I'm not sure if this is available in the US or even Canada outside of the province of Ontario, but last night it premiered.
The concept of the show is that a very accomplished chef who apparently ran in to some rough times in his younger years and in his eyes was given a second chance is going to do that same thing for a group of well you guessed it.. ex-convicts. It was interesting for me to see the weeding out process that takes place when a new eatery is opened (I can say that I have successfully made it through that process more than once in my career!) and I did pick up on the passion the chef has for his craft and it looks to me like he wants to spark that in these people and hopefully give them something to enjoy and look forward to every day.
Now for my complaints... I'm not sure how many people here are working in pro kitchens or not but the language and just general behaviour from what I saw in the little bit of time they were in the kitchen seemed to be a little overdone. I know it is a high speed, faced paced, mistakes can really screw you up and land you in the weeds job but not all chefs, cooks or kitchen staff are like that and I find alot of the TV shows really glorify that side of the business. There are alot of us who are in the business because we truly love food and take pride in creating dishes that diners will enjoy and remember. (and yes we do screw up and land in the weeds but keeping calm and just redoing the mistake is much better than losing it and freaking out)
I will follow the show just to see how things work out. I can alread see who is going to make it and who will be cut just by the first episode.
Has anyone else here seen it? (and sorry for the rant!)