Gordon Ramsay has taken Melbourne by storm as he prepares to film his latest show, Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars, for Channel 9.
The celebrity chef has been spotted surprising customers at various restaurants around the city, leaving fans in awe of his unexpected presence.
“Tonight ended with a bit of celebrity stalking and a yummy dinner at Nobu,” the elated fan captioned a photo with Ramsay shared on Instagram.
The show’s taping is scheduled for Friday with a live audience, with taping dates listed as April 14 to May 9.
This means that the fiery chef will grace Australia with his culinary genius for almost a month.
Gordon Ramsay (right) has landed in Australia and he’s already impressing the locals. The 56-year-old enjoyed a meal at Nobu in Crown Melbourne this weekend, with a fan snapping a selfie with the superstar
During his time in Australia, the celebrity chef will also take over Australian chef Matt Moran’s fine dining Aria in the heart of Sydney from May 8-10, showcasing the “very best Australian seasonal produce.”
Despite the cost-of-living crisis hanging over Australia, top chef Gordon brings his three-Michelin-starred restaurant Down Under for nearly $800 per person.
Tickets for the once-in-a-lifetime experience cost $495 per person, which includes a seven-course meal, with a premium wine pairing option for $295, bringing the total to $790 per person.
An Aria spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that the staggering price has been set because this is the first time the high-end restaurant has ventured internationally and the menu has been personally curated by Ramsay and Moran.
The British celebrity chef films his reality show, Food Stars, in Melbourne, and he went out for dinner in the hip city after arriving Down Under
The Australian version of ‘Food Stars’ comes shortly after one of Ramsay’s UK shows, ‘Next Level Chef’, was canceled by ITV after just one season.
But that hasn’t stopped the irrepressible chef from bouncing back and bringing his unique brand of expertise and entertainment down under.
With Ramsay’s penchant for drama and his unparalleled culinary delights, Melbourne residents can expect an unforgettable month full of surprises, gastronomic delights and a healthy dose of his signature sass.
During his time in Australia, the celebrity chef will also take over Australian chef Matt Moran’s fine dining Aria in the heart of Sydney from May 8-10, showcasing the “very best Australian seasonal produce.” Both pictured
Ramsay’s journey to shoot the Channel Nine series is likely to be a ‘whirlwind’, reports The Herald Sun.
He launched the new series last year, in which 12 entrepreneurs compete for a £150,000 (AUD$261,474) investment of the restaurateur’s own money to start a food business.
Australian business guru Janine Allis will join Ramsay on the Australian portion of the show as a mentor to the teams.
It comes after Lord Sugar berated Ramsay and accused the TV chef of “swindling” The Apprentice with his show Future Food Stars.
The tycoon, 75, told MailOnline Gordon should “stick to his day job.”
Ramsay’s journey to shoot Channel Nine series likely to be a ‘whirlwind’
He insists the format of Gordon’s show returning to BBC One with a second series later this year is a ‘virtual rip-off’ of The Apprentice and says he doesn’t understand how lawyers have allowed it to continue.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Lord Sugar said: ‘I think broadcasters, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV have been trying for many years, 17 years at least, to replicate The Apprentice elimination process. I say this with great respect for them, but they failed.
“Last year Gordon Ramsay had a stubborn idea… I like Gordon and I think he’s really good and he should stick to what he has to do, cook and all that sort of thing.”
Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars will first air on BBC One in 2022 and its second series will begin later this year.
Australian business guru Janine Allis will join Ramsay on the Australian portion of the show as a mentor to the teams