'The Kitchen Job' Tuesdays, 7:30pm TV3 [New Zealand's answer to Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares without the cussing!]
The Kitchen Job, the new local series which sees restaurateur extraordinaire, John Palino saving restaurant and café owners from the brink of ruin!
The restaurant business is no place for dreamers or the inexperienced - every year in New Zealand hundreds of new restaurants and cafes open, and half of them fail within the first year.
Restaurateur extraordinaire Palino has the golden touch when it comes to turning around struggling establishments and educating the restaurant industry. He knows the industry inside and out. It's Palino’s passion for the restaurant business coupled with his talent and ability to jump in at the deep end and problem solve where desperate owners have failed, that will encapsulate The Kitchen Job!
The Kitchen Job Season 1 Episode 6 ( 16/Dec/08 ) – Chocolate Café (Howick)
( NOTE: The Kitchen Job is on hiatus over Christmas - returning Jan 6 )
"Once a sleepy seaside village, Howick is now a vibrant exciting community, and with its cafés, specialist shops, galleries and friendly relaxed atmosphere is also home to the recently established 'Chocolate Café'. With great plans to fully research their dream business before committing, young couple Victoria and Jared dropped all good intentions and purchased their dream café on a whim, thinking with their hearts and not their heads... and they've struggled ever since!"