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article imageRamsay’s facing his own kitchen nightmare

By Alethea Borgman     Apr 17, 2009 in Food
The Sun newspaper has revealed that three of Gordon Ramsay’s posh gastro pubs and Foxtrot Oscar, the “ultimate local bistro," are offering ready-made meals prepared at an off-site factory.
The pre-prepared dishes which include, coq au vin, slow braised pork belly and braised pig’s cheeks and according to the Sun, they were actually prepared in a run-down area of London. The centralised food factory is owned by Ramsay himself under the name of GR Logistics, the production division of his business GR Holdings, and it produces meals that cost no more than £1.92 to make.
Ramsay's team of chefs prepare meals that require lengthy cooking times so they can be reheated in as little as 20 minutes at a restaurant. The bulk orders are then driven across London and delivered to The Narrow, The Devonshire and The Warrington as well as Foxtrot Oscar. All are renowned, high-class eateries in London that charge as much as £15.50 for a wood pigeon casserole with apples and cider.
The celebrity Chef recently told Olive Magazine his “food hell is any ready meal. It’s so easy to prepare a quick dish using fresh produce such as a simple stir-fry, but people still resort to ready meals that all taste exactly the same.”
Last night a spokesperson for Ramsay, stated: “On an average day up to 50 per cent of the menu at the three gastro pubs and Foxtrot Oscar could be done off-site.” He added: “No fresh produce, such as cuts of meat are done off-site.”
This comes after another public blunder made by Ramsay; he was recently criticized for a dish he prepared while on a culinary journey to India, as he served khargosh khud (a rabbit dish cooked in a sandpit) without knowing the animal is a protected species in Rajasthan.
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