Hawksworth Restaurant Group announced that nationally recognized restaurateur and business leader Richard Jaffray has secured a financial interest in the acclaimed restaurant group.
Hawksworth Restaurant Group was established in 2011 through a partnership between chef David Hawksworth and Singapore-based Georgia Properties Partnership (GPP). After a successful 11 years, GPP has sold its stake in the business. Under the new ownership structure, chef Hawksworth’s lead role with Hawksworth Restaurant Group will remain unchanged.
“I am eternally grateful to Chairman Tony Hii and the entire team at Georgia Properties Partnership for helping me realize my dream of opening my own restaurant. I wish them well in their future endeavors and thank them for being such supportive partners during our time together,” says chef David Hawksworth. “I now look forward to drawing on Richard’s hospitality expertise.”
Jaffray brings over three decades of hospitality industry experience and will offer a fresh perspective to Hawksworth Restaurant Group through his role as capital investor and advisor.
“I’ve had a lifelong passion for the restaurant industry, and I’ve always had tremendous respect for chef David Hawksworth and Hawksworth Restaurant Group’s many accomplishments,” says Jaffray. “I’m looking forward to adding value and contributing to the team’s continued success.”
Hawksworth Restaurant at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia was recently celebrated by Forbes Magazine as one of the best restaurants in the world. The group also includes popular concepts such as Nightingale and Bel Cafe. Additionally, as Air Canada’s featured culinary partner, chef Hawksworth continues to redefine business class and signature suite menus, and earning “World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining” from Skytrax World Airline Awards.