This foreign born A list celebrity chef not named Gordon Ramsay, has been cheating on his wife with someone for the past nine months, so his latest announcement is a bit over the top.
Oh, and he should pay all the workers he owes money to.
‘Jamie Oliver owes me £4,471… but the big boys never suffer’: Celebrity chef is relaunching in Asia after losing £80 million – but his creditors tell GUY ADAMS if they had made his mistakes they would be ruined
The definition of insanity, the old saying goes, is doing the same thing repeatedly but still expecting a different result.
So what are we to make of Jamie Oliver’s recent decision, months after the collapse of his UK restaurant empire, to dust down his dough-spattered apron and launch a new global food chain?
The TV chef debuted Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen in Bali and Bangkok late last year, serving up an ‘all-day eating’ concept that revolves around hoisin duck and tom yum pizzas, katsu chicken and soft-shell crab burgers, plus a fish stew that is allegedly a ‘Jamie classic’.
‘Over the past 20 years I have travelled around the world to discover exciting flavour combinations, picking up incredible influences along the way,’ he declared.
‘The new restaurants will bring those inspirations to life and serve some of my absolute all-time favourites.’
Meanwhile, back in Blighty, bean-counters from accountancy firm KPMG are still poring over the wreckage of his last bold attempt to crack the so-called casual dining market.
They have been brought in as official administrators to work out exactly how many millions of pounds were lost in the wood-fired ovens of his failed chain Jamie’s Italian, which collapsed last May with the loss of about a thousand jobs.
The final bill? A mere £80 million, almost all of which is unlikely ever to be recovered.
Oliver’s trail of financial devastation was laid bare by KPMG this month in a report naming 288 of the companies, town halls, individuals and public organisations that have potentially been left out of pocket by his venture.
And how do these creditors — which include scores of small businesses, along with a number of the blameless staff who toiled in his High Street restaurants — think the famously chirpy 44-year-old (whose net worth is even now conservatively estimated at more than £150 million) has treated them?
Try asking Krys Orzechowski, the man responsible for cleaning Oliver’s Cardiff restaurant. He is seeking to recover £4,471 from the liquidators.
‘If I were to make the sort of mistakes made by this guy, I’d end up bankrupt and ruined,’ he says.
‘Maybe even in prison. But he’s straight away launching another business.- Source
Jamie Oliver reveals he will renew his vows with wife Jools in June… twenty years after they first tied the knot
They are childhood sweethearts who have shared three decades of love, five children and a life in the spotlight.
Now Jamie Oliver has revealed that he and his wife Jools, 45, will renew their vows 20 years after they were first wed.
The once-naked-chef, 44, spoke with People about the upcoming vow renewal, which will involve 100 of their closest family and friends. – Source