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Host Gordon Ramsay in `Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars` on FOX. (Photo: 2022 Fox Media LLC. Credit: Brian Bowen Smith / FOX)
Host Gordon Ramsay in "Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars" on FOX. (Photo: 2022 Fox Media LLC. Credit: Brian Bowen Smith / FOX)

Gordon Ramsay challenging Lisa Vanderpump to clash of titans for season 2 of FOX's 'Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars'


Mon, Mar 4th 2024 02:05 pm

Ramsay to face-off against celebrated restauranteur and reality TV giant Vanderpump in head-to-head competition as they recruit, mentor & grill exciting food & beverage industry entrepreneurs

√ New season set to debut Wednesday, May 22, on FOX

Press Release

Gordon Ramsay will welcome famed hospitality industry leader and TV personality Lisa Vanderpump to season two of FOX’s high-stakes competition series, “Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars,” premiering Wednesday, May 22 (9 p.m. ET/PT), it was announced today by Allison Wallach, president of unscripted programming, FOX Entertainment.

Ramsay and Vanderpump – two prominent, influential personalities and tycoons in their respective industries – will face-off as they each select food and beverage industry entrepreneurs to join their teams and then put them through a gauntlet of real-world challenges designed to showcase their business skills, test their drive and prove they have what it takes to become the next great culinary entrepreneur.

As for Ramsay vs. Vanderpump, the ultimate outcome will be whose mentorship leads to victory for one of their team’s “Food Stars” hopefuls.

“Lisa is a tough, shrewd restaurateur and TV star,” Ramsay said. “She is a real force in business and true friend. However, make no mistake, the competition will be fierce between us!”

“Gordon is quite literally larger-than-life, an iconic figure and a dear friend,” Vanderpump said. “Setting that aside, we’re both tenacious, tireless, competitive and demanding of ourselves and others, so while I salute the man and his many successes and defer to his mastery in the kitchen, I will never defer to him on this show. Game on, Gordon!”

“Pitting Gordon against Lisa creates a new layer of intensity for the ‘Food Stars’ competition,” Wallach said. “Matching these brilliant and uncompromising industry titans, who know what they want and how to get it, will give both our contestants and viewers a unique window into how industry heavyweights strategize, lead, win and entertain.”

Ramsay and Vanderpump will each bring their expert knowledge and unique leadership styles to the competition and, in a first-of-its kind twist, the entrepreneurs will pitch themselves and their products, services or business ideas to the moguls, who will then choose contestants to build their respective teams.

The battle commences as teams are put through “Business Bootcamp,” designed to test their tenacity, initiative, perseverance and ambition as business leaders. With a $250,000 prize on the line, these entrepreneurs will be challenged in all aspects of running a food or beverage enterprise, including remarketing a food product, innovating a new product, building brand loyalty, sales pitching and management. In addition to Ramsay and Vanderpump, the challenges will be evaluated by guest judges, curated focus groups and customer feedback, profit and loss metrics, and market and corporate feedback.

Join the conversation on FacebookXInstagram and TikTok by using #FoodStars.

More About Lisa Vanderpump

Businesswoman, TV personality, author and philanthropist, Lisa Vanderpump was born and raised in London, but lived in Monte Carlo and the South of France before moving to California. She and her husband, Ken Todd, have been married for 41 years and have two children, Pandora and Max, plus the numerous pets which they also consider their babies. The two have been entrenched in the restaurant and nightclub industry since they started their partnership over 30 years ago. While living in Europe, she designed all of their 30-plus bars and restaurants, as well as their yacht and various homes. 

Vanderpump hasn’t slowed down since moving to the states. She is currently the executive producer and star of “Vanderpump Rules” on Bravo, “Overserved With Lisa Vanderpump,” “Vanderpump Dogs” and “Pooch Perfect.” She is also the executive producer and star of the much-anticipated series “Vanderpump Villa,” which premieres this spring. 

As well as being a television personality and producer, Vanderpump and her husband currently own several restaurants in the U.S. In addition to her L.A. hotspots, recent additions have been in Las Vegas with the Vanderpump Cocktail Garden in Caesars Palace and Vanderpump A’Paris in the Paris Las Vegas. Vanderpump and her team also announced two new openings in partnership with Caesars for 2024: Wolf in Lake Tahoe and Pinky’s by Vanderpump in the Flamingo Las Vegas.

About Gordon Ramsay/Studio Ramsay Global

Renowned for highly successful and award-winning original programming, Emmy-nominated and BAFTA-winning Gordon Ramsay produces TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic, seen by audiences worldwide in more than 200 territories, and he is the only talent on air in the U.S. with four primetime national network shows. He hosts and executive-produces “Next Level Chef,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “MasterChef,” “MasterChef Junior,” “Kitchen Nightmares” and the upcoming “Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars,” all on FOX, in addition to specials, including 2021’s “Gordon Ramsay’s American Road Trip.”

In 2021, Ramsay and FOX Entertainment announced their leading new worldwide production venture, Studio Ramsay Global, with offices in London, Los Angeles and Glasgow, to develop, produce and distribute culinary and lifestyle programming for FOX, Tubi and global markets. His earlier multimedia production company, Studio Ramsay, was launched in the U.K. in 2016 to create and develop unscripted, digital and scripted programming, focusing on new formats and innovative programming, as well as fostering new talent.

Its shows include “Next Level Chef,” which became the most-watched cooking series telecast in television history following its post-Super Bowl LVII season two premiere; “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell And Back,” which was the highest-rated food show of 2019; “The F-Word Live With Gordon Ramsay”; “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted” on National Geographic Channel, which airs in 172 countries and 43 languages worldwide; the ratings hit and BAFTA-nominated “Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip” for ITV; “Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance” on BBC1; the daytime cooking series “Culinary Genius,” which premiered on ITV in the U.K., and was syndicated on FOX stations in the U.S.; and the highly popular children’s series “Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch,” starring Tilly Ramsay, for U.K. children’s channel CBBC.

It was recently announced Ramsay will have his own FAST channel on FOX’s ad-supported streamer Tubi. The FAST channel will feature episodes of classic Ramsay shows such as “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Kitchen Nightmares,” “MasterChef” and “MasterChef Junior.” From September, they will be joined by series including “Ramsay’s Best Restaurant,” “Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course,” “Gordon’s Great Escape” and “The F Word.”

Studio Ramsay Global’s Digital Division is behind all of Ramsay’s original content on his highly successful YouTube Channel, which has made Ramsay the most-subscribed chef on the platform. The 18-34 dominated channel launched the trending interview series “Scrambled” and is also behind the highly successful “Ramsay in 10,” which went live during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently, chef Ramsay turned the iconic “Idiot Sandwich” meme into its own digital series where contestants compete to create their best, most unique, and hopefully delicious, sandwiches.

As its cuisine competitors, Ramsay and Studio Ramsay Global have assembled an array of the biggest social media influencers and digital content creators from YouTube and TikTok, with a total reach of more than 400 million combined followers across Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Facebook. Studio Ramsay’s Global Digital oversees and creates content for all behind-the-scenes moments from Studio Ramsay linear programming, has produced content for National Geographic and Masterclass, and produces recipe content across Ramsay’s 100 million social media reach, including his breakout TikTok account.

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