Over the years we’ve come to know—and love—Gordon Ramsay for his short temper and over-the-top freak-outs on cooking shows like Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, and Kitchen Nightmares. While on air, Ramsay comes up with some real zingers, typically to critique the food he’s eating (“crap” is a favorite term) but sometimes to drive home his befuddlement at how inept some chefs really are. But some of his searing insults are better—and more hilarious—than others, so we decided to round-up the best of the best. Enjoy, you idiot sandwiches.
1. Idiot Sandwich
Arguably the most famous of Ramsay’s quips, the call and response insult even includes literally sandwiching one’s face with two slices of bread. Ouch.
2. A Very Hot Take
This fiery lashing is still somehow hilarious despite the cannibalistic implications.
3. Like A Prayer
Saying grace and asking the powers that be to help you not throw up might be the most back-handed insult of all time and we’re here for it.
4. Move It, Grandpa
Definitely one of the most awkward things we’ve ever heard.
5. Eff Off
The least creative of all, but still very damn funny.
6. Zero Confidence
The most classic of burns, where you build someone up only to smash them to pieces at the end.
7. Bye Bye, Botox
This interaction will go down in history as one of the sassiest moments on television.
8. Pissed-Off Pun
Good one, Gordon!
9. The Shocker
Another classic lead-up followed by a figurative slap in the face.
10. Pretty Ballsy
The filter was totally blown off for this one-liner.
11. The Silent Treatment
He didn’t even have to say anything here. Ramsay’s actions—and his face in particular—do all the talking.
12. Butt Stuff
Are you sure you really want to do that, Gordon?
13. The Jackpot
A few F-bombs, an attack on appearance, and a little rhyme—this is the ultimate Ramsay burn.
As amazing as these gif and photo quotes are, it’s just not the same as hearing Ramsay for yourself:
Of course the hot-headed chef also has a super-sweet side, as evidenced by his judging on MasterChef Junior. So maybe he’s just trolling us all with rude comments? We’ll never know.
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