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Gordon Ramsay Fires His Sous Chef for Racist Insults: Storm at the Savoy Grill

Francesca Feresin
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A sous chef at Gordon Ramsay's Savoy Grill gets fired after posting a series of racist messages on social media.

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The incident was brought to light by his own victim, chef Jason Howard, who, in a now-deleted post, had shared a series of racist and hateful messages he received online from an employee at Gordon Ramsay's Savoy Grill. We're talking offensive comments, racist insults, and even death threats directed at him, all documented by The Staff Canteen website.

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The result? Since these serious messages came to light, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants took swift action, identifying the sous chef at the Savoy Grill as the "culprit" and firing him with immediate effect. Not only that, they promptly informed the police and publicly condemned his behavior.

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In a statement, the Gordon Ramsay Restaurants brand said, "We do not tolerate any form of offensive or discriminatory behavior, whether in public or private. The conversations shared on social media were unacceptable, racist, and filled with hatred. They violated our values of equality and mutual respect. We have reported the incident to the police and have decided to immediately terminate the employment of the sous chef in question."

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The statement, also endorsed by the Savoy Grill, was well-received by chefs across the hospitality sector, including Jason Howard, who posted the messages on his Instagram account. In a post, he stated, "It is of immense comfort to me to see that this kind of behavior is not tolerated in our society and workplaces. And to the Savoy Grill, thank you. No one wants to see anyone lose their job, but we must stand up for what is right."

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