Gordon Ramsay to star in new 'Gordon Ramsay: Unchartered' culinary-adventure series on National Geographic
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/26/2018
Gordon Ramsay is getting another show, as he's teaming up with National Geographic Channel on a new series that mixes adventure with exotic foods.
National Geographic has announced it has ordered Gordon Ramsay: Unchartered, a new show that will combine the celebrity chef and TV personality's passion for exploration with a friendly food competition.
Production on the series is set to begin this fall with a 2019 premiere date.
Produced by his own Studio Ramsay, Gordon will be shown embarking on cuisine expeditions around the world, coming across interesting people, places and flavors along the way.
Gordon Ramsay: Unchartered will debut premiere globally in 2019 on National Geographic in 171 countries and 43 languages.
"Food and adventure programming is familiar ground for Ramsay, whose 2010 U.K. series for Channel 4, Gordon's Great Escapes, saw the venerable chef explore the food culture of India and Southeast Asia," according to the network.
"An Ironman athlete and adrenaline junkie, Ramsay has long held the belief that learning is best achieved by doing -- a philosophy for not only how he cooks but also how he runs his business. For his global restaurant chain Ramsay sends his Michelin-starred chefs around the world to hone new skills and flavors from the most unlikely people and places."
Each episode of Gordon Ramsay: Unchartered will feature Gordon meeting with local food heroes and trying to figure out their culture's culinary secrets. In the process, Gordon will learn about traditions, pastimes and customs that are specific to each region.
After much conversation and personal interpretation of others' dishes, Gordon will participate in a final, friendly cooking competition against local chefs and foodies.
Gordon will stop in Malaysian Borneo, where he'll scale caves to harvest fresh nets, and Cambodia, where he'll hunt for tarantulas. He'll also travel through cities and remote areas such as mountains and jungle to discover what it takes to obtain a particular culture's special ingredient.
"My passion for adventure has made me not only a better chef but also a fearless apprentice of all cultures, which makes it so exciting for me to work with National Geographic, who've been taking exploration to the limit for their entire storied history," Gordon said in a statement.
Courteney Monroe, CEO of the National Geographic Global Networks division that includes National Geographic Channel, gushed about how Gordon always brings passion into his work.
"Armed with his relentless pursuit of finding the unexpected, Gordon is not only a bold chef and exceptional television talent, but he is also a fearless adventurer who pushes himself to the limit to fully immerse himself in new worlds and cultures," she said.
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"We're thrilled to inspire the legions of Gordon Ramsay fans with a series unlike anything they've ever seen from him before."
Gordon also currently stars on Fox's Hell's Kitchen, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, Hotel Hell, and Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back.
Gordon Ramsay: Unchartered is an extension of Gordon's longtime partnership with Fox, whose 21st Century Fox parent company co-owns National Geographic's cable networks in a joint venture with National Geographic.