About Studio Ramsay
Studio Ramsay is a next-generation multi-media production company founded by Gordon Ramsay that develops and produces both unscripted and scripted television shows, creating new formats and innovative programming.
Renowned for highly successful and award-winning original programming, Emmy nominated, multi-Michelin star chef Gordon Ramsay is the founder and CEO of Studio Ramsay. Ramsay serves as the Executive Producer for all Studio Ramsay shows as well as MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, Hell's Kitchen & MasterChef Celebrity Showdown.
Chief Creative Officer
Chris Brogden, started at Studio Ramsay in October 2016 and oversees the company’s growing international presence, bringing his distinct knowledge of entertainment format development to the company.
Working with the London-based development hub he is growing Studio Ramsay’s expanding slate in both the UK and US across traditional, digital, subscription, and mobile platforms.
In the first year of production the company produced Gordon on Cocaine, Gordon Gino and Fred's Great Christmas Roast,Culinary Genius and Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch in the UK as well as The F Word, Culinary Genius and 24 Hours to Hell and Back in the U.S.
Brogden joined from Tinopolis where he was Creative Director of Entertainment. Responsible for the development of entertainment formats across Tinopolis’ 17 UK and U.S. companies including Firecracker and Mentorn Media, Chris was also most recently instrumental in bringing Robot Wars back to the BBC.
Previously Brogden Executive Produced I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! for ITV, The Games for Channel 4, Maestro for BBC and Celebrity Big Brother for Endemol, before joining Sky as Entertainment Commissioner in 2013 where his credits included Wild Things, Coldplay: Ghost Stories and Relatively Clever.
Head of Popular Factual
Helen Cooke joined Studio Ramsay in the spring of 2017 and is responsible for developing formats and factual entertainment projects across all platforms for both the UK and the US.
Working with CCO Chris Brogden and the London-based development team, she is looking to build on the company’s growing formats slate.
Cooke joined after two years at Channel 4 where she was a Features commissioning executive before subsequently being made Features Editor, commissioning Rescue Dog to Super Dog and Peter Cook and Dudley Moore: The Missing Sketches.
While at the channel she also oversaw returnable brands George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, Shed of the Year and Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners, Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners Country House Rescue and Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners USA.
Prior to Channel 4, she was a commissioning editor at UKTV, and freelance series producer at Betty for Channel 4’s Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners. She also worked across big brands such as X Factor and The Only Way is Essex for ITV, before moving to Mentorn as an executive producer.
Executive Vice President, USA
Elvia Van Es Oliva
Elvia Van Es Oliva joined Studio Ramsay in 2018 and is based in it's Los Angeles offices. Van Es Oliva has built an extensive career in television as a producer, developer and network executive. Prior to joining Studio Ramsay, she served as head of the West coast development team for TLC, as the VP of Development, where she helped launch the hit series' Outdaughtered, Rattled, Meet The Putman's and the groundbreaking four night live event series This Is Life Live. Prior to TLC, Van Es Oliva served as Senior Vice President of Development for Fly On The Wall Entertainment where she was responsible for developing and selling formats, social experiments and docu-series including the The Big Tip for Food Network and Big Rich Texas for the Style Network. Previously, Van Es Oliva also managed the development team and oversaw current programming at High Noon Entertainment, West Coast. In her role as VP of Programming and Development, she helped develop, sell and oversee several shows including TruTV's Guinness World Records Gone Wild, VH1's Making Mr Right, and Discovery's Dude,You're Screwed! Prior to working as a development and programming executive, Van Es Oliva had an extensive career working as a freelance producer and Showrunner; some of her credits include Brat Camp and The Family for ABC, Flipped for MTV, and I Wanna Be A Hilton for NBC.
Van Es Oliva received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in English with a specialization in Business Administration. She currently lives in Santa Monica, CA with her husband, two kids and two golden-doodles, Chico and Ginger.
Head of Digital & Short Form Content
Justin Mandel is the Head of Digital & Short Form Content for Studio Ramsay, a role he assumed in September 2017. Previous to this role, he served as Gordon Ramsay's Talent Producer on all his U.S. shows as well as his Social Media Manager, growing Ramsay's reach on social media by over 150% over three years. Before his role with Ramsay, he worked in the office of Ramsay's previous production company, One Potato Two Potato, where he worked in Development and Production and also served as Story Assistant on the first season of Hotel Hell. His wide range of experience has also seen him work at CNN, UWire.com (then part of CBS News), New Line Cinema and Blue Sky Studios. Justin’s early work has been featured on ESPN, CBSNews.com, WashingtonPost.com and more.
Justin is a graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.