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Marcus Wareing breaks his silence on his split with Gordon Ramsay

28 July 2008 by

Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing has broken his silence on the subject of his former boss Gordon Ramsay.

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.

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By Gemma Sharkey

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