The chef tweeted that he has left the South West company to seek a “new venture”.
Burton-Race joined the former Grosvenor Hotel in Torquay in December 2016, and it rebranded as the John Burton-Race – Restaurant with Rooms a year later following a major investment.
Burton-Race told BigHospitality: “I have decided to leave the Richardson Hotel Group and have done so on good terms. I have departed amicably and remain great friends with my colleagues there.
"I have decided to leave as I feel I have taken the group as far as possible, as I personally could. I am ready for a new beginning, and excited about what prospects will come my way.”
The future of the hotel bearing his name remains unclear.
The Richardson group continues to trade in administration, and sold the Fowey Hotel and Padstow’s Metropole Hotel to Harbour Hotels last month.