'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 S01E08 (13/Jan/09 ) - WKA (Sandringham, Auckland)
Located on the outskirts of central Auckland, Sandringham is a small community with a real buzz... and about to collapse in one foul heap on its door step is struggling day time café WKA. The man responsible for running this establishment straight into the ground over the last four years is Richard. Originally from Hokitika, he was lured by the bright lights of the big city, but if he thought the big shift North would leave his problems in his wake... he was wrong!