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Is Jay-Z Suing His Chef Because He Stole a Secret Recipe?

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As noted earlier this week, Jay-Z and the owners of the 40/40 Club are suing former chef Mike Shand for $1.5 million over a botched revamp of the club's menu. The suit claims that Shand, who previously worked as Jay's personal chef, bailed on the restaurant, "costing the club lost profits, loss of good will [and] alienation of clientele." Now the Post hears that Shand took some of the club's cherished bar food recipes with him when he left, forcing the owners to sue.

Shand's lawyer insists that the chef actually handed over all the recipes before his departure, except for one very important spice mix recipe. The lawyer notes:

The spice-mix recipe that Mike developed is his own recipe. 40/40 terminated him, then had the audacity to sue him for his recipes. He gave them all apart from this spice mix because it is his own. Mike had a wonderful relationship with Jay-Z and Beyonce for many years.
Colonel Sanders could not be reached for comment.
· Jay-Z Fuels Beef With Chef [NYP]
· All Coverage of the 40/40 Club [~ENY~]

40/40 Club

6 West 25th. Street, New York, NY

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