'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!
Greytown in the heart of The Wairapa is known as one of New Zealand's top food and wine destinations, offering everything from country cooking to haute cuisine, but one restaurant not offering what people want, is Wakelin House. Desperate owners Dave and Helen recently moved their family home from the UK to live the kiwi dream, but times are anything but a dream since they took over the restaurant and started cooking Italian in an archetypical kiwi country cottage. They have no idea where they are going wrong and are fast running out of options and dollars, with only months before the doors will close for good!