Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Jay-Z Serves Up A $1.5m Lawsuit To His Former Personal Chef

Music mogul and all around hustler, Jay-Z is suing his former personal Chef, Mike Shand, who became the Executive Chef at Hova’s famed 40/40 Club in New York City. The $1.5 million suit claims that Chef Shand, “failed to perform” and deliver on his part of the “deal, which ended up costing the club a major loss in profits, goods (and) alienation of clientele.” According to sources at the New York Post, Chef Shand who originally hails from New Zealand, was brought on to play a position he obviously couldn’t fill as part of a $10 million overhaul to the 40/40 Club. Now living in Los Angeles (to more than likely avoid any further bad press about his abilities,) it is unclear as to just what will be the defense angle taken by Chef Shand against these allegations, needless to say he wont be catering any Hip Hop parties in the near future.

Jay-Z opened the 40/40 Club in 2003 and quickly doubled down on its success by opening another in Atlantic City in 2005. Plans have been announced that a third location will be opening inside the newly built Barclays Center, in Brooklyn (home to the Brooklyn Nets, of which Jay-Z owns a piece of the action) near the end of September.

For those that don’t remember, Jay-Z does not play games when it comes to his projects, as he recently sued and won Chef Terry Miller, the winner of the British version of Hell’s Kitchen for starting a catering company and restaurant named “Rockafella” the name of Jay-Z former monster record label that helped to make Kanye West a household name. After years of bad press, allegations of potential “C” ratings upon it’s re-opening in January, the 40/40 Club must be important to Jay-Z, as he keeps fighting the good fight to keep its doors open to the public.

1 comment:

  1. Money does talk and bulk crap does walk or get walked on.