Gordon Ramsay Holdings (GRH) has stepped back from day-to-day involvement in Maze Prague in a move that is likely to be followed by a number of its non-UK operations, Caterersearch has learnt.
Under the change to the business relationship with the owners of the Hilton Prague Old Town, day-to-day running of the food and beverage operation will pass back to the hotel management with GRH offering consultancy on menu planning.
GRH is acting as a consultant on the new Maze restaurant at The One&Only Resort in Cape Town, South Africa - which is set to open a month early, on 4 April - while other global restaurants that could follow suit include Los Angeles, Florida and Paris.
The Paris restaurant, at the Trianon Palace Versailles hotel, is reportedly set to debut with two stars in this year's Michelin guide to France, which is released next month.
Meanwhile, GRH has played down a report that it owes more than £100,000 to four suppliers and that it is risking court action for not filing latest accounts to Companies House, despite already being hit by a £15,000 fine for missing the deadline that passed six months ago.
A GRH spokeswoman said: "The article was completely inaccurate. Gordon Ramsay Holdings has worked with most of its suppliers for over 10 years and enjoys close relationships with them. The accounts will be filed by the end of February and Companies House has no plans to take any action."
By Daniel Thomas
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