The beleaguered culinary expert was hit with two lawsuits from wine companies earlier this month (May10), alleging bottles shipped to his luxury Manhattan eaterie The London NYC were never paid for.
And now executives of another supply firm, Endicott Meats, alleges they are owed a massive $190,000 (£127,000) for deliveries to Ramsay’s restaurant.
Michael Braunschweiger, who owns the meat company, claims Ramsay stopped answering his calls in November (09).
He tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, “Just like with the wine guys, he basically stopped responding to me in November. He racked up this enormous bill for all sorts of things for his restaurant at the London/NYC Hotel. Tenderloins, duck breasts, racks of lamb, sweetbreads, bacon… Then he skipped out on the bill and doesn’t answer calls. For a guy who goes on TV and tells people how they should be running their business, maybe he should first learn how to run his own.”
Ramsay has plunged into financial difficulties in recent years and his business empire was on the verge of bankruptcy in 2009 until he poured millions of dollars of his own money into the firm to keep it afloat. He has recently been hit with a series of lawsuits over allegedly unpaid bills – fuelling rumours the empire is in trouble once again.