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Old 09-27-2007, 11:19 AM   #11
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I like the show he just tells it like it is.Its all just common sense after all.But I think some restaurants the employees are just a bunch of slackers.There are alot of people who cook to make a pay check and really dont care those are the ones that will spend more energy trying to not do any work especially the staying clean part.I for one cant work in a dirty kitchen it makes it too hard to concentrate .I think you need to like to cook if you want to work in a kitchen and I dont care if its a diner or an upscale place.I even expect the dishwashers to take pride in their work.It only takes one slacker to throw off the whole flow in the kitchen not to mention really ticking off your co-workers.People like that should get the boot.
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:05 PM   #12
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OMG, the part I liked best last night was when he walked them all over to his own NY restaurant and let them tour the kitchen, which was spotless!!! I always worry about the kitchen in restaurants where I eat. Actually, I've noticed that I gravitate toward places that have a kitchen open to the diners. I mean really, how can we know how the foods we are served are stored or what conditions they are prepared in?
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:14 PM   #13
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I like his show and I like Hells Kitchen. There is something about him that makes for compeling television. I think he would be even more effective if he toned down the language.
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:55 PM   #14
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I missed last night's episode, but, I did see the first and I just like Ramsey! I never thought I would like him at all with the previews of ****'s Kitchen, but, my oldest son came over and put it on one night and we were hooked!!
I think this is interesting. Is it the same restaurant from last night? What I can seem to believe in this, what owner of a restaurant, in there in right mind would ALLOW pretending to find rotten food and things like this. This guy doesn't have a leg to stand on. I know that there is going to be actors to make the place look full. I thought that on the first show, but, the rest, know way is that fake. Why would someone allow them to fake it when it can ruin there business forever?
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:38 PM   #15
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As a restaurant owner I have seen many restaurants where the tone of the restaurant reflected in employee attitudes which are tainted by ineffective, incompetent, indecisive and corrupt management and owners. Competent and enthusiastic employees can be turned by management that does not take the job seriously in terms of customer care, food quality, cleanliness and consideration for customers and employees.

I can believe that the employees at Peter's (last week's Italian restaurant) and Dillion's aka Purnima (this week's Indian restaurant) were all overjoyed at the changes to management that Chef Ramsey instituted. The physical changes in menu, kitchen and dining room were all very dramatic and welcome, but the management changes were necessary for continuity of the business. The kitchen staff seemed to be able to prepare high quality food given fresh ingredients and the new menu. The service staff were most anxious to keep the diner's happy with good service and good food which returns bigger tips.

People all want to be able to take pride in their work which gives their self esteem a tremendous boost. I've worked with restaurant managers like Peter and Martin and the fastest and most effective way to turn a restaurant around is get rid of them. Tough love is the best way to run a restaurant and the example for high standards and quality is set at the top.

Great show.
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:13 PM   #16
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Guess what?Gorden just got 2 more Micheline(sp?) Stars to his restaurant in New York and the judge on Top Chef cant think of his name lost one star.Ha Ha.
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:26 PM   #17
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I caught the show tonight and it was really good. Looks like the honeymoon is over though because Chef Ramsey is swearing as bad as ever. My son and I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what the heck he was actually saying because about half of what came out of his mouth tonight was bleeped! Still, he did a nice turn around for that lovely old restaurant. (Too bad the owner sold out within months of the taping of the show.)
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:05 PM   #18
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Good show tonight, but I too was disappointed that the owner sold the restaurant after all that work. I think he should have kept it in the family after all those years since his father started the restaurant. Love the show though, very interesting.
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:45 PM   #19
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I like all Chef Ramsey's shows. I haven't seen the ones
with the restaurants in the States, just England, Scotland
and Wales. Some of the chefs are in their "niche" and
don't want to change. You would think they would want
to do something new instead of the same old things.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:46 AM   #20
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Good show tonight, but I too was disappointed that the owner sold the restaurant after all that work. I think he should have kept it in the family after all those years since his father started the restaurant. Love the show though, very interesting.
Ditto! Don't you just wonder how he feels after putting everything you got into trying to help someone and they turn around and don't appreciate it? Guess he is used to thing being a chef and not having people like his food. Lot of grief there I am sure. The mother just didn't seem to support or suggest anything to her son. Thought he should know how. He did not have understanding of control.

I often wonder how people feel about going to restaurants if they watch his show? It sure makes me appreciate the fact I know how to cook and have choice whether to go out or just be safe. Wonder what Chef would say about my kitchen? Not always spotless the way he wants things. I just know my food is not dirty or worse, spoiled!
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