Chef Gordon Ramsay at a downtown site filming on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Chef Gordon Ramsay at a downtown site filming on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Famous foul-mouthed chef spotted in Juneau

He’s filming a TV show.

Ordering coffee at a gin distillery? They’ll make it happen at Amalga Distillery for an international food celebrity.

Gordon Ramsay was spotted sipping water and coffee at the downtown bar. He got into town around midnight Sunday night, he said.

[In 2017, Oprah arrived by cruise ship, purchased some art and learned how to scare off black bears]

“We’re shooting a TV show,” Ramsay said in an interview with the Empire Monday. “We’re having an amazing time.”

Tami Wahto, an Amalga Distillery bartender, said he asked for a coffee but they don’t serve it. So she ran across the street to get him one from coffee shop across the street.

[Thai restaurant closes after 21 years]

He said he spent all day Monday out on the Mendenhall Glacier.

Justin Mandel, the head of digital and short form content for Studio Ramsay, said they weren’t allowed to reveal anymore details about the show they were filming until the end of the week when they leave.

“(Justin) is slightly frustrated because he started swiping on Tinder, and there’s only one person here, so we left him behind today hoping that he’d connect and they didn’t connect,” Ramsay said. “That’s been the highlight of our day today.”


• Contact reporter Mollie Barnes at mbarnes@juneauempire.com or 523-2228.


More in News

A Princess Cruise Line ship is docked in Juneau on Aug. 25, 2021. (Michael Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
Ships in Port for the week of Sept. 25

Here’s what to expect this week.

Screenshot / Alaska Public Media’s YouTube channel 
Bob Bird, left, chairman of the Alaskan Independence Party, and former Lt. Gov. Loren Leman make the case in favor of a state constitutional convention during a debate in Anchorage broadcast Thursday by Alaska Public Media.
Constitutional convention debate gets heated

Abortion, PFD factor into forum.

Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire
Faith Rogers’ loved ones, from left to right, James Rogers (father), Michelle Rogers (sister), Harmony Wentz (daughter), Maria Rogers (mother) and Mindy Voigt (friend) sit with Faith’s three dogs in their family home. Faith Rogers, 55, of Juneau was found dead along a popular trail on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Police are investigating the death as a homicide.
‘It’s shocking’: Family hopes for answers after suspicious death of loved one

“She wanted to make things beautiful, to help make people beautiful…”

People work together to raise the Xa’Kooch story pole, which commemorates the Battle of the Inian Islands. (Shaelene Grace Moler / For the Capital City Weekly)
Resilient Peoples & Place: The Xa’Kooch story pole — one step toward a journey of healing

“This pole is for the Chookaneidi, but here among us, many clans are represented…”

A bracket fungus exudes guttation drops and a small fly appears to sip one of them.( Courtesy Photo / Bob Armstrong)
On the Trails: Water drops on plants

Guttation drops contain not only water but also sugars, proteins, and probably minerals.

A chart shows what critics claim is poor financial performance by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, especially in subsidizing private industry projects intended to boost the state’s economy, during its 55-year existence. The chart is part of a report released Tuesday criticizing the agency. (MB Barker/LLC Erickson & Associates/EcoSystems LLC)
AIDEA’s fiscal performance fishy, critics say

Report presented by salmon industry advocates asserts state business subsidy agency cost public $10B

Police vehicles gather Wednesday evening near Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei, also known as ]]Brotherhood Bridge Trail, while investigating a homicide. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Police: Woman was walking dogs when she was killed

JPD said officers are working “around the clock” on the criminal investigation.

Most Read