Gordon Ramsay's approach to maintaining his family is similar to his approach in the kitchen.
In the culinary world, the mention of the chef Gordon Ramsay brings forth an impression of quality and finesse, but more than that, what people associate with the celebrity chef is a blistering temper towards those who don't maintain the same level of standards he maintains in the kitchen.
In shows such as Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, Ramsay has a strict system in the kitchen that he expects to be maintained, and he seemingly maintains the same approach at home.
A lesson on being humble
Cornwall Live reports that Ramsay makes it a point to ensure that the children don't receive handouts simply because he's a celebrity. He hopes that they would work for someone else as he notes that there could be a disturbance in the kitchen staff dynamics simply because they're his children.
I don't want the staff thinking, 'F**k it's Ramsay's kid, we can't tell them off'. You want to work in this business? You f**k off to another chef, learn something different and come back with something new to improve the business.
The celebrity chef also maintains a system where his children fly economy during family vacations while Ramsay and his wife Tana enjoy first class, reports The Telegraph. He noted that 'I worked my f***ing arse off to sit that close to the pilot and you appreciate it more when you’ve grafted for it.'
Within the house, there is a strict role on not swearing even though it is one of the trademark characteristics of Ramsay on television. Cornwall Live further reports that the celebrity chef justifies the language within the industry as one has to be 'boisterous to get results,' but within the Ramsay household, bad words are off the table.
In terms of pocket money, the chef notes that his oldest child Megan receives £100 a week as she goes to college, but his youngest children receive £50 a week, reports The Mirror. According to Ramsay, this must cover all of their expenses which include phone coverage, transport, and clothes. His children are also required to help out with the chores at home.
Ramsay emphasizes that vegetarianism is banned in the house as well, which may seem like an unusual rule but the celebrity chef has always expressed his dislike towards vegetarianism.
My biggest nightmare would be if the kids ever came up to me and said, 'Dad, I'm a vegetarian.' Then I would sit them on the fence and electrocute them.
The Telegraph additionally reports that Ramsay doesn't intend to leave his fortune to his kids, which became a controversial statement. He emphasizes that it is to ensure that the children aren't spoiled, but he has noted that they would receive a 25% deposit on a flat, but building up the rest of the amount is up to them.
Ramsay is noted for his charitable works, and it can be surmised that his wealth would one day be transferred to the charities that he supports.
These rules may seem harsh to some and fitting to others, and Gordon Ramsay is certainly on a path to ensure that the rules are followed and maintained properly in his household.