Since Kuan posted the link to the Amy's Baking Company "Kitchen Nightmares" episode, I've binge watched the show on YouTube trying to get a sense of what it's all about. I've been in the food service biz in one form or another for almost 35 years, but I never really enjoyed watching food related tv-just overkill in my view.
However, since Kuan revealed to me the reality tv monster lurking within, I've become fascinated with the show and it's formula.
"Hi, good to meet you. How about lunch?"
"i'm really hungry (looking for food)"
"Your food is crap"
"You're full of crap Ramsay"
"I'm going to get some fresh air"
"Who does what? Is it always this messy?"
"What is That!?"
"My design team----"
"Thank you Gordon, you saved me!"
The story seems to follow the same pattern with a little variation each time.
It got me thinking though, does he only help restaurants? What about other types of food service operations, like, coffee bars, ice cream shops, delis, taco shops, food trucks, specialty food markets?
Wouldn't that be an interesting take on the whole "restaurant repair" show?