'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 9 ( 20/Jan/09 ) - Haleem's (Balmoral, Auckland)
Balmoral is a cluster of shops, cafes and restaurants halfway down Dominion Road, on the edge of Mt Eden, and home to struggling Indian Restaurant Haleem's. Plenty of hungry Aucklanders flock to Balmoral for a cheap, tasty 'walk off the street' meals, but in spite of rave reviews about the food, few chose Haleem's. Haleem and his wife Ayesha took possession of the business four years back, and haven't made a single cent in profit since. With debt spiralling out of control and imminent closure, Haleem has never been more desperate!