Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares on BBCAmerica
Tuesdays @ 9pm
This was scary, both because Ramsey is a very intimidating person, and the condition of the kitchen. Like a train wreck, I couldn't stop watching as the poor chef wannabe just failed so miserably.
Rancid scallops, arrogant head chefs, and dangerously dirty kitchens...these are just some of the horrors that await celebrated UK chef, Gordon Ramsay, in Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.
Famous for his explosive personality, fiery temper, and colorful language, Gordon attempts to save a different restaurant from financial ruin every week. With his passion for food and infamous lack of patience with sloppy standards in the kitchen, he spares no one in his pursuit of restaurant excellence.
And Gordon knows the secret of success. He is a multi-award winning chef and all three of his London restaurants hold Michelin stars, Europe's highest and most coveted restaurant accolade.
From Britain's beautiful Lake District to a former Michelin-rated restaurant in Wales, Gordon rails against incompetent restaurateurs, waiters with bad breath, and chefs who insist on deep-frying everything.
It's no surprise that the dining rooms are empty every night and the businesses are losing money fast.
"I've opened up the doors to my kitchens in the past, now there's going to be some serious criticism of how other people run theirs. I've only got a week to turn things round, so I won't be mincing my words. And if they can't cut it, they won't know what's hit them."
While chefs quit and owners face bankruptcy, customers start to return to these beleaguered dining rooms as Gordon's advice takes effect. But before he can claim victory, his patience and professionalism are tested again when he returns unannounced a month later to see how the restaurants are getting on.