Celebrity chef and executive producer Gordon Ramsay (pictured) has entered into a joint venture with All3Media to launch Studio Ramsay, a next generation multi-media production outfit slated to create content in the food space.
The banner – independently owned by Ramsay – will look to develop and produce original formats and programming in the unscripted space, and will also delve into scripted projects with a focus on food-related themes. Additionally, the firm will look to develop new talent on a global scale.
Ramsay last summer inked a two-year contract extension with U.S. broadcaster Fox for at least 80 hours of programming.
All3Media previously acquired One Potato Two Potato, a joint venture between Optomen Television and the multi-Michelin starred chef, when the super indie completed its £40 million (US$62 million) acquisition of Optomen in 2010.
Ramsay was introduced to American audiences in 2005 with Fox’s spin-off of ITV’s restaurant-themed series Hell’s Kitchen. The chef has since gone on to front the culinary competition formats MasterChef and off-shoot MasterChef Junior, as well as the hospitality rescue series Hotel Hell and Kitchen Nightmares, which ended in 2014 after a decade on air.
Ramsay’s executive producer credits include Bravo’s Best New Restaurant and Food Network’s competition series Food Court Wars 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 All3Media CEO Jane Turton in a statement. “He is a world-class talent with a phenomenal record of hit TV series.”