This show is about world famous chef Gordon Ramsay visiting struggling restaurant owners and helping them discover what went wrong and how they can fix it. The locations Ramsay visits are usually struggling from having a head chef that doesn't care anymore, or from having poor management that doesn't know the basics about running a successful restaurant.
Once Gordon discovers the problems with the restaurant he usually introduces a few new menu items and revamps the look of the place. Additionally, he spreads the word about the relaunch and sees how well the newly launched restaurant can cope with all of the changes including the increased demand of providing for a full house. Usually, this winds up rather disappointing – which makes sense – I mean, how does he expect a restaurant to perform a complete 180 in only two or three days when they have been running the restaurant so poorly for years. It would much better if he gave each restaurant more of his time – like maybe two weeks or more – to help them turn it around.
Also, at the end of every season they usually have an episode where they revisit each of the restaurants to see how they are doing – and, as expected, some of them have closed up shop. It would probably be better if they showed the current state of the restaurant at the end of each episode rather than bundling all of the seasons restaurants into a single episode at the end of the season. Overall, its a very good show if you are interested in the food industry and how it is run – I've never missed an episode.
Review Posted By Tordle On 2011-03-11 At 23:32:34