Gordon Ramsay sued over unpaid accounting bill

Foul-mouthed celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is in a spot of bother with a New York accountancy firm, after he allegedly failed to pay their fees.

As reported on by our sister website GoingConcern.com, Marks, Paneth & Shron of Manhattan, filed a lawsuit at Manhattan’s Supreme Court this week, alleging that Ramsay “breached contractual obligations by failing to make payment” of $75,000.

The 46-year-old 14 Michelin Star chef behind TV shows Hell’s Kitchen and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares allegedly owes the firm money for three unpaid invoices dating back to 2010.

The three payments reportedly include one for $14k in July 2010, one for $35Kin May 2011 and $25k in October 2011.

The firm in question, Marks, Paneth & Shron is the 16th largest firm in the New York area and 32rd in the States, according to their website.

Ramsay is currently temporarily based in LA with his family.

It's not an easy year for Ramsay, whose father-in-law Chris Hutchinson is suing him for allegeldy hiring a private detective to take snapshots of him and Sara Stewart, a 50-year-old accountant who had a five-year affair with Hutchinson.

It’s not the first time the culinary curser has had a lawsuit filed against him in Manhattan either.

Back in 2007, Martin Hyde, who appeared on Ramsay’s US version of Kitchen Nightmare, was fired as Ramsay “falsely blamed him for problems at the restaurant and created intolerable conditions for him to continue his employment” - apparently the chef called him a t****r.

Hyde, who booked cabaret theatre shows at Dillons, an Indian-American restaurant in New York, hoped to sue Ramsay for £500,000.

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mydoghasfleas's picture

F****** unbelievable. You can't serve this s*** ...

mydoghasfleas | | Permalink

... as accounting advice. 

I know you have a Michelin star but this food should not taste like f****** rubber!  The claim is b*******!

I know this comment serves no useful purpose but I really needed to cheer myself up.

 

carnmores's picture

what is the ******* use of *****

carnmores | | Permalink

tosser is quite accepatable for a chef me thinks

Professional T****r    2 thanks

alandawson61 | | Permalink

A Tosser could be quite useful on Shrove Tuesday, flippin' pancakes!

“Amusing, but our Gordon’s

Chris1 | | Permalink

“Amusing, but our Gordon’s plight raises a more serious issue around cash flow and the increase in debtors from unpaid client invoices.  What is your current debtor bill and have you seen it rising?  Perhaps Gordon Ramsay could have done with an accountant with a fees facility to spread the cost of payments.” 

The invoices are 3 years old !

B Roberts | | Permalink

I would suggest that this whizzo accounting firm with fancy offices and excellent knowledge of accounting standards and the ability to calculate the square root of a gnats .... should take a course in basic credit control.

The scary thing is, I am sure that this firm charges a fortune to give "business advice" and they cannot get the basics right themselves.

Mano Manoharan's picture

"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it"

Mano Manoharan | | Permalink

B Roberts wrote:

I would suggest that this whizzo accounting firm with fancy offices and excellent knowledge of accounting standards and the ability to calculate the square root of a gnats .... should take a course in basic credit control.

Well said !

15 months after the 1st unpaid bill - the accounting firm was still working for GR - billing him - and still hoping to be paid...

As George Santayana said: "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it"

 

carnmores's picture

History repeats itsef

carnmores | | Permalink

but not as often as historians or people with nothing to say

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