It isn’t usually intimidating to cook dinner for your father, but what if your father is the famous Chef Gordon Ramsay? The chef is known for being one of the scariest critics on television. If he doesn’t like your cooking, he’ll tell you exactly what he thinks.
But when he’s not on camera, Ramsay is surprisingly a very nice man. To celebrate his birthday last year, his children cooked him dinner and his reaction was everything they hoped.
Surprising Him On His Birthday
Ramsay had no idea his children were planning a huge birthday celebration in November 2017. He suspected a surprise was coming when his 20-year-old daughter, Megan, drove him and his wife, Tana, to a secret restaurant location.
Ramsay was then greeted by his parents, along with his other children—twins Holly and Jack, 18, and Matilda, 16. It was a family celebration the chef will never forget.
Dinner Is Served
Matilda (nicknamed Tilly) and Jack cooked the dinner. The meal started with an elegant dish of homemade ravioli. Luckily, Ramsay approved of the dish.
“Tilly, it’s beautiful. The pasta is so nice and thin,” Ramsay complimented.
Next was filet de boeuf. Fans of Hell’s Kitchen can recall Ramsay’s many incidents when he would criticize chefs for cooking meat improperly. But did his children meet his standards?
“Wow, it’s got a nice sear on the outside and pink in the middle—the perfect way to eat filet,” Ramsay said. “It’s delicious, seriously. I’m impressed.”
Letting Him Rest
While Ramsay wasn’t expecting this meal, he couldn’t have been more impressed. It was nice for the chef to rest and have a meal prepared for him for once. He couldn’t have asked for a better birthday gift.