'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!
"Nestled in the historical maritime village of Devonport on Auckland's North Shore, Minstrels is a new restaurant in crisis. With a uniquely odd approach to everything they do, owners Chris and Marie's first foray into the restaurant business is thus far a complete disaster. If moving their family from the UK to New Zealand wasn't a big enough challenge, Chris ditched I.T for hospitality, and it's been an up hill battle ever since."