In a recent episode of The Kitchen Job, the New Zealand rip-off of Kitchen Nightmares, the team visits Vinnie's, a restaurant in a beach town on the west coast of New Zealand. Run by Vito, a lawyer who transplanted his family from New York City 18 months ago, Vinnie's is losing $10,000 NZ (~$5,750 US) [...]
Out of New Zealand comes a new restaurant reality series, The Kitchen Job, a blatant ripoff of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. Launched in November, the show stays true to the format: savior steps into a failing restaurant, retools the menu, redesigns the space, and fixes everything.
It's a gentler revision of the original, even omitting the [...]