Valentina Fine Foods closes half of its sites following sale to Gazzano and Son

26 October 2017 by
Valentina Fine Foods closes half of its sites following sale to Gazzano and Son

Valentina Fine Foods Restaurant group has been bought out of administration by Gazzano and Son.

Four of the eight sites in London and Surrey that were part of Valentina Fine Foods' estate have been closed.

Gary Shankland and Louise Baxter of Begbies Traynor were appointed as joint administrators of Valentina Fine Foods on 17 October.

However, immediately after their appointment, Gazzano and Son - which owns an Italian delicatessen on Farringdon Road, London, purchased the company.

The sole director of Gazzano and Son is Gabriella Valentina Croci. Most recently, she worked as a senior operations manager at Valentina Fine Foods, and has previously worked there as a senior manager and as a waitress.

A statement from Begbies Traynor said: "All employees of the company transferred to the purchaser upon sale and four of the eight shops operated by the company are continuing to trade under the new ownership."

The sites that remain open are in 281 Lavender Hill, Battersea, London; 210 Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen London; 75 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, London; and 10-12 High Street, Weybridge, Surrey.

In September, Valentina Fine Foods closed its restaurant on 12 Church Street, Reigate, Surrey, commenting that the "eating industry has changed" as a result of competition from disruptors like Deliveroo.

Since then, 404-406 Chiswick High Road, London; 145 Notting Hill Gate, London; and its 100-cover flagship restaurant in Units C, D & E at the Cardamom Building in Shad Thames, London have been shut down.

Bruno Zoccola, who founded Valentina Fine Foods in 1991, was not available for comment.

Former Judas Priest guitarist's hotel Astbury Hall in administration >>

Handmade Burger Co collapse blamed on competition, as creditors owed £3.3m >>

Chicago Rib Shack sold after pre-pack administration >>

Videos from The Caterer archives

Are you looking for a new role? See all the current hospitality vacancies available with The Caterer Jobs

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking