London’s Restaurant Gordon Ramsay has announced the the appointment of Clare Smyth as its standing chef patron, in partnership with Gordon Ramsay. The restaurant is set to reopen in the early part of this month, following a four-week refurbishment.
Clare joined Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in 2002 as a chef de partie. After working for three years, Clare left as senior sous chef to gain experience in other kitchens, and succeeded in rgaining further knowledge of French cuisine at Alain Ducasse’s Louis XV. Clare returned to Restaurant Gordon Ramsay as head chef in 2007.
Gordon comments: “I’m incredibly proud of Clare and what she has achieved. She is an amazingly talented chef and the time is right for her to build on this. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay will always be very special to me, and Clare becoming chef patron is testament to my partnership with, and trust in, her.”
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay will retain its fine dining legacy but will modernise its guests’ experience. Clare and Gordon have created a chef experience table to celebrate its regular clients, who will have the opportunity to interact with the chefs and have a bespoke menu created for them.
Taking inspiration from art deco, Gordon and Clare worked with Fabled Studio on the ambitious renovation. Luxurious materials will emphasize the atmosphere of the restaurant’s various spaces.
Clare adds: “I am hugely passionate about Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and delivering the best possible guest experience, everything we do has to be immaculate – food, wine, service. I am also hugely motivated in the continuation of our commitment to developing and nurturing the next generation of chefs and front of house.”