Hip-Hop Rumors: Is Jay-Z Really Suing His Personal Chef Over A Chicken Wing Recipe?

AllHipHop Staff

Earlier this week, we reported on how Jay-Z is suing his personal chef, who was also the chef at his 40/40 club in NYC, for $1.5 million. According to the lawsuit, Mike Shand failed to perform significant aspects of his deal with the 40/40 Club, which called for him to spice up the menu for the club’s $10 million renovation earlier this year. But the lawsuit claims that the chef’s lack of performance cost the club lost profits, along with the alienation of its patrons.

Jay-Z's personal Chef Mike Shand

Well today, the NY Post is reporting that a chicken wing recipe is at the center of the lawsuit. Really, a chicken wing recipe? Check out what they reported today:


One source tells us that Shand left “taking the recipes to popular menu items such as chicken wings, forcing the club to sue.” But we're told Shand happily handed over all his recipes — except his spice mix. Shand's lawyer Vik Pawar told us, “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.”

It has to be more than just not giving up a chicken wing recipe. I tell you one thing, I hope Jay and Bey had a non-disclosure agreement with this chef. He was mighty close to the Carters, and I'm sure he has more than a few stories he could sell.

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