In an interview in this month’s Waitrose Food Illustrated magazine, Wareing talks about his acrimonious split from Ramsay for the first time.
Wareing, who has built London restaurant Pétrus into a double-Michelin starred venue, is quoted saying he would “lose no sleep” if he and Ramsay never met again.
“If I never speak to that guy again in my life it wouldn’t bother me one bit. I wouldn’t give a f***. I admire Gordon, I learned a lot from him. But would I lose any sleep knowing he wouldn’t be there? No chance,” Wareing told the magazine.
“Whatever happens between me and Gordon, if he wants me never to get to the status I want then my advice to him is: put a gun to my head, shoot me, put me in a box and bury me because if you don’t, I’ll come back and come back. I’ll never give up until I get to where I want to go.”
Wareing is arguably Ramsay’s most successful protégé, with the pair earning 15 Michelin stars between them since they met at Aubergine in 1993.
Rumours of a split came in May when the owners of the Berkeley Hotel said they wanted to work directly with Wareing when the current with Gordon Ramsay Holdings ended.
By Gemma Sharkey
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