Gordon Ramsay is one of the world's best-known chefs and food personalities. At the age of 26, he launched his first restaurant, Aubergine, which quickly gained two Michelin stars. In 1998 he opened a new restaurant, Gordon Ramsay, on the former site of La Tante Claire. A year later with Marcus Wareing as Chef Patron, he opened Petrus and in 2001 he opened Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's; both restaurants have since gained Michelin stars. Now internationally renowned, Gordon has opened a string of successful restaurants across the globe, from Italy to the United States and holds seven Michelin stars. Ramsay received an OBE in 2006 for services to the industry and has also become a star of the small screen both in the UK and internationally.