Born in Johnstone, Renfrewshire
HND in hotel management at North Oxon technical catering college.
Works for Marco Pierre White at Harvey's and later at Le Gavroche with Albert Roux.
Marco Pierre White makes him head chef at Rossmore, later renamed Aubergine. Wins Michelin star 14 months later.
Aubergine wins second Michelin star but Ramsay leaves after falling out with its backers.
Opens Gordon Ramsay at Royal Hospital Road. Settles £1m court case after walking out on Aubergine.
Boiling Point, a five-part documentary following Ramsay, is screened by C4. Says "fuck" 35 times in 30 minutes during the first episode.
Gordon Ramsay at Royal Hospital Road wins three Michelin stars.
Kitchen Nightmares airs on C4.
The F-Word debuts on C4.