Kitchen Nightmares

Season 1 Episode 8


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 21, 2007 on FOX
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Chef Ramsay visits Lela's in Pomona, Cal. He finds the menu lacking, but the executive chef isn't making any changes without a fight.

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  • power hungry waitress

    A pretty mundane episode, nothing interesting and nothing different. We have a failing fine diner that's supposedly failing because of the frozen food, but with no customers and money draining fast, how can Gordon really expect them to serve fresh food when it would be thrown away due to lack of custom. The diner was really failing because of a power hungry waitress, shouting in front of the customers. Gorden stupidly promoted her to manager so I wasn't surprised to hear the diner failed and closed a few months after.moreless
  • A great episode with a unfortunate ending.

    Lela's is a upscale restaurant in Pamona, CA, where business is slow because the town is made up mostly of the young and car enthusiasts. Gordon Ramsay comes in and works with the head chef, who is crazy in the kitchen and uses all frozen food. He gives Lela, the owner, a makeover while he helps the chefs create a Pomona Salad and a great burger, something that the town is lacking. On the night of the re-open, Chef Ramsay puts the Sous chef Lex in charge and he can't handle the position, so it is up to the former head chef to finish the night. Food is getting out slowly, but everyone loves it. In the end, Lex comes back with a new attitude and they finish strong. Real money is coming in for once in a long time!

    The only bad part about this episode would be the follow up. After 5 months, the debts Lela is in grow too large and the restaurant closes. Except for that, the episode is great entertainment.moreless
  • No bionic Woman? No Problem!

    Gordon goes to New Jersey to a place calls Lela's where the staff is second rate. the cock is Mr. Cool who gets in arguments with almost everybody, a short-order cook who eats on the job and steals food and wine. And the manager doesn't know what to do. So Gordon comes to the rescue, First he sent the cook who stole food and wine packing, then select the cook, until he bail out and the cook who came in second took over ant that impress Gordon. Five months later Lela's has been closed due to debt. Gordon can't save every restraunt in the country, but at least he tried.moreless
  • good episode...

    Chef Gordon Ramsey goes to Lela's to make over a high class restaurant. The head chef is cheap and has everything frozen or premade. The waitress and the head chef get in arguments and one of the sous chefs steals from the kitchen. Well, that is a lot of problems. Ramsey comes in and adds a burger and a salad to the menu and also removes many expensive items. Then he makes the sous chef the head chef, which back fires. In the end, the restaraunt had a successful relaunch and made a good turn around. Overall, good and entertaining episode.moreless

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