Chef Daniel Humm and front of house whiz Will Guidara have called it quits on their partnership.
The pair, who run restaurants and bars including NoMad and Eleven Madison Park in New York, broke the news to their staff yesterday via email.
“After many incredible years, we have built the company of our dreams — a world-class hospitality group composed of an extraordinary team, all driven to be the best in their field,” reads the email.
“We couldn’t be prouder of all of you and what we’ve accomplished together. So it may be surprising to learn that, after a long period of careful consideration, we have made the mutual decision to part ways as business partners.”
The main reason for the split was attributed to “different visions of the company long-term” with the pair admitting they agonised over the decision and contemplated other options including dividing the group.
Humm will purchase Guidara’s shares of the company and become the sole principal of Make It Nice.
All venues will continue to operate as normal, which also extends to projects that are currently in the works.
The email also confirmed Guidara will launch his own hospitality company once the transition has been completed.
The separation marks the end of an eight-year partnership that encompassed numerous accolades from stars to no.1 rankings.
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