- Michelin-starred Ramsay, 50, says he would never eat food served on aeroplanes
- He says knowing ‘where the food has been’ is enough to put him off the meals
- Ramsay worked for Singapore Airlines for 10 years and has an airport restaurant
As a Michelin-starred chef, Gordon Ramsay is far from a picky eater.
In fact, there are very few foods the 50-year-old father-of-four is averse to trying at least once.
But there is one type of dish the sweary Hell’s Kitchen star says he would never eat – and when you read his reasons why, you may never have it again either.
Aeroplane food, such as this meal of chicken with potatoes, vegetables, a Greek salad, a bottle of water and bread roll, is renowned for generally being of low quality
Ramsay, who owns dozens of restaurants and fronts The F Word, told Refinery 29 he would never eat aeroplane food under any circumstances.
The revelation is somewhat ironic considering Ramsay owns a restaurant in Heathrow’s Terminal 5 called Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food.
But the renowned chef has said that though he loves to tuck into a hearty meal before flying, he hates eating food served to passengers in the air.
‘There’s no ****ing way I eat on planes,’ he said.
‘I worked for airlines for 10 years, so I know where this food’s been and where it goes, and how long it took before it got on board.’
Ramsay, 50, soared to fame with his expletive-laden rants on Hell’s Kitchen
Ramsay was referring to his time spent as a culinary adviser for Singapore Airlines to help them create its in-flight menu.
He worked for the company for about a decade, and in-flight meals under his tenure included pan-seared salmon escalopes, and tender rib eye steaks in red wine sauce.
Instead of eating on board, Ramsay tries to dine before he flies – either at his own restaurant if flying out of Heathrow, or with a ‘light’ snack at an Italian bar if not.
‘A nice selection of Italian meats, a little glass of red wines, some sliced apples or pears with some parmesan cheese, I’m like a pig in ****,’ he revealed, characteristically swearing.
The Michelin-starred chef is currently hosting the ill-fated Nightly Show on ITV, with his hosting style dividing viewers.
Courtesy: Daily Mail Online