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Before Gordon Ramsay was firmly labelled a celebrity chef, well before Kitchen Nightmares or Hell’s Kitchen, he was classed as one of the brightest culinary prospects in the UK; a man who was on track to become one of the youngest chefs ever to receive three Michelin stars.
One of the first shows the chef appeared in was called Beyond Boiling Point, a series that followed a young Ramsay as he finally went it alone and opened his first solo restaurant.
It was during this series that the chef’s angry approach in the kitchen was first seen, it was also the point that went on to define his future career on television.
The show is full of great snippets: Ramsay loosing it in the kitchen, the chef firing almost all his staff and some brilliant clips between him and his famous mentor Marco Pierre White. It also contains the amazing clip below that shows Ramsay - accompanied by a group of British chefs, including Heston Blumenthal and Sat Bains - as he travels to Spain to dine at the world famous elBulli restaurant.
Take a look, skip to two minutes to watch the chefs as they visit elBulli.