Gordon Ramsay and Clare Smyth announce new venture

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After 11 years at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Clare’s role has evolved within the Group and now, with the backing of Gordon Ramsay, she is seeking a new location in London to set up an independent restaurant. gordon ramsayMatt Abe who has been Head Chef at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay Royal Hospital Road for two years and with the Gordon Ramsay Group for eight, will continue to run the restaurant on a day-to-day basis, working closely with Gordon and Group Development Chef James Petrie and with the support of Maître D’ Jean Claude Breton and Restaurant Manager Enrico Baronetto. Gordon comments: “It’s been fantastic watching Clare develop. She is undoubtedly one of the greatest chefs to have graced my kitchen and has now become the most prominent female chef of our generation. "It’s the right time for her to take this next step and I am thrilled to be supporting her new venture. I am also delighted that Matt Abe will now be at the forefront of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. He is an incredibly talented young chef and I have no doubt he will rise to the occasion.”

>>> Read: Matt Abé, Chef de Cuisine for Clare Smyth at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Royal Hospital Road

Clare added: “After 11 years, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay has been a big part of my life. I have a great fondness for the restaurant and the team, it has formed me into the chef that I am today and I am grateful for the opportunities it has given me. "I also remain ambitious and want to build on my success. The natural way to do that is by opening clare smyth chefmy own restaurant and, with Gordon’s blessing and support, I am excited to embark on this new chapter. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay has always been a melting pot for amazing talent and it continues to grow and produce some of the finest chefs in the UK. "Matt Abe has been working by my side for the last six years – he has real passion and an incredible work ethic and deserves this opportunity to shine”. The new restaurant is scheduled to open autumn 2016 and in the meantime Clare will continue to act as Consultant Chef for the Gordon Ramsay Group.

>>> Read more on Clare Smyth here

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Editor 2nd October 2015

Gordon Ramsay and Clare Smyth announce new venture