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Gordon Ramsay Doesn't Plan on Retiring: 'You Have Not Seen the End of Me'

Gordon Ramsay Doesn't Plan on Retiring: 'You Have Not Seen the End of Me'

Gordon Ramsay doesn’t have any plans to retire in the near future.

In a new interview with Thrillist published on Monday (January 2), the 55-year-old celebrity chef opened up about his career and shared his thoughts on slowing down in the future.

Click inside to find out what he said…

“You have not seen the end of me,” he told the outlet. “Do not underestimate the power of an old man.”

Gordon was asked whether or not he’d consider wrapping up his TV Show Hell’s Kitchen, which is about to begin its 21st season.

“Can I keep going?” he wondered. “I got consumed in this business in my early 40s. And then, how do I claw time back to become super strong and fit? I started taking up triathlons and I did my first Ironman at the age of 43 in Hawaii. And so now at 55, I’m fit as a fiddle. And I can go for another 30 seasons. Trust me.”

He went on to say there’s more he still hopes to accomplish in his career, including a collaboration with fellow celebrity chef Bobby Flay.

“I’d make him cook off with me first and I know I would cook him under the table, head start included,” Gordon said, explaining that they hadn’t been able to work together due to scheduling conflicts. “Bobby, I’m waiting!”

In the meantime,he’ll be working on Next Level Chef, the first cooking competition series he’s created in 12 years. The show finds 15 contestants competing for a $250,000 prize on a tri-level set, with three kitchens with varying quality and ingredients stacked on top of each other, a concept he came up with during the pandemic.

“Everybody’s cooking now. Everybody’s a critic,” the chef said. “And I had this crazy idea: My career started in the basement. And when I won my third Michelin star, I got to the very, very top— but I still had those cuts of fish and meat that I still have heavily featured on my menu out of respect from starting from the bottom, from a braised oxtail to a mackerel that’s not as glamorous as tuna. So, three kitchens stacked on top of one another, three incredible mentors. And then there were the sparks that flew when we put social media cooks together with professional chefs — watching them argy-bargy in the kitchen, it’s brilliant.”

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