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6 Times Gordon Ramsay Actually Liked The Food On ‘Kitchen Nightmares’

To say Gordon Ramsay is a pretty critical guy when it comes to food, is an understatement of epic proportions. You don’t become a world-renowned chef with Michelin stars coming out of your butt without a palate for what tastes good.

In his show Kitchen Nightmares, chef Ramsay visits various failing restaurants to try and salvage the business with his expertise and knowhow. More often than not, Ramsay can’t stomach the dishes served to him.

However, there have been some rare occurrences where Ramsay actually enjoyed the meals of the restaurants he visits on the show.

Check out all the times Chef Ramsay surprised his hosts by cleaning out the plates put in front of him. The best part is seeing all these chefs and restaurant owners’ genuine feelings of joy on how well-received their signature dishes were by the man himself.

Now, excuse us while we binge Kitchen Nightmares for the millionth time now.

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Watch Gordon Ramsay And Jon Snow Argue In The Most Spot-On Impressions You’ll Ever See

Both Gordon Ramsay and Jon Snow have very particular cadences and nuances that make their voices unmistakable. Somehow, voice actor/comedian Scheiffer Bates got their voices down to a T, along with other notable Game of Thrones characters in this hilarious exchange.

Bates showed what Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares would look like if Game of Thrones cast members took over and tried their hands at cooking.

The GoT characters try their best, but Chef Ramsay was hardly impressed.

Scheiffer told Foodbeast that his secret to mastering these impressions was, “Years of being single and unemployed,” combined with “Watching copious amounts of TV.”

With a vast library of impressions under his belt, Bates said his favorite is Christopher Walken’s, and we can see why with his “Cooking With Christopher Walken” video, which is so ridiculous, it’s perfect.

It’s always great when celebrities jump in the kitchen, even if it’s just their brilliantly imitated voices.

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Gordon Ramsay’s Pad Thai Gets Ripped By Thai Chef [WATCH]

French chef Eric Ripert told ABC News, Wednesday, that he is not a fan of shows where chefs such as Gordon Ramsay yell and create a hostile work environment. While not naming Ramsay, specifically, he did say:

We shouldn’t be proud of chefs who are screaming in the kitchen and I’m always thinking of that TV show, Hell’s Kitchen or Kitchen Nightmares, that promote this behavior of screaming at people, insulting them and humiliating them.”

That got us to thinking, while Ramsay has created a reputation for ripping people in his kitchens, has he himself ever been ripped?

Lo and behold, back in 2009, there was an episode of the F-Word, where Gordon cooked his heart out, and still failed in the eyes of executive chef of The Blue Elephant, referred to on the episode as “Chang,” who was helping Ramsay.

It’s not very often we get to see Gordon Ramsay struggle in the kitchen, mostly because his shows are edited that way, but by the time the fiery chef was done with his Pad Thai dish, he was hit with a rude:

“This is not Pad Thai at all,” Chef Chang admonished. “Pad Thai has to be sweet, sour, and salty.”

Gordon then tried to save himself by saying the dish tastes pretty good, but Chef Chang didn’t backpeddle one bit, responding with, “… for you, but not for me.”

The dude was straight savage with Ramsay, showing that even the great Michelin-starred chef has been ripped for his cooking.

Even then, Chang didn’t yell at Ramsay, which left room for constructive criticism, something Ramsay could probably express a little better in his shows.

Peep the vid below:

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This Blog Reveals The Fate Of EVERY RESTAURANT In Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Kitchen Nightmares’

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Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares is a guilty pleasure of ours. While we enjoy both the US and the UK versions, the two are polar opposites when it comes to editing. One focuses on the food and the personalities of the restaurant he comes to save, while the other focuses on the restaurant’s drama. Guess which one belongs to FOX?

While those who watch can get emotionally invested in the restaurants Ramsay visits, it’s tough to keep up with all those that either succeed or fail. Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares Blog has detailed every single episode of Kitchen Nightmares, both US and UK, for fans that have yet to catch up.

There, each individual post recounts the episode with updates as to whether or not the restaurant eventually became successful, stayed afloat, or was forced to shut down.

Fans of the show be sure to check it out. Needless to say, there are MASSIVE spoilers.

Photo: Kitchen Nightmares Facebook

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Amy’s Baking Company Episode V: The Psycho Employee Contract

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By now, this photo has probably been scorched into your memory thanks to the never-ending train wreck that is Amy’s Baking Company. Unsurprisingly, Amy and Samy Bouzaglo — the infamous couple behind the Kitchen Nightmares fiasco — are back in the media spotlight, this time for allegedly requiring employees to sign a legally binding contract featuring a plethora of unreasonable terms

The document was obtained by RadarOnline and includes a non-complete clause stating that employees “shall not work for any competitor within a 50 mile radius of ABC within one year of termination or voluntary resignation.” The contract further outlines that any hint of attitude will get you canned (no poisonous little vipers here!) and failing to show up to work on holidays will earn you a $250 penalty.

While we doubt the legality and ability for Amy’s Baking Co. to actually enforce these “rules,” the desperate publicity stunt/glorious hotmess is amusing at best. You can check out the full, 20-term contract here. Read our personal picks of the litter and comments (italicized) below:

  • No Cell Phones allowed while working. Wot! No Snapchat?!!
  • No purses or bags are allowed inside ABC, (exceptions may be made) however upon leaving a designated employee of ABC has the legal right and consent to inspect any and all packages that you may have brought with you. TSA up in this b*tch!
  • No visiting or unnecessary talking is allowed during your work shift. This causes distractions and results in loss of product. Any may result in possible harm to you, or to others. Sorry, mom!
  • Holidays and Weekends are Mandatory, by signing this contract you are accepting that you will be required to work all Holidays, and Weekends. Due to the nature of our Industry this is a necessity and any No-Show will be monetarily penalized with a fee of $250.00. Santa does not approve.
  • The recipes and techniques that have been developed by Amy at ABC are exclusive and shall remain confidential. Any removal of recipes will be considered theft. Because everybody’s dying to know what goes into their signature frozen ravioli.
  • The wait staff understands that any and all “tips” are property of the “house.” By signing this contract, you agree that you willingly accept a payment of $8.00 to $12.00 per hour to ensure that you will receive some type of payment. Due to the volatile nature of any retail business we are unable to predict when we will have buissness.By signing this contact you agree that you are willfully accepting a payment of $___ per hour instead of tips. If the contract is up to date (which Eater points out it might not be), this particular term contradicts Samy’s previous statement that worker’s earn $5 an hour + tip.
  • It takes a great deal of time, energy and patience on the part of Samy & Amy (the owners) to train and teach our employees. We are investing in you as a new employee, and we are paying you to teach you. By signing this contract you are hereby accepting that you will be employed exclusively by ABC Amy’s Baking Co. LLC. And shall not work for any competitor within a 50 mile radius of ABC within one year of temination or voluntary Resignation, without prior authorization from ABC. Amy’s Baking Co LLC. Nor shall you be allowed to open your own business of the same type, within the above mentioned radius. Don’t even think about opening an Amy’s Baking Company Part Deux.

H/T Eater

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Reality TV Show On the Horizon for Amy’s Baking Company

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In true Hollyland fashion, Amy and Samy Bouzaglo of Amy’s Baking Company may get the chance to prolong the drama with their very own reality TV show. Radar Online reports that the “off-the-wall and loud-mouthed couple is currently entertaining several offers from production companies for their own show,” with companies like Cineflix vying for the chance to “develop a show around their restaurant and their bad behavior.”

So, kids, what did we learn today? Mostly that telling Gordon Ramsay to f*ck off, stealing waitresses’ tips, serving faux-fresh ravioli, physically threatening customers, and embarrassing yourself on national television will usually land you your own reality TV show. Oh, ‘Murrica.

Unsurprisingly, sources told Radar Online that the couple is “all for it,” given the bad press they received following their re-opening.

H/T + PicThx HuffPo

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Amy’s Baking Company Kicks Out Another ‘Hater’ Who Found Flies in Her Drink

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Despite the moderate success of last week’s “Grand Re-Opening,” Amy’s Baking Company has managed to scare off another batch of “haters.”

This past Friday, a reporter from the Phoenix Business Journal visited the restaurant with a few friends, only to be kicked out by infamous co-owner Samy Bouzaglo. Yikes, is this #9 on ways to ruin your restaurant?

Reporter Hayley Ringle reports that she and her friends “went in with an open mind,” hoping to get a firsthand account of Amy’s Baking Company and its dubious owners. However, after finding fruit flies in not one, but three different cocktails, she and her friends were kicked out of the restaurant by Samy after complaining about their drinks. On the bright side, at least he offered to pay for all of their untouched cocktails before showing them the door.

You can check out pictures of their sad vodka martinis here. Ringle also notes that the staff was “inexperienced” and “slow,” while the restaurant itself was empty. In the end, she and her party ended up at nearby Pita Jungle — a “super busy and very friendly” alternative to those still hungry after being unceremoniously kicked out of Amy’s Baking Company.

H/T + PicThx EaterPhoenix Business Journal

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Amy’s Baking Company’s Grand Re-Opening; Co-Owner Samy Faces Deportation

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I want to begin by saying: I cannot make this sh*t up. As Amy’s Baking Company enjoys the apparent success of last night’s “Grand Re-Opening,” co-owner Samy Bouzaglo faces possible deportation.

Last Tuesday night curious spectators milled outside Amy’s Baking Company in Scottsdale, Arizona. Security guards and police patrolled the area, staving off reporters and photographers eager to catch a glimpse of the infamous couple.

The restaurant relaunched to guests with reservations only and with a brand new staff. Soon after 5 pm, dinner service began and diners enjoyed their meals as  Samy worked the room and posed for photos, while Amy buzzed about in the kitchen.

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Rick Potts and Sheryl Hugill (pictured above with Samy) had nothing but praise for the restaurant, according to The Phoenix New Times. “I can’t complain,” raved Potts. “The food was awesome.”

Potts even took to Twitter during the event, live-tweeting, “I must admit, our dinner was a success. No complaints here. We WILL be back.”

Unfortunately, the story doesn’t end here. The news of the grand re-opening comes with a report from AZCentral stating that Samy is facing possible deportation for failing to disclose information about his past to immigration authorities — a past that includes drug and extortion charges and a ban from Germany and France.

He’s not alone. In 2003, his wife Amy pleaded guilty to “misuse of a Social Security number when she applied for a $15,000 bank loan.” In 2008, she spent nearly a year in prison and at the time her name was still “Amanda Bossingham.”

So sit down and grab a beer, because there’s more to come after the break.

H/T AZCentral + PicThx @girlvsplanet