Future Food Stars episode 2: Tonight, Gordon sends his 11 contenders back to basics, testing their raw skills and pure talent. First, he invites the entrepreneurs to a world-renowned, artisan, smoked-salmon business in Hackney Wick. Can they master traditional techniques against the clock? Who has natural flair, and who will crack under pressure?
Next, Gordon challenges the teams to embrace the great outdoors and create an incredible feast in the forest. Foraging for ingredients and cooking on open fires, can they bring the woodland to the table and create theatre for paying guests?
Finally, it’s crunch time as the contenders come face to face with Gordon. Who will make the grade, and who will be sent home?
Future Food Stars episode 2
Gordon James Ramsay is a British chef, restaurateur, television personality, and writer. His global restaurant group, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, was founded in 1997 and has been awarded 16 Michelin stars overall; it currently holds a total of seven. After rising to fame on the British television miniseries Boiling Point in 1999, Ramsay became one of the best-known and most influential chefs in the United Kingdom.
Ramsay’s television appearances are defined by his bluntness, fiery temper, strict demeanour, and frequent use of profanity. He combines activities in the television, film, hospitality, and food industries, and has promoted and hired various chefs who have apprenticed under his wing. He is known for presenting television programmes about competitive cookery and food, such as the British series Hell’s Kitchen (2004), Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (2004–2009, 2014), and The F Word (2005–2010), with the latter winning the 2005 BAFTA Award for Best Feature, and the American versions of Hell’s Kitchen (2005–present), Kitchen Nightmares (2007–2014), MasterChef (2010–present), and MasterChef Junior (2013–present), as well as Hotel Hell (2012–2016), Gordon Behind Bars (2012), Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back (2018–2020), and Next Level Chef (2022–present).
Ramsay was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 New Year Honours list for services to the hospitality industry. In July 2006, he won the Catey Award for Independent Restaurateur of the Year, becoming only the third person to have won three Catey Awards. In 2020, Forbes listed his earnings at US$70 million for the previous 12 months and ranked him at No. 19 on its list of the highest-earning celebrities.