favorite angry chef to do just that. In fact, he looks so blown by away by the stupidity of this situation that it's possible he may have actually lost his mind for a second. Warning to all future culinary hopefuls: remember the basics if you're working under Gordon Ramsay.

#8: “No Trust” “Kitchen Nightmares” (2007-14)

It takes next level incompetence to contaminate your entire inventory of stored food, and Gordon Ramsay managed to find himself someone with just those qualifications. Disgusted by the conditions at one Mexican restaurant—including a lump of fat masquerading as ground beef and a bucket of cement in a re-fried beans mask—Chef Ramsay goes full-on ballistic. Not content with just calling out the lazy restaurateur in front of his staff, Ramsay also plays a gross out round of show and tell with the establishment's hapless diners. 

#7: “A Bison’s Penis” “Hell’s Kitchen” (2005-)

If there’s one thing we love about Gordon Ramsay—and let’s face it, he doesn't give us much to work with when it comes to these shows—it’s the wonderfully absurd similes he comes up with. In this case, one of the chefs makes the mistake of putting a whole salmon in the freezer rather than the fridge. When it comes time to serve, instead of a delicious fish, it resembles something a little more… phallic. Needless to say, Chef Ramsay is not a fan.

#6: “Gordon vs. Amy and Samy” “Kitchen Nightmares” (2007-14)

Ah, yes. The infamous restaurant owners that pushed Gordon Ramsay too far. As per the usual formula of Kitchen Nightmares, our favorite coarse chef was dispatched to try and fix any culinary or business blunders that the owners were making—except it was a different story altogether with Amy and Samy. What do we mean? To put it bluntly, they were insane. In denial about their food, screaming at customers, stealing tips from their servers—the list goes on and on. All of this led Chef Ramsay to do something he had never done before: give up.

#5: “More Pumpkin” “Hell’s Kitchen” (2005-)

Don’t even think for a second that Gordon Ramsay limits his insults to incompetent chefs, delusional restaurant owners, or D-list celebrities. This particular customer learns this truth for himself the hard way, much to our viewing pleasure. He squares up to Chef Ramsay and demands more pumpkin on his risotto—a request Chef Ramsay obliges in his own, special way. Seems no one is safe from a Ramsay put down.

#4: “Where’s the Lamb Sauce?” “Hell’s Kitchen” (2005-)

There’s nothing Gordon Ramsay hates more than being given a dish that’s incomplete. While the flustered blue team desperately struggles to assemble their garnish, Chef Ramsay continually demands the elusive lamb sauce in a moment that has since become a highlight of the entire series. It’s also worth mentioning the additional insult of “donkey,” which has become something of a recurring trend of Ramsay’s. “Fat, useless sack of Yankee, Dankey, doodle shite,” however, just hasn't caught on the same way.

#3: “Plastic Surgery” “Hell’s Kitchen” (2005-)

If there’s a commendable trait about Gordon Ramsay’s outbursts, it’s that he will never be swayed by a person’s gender, looks, or social status. Ramsay's insults are instead all encompassing, as we see when a couple of conventionally good lookin' ladies decide to flirt their way to some appetizers. As you’d expect, Chef Ramsay is having none of it—in fact, no one seems to be having any of anything, hot girls included. 

#2: “Gordon vs. Joseph” “Hell’s Kitchen” (2005-)

One of the most infamous contestants in Hell’s Kitchen history, Joseph had an attitude problem, and that was evident from the get-go. After failing to answer Ramsay’s fairly straightforward question and rambling on about who is and isn't a bitch, Joseph can’t take the humiliation and actually tries to throw down with the chef. While he doesn’t let the situation come to any actual blows, Chef Ramsay is too busy being confused to be fazed, which is just as well for Chef Goodfella—because it's pretty clear that he would get his ass handed to him.

Before our number one pick boils its way to the surface, let’s take a few raw honorable mentions.

  • “Poodle What?” Hell’s Kitchen (2005-)
  • “Gordon vs. Abigail” Kitchen Nightmares (2007-14)
  • “Gordon vs. Giovanni” Hell’s Kitchen (2005-)
  • “You’ve Never Cooked a Muscle?” Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (2004-14)
  • “Like a Clock” Hell’s Kitchen (2005-)
  • “You French Pig!” Kitchen Nightmares (2007-14)

#1: “Look! Look! LOOK!” “Hell’s Kitchen” (2005-)

This one isn’t so much an insult as it is the death of Chef Ramsay's fragile and curse-fuelled sanity. During the dinner service, contestant Melinda has to cook the same pasta dish nine times, tossing out a whole lot of food along the way. Upon discovering she had trashed an exceedingly large amount of capellini—that is, ALL the capellini ever—both Gordon Ramsay’s voice and his poor, lightly battered mind, shatter, crack, and split right before our very eyes. And every second of it is hysterical. It’s beyond us how he managed to not walk out then and there!

Do you agree with our list? Which is your favorite Gordon Ramsay outburst? With more top tens published every day, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com!

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