Gordon Ramsay determined to open cookery school in PS5M mansion

December 3rd, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 3 (ANI): Even with the allegations of a seven-year affair going around, Brit chef Gordon Ramsay is still determined to open his cookery school in a mansion said to be worth five million pounds.

Ramsay, 42, bought the Grade II listed stately home called Botleys, situated in Londons stockbroker belt, specifically for the project.

Sources say that he has decided to go ahead with his teachings despite the affair claims made by Sarah Symonds, 38, the Daily Star reported.

According to them, the chef paid mortgage brokers Network Data Holdings 5 million pounds for the 18th Century, 30-room house in Chertsey, Surrey.

The mansion had been badly damaged by fire a decade ago, but has since been restored. It will be the first academy for Ramsay, who also hopes to open a restaurant there.

The reason he wants to set up his own chef academy is because he is concerned about the poor standards in catering colleges.

Ramsay is expected to finalise the deal on Botleys, which had been used as an asylum in the 1930s and a World War Two hospital, this week. (ANI)

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