He was out on bail when he committed the horrifying attack and has three previous convictions for assault with intent to rob - one of which earned him three years in jail.Grainger had denied the murder bid and claimed he was in his victim's home to see if she was all right after hearing the sound of breaking glass before finding her lying injured and bleeding.Born in Scotland, Ramsay grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon.His restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total.Grainger was also found guilty of a further charge of assaulting Callum Henderson in his flat in Paisley, in March.The court heard that Grainger's criminal record stretched back to 1983 and that he was regarded as posing a risk of further violent re-offending, largely because of his drinking.(While at Le Gavroche, he met Jean-Claude Breton, now his maître d'hôtel at Royal Hospital Road.) After working at Le Gavroche for a year, Albert Roux invited Ramsay to work with him at Hotel Diva, a ski resort in the French Alps, as his number two.From there, a 23-year-old Ramsay moved to Paris to work with Guy Savoy and Joël Robuchon, both Michelin-starred chefs.
First appearing on television in the UK in the late 1990s, by 2004 Ramsay had become one of the best known celebrity chefs in British popular culture, and, along with other chefs like Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, and Delia Smith, he has influenced viewers to become more culinarily adventurous.
After weighing his options, Ramsay enrolled at North Oxfordshire Technical College, sponsored by the Rotarians, to study hotel management.
He describes his decision to enter catering college as "an accident, a complete accident." In the early 1980s, he worked as a commis chef at the Wroxton House Hotel then ran the kitchen and 60-seat dining room at the Wickham Arms, until his sexual relationship with the owner's wife made the situation difficult.
But defence counsel Joe Barr said the potential risk for further alcohol related violence could be reduced by attending courses in prison.
He said he understood that the elderly lady who was the victim of the murder bid had made a good physical recovery.