Richard Gere Hands Over Bedford Post Inn Restaurant To Chef Michael White

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March 5, 2014 | 5:56pm EST

Actor Richard Gere has tapped chef Michael White to take over his Bedford Post Inn restaurant in New York.
The Pretty Woman star opened the place in 2007, but White will now handle all operations for the space and rename it Compania, according to
A statement from Gere reads, “We are delighted to have… Chef Michael White come to Bedford to take the culinary program at the Bedford Post Inn to new heights. From the beginning we’ve been committed to the highest possible quality at the Bedford Post.”
Gere will hold on to control of the rest of the eight-bedroom inn.