Jamie Oliver is a more down to earth television chef I think. Homely, country italian style cooking. Whereas Ramsay is, despite his tv persona, is an excellent chef, who actually runs a fairly calm kitchen in his actual restaurant.
Gordon's cooking style is full of impact and as demonstrated in the F Word- simple! Jamie's is very similar, simple and full of earthy flavours. My personal preference is Gordon's for the simple fact he is a more accomplished chef with the accolades that come with being at the top.
Always disliked jamie, didnt think he was a good chef, tv personality yes, but no chef; that said he has got better, i think he really knows his stuff (well him and his producers). Ramsay is a proper chef, other chefs in the trade look up to him and would be happy to have half the talent he has got, becouse of this i think he is the far better chef.... I think jamie has gave more back to the public who allowed his fame to develop more than gordon.
There is no doubt who is the most accomplished chef one has 3 Michelin stars and one has none. That said I like both of their recipes although Jamies are more suited to every day dining and Gordons are more for dinner parties. If income is a guide then Gordon is worth £60 Million and Jamie £30 Million which I think are both pretty respectable.
I would say Gordon is a 'Chef' and Jamie's a 'Cook'. Jamie's dishes and recipes are designed to be used in the home by mums and people who aren't really interested in going out and expriencing fine dining food.
Gordon's food is more complex and restauranty, aimed at real foodies and his latest book offers a real insight into how his dishes evolve.
I've been to several of Gordon's restaurants including his 3 star in Chelsea and Maze in NYC. I wouldn't bother going to Jamie's because he can't produce anything that I couldn't cook up at home!
Writing as a mother, my son was someone who would always looking for quick convenience food when he was in his teens, now in his early twenties with his own home he won't entertain convenience food of any kind and is very keen on Jamie Oliver's style of cooking, having all of his cookery books amongst others - good wholesome fresh food, he is even showing in interest in growing his own vegetables which is amazing given he has had no interesting in gardening when he lived at home! My son aspires to be a bit more Gordon Ramsay, so I'd say that Jamie is influencing a lot of the younger people to get them into cooking and producing great tasting rustic food, where as Gordon appeals to those who are looking to progress that bit further. Both are brilliant and doing a great job, but my preference is Gordon.
Jamie all the way! GR has his appeal, but only on paper - in person he's a bit of an a*@$!£%^, whereas JO is the kind of guy you'd like to bring home and have him cook for your family. Cooking is all about the experience, and you get that with JO. GR @ hospital road delivers on the food side, and the service is impeccable. However, it's also quite intimidating, very formal, and not a comfortable experience. I'd visit 15 over hospital road any day. (altho Maze has it's appeal)
I would agree with you, (R. NUNN). Ramsey is after all a three star chef and a former pupil of Marco Pierre White, a pedigree which is second to none. The food in Ramseys resturants is real top drawer stuff. Jamie is a cook, a very good cook but none the less it is not a valid comparison. B. Bacon.
Can't abide watching Gordon purely because of his inability to produce a sentence without an expletive- which I'm sure he just uses because he thinks it makes him sound macho. Just hope Jamie stays faithful to Jules and then he'll have my vote everytime! (oh, and I think his recipes work!)
Firstly, Jamie Oliver is a trained chef and has worked in quite a few kitchens and runs restaurants of his own so everyone who describe him as a cook Gordon as a chef need to get their facts right. Gordon is obviously a very good chef and business man but he comes across as a very unpleasant person and his inability to speak without swearing doesn't say much for him. Also, this might come as a shock to some of you, don't forget that when you to to restaurants Gordon owns he doesn't actually cook all the food in them. He has many very talented chefs working for him. Jamie is trying to get everyone cooking and not just relying on junk food and ready meals which what he is trying to show in his tv programmes. He is trying to show people that it is we can all cook good food quite simply at home. Gordon cooks restaurant style food which is very offputting for nervous cooks.