The  Scottish-born cook was facing a £1million  lawsuit from Auckland’s Duco Events for his failure to turn up at functions to raise money for Matisse Reid, an 11-year old with a rare intestinal disorder.

Ramsay’s first scheduled appearance, in June 2010, was postponed as his mother had suffered a heart attack, with a rainchecked appearance later that year also canned so he could deal with business problems in the UK.

 Duco today announced they had settled the case amicably.

“The parties have reached a mutually-agreeable financial settlement, including a donation of NZ$100,000 to Matisse Reid and the trust Chance2Eat (the girl’s charity),” it said.

It also said Duco and Ramsay had agreed to work together in 2013 on unspecified projects.

The £50,000 payment will go to the family of Matisse Reid, who is a budding chef herself.

 Reid has reportedly received an intestinal transplant in the United States and is recovering well.