Raleigh, N.C. — The previous head chef of Guasaca restaurant is being accused of stealing the corporate’s recipe guide.
Actual Meals Central HJO Idea, which is the mum or dad firm of Guasaca, filed a criticism and movement for a short lived restraining order towards Jose Luis Alvarez Corobo, As head chef, Corobo, who’s known as Alvarez within the lawsuit, had possession of a tough copy of the restaurant’s recipe guide.
Alvarez resigned from the corporate through his lawyer on Nov. 16, in accordance with the criticism filed within the North Carolina Enterprise Courtroom. Previous to his resignation, Alvarez returned an digital copy of the corporate’s recipe guide. Guasaca claims that the copy offered was “incomplete, inaccurate, not present and lacked key recipes important to the Guasaca menu.” Guasaca claims among the recipes offered have been totally different from these Alvarez frequently ready and resulted within the objects tasting totally different than the unique product.
The swimsuit alleges that Alvarez has refused Guasaca’s requests for him to return the laborious copy of the restaurant’s recipe guide and requests for him to supply “writings that element the unwritten and proprietary strategies and methods for cooking and meals preparation” that he has used.
Guasaca employed Alvarez in 2011 to be the pinnacle chef of its eating places. Previous to that, the corporate had flown Alvarez from Venezuela to Raleigh a number of occasions for recipe improvement.
Guasaca paid for his bills and employed an immigration lawyer to assist Alvarez get citizenship. Alvarez was additionally a minority-interest proprietor of the corporate.
Guasaca claims it’s in speedy hazard of dropping prospects attributable to “modifications in meals high quality, style and end-product menu objects” and can subsequently lose income. The criticism accuses Alvarez of being in breach of contract for not returning the recipe guide, along with misappropriation of the corporate’s commerce secrets and techniques contained within the guide.
“Alvarez’s misappropriation of commerce secrets and techniques was achieved deliberately, maliciously, willfully in an effort to inequitably drawback Guasaca and certain get hold of industrial revenue for himself,” in accordance with the criticism.
Alvarez’s lawyer instructed WRAL he plans on submitting a response to the criticism someday subsequent week.