Guess Who's Not Coming To Dinner? Chef Gordon Ramsay Seeks To End Simmering Family Feud

Gordon Ramsay smiles as he celebrates the 'Hell's Kitchen' 100th Episode Celebration, Los Angeles, February 19, 2010 Gordon Ramsay smiles as he celebrates the 'Hell's Kitchen' 100th Episode Celebration, Los Angeles, February 19, 2010

Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen nightmare has gone public.

The chef has released an open letter that exposes a painful family rift, accusing his father-in-law and former business partner of acting like a dictator.

Trouble brewed when Ramsay fired his wife’s father, Chris Hutcheson, as chief executive of Gordon Ramsay Holdings after 12 years. In a subsequent interview, Hutcheson said Ramsay had turned into “a monster.”

In the letter, published Tuesday in London’s Evening Standard newspaper, Ramsay said Hutcheson had been “running the business as a dictator.”

He also urged his mother-in-law, Greta Hutcheson, to “stop punishing” her daughter.

Ramsay’s TV shows include “Ramsay’s KitchenNightmares” and “Hell’s Kitchen.” He runs restaurants around the world.

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