Gordon Ramsay Group appoints director to drive international growth

Gordon Rasay Restaurants has appointed Damien Brassel as Director of Culinary, International.

Brassel most recently worked with SBE Hospitality and Lifestyle in New York and has over 25 years Industry experience working in some of the world’s leading hospitality groups and Michelin starred restaurants, including Rockpool Dining group in Sydney.

Brassel joins Gordon Ramsay Restaurants to oversee International culinary concepts as the business continues to drive forward with its International growth strategies.

With several international openings slated for 2021 including the first Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill to be opened outside of London, opening Summer 2021 at the Sunway Resort, Malaysia. Street Pizza, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai and Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in Macau are also due to open later this year.

Brassel said, “I am honoured to have the opportunity to work with such an exciting company that continues to develop, deliver, and push the limits of hospitality.

“This is an incredible time for change and growth across the globe and I am looking forward to working with the teams to build on the amazing and exciting brands, work closely with excellent product and chefs, all while developing a complete sustainability & traceability program aiming at reducing our carbon footprint as a company.”

Andy Wenlock, Group CEO, said, “I’m delighted to welcome Damien to the business at an incredibly exciting time for our International growth plans. He brings great experience and culinary knowledges and a strong team attitude that will be a huge asset to our International operations.”