Chef John Burton-Race leaves Richardson Hotels [Updated]

By Sophie Witts contact

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Chef John Burton-Race leaves Richardson Hotels [Updated]
Chef John Burton-Race has resigned from the trouble-hit Richardson Hotel Group after less than two years.

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.

But its parent company Richardson Hotels fell in to administration in January​ after owner Keith Richardson admitted he had spent “too much money”​ on the project.

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.

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