|Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 3):|
|Quoting melpax (Reply 4):|
Those prices look very reasonable, especially considering whose name is attached to the place.
|Quoting melpax (Reply 4):|
30 bucks for a main with that name behind it would be a bargain here.
|Quoting wingman (Reply 8):|
And that persona of his from Hell's Kitchen I think is largely scripted bullshit. I think if you watch his restaurant turn around shows from the UK and even the more recent Master Chef in the US you're probably getting a better glimpse of his true personality. Pretty amazing career and empire, I know I would never have the energy to match that.
|Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 7):|
We all wish we could be half the man he is.
|Quoting Grisee08 (Thread starter):|
Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris, Las Vegas: Executive Chef; Kevin Hee
|Quoting type-rated (Reply 13):|
After watching Gordon Ramsey on television a few times it seems the key to running a successful restaurant is to call your staff horrible names, accuse them of anything you can think of, scream at them as loud as you can. Only then will your restaurant be a true success.
|Quoting srbmod (Reply 14):|
I've tried watching Gordon Ramsay's various shows on Fox and BBC America and just could never get into them.
|Quoting Max Q (Reply 16):|
It's all just a show, loads of fuss and fake drama for the ratings with a tried and tested formula:
Find a restaurant down on it's luck.
Try the food (it's all crap)
Meet the employees, find favourite(s) find a scapegoat.
Blame the scapegoat in loud, emotional scenes, insulting him or her in the most heated and degrading fashion while expressing wonder and amazement if they object in the slightest.
Possibly fire the 'miscreant' (Version A)
Go through the menu and cut it down by 90%
Bring out a new menu with new, guess it 'Fresh and simple' entrees.
Remodel restaurant overnight.
Everyone 'loves' the new look.
Scapegoat comes around, realizes it's all their fault and makes up with / kisses Ramsey's **** endlessly (Version B)
Turn around is complete, all customers and employees happy, (all in one hour )
|Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 17):|
You have left a few important pieces out:
Find family who indulge in arguing in front of customers, alpha male who sits in office playing computer games, mom and pop spending their retirement money to prop up kids etc
Reveal that owners are $200,000 in debt
Find store room full of rotting food
After its revealed that Gordon's in town 1st chaotic service where staff are totally overwhelmed.
And of course
Fail to mention that the restaurant closed a few months after filming.
The main problem is that the original UK concept was just too boring for US TV and didn't provide sufficient financial reward for US restaurants to participate.
The UK programmes just involved establishments with one or two fundamental problems, and they didn't receive a makeover courtesy of the TV company. Along the way there were dirty kitchens, rotting food, poor staff, delusional owners, hopeless chefs and horrible décor, but not all in the same programme.
|Quoting Max Q (Reply 18):|
It doesn't surprise me though that a lot of these places go belly up shortly after the filming.