What to watch out for
The competition seeks to celebrate and help talented and passionate amateur cooks ... but it does so amid lots of yelling and frequently harsh criticism.
The judges want the contestants to learn, but their approach is often extremely harsh when offering comments and/or suggestions.
Ramsey often yells, screams, and insults the cooks during competitions and judging sessions. One contestant humorously says “slap your mama” when the food is good. Angry contestants are shown slamming fists into prep tables.
Some strong sexual innuendo, including flirting between a contestant and the judges and strong references to food being and/or tasting “sexy." Words like “balls” are often used.
Words like “hell” are audible. The words “s--t” and "f--k" are used frequently (Ramsay is a notorious curser) but are fully bleeped.
Not an issue.
Drinking, drugs, & smoking:
Wine is often consumed during meals and tastings. Alcohol (wine, beer, hard liquor) is frequently used in recipes.