The Hell’s Kitchen star has suffered severely in the recent economic downturn and in 2009 was forced to pump $8 million (£5 million) of his own money into his businesses in a last-ditch bid to keep afloat.
The company, Gordon Ramsay Holdings, reported a loss of $6.5 million (£4.3 million) last year (09) and was dealt another blow in August (10) when U.S. officials sent three outstanding tax bills, with one totalling $484,500 (£323,000).
And the strain has seemingly affected Chris Hutcheson, the father of his wife Tana, who has walked away from his job in charge of his son-in-law’s dealings after 12 years.
A statement says, “We can confirm that Chris Hutcheson has left his position as CEO of Gordon Ramsay Holdings Ltd. He retains an interest in the business as a shareholder.”