Gordon Ramsay loses Claridge's contract in real life kitchen nightmare after 12 years at the helm
Chef had been negotiating new long-term agreement for Art Deco dining rooms at high-end Mayfair hotelClinched deal in 2001 with ex-business partner and estranged father-in-lawFive-star hotel's dining rooms lost Michelin status in January 2010 after head chef quit
it was reported that Gordon Ramsay would face competition from his estranged father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson.
Mr Hutcheson and his son Adam were said to be launching a chain of healthy fast-food restaurants called Scoffs, serving British tapas for diet-conscious office workers.
Hutcheson and Adam, who used to be head of pubs at Ramsay’s restaurant group, expects the chain to grow to 20 to 30 restaurants within 18 months.
Claridge's general manager Thomas Kochs said Ramsay's team had been dedicated in making the restaurant a success
His adviser David Rawlinson said: 'Chris and Adam have an incredible wealth of experience in catering and plan to roll out the concept.'
Hutcheson was dismissed in October 2010 after Kitchen Nightmares star Ramsay accused him of hacking into private emails and plundering 1.4million from his restaurant empire to finance his serial womanising.
Ramsay also claimed that Hutcheson put his wife and son on the payroll and wrote five-figure cheques to himself.
Hutcheson, who denied the claims, branded Ramsay a fame-obsessed 'monster' and sued him for unfair dismissal and unpaid wages.
Their feud was settled after Ramsay, married to Hutcheson’s daughter Tana, reportedly paid 2million in February to buy his father-in-law’s 30 per cent stake in the business.