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Interestingly he is meant to be a very good chef to work for and is recognised as one who really develops the talent in his kitchens - his character on TV is just that a TV character.
If you look at ex-Ramsay alumni it is a remarkable who’s who of UK cooking talent. Many of whom rose through the ranks in his kitchens to eventually run their own restaurants in the Ramsay’s empire before then striking out on their own.
In the early shows of UK Kitchen Nightmares he often promoted the talented youngsters and more than once took them on in his kitchens because he saw potential that wasn’t appreciated.