Gordon Ramsay plans to open two more restaurants in London this year, one of them with the sportsman David Beckham. This is a good time to consider his impact on gastronomy rather than his pantomime role as an angry TV chef.
Gordon Ramsay Holdings International Ltd., the company that groups the U.K. television chef’s newest restaurants, almost doubled its loss in fiscal 2009 following his troubled entry into the U.S. market.
You need a good memory to recall the excitement that surrounded the opening of Gordon Ramsay at Claridges in 2001. In those days, Ramsay had it all: He was rich and famous and was -- along with his mentor, Marco Pierre White -- one of the most revered chefs the U.K. had ever produced.
Gordon Ramsay is closing GR Logistics Ltd., the suburban kitchen that earned unwelcome headlines when the Sun reported that it produced meals in bags that were sent to the TV chef’s eateries for reheating.