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Kitchen Nightmares – Starts Next Tuesday – But Gordon Ramsay Appears To Be The Same In Real Life

Kitchen Nightmares starring Gordon Ramsay was a high rating show for NINE for a year or so until it was screened far too often and people got Ramsay fatigue.

Season four  of this entertaining show will now be shown in the 11.00pm time slot.

The show which can be entertaining has Gordon visiting restaurants that are struggling and he gives advice and strategy on how to improve them.

Of course it would not be Gordon Ramsay if he did not lose his rag on the show.

This week in The Guardian there is a revealing interview which shows Gordon is as prickly off screen as he is on screen. It is a interesting read.

Kitchen Nightmares Season Four starts on NINE at 11.00pm on Tuesday night, which means Survivor will be back to showing one episode.

Source: TV Tonight

June 14, 2012   10 Comments

Kitchen Nightmares Participant Suicides – Implicating Gordon Ramsay’s Show Is Wrong

This week it emerges that a restaurant owner/chef Joseph Cerniglia, 39, who had been on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares has been found in the Hudson River deceased.

The owner of an Italian eatery called Campania, was seen by viewers in the 2007 episode of Kitchen Nightmare had allegedly committed suicide.

Gordon Ramsay has come in for some criticism from various media outlets about his style on the show, which slightly questions whether he could have contributed to his death.

The SMH writes:

When the chef sighed, Ramsay said: “Are you getting upset now?”

Cerniglia said that he was “getting real upset”, to which Ramsay replied: “Thank —- for that. Hopefully I’ll get through to you now.”

Later Cerniglia told the programme: “I’m financially in trouble. The debt of the restaurant alone is overwhelming. My personal debt – wife, kids, mortgage – that’s a lot of debt.”

Ramsay asked Cerniglia: “Why did you become a chef-owner if you haven’t a clue how to run a business? Your business is about to swim down the ——- Hudson.”

Mr Cerniglia’s mother, Pat, told the programme: “I worry about Joe. I worry about his stress levels.”

His wife, Melissa, said the couple had “put everything on the line for a dream”, adding: “If this business fails, we will lose everything.”

The also write:

The restaurant survived after Ramsay suggested changes to its menu and layout in the 2007 series.

Customers said it had recently been doing well and was usually busy.

And also mentioned that he was the second Kitchen Nightmares participant to commit suicide.

Trying to create a link between the cause of the suicide and Gordon is spurious. He appeared on the show 3 years ago, and if you look at the YouTube footage on the SMH site,  he did not seem too scarred by the experience.

Also by casting these aspersions it does no favours for people who suffer from a mental illness or suffering from depression. Mental illness is much more complex then that.

October 1, 2010   7 Comments

Gordon Ramsey – Is He The Thinking Women’s Sex Symbol

After being forced fed multiple episodes of Gordon Ramsey shows by Channel 9 over the past month, I have come to the conclusion that Gordon’s appeal lies in his grumpy old man sexiness not his overly potty mouth.

Over the past few years there has been a growth in the grumpy older man on TV who appear to finding sex appeal status with the women viewers. Think Australian Idol judge Dicko now has two Facebook pages that are related to his sex appeal. The Ian ‘Dicko‘ Dickinson Appreciation Society – a site dedicated to his hotness, and the Monty Bloggers That Lust After Dicko.

Also Simon Cowell from American Idol, and Nigel Lythgoe from the US version of So You Think You Can Dance -a reader posted on a blog post how she would be open to a little light fondling from the peroxide and tanned Nigel.

Why to women find the mean guys on TV attractive? Darryl Somers does not seem to attract these type of fans.

Unfortunately for Gordon his sex appeal rating has taken a slide since I saw the extremely contrived Hell’s Kitchen. He must just be taking the money as it is so set up. Last week there was some controversy when he called a table of blond women bimbos. However to me it was all a bit scripted and boring.

It was disappointing as in his other show Kitchen Nightmares he appears to be more natural, obviously there are set up moments but it is not totally obvious.

I had always wondered how they found the restaurants that would want to be humiliated on world wide TV.

TV Week reveals that apparently bookings go through the roof after the shows have been aired. In Purnima’s which was formerly Dillon’s in New York had the worst kitchen and basement that Gordon had ever seen. It was stomach churning. Apparently they had an unmanageable amount of customers in the weeks after they screened and apparently some of the customers have stuck.

The article also reveals some of the mysteries about how come he always knows where to go to find the vermin or what dish to order.

They film for three days prior to him coming to get the feel of the place, and they also gather information for Gordon.

The restaurants are asked not to solve the problems prior to Gordon’s arrival. Allan Love of Love’s Fish Restaurant in Brighton said he had wanted to get rid of the French chef and they said ‘Well you really shouldn’t make any changes before he arrives. They wanted him to be there.”

To get the restaurants they approached 20,000 in England, Scotland, and Wales with a letter saying “Are you in trouble?Would Gordon assist your restaurant?”

If you are wondering what happened to some of the restaurants from the series here are some updates on a few.

Sebastian’s in The Burbank, California with the ‘concept’ menu. Sebastian the owner/chef who bought everything in for his food had dreams of a chain of restaurants. He has now sold up and is now opening two new ones.

Piccolo Teatro, the scottish run vegetarian restaurant in Paris. The restaurant closed on the episode and young chef India Innes was offered work experience in one of Gordon’s London restaurants now has a permanent job with him.

Finn McCools the family run Irish restaurant in Westhampton New York. The son who was the chef had psychotic eyes. His father said the business went up by 37 per cent after Gordon made his changes. Most of the fried food has gone, and shepherd’s pie is still on the menu, and the family members don’t fight as much.

Momma Cherri’s a soul-food restaurant in Brighton, England. It went into administration and closed, however the owner Charita Jones daughter, Kataryna, has since reopened it.

May 4, 2008   4 Comments