Gordon Ramsay GOOD GENES OR GOOD DOCS?

11/8/2015 12:20 AM PST

Gordon Ramsay's good looks are always perfectly served.

Here's a 35-year-old version of the food aficionado at his self titled restaurant in London back in 2001 (left) and 14 years later ... the condescending TV host -- who is celebrating his 49th birthday this weekend -- at a ball in England earlier this year (right).

What's cookin' good lookin'?

The question is ...