After Gordon Ramsay finished working in France and went back to London in 1993, he managed to land a lucrative gig at Aubergine restaurant, thanks to his former mentor, Marco Pierre White, as per The Independent. As head chef, Ramsay was able to take Aubergine to new heights and it was not long before the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star. In fact, during Ramsay’s time at Aubergine, the eatery managed to win two Michelin stars and make a name for itself. Wow.
Basically, Ramsay’s stint at Aubergine is considered to be an extremely crucial point in his career as a professional chef and something that helped him come into his own. In fact, the chef feels so strongly about his time at the eatery that he decided to shell out money to buy the property in 2014 (via Grub Street). It took him two years and $2 million to secure the deal. Phew.