Dinner With Gordon Ramsay Dinners Postponed

Thursday 17 June 2010

Dinners with Gordon Ramsay in Auckland and Wellington have been postponed due to Ramsay’s mother suffering a heart attack, but Chris Hutcheson CEO of Gordon Ramsay Holdings has confirmed the events will proceed as planned within coming months.

Ramsay’s agent notified local organisers Duco Events today of the situation and committed to confirming the new event dates within two weeks time.

A statement provided by Ramsay’s office said: “With great reluctance, Gordon has had to postpone his trip to New Zealand with the news of his mother’s heart attack. He is so sorry to disappoint his fans on this occasion but hopes that everyone will understand. Gordon will be rescheduling his trip and hopes to be able to announce a new date very shortly.”

Duco directors David Higgins and John McRae have put out a joint statement to say “Our hearts go out to Mr Ramsay and his family and we wish his mother a speedy recovery. To ticket buyers, rest assured the events will still proceed as planned and we apologise for any inconvenience. We thank customers for their patience as we work towards confirming the new dates for what will be two fantastic events. The fact there has been a waiting list for the Auckland event for the past three weeks is testimony to Gordon Ramsay’s huge popularity in New Zealand.”

Catherine Collins, spokesperson for naming sponsor Whitcoulls, said “Like all New Zealand book lovers Whitcoulls was saddened to hear of Gordon’s mother’s heart attack. We understand and support Gordon’s decision to postpone his trip and appreciate his commitment to reschedule. We send Gordon and his family our best wishes.”

Duco Events will advise the new dates once receiving guidance from Ramsay’s office.
Ticket holders will be notified by email of the new dates.