Future Food Stars episode 8: It’s the final, and tonight Gordon Ramsay will choose his future food star. After eight intense weeks of gruelling challenges, Gordon knows that all his finalists have what it takes to partner up with him. It’s now time to drill down on their businesses and find out whose product is worthy of his £150,000 endorsement.
As a shrewd businessman, Gordon has spotted areas of improvement in each of the finalists’ brands and introduces them to world-renowned experts who can help turn their products around and take them to the next level. He has secretly invited some of the country’s biggest brands to the final launch, so each product must stand up to the toughest scrutiny.
Then, the finalists face the most dramatic grilling of their lives, as each of them try to convince Gordon to back them. Who will hold their nerve, win Gordon’s £150,000 investment and become his first ever future food star?
Future Food Stars episode 8
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.