One of Gordon Ramsay’s Head Chefs Is Looking to Open Her Own Restaurant

Clare Smyth wants to break off from the Gordon Ramsay empire to start her own restaurant venture

Clare Smyth has worked at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay since 2002.

One of Gordon Ramsay’s head chefs in London is looking to go out on her own.

Clare Smyth, 37, has worked at Ramsay’s flagship Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea since 2002 and advanced as head chef in 2007. She became the first British chef to hold and retain three Michelin stars.

Ramsay is a Michelin-starred restaurateur and star of the FOX television shows Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef.

“Restaurant Gordon Ramsay has been a big part of my life,” Smyth told The Standard. “I have a great fondness for the restaurant and the team, it has formed me into the chef that I am today and I am grateful for the opportunities it has given me. I also remain ambitious and want to build on my success.”

Smyth is currently looking for a location in London to open the restaurant next fall.


“It’s been fantastic watching Clare develop,” Ramsay told The Standard. “She is undoubtedly one of the greatest chefs to have graced my kitchen and has now become the most prominent female chef of our generation. It’s the right time for her to take this next step and I am thrilled to be supporting her new venture.”