TV chef outs father-in-law’s secret family

Gordon and Tana Ramsay.

Gordon and Tana Ramsay.

How do you fire your father-in-law and stay married?

Scottish chef Gordon Ramsay, famous for his televised temper and foul mouth, did it by hiring a private eye to find out if his wife’s dad has as many mistresses as Ramsay has shepherd’s pie recipes.

The Daily Mail, like most tabloids across the pond, has been all over the story.

It seems Ramsay, the host of multiple reality TV shows, including “Kitchen Nightmares,” had a falling out with his father-in-law and business partner, Chris Hutcheson, and hired a private eye to figure out how the 62-year-old was spending company time and money.

The F-bombs must have been flying when Ramsay learned Hutcheson had maintained a separate family with another woman, Frances Collins, since 1976.

The information became public this week when a gag order was lifted to show Hutcheson’s “misappropriation of corporate funds.”

The chef waited almost two years to tell his wife, Tana, 36, that she has a 31-year-old half-brother, Christopher, and 29-year-old half-sister, Victoria.

Christopher Hutcheson Jr. allegedly worked at Ramsay’s company without his knowledge, but he now runs a computer company.

Victoria has cooking in her blood; she runs a catering company in Boston. If Ramsay’s TV crew dropped by it might stew up a real kitchen nightmare.

32 comments Add your comment

John Galt

May 27th, 2011
8:22 pm

Sorry, I know it’s tacky, but “first”.

John Galt is an idiot

May 27th, 2011
8:28 pm

Hey John! Are you honestly proud of the fact that you were first to comment? Get a life loser!!


May 27th, 2011
9:16 pm

@John Galt is an idiot, really??. I see where people comment “First” all the time to articles! I know Ramsay is, for some reason, popular but this article is none of our business and actually shows what I have believed for some time that, Ramsay is trash. But I guess the way ‘trash’ yells at people and calls them losers is what trash does huh?

John the Forth

May 27th, 2011
9:29 pm

I must be four times the loser that John Galt is. And yes it’s true, I am an idiot and have no life. Honestly, it’s 9:30 on Friday and I’m posting stupid comments on a stupid story, but I am number four, so I got that going for me.

Really, Seriously...

May 27th, 2011
9:32 pm

How does the behavior of his FATHER IN LAW make HIM trash?

Spelling Bee Queen

May 27th, 2011
10:04 pm

fourth, not forth


May 27th, 2011
10:16 pm

John Galt is the iconic hero of an incredibly laborious read.

Soon every half-wit that can buy a movie ticket will know his name.


May 27th, 2011
10:26 pm

John Galt is an idiot is an idiot


May 27th, 2011
10:44 pm

Ramsey is trashy because he doesn’t know how to talk to people without cussing and belittling them. I would not be surprised to hear that somebody Shot Ramsey over a Road Rage indecent.
In England isn’t it hard to get a divorce? There are many men with more than 1 family because they never divorce the first wife and just live with their second wife. In France they don’t have much religion and don’t believe in marriage so they rarely get married.

Barack Obama

May 27th, 2011
10:52 pm

Actually, I’m Ramsay’s wife’s half brother.

Barack Obama@John the forth

May 27th, 2011
10:53 pm

Thanks for voting for me!


May 27th, 2011
11:48 pm

Congrats John Galt. LOL You’re just having fun…why not?!


May 28th, 2011
12:22 am

Woot! 13th! That’s all I have to say as this article is entertainment value only, it’s Friday night, and I’ve had 1 margarita and 2 laughing skulls. :)


May 28th, 2011
2:21 am

I’ll comment when people start getting bloody serious.

Flack off!!!!

David Hasselhoff

May 28th, 2011
6:51 am

Watch me eat a hamburger


May 28th, 2011
6:55 am

John Gualt… is ok to be first. It is not ok to want to be first.


May 28th, 2011
8:06 am

Hi,…I’m Batman.

Chef Ramsay

May 28th, 2011
8:28 am

Bugger off, you bunch of fat cows!


May 28th, 2011
8:38 am

It’s funny that some screwup idiots here think it’s mean to talk to screwup idiots like they are screwup idiots. I guess it’s not PC to scold people that screw up over and over then get an attitude when they are confronted with how big a screwup they are. I never saw him talk harshly to anyone that didn’t richly deserve it.

Then again it’s probably only screwups that take offence to Ramsey.

Go Chef Ramsey!!!


May 28th, 2011
8:44 am

This ‘news’ is not news, but a waste of space as are the comments.


May 28th, 2011
8:55 am

for once i find the comments amusing. Fun start to the weekend. life isn’t as serious as you make it


May 28th, 2011
9:01 am

First = A desperate cry for attention and affirmation.

To every dimwit who ever posted “first,” we could already tell that your post was the first one. Pointing out the obvious is what makes you a dimwit (and a sucky loser.) The fact that is it already obvious is why you are insulting the intelligence of everyone else.


May 28th, 2011
9:02 am

giggle GO JOHN!

Did anyone "read" the story

May 28th, 2011
9:13 am

How could he be described as trash by this account? He didn’t even tell his wife for 2 years! It was discovered by another investigation altogether and released through open court records. Her father did this to himself, Gordon is only guilty of marrying his dsughter. As for being mean…it is why we watch the show! …and John and any other loser that has to take exception at being first or defends this infantile behaviour, is indeed an idiot!


May 28th, 2011
9:16 am

When I saw this ‘blurb’ I actually was interested in reading it. I actually LIKE Gordy and wanted to know what’s going on with him…I think he’s talented and his way of speaking has worked for him thus far so MORE POWER TO YOU Chef Ramsey!!


May 28th, 2011
8:00 pm

I think Gordon Ramsey is awesome!! He says what’s on his mind and
is very successful as a result of not holding back and letting his opinion fly! I have watched his shows for years and it seems he has a big heart. He has helped allot of
restaurants that were and are on the brink of financial ruin. He has kept them from closing their doors for good! He and his team have brought these businesses back from the brink of financial ruin and from what I’ve read several are still operating in the black. This success comes from Gordon Ramsey’s many hours devoted to these businesses as well as the financial support and know how that he has obtained with his many years of experience! Not many people have that talent and golden touch!
How does his fresh mouth,speaking the truth and foul language make him trash? If you think he’s trash; how has he become extremely wealthy, successful and highly respected in so many countries! Go Gordon; I think you’re awesome!!! I would like to be that kind of trash for a few centuries!!


June 3rd, 2011
10:18 am

“Who…who are you?” I’m Manbat. Do you want to ride with Manbat?

Gordon Ramsey fears the Manbat.


June 3rd, 2011
10:24 am

No, I’m not the Caped Crusader. I’m more the Munching Malefactor type. Gordon Ramsey fears The Munch.


June 4th, 2011
8:06 pm

John the Forth For President! Manbat, I will ride with you. Wait, can I bring my cat?


June 6th, 2011
12:51 pm

john the forth, go forth and multiply! wait…dont. you are funny though. and, there is nothing wrong with being first- like someone said, most blogs have someone claiming that spot. why bash gordon here? he did not have the 2nd family– he was trying to figure out what his father in law was doing with money that ramsey was making. wake up folx. and kimz– what????


June 8th, 2011
7:50 pm

Gordon Ramsey is actually a really nice person who has a tv persona that is mean and loud and that is called television. If you had ever seen him on a talk show or in person you would know this. Only idiots believe everything they see on tv.


June 9th, 2011
9:48 am

@ Seriousl-Why don’t you just stfu????? How bout that??????