Gordon Ramsay Uncharted premieres on 7 August 2019 at 9pm CAT. The famous celeb takes food as far as it can go in National Geographic’s new series as the multi-Michelin-star chef and Ironman athlete embarks on a new adventure around the globe.
Food and adventure programming
From Peru, Laos and Morocco to Hawaii, Alaska and New Zealand, Gordon Ramsay roars through valleys, dives into oceans, hikes through forests and scales mountains in his relentless pursuit of culinary inspiration. Food and adventure programming is familiar ground for Ramsay, whose 2010 UK series for Channel 4, Gordon’s Great Escapes, saw him explore the food culture of India and Southeast Asia.
Gordon Ramsay Uncharted follows Ramsay as he meets with indigenous people to learn about the cultures, dishes and flavours unique to each location. Every ingredient he harvests and dish he tastes will inspire a new recipe from scratch, created to represent the heart of that culture.
Each episode concludes with Ramsay challenging himself with a local food legend by his side — putting his newfound skills to the test as they cook a feast together.
Off the beaten path with Nat Geo
“It has been an amazing journey travelling off the beaten path with National Geographic and connecting with locals to learn and share incredible stories of unique traditions, delicacies and the extreme lengths it takes to harvest native ingredients,” said Ramsay. “I have learned way more filming this series than I have in the last 10 years.”
The adventures, culinary and otherwise,that Ramsay takes in the premiere season include trekking through a jungle in Laos to sample weaver ant eggs and diving through dangerous waters on the hunt for snails and giant water bugs; Hunting for eels with using traditional Maori techniques with a fisherman by his side in New Zealand; Working with foragers to harvest Maui’s deadliest catch with homemade tools and spearfishing with free diver Kimi Werner in Hawaii; Climbing a sheer rock face during a snowstorm with a forager to harvest native herbs in Alaska; Rappelling down a raging waterfall to meet with mushroom hunters in Morocco; Hanging off a cliff in pursuit of cactus worms — a delicacy in Peru.
The series also airs globally in 172 countries and 43 languages. Gordon Ramsay Uncharted is produced by Studio Ramsay. “Audiences can expect the same Gordon Ramsay wit that they know and love, but this time getting his hands dirty through immersive culinary adventure. The show is a behind-the-scenes exploration of unique places, new flavours and rich cultures that only National Geographic can access, and we look forward to being taken on this journey with this extraordinary chef” said Evert Van der Veer for Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company Africa.
Gordon Ramsay Uncharted – New Zealand’s Rugged South
7 August 2019 at 9pm
Chef Gordon Ramsay journeys to the remote corners of southern New Zealand to unlock the secrets of traditional Maori cuisine. From the locals, he learns how to catch eels with his bare hands, free dives for prized Paua shellfish and forages for unique Kiwi ingredients before putting his new skills to the test at a Maori feast with up-and-coming chef Monique Fiso.
Gordon Ramsay Uncharted – Peru’s Sacred Valley
14 August 2019 at 9pm
He travels by motorbike through Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas to discover traditional high-altitude cuisine. Immersing himself in local culture, he scales cliffs; fishes in high-altitude lakes; and samples local delicacies like fried worms, rare multi-coloured potatoes and guinea pig before putting his newfound skills to the test with chef Virgilio Martinez.
Gordon Ramsay Uncharted – The Mountains of Morocco
21 August 2019 at 9pm
Chef Ramsay travels to Morocco, North Africa, where he embarks on an adventure deep in the Middle Atlas Mountains to understand ancient Berber cuisine. Learning from the locals, he rappels over a waterfall to meet mushroom hunters, milks a camel and experiences the life of the Berber people. He puts his new skills to the test, cooking a feast with chef Najat Kaanache to celebrate Berber New Year.
Gordon Ramsay Uncharted – Hawaii’s Hana Coast
28 August 2019 at 9pm
Chef Gordon Ramsay travels to Maui, Hawaii, to explore the exotic ingredients of Hawaiian cuisine. In torrential rain, he travels along the treacherous Hana Highway. He learns how to hunt deer with a bow, produce Hawaiian taro and spearfish with legendary free diver Kimi Werner. Gordon tests his knowledge at a feast with top Hawaiian chef Sheldon Simeon.
Gordon Ramsay Uncharted – The Mighty Mekong of Laos
7 August 2019 at 9pm
Chef Ramsay travels to Laos, where he takes on a rapid stretch of white water, kayaking down the Mekong in search of culinary inspiration. He treks through dense jungle to sample eggs of the aggressive weaver ant, dives for freshwater snails and hunts for giant water bugs. Using his newly acquired skills, he cooks a banquet for monks at the local temple.
Gordon Ramsay Uncharted – Alaska’s Panhandle
4 September 2019 at 9pm
Chef Gordon Ramsay journeys to the rugged Alaskan Panhandle to learn survival skills and discover Alaskan cuisine. He earns how to cook seal with a native Tlingit elder, climbs a sheer rock face in a snowstorm and goes grouse hunting before putting his newfound knowledge to the test at a feast with legendary local chef Lionel Uddipa.