Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has partnered with All3Media to launch Studio Ramsay, a new entity that will develop and produce unscripted and scripted programs.
Studio Ramsay will function as an independent company wholly owned by Ramsay. The focus will be on creating new formats and programming, including a scripted arm devoted to projects with food-related themes, as well as developing new talent around the world.
“I’m really excited about this new venture, giving our team the opportunity to expand creatively on a global scale,” said Gordon Ramsay. Layla Smith, CEO of the All3Media banner Objective Media Group, will work closely with Studio Ramsay in the U.K., with All3Media America CEO Greg Lipstone working with the company in the U.S.
“We really look forward to continuing our relationship with Gordon, working alongside him as he establishes and grows his new production company, Studio Ramsay,” said Jane Turton, CEO of All3Media. “He is a world class talent with a phenomenal record of hit TV series.”
Ramsay has been in business with All3Media since 2010. That year the U.K.-based conglomerate purchased the U.K. unscripted production company Optomen, which had a joint venture with Ramsay in the One Potato Two Potato banner.
Ramsay has been a ubiquitous TV presence in the U.S. and U.K. since his “Hell’s Kitchen” cooking competition series took off on ITV in 2004. In the U.S., he’s had a long run with Fox as the host of “Hell’s Kitchen,” the now defunct “Kitchen Nightmares” and most recently “MasterChef” and “MasterChef Jr.” Last year he marked his 500th episode of TV for Fox and the 10th anniversary of the U.S. rendition of “Hell’s Kitchen.”