Olive crowns Gordon Ramsay as most popular celebrity chef

30 August 2007 by
Olive crowns Gordon Ramsay as most popular celebrity chef

A new survey has crowned Gordon Ramsay the most popular celebrity chef of 2007, just days after the chef was accused of losing his grip by Harden's restaurant guide.

The BBC's Olive magazine's 2007 Rated and Slated Awards, voted for by readers, found Ramsay as the clear favourite high-profile chef, with Nigella Lawson and Anthony Worrall Thompson voted the least popular.

Delia Smith was voted the most popular cookbook author of the year, while Jamie Oliver came last in this category.

Fast food chain McDonald's fared badly coming in bottom position for both the high-street chain and restaurant categories, with Pizza Express and Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's coming top respectively.

Christine Hayes, editor of Olive magazine said: "While their styles couldn't be more different, Olive's 2007 reader awards clearly show that both Gordon Ramsay and Delia Smith are top of their game.

"Gordon is respected and admired as a restaurant chef, and Delia's attention to detail means our readers trust her to provide recipes that work every time."

Full list of winner and losers

Category Rated Slated
Best restaurant Claridges McDonald's
Global cuisine Italian Chinese
TV/radio programme BBC1 *Saturday Kitchen* BBC2 *Ready, Steady Cook*
UK foodie destination Brighton Blackpool
High-street chain Pizza Express McDonald's
Cookbook Delia Smith Jamie Oliver
British food Marmite Marmite
Foodie holiday Italy Spain
olive recipe Chicken wrapped in Parma ham Dime bar dreams
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