Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares

GordonRamsayTV chef Gordon Ramsay is heading to New Zealand in support of The Rising Foundation.

The Hell’s Kitchen, F-Word and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares star will headline a gala dinner as well as paying a visit to Papakura High School.

Let’s hope he actually makes it this time around.

Ramsay is headlining a glittering gala dinner sponsored by international appliance giant Beko, raising support and money for The Rising Foundation. Continue reading »

The dispute involving celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and a kiwi company will go to trial following discussions at the High Court in Auckland today.

Ramsay, known for appearing on TV shows such as Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen, is being sued by the Duco Events after failing to follow through with charity appearances to raise money for a sick kiwi girl.

David Higgins, director of Duco Events, is happy to see the case go to trial.

“I feel like we have a very strong case and I’ll see it right through to the end.” 

Ramsay pulled out of the events after his mother suffered a minor heart attack. He rescheduled for later in the year but pulled out again to take care of business matters in the UK.

The chef then offered to make a monetary donation to the charity.

The trial will take place in August.

Source: Stuff

TV chef Gordon Ramsay has had to pull the pin on a pair of charity dinners in New Zealand this year, staing matters beyond his control.

The star of the likes of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmare’s and The F Word was due to make speaking appearances at special charity dinners in Wellington and Auckland later this month.

The dinners were in aid of young Matisse Reid who suffers from chronic intestinal obstruction and has to ingest her food via an intravenous drip.

Duco Events, who arranged the dinners, are threatening legal action against the British chef after they sold 2000 seats to the two events, hoping to raise $100,000 for Reid.

Duco director David Higgins was told the news by Ramsay’s lawyers on Tuesday this week, just days before the first dinner.

Mr Higgins told the Herald that the news was “devastating” and apologised to fans.

“We’d like to apologise to his New Zealand fans, despite the fact [the cancellation] is out of our control,” he said.

The cancelation is the second by Ramsay this year for the event, after postponing earlier in the year.

Source: NZHerald

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But rest assured he’s certainly not on the hunt for restaurant train-wrecks to fix up, he’s simply over for a series of swanky gala dinners in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

The celebrity chef, famous for his reality shows Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Hell’s Kitchen and The F Word, will deliver keynote speeches and hold a Q & A session to the assembled diners. Guests will also chow down on a three-course dinner and enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening.

Duco Events directors David Higgins and John McRae are excited to have lured the chef to the country. “We’re expecting a thrilling evening with Gordon Ramsay, and certainly an evening not to be missed,” said Higgins.

“Not knowing exactly what to expect from the man famous for his temper and scathing outbursts in the kitchen is half of the anticipation!”

The Ramsay evenings will be held between 22 – 24 June 2010.