Usually, its Gordon Ramsay going on the offence when dealing with local restaurants and usually has the final word. He is usually seen on his popular show “Kitchen Nightmares” injecting his sense of right and wrong while working with restaurant owners on improvements to their kitchens and food businesses. Now, a Montreal rotisserie is calling the shots over Ramsay, recently severing all ties to the celebrity chef and removing his name from the brand name of the restaurant.
The restaurant, previously named “Laurier Gordon Ramsay“, will now be known simply as “Laurier” and will no longer be paying Ramsay for his role as a “consultant” to the restaurant or for the licensing of his name.
The news came as a surprise for Gordon Ramsay, who said through his publicist Jo Livingston that he was “blindsided” by the actions of the Laurier restaurant:
“Gordon and his team have provided significant support to all levels of the business above and beyond what was required by the agreement, and we are rightfully proud to have contributed to its success to date. We have done far more than we were contractually obligated to and it is therefore extremely disappointing that Mr. Lavy should behave in this manner.”
The Montreal-based restaurant currently employs over 130 staff members, indicating that they have a healthy business at their core. Ramsay had initially worked with the restaurant in a similar capacity to how he acts as an on-site consultant on his television show. He reportedly disliked many of the traditional dishes and was at odds with the owner, leading to a somewhat shaky start to this now failed partnership.