7.5
880 votes
Kitchen Nightmares

Kitchen Nightmares

FOX 2007

Gordon Ramsay's British series gets made over for American Television. In this series, Ramsay will hit the road to help many a struggling restaurant find the path to success in just one week.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Kitchen Nightmares

Kitchen Nightmares - S5E16

#1 - Amy's Baking Company

8.34

Season 5 - Episode 16

Ramsay travels to Scottsdale, Ariz., to help the owners of Amy's Baking Company.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Kitchen Nightmares from 146 votes.

Kitchen Nightmares - S3E14

#2 - Oceana

8.32

Season 3 - Episode 14

In the season finale of Kitchen Nightmares, has Chef Ramsay met his match? The culinary master visits another restaurant struggling to keep its doors open. Find out if Ramsay can help pull the establishment from the brink of failure on the season finale of Kitchen Nightmares.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Kitchen Nightmares from 41 votes.

Kitchen Nightmares - S1E15

#3 - Black Pearl

8.04

Season 1 - Episode 15

Chef Gordon Ramsey visits a seafood restaurant in New York where three different owners run the kitchen, leading to a lack of consistency in food and service, and one of the owners is a "know-it-all," challenging each of Ramsey's changes.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Kitchen Nightmares from 53 votes.

Kitchen Nightmares - S4E13

#4 - Spin a Yarn

8.01

Season 4 - Episode 13

Chef Ramsay visits Fremont, CA, to help out 50-year-old steakhouse and banquet center Spin-A-Yarn. Despite the restaurant's rich history as an old-time hideaway and meeting place, the restaurant's bland menu and outdated decor are long overdue for visual and culinary makeover. Shocked by the restaurant's inconsistent service and disorganized kitchen staff, Chef Ramsay is put to the test to give the steakhouse a refreshed menu and ambience. Find out if Chef Ramsay succeeds in updating the restaurant's image or if it will remain stuck in its old ways.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Kitchen Nightmares from 84 votes.

Kitchen Nightmares - S1E17

#5 - Hannah & Mason's

7.97

Season 1 - Episode 17

Chef Ramsey heads to Cranbury, NJ, to visit a French bistro named Hannah & Mason, owned by a pair of friends who lack both business experience and motivation. The staff are holding bounced paychecks, but that isn't as bad as what chef Ramsey finds inside the cooler which causes the place to be shut down on Valentine's Day.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Kitchen Nightmares from 39 votes.

Kitchen Nightmares - S1E18
#6 - Jack's Waterfront
7.95
Season 1 - Episode 18

Chef Ramsey heads to St. Clair Shores, Michigan, to visit Jack's Waterfront, which is suffering from a lack of fresh seafood and an inattentive management. Chef's goal is to make this eatery a year-round money maker, but the general manager's excessive socializing with his patrons may put a roadblock in this plan.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Kitchen Nightmares from 41 votes.

Kitchen Nightmares - S1E20
#7 - Fiesta Sunrise
7.91
Season 1 - Episode 20

Chef Ramsey heads to West Nyack, N.Y. and the Fiesta Sunrise, a Mexican restaurant, and meets up with a stubborn owner who seems to be ruining his own business. Ramsey gives the place an inspection and shuts the place down, declaring it is unsanitary.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Kitchen Nightmares from 47 votes.

Kitchen Nightmares - S2E4
#8 - Mojitos
7.91
Season 2 - Episode 4

Chef Ramsay visits a Cuban restaurant in Brooklyn, NY. Owners Marcelo and Kata, former husband and wife, fight about everything. After moving to Brooklyn and getting married Kata and Marcello wanted to pursue their dream of opening a Cuban Cafe. Seven years ago Kata and Marcelo fell in love, got married and decided to open up a fast food style Cuban cafeteria. Kata and Marcelo are both from Columbia.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Kitchen Nightmares from 103 votes.

Kitchen Nightmares - S2E5
#9 - Lido di Manhattan Beach
7.90
Season 2 - Episode 5

Chef Ramsay visits a Lido Di Manhattan Beach in Manhattan Beach, CA. Lisa Hemmat grew up in and around the food service industry and inherited the entrepreneurial spirit from her parents. Shortly after graduating with a business degree from USC Marshall School of Business she secured a loan (with her parents as co-signers) and purchased Lido Di Manhattan in June of 2004, at the ripe old age of 23. Having been left with a strong staff, including a veteran cook in the kitchen, Lisa felt secure and confident in her decision to become the next great Los Angeles restaurateur. Five years later, Lisa is struggling to pay her bills and has come to the harsh realization that she is barely making ends meet. Chef Ramsay gives Lisa a lesson in restaurant business 101.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Kitchen Nightmares from 98 votes.

Kitchen Nightmares - S5E12
#10 - Mill Street Bistro (2)
7.89
Season 5 - Episode 12

Chef Ramsay continues his work at the Mill Street Bistro Bar in Ohio, trying to get the obstinate owner to make a major attitude adjustment.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Kitchen Nightmares from 88 votes.

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Hell’s Kitchen

Gordon Ramsay has a difficult task here, when he is given 18 people to train so they can become professional chefs. In each round, they are split in two different teams, trying to stay in the game, while dealing with tough challenges they need to face. Even though it is teamwork for the challenges, at the end of the day, it’s every man for himself.

Kitchen Nightmares

Another Gordon Ramsay tv show, but this time it is him travelling around the USA, trying to help restaurants whose business is not doing very well. You might think this is an easy task, but you’d be surprised how stubborn people could be. Also, the conditions in which these restaurants work sometimes make me wonder, how are they even open still.

MasterChef

This show is just a classic and that’s the reason I had to put it in this list. MasterChef is the first cooking show I’ve watched and the reason I even watched the rest! Even though it is yet another show with Gordon Ramsay, he’s only one of the three judges here. Watching amateur cooks as they progress and develop more and more is really satisfying to me. It makes us believe everyone could become a great chef, only if they wanted to.

Nailed It!

To give you a little break from chef Ramsay, I’ve decided to add this show to the list as well. In every episode there is 3 contestants and they try to recreate the given task to the best of their abilities. It is really amusing watching home bakers trying their best and some of them not coming even close to what they should’ve made.

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