- Ed Sheeran got free cooking lessons in exchange for performing at Gordon Ramsay’s daughter’s party.
- Sheeran performed at Tilly Ramsay’s James Bond-themed 18th birthday party in November 2019.
- The singer revealed he didn’t want money but did have Ramsay teach him how to make beef Wellington.
When Gordon Ramsay asked Ed Sheeran to perform at his daughter’s 18th birthday party, the singer had one request: cooking lessons from the “MasterChef.”
Sheeran has revealed that he wasn’t paid to play at Tilly Ramsay’s 18th birthday party back in November 2019.
“I don’t like people saying, ‘Hey, here is a chunk of money, come and play two songs at this,’ whether it be a wedding or whatever,'” Sheeran said on a US radio show, according to The Sun.
So when Ramsay emailed Sheeran to ask what his performance fee would be, the “Shape of You” singer proposed a different sort of payment.
“I said, ‘You know what? Why don’t I trade your skill for my skill. You come around and give me a cooking lesson and I’ll play your daughter’s 18th.'”
Sheeran played a five-song set at Tilly’s James Bond-themed birthday party in London, which was attended by celebrities like Brooklyn and Romeo Beckham, according to MailOnline.
But Sheeran revealed that Ramsay simply taught him how to make a few of the chef’s famous dishes instead.
“He came around and taught me and my wife how to cook beef Wellington and apple Tarte Tatin,” Sheeran told the radio station. “It was a posh apple pie and it was really nice.”
Michelin-starred chef Josh Emett previously told Insider that Tarte Tatin was the best dish Ramsay ever taught him how to make.
Emett worked with Ramsay for 11 years, and said the “MasterChef” star’s French apple tart is “exceptional.”
“It’s quite a technical dish, and hard to perfect,” Emett said. “He just did a version that was spot on. I think it’s the best version I’ve ever done, and I’ve made thousands.”
And Ed Sheeran isn’t the only celebrity Gordon Ramsay has helped in the kitchen.
Snoop Dogg revealed in a recent interview that he’s also gotten tips from the Michelin-starred chef.
“People didn’t think I could cook,” Snoop Dogg told The Mirror.
“They saw my cooking show and now they know I can,” he added. “I met up with my boy Gordon and he has taught me a few things.”