Gordon Ramsay has proved he even stays on-brand when talking about his kids, saying they should ‘f*ck off and get a job’.
No one can get away with slacking when he’s around!
The hot-headed chef is father to 21-year-old Megan, 17-year-old Matilda, and 19-year-old twins Jack and Holly, and is currently expecting his fifth child with wife Tana.
Yet if the children want to follow in their father’s footsteps with cooking, it doesn’t look like they’ll be doing it in any of Ramsay’s kitchens!
The 52-year-old spoke on US radio about how he wouldn’t give his children jobs in his own restaurants, admitting he wouldn’t want his staff to feel like they couldn’t scold the boss’ relatives in the kitchen.
The Hell’s Kitchen star explained he refused to pander to the ‘snowflake generation’, and said his kids would have to learn the ropes from another chef if they wanted to get into the business.
He said, as per the Daily Mail:
I’m firm, I’m fair and I will give you everything I’ve got to get you to the very top.
And that’s it, no bullshit. I take a lot of flak for being straight and honest, but I’m not worried about that fucking snowflake generation.
The chef continued:
It’s like not employing the kids. I don’t want the staff thinking: ‘Fuck it’s Ramsay’s kid, we can’t tell them off.’
You want to work in this business? You fuck off to another chef, learn something different and come back with something new to improve the business.
I think having Ramsay as your dad would be quite the motivator to make sure you become a great chef. I certainly wouldn’t want to be in his line of fire – especially knowing the great food-related insults he can come up with!
The chef has spoken in the past about how he makes sure not to spoil his kids, as he makes them fly in economy while he sits comfortably in first class.
At least no one can accuse them of getting special treatment!
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