‘F*** off to another chef’: Why Gordon Ramsay refuses to hire his own kids

The top chef was speaking on US radio. Source: Instagram/gordongram & YouTube/Ben Millen.

Gordon Ramsay is renowned across the globe for his fiery temper and no nonsense attitude in the kitchen, but it seems that side of his personality extends into his personal life too as he revealed his thoughts on hiring his own children.

The 52-year-old world famous chef is father to four children, but it seems they won’t be donning an apron in one of dad’s restaurants any time soon as Ramsay revealed he won’t hire them because he’s worried his staff would go easy on them.

According to The Sun, Ramsay, who is expecting his fifth child with wife Tana, told an American radio station that he was “firm and fair”, adding: “I will give you everything I’ve got to get you to the very top.”

But when it comes to hiring his own kids, he said: “I take a lot of flak for being straight and honest, but I’m not worried about that f***ing snowflake generation.

“It’s like not employing the kids. I don’t want the staff thinking: ‘F*** it’s Ramsay’s kid, we can’t tell them off’. You want to work in this business? You f*** off to another chef, learn something different and come back with something new to improve the business.”

Ramsay and Tana, who tied the knot in 1996, have children Megan, 21, 19-year-old twins Jack and Holly and Matilda, 17, together.

The couple announced the happy news that they were expecting their fifth child together on New Year’s Day, just two years after suffering a devastating miscarriage in June 2016.

Sharing a sweet personal video on Instagram, the Ramsay family announced the pregnancy as Tana showed off her growing baby bump while Gordon could he heard saying: “Happy New Year because we’ve got another one coming. Oh my Lord! Oh no!”

The video also starred all four of the TV chef’s children who wished his followers a ‘Happy New Year’.

Ramsay has also famously left his children out of his will, telling the Telegraph in 2017: “It’s definitely not going to them, and that’s not in a mean way; it’s to not spoil them,” he told the news outlet. “The only thing I’ve agreed with Tana is they get a 25 per cent deposit on a flat, but not the whole flat.”

What are your thoughts on this story? Do you think it’s right for Gordon Ramsay to refuse to hire his own children?

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