February 26th, 2015
Chef Gordon Ramsay’s Restaurant at Claridge Closes After Losing it’s Michelin Star
Chef Ramsay who has made his fame from saving restaurants could not save one of his own. After 12 years Chef Ramsay’s restaurant at Claridge’s is closing. Claridge’s is a famous 5 star hotel located in London.
Chef Ramsay’s restaurant has been the main restaurant at Claridge since Gordon one the contract in 2001. The restaurant used to be considered one of the best in the world but has fallen steadily over the years, eventually losing its Michelin star in 2010.
FOR THOSE ON THE COME UP –
Michelin Stars Defined:
- One star: A very good restaurant in its category.
- Two stars: Excellent cooking and worth a detour. First class cuisine of its type.
- Three stars: Exceptional cuisine and worth a special journey. Often extremely expensive, and with an extensive wine list.
The reason Michelin stars are so coveted is that most restaurants receive no stars at all. For example, in the Michelin Guide to France 2009, 3,531 restaurants are included, but just 548 received a star. Most of these restaurants — 449 — received one-star, 73 received two stars, and 26 received three.
With the recent addition of a Noma restaurant, Claridge felt it was a good time to bid farewell to Gordon Ramsay. The hotels general manager released a statement to the press,
“Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s was the first diversification venture for the chef who has since become an internationally known household name.
“It has undoubtedly made an exceptional contribution to Claridge’s gastronomic history.
“We feel the time has come, however, for a new dining direction for Claridge’s and we bid farewell to Gordon with best wishes for the many exciting projects he has around the world.”
Gordon Ramsay who’s empire begin to tumble back in 2011 when he accused his father in law, Chris Hutcheson of steeling finances from the parent company which forced the closure of a number of restaurants around the world. Ramsay insists that he is back and his empire is in stable condition.
The 46 year old Ramsay still owns and operates 26 restaurants around the world in places like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tokyo and also in London at the Savoy hotel. He also has four shows on Fox: Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Master Chef and Hotel Hell.
Ramsay currently has a net worth of $50 Million. Sounds stable to me.[more…]