Gordon Ramsay’s “protege” and Head Chef at Mayfair restaurant Savoy Grill has been fired after “an explosive incident” according to Daily Mail.
Chef Matt Worswick took on the Head Chef role at the prestigious restaurant just seven months ago. Sources told the Daily Mail newspaper "There was an explosive incident in the kitchen and then Matt announced he was leaving."
Worswick has since made a statement about his departure on Twitter:
"My journey has come to an end at the Savoy,"
"I'd like to thank all the staff, past and present, for all their hard work and dedication. I'd like to wish Gordon Ramsay all the very best and continued success for the future."
Prior to working for Savoy Grill, the Glaswegian chef worked at the double Michelin-starred Le Champignon Sauvage in Cheltenham, before becoming Head Chef at Scotland’s Glenapp Castle and earning a Michelin-star in his own right. He was then awarded his second star at Latymers restaurant in Pennyhill Park, Surrey.
Regular viewers of Masterchef: The Professionals may also recognise Worswick from his appearance as a contestant on the show in 2010, where he reached the semi-finals of the competition. A true tv favourite, Worswick also appeared on BBC’s Great British Menu in 2014 and reached the final’s shortlist as champion of the North West.
Savoy Grill are yet to announce a replacement and have made no comment on the alleged incident.
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