Gordon Ramsay is known for his no-nonsense attitude in the kitchen, and it seems that he extends this approach to his parenting style as well. The Michelin-starred chef has five children with his wife Tana, but he has made it clear that they won’t be getting any special treatment just because of their famous father.
One of the things that sets Ramsay’s parenting style apart from others is his refusal to offer his children any free handouts. The chef has previously stated that his children will not receive any special treatment due to his celebrity status, and he even went so far as to say that he would prefer it if his children worked for another chef instead of him.
“I don’t want the staff thinking, ‘F**k it’s Ramsay’s kid, we can’t tell them off’. You want to work in this business? You f**k off to another chef, learn something different and come back with something new to improve the business,” Ramsay said on US radio.
But it’s not just in the kitchen where Ramsay is strict with his children. The TV chef also insists that they sit in economy class on family holidays, while he and Tana enjoy the luxury of first class. Ramsay defended his decision, saying that he wants to keep it real with his kids, and that they don’t need the space or entertainment of first class.
The chef’s parenting rules don’t stop there, either. Ramsay has made it clear that his children are not allowed to be vegetarian, and he has even joked that he would electrocute them if they ever decided to change their eating habits. He has also forbidden swearing in the Ramsay household, despite his love of using colorful language in his professional life.
While Ramsay’s parenting style may seem strict to some, the chef has also revealed that his children have had a similar upbringing to most kids, with pocket money limits and chores around the house. Ramsay has said that the earlier you give children responsibility to save for their own things, the better.
In one of his most controversial moves, Ramsay has also stated that his fortune won’t be going to his children when he passes away. The chef has said that he wants to avoid spoiling his kids, and that the only thing they will receive is a 25% deposit on a flat.
Despite his strict parenting rules, Ramsay has emphasized that his children are down to earth and that he wants them to work hard and make their own way in the world. So if you thought that growing up with a celebrity chef for a dad would be all fancy meals and special treatment, think again.