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Release Date:
27 April 2004 (UK) See more »
Features Ramsay swooping into a restaurant on the verge of collapse and spending a week in save mode. Then he comes back after a few months to see the results of his coaching. Will the restaurant survive?
Plot Keywords:
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The Scariest Chef In The World... EVER! See more (6 total) »


 (Series Cast [1])

Gordon Ramsay ... Himself (32 episodes, 2004-2009)

Series Directed by
Christine Hall (17 episodes, 2004-2006)
Martha Delap (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Tim Whitwell (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Marc Heffernan (3 episodes, 2007)
Paul Ratcliffe (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Produced by
Patricia Llewellyn .... executive producer (23 episodes, 2004-2007)
Christine Hall .... series producer / producer (17 episodes, 2004-2006)
Becky Clarke .... executive producer / series producer (14 episodes, 2006-2007)
Martha Delap .... assistant producer / producer / ... (11 episodes, 2004-2007)
Tim Whitwell .... series producer / producer (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
Nancy Bornat .... series producer / producer (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Hugo MacGregor .... assistant producer (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Lauren Abery .... assistant producer (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
Alice Mayhall .... assistant producer / edit producer (4 episodes, 2006)
Marc Heffernan .... producer (3 episodes, 2007)
Claire Lloyd-Evans .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 2007)
Emma Bowen .... edit producer (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Cathryn O'Neill .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Katharine Round .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jonathan Smith .... edit producer / editorial producer (2 episodes, 2004)
Alison Vann .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Spencer Kelly .... producer (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kim Wechter .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Paul Ratcliffe .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Beejal-Maya Patel .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2007)
Irfan Rahman .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2007)
Alex Robinson .... assistant producer / casting assistant producer (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Original Music by
Jonathan Gunton (9 episodes, 2004-2007)
David Vanacore (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Daniel Pemberton (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Series Cinematography by
Danny Rohrer (9 episodes, 2004-2007)
Richard Hill (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jeremy Humphries (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Film Editing by
Chris Brainwood (6 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jon Hubbard (5 episodes, 2005-2007)
Paul Hodgson (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
Laura Jennings (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Diane Bernhardt (2 episodes, 2006)
Clare Childs (2 episodes, 2007)
Andrew Willsmore (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Production Management
Emily Brownridge .... production manager (7 episodes, 2005-2007)
Hayley Napper .... production manager (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Harriet Welfare .... production manager (3 episodes, 2004)
Shelley Gale .... production manager (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Sound Department
Trevor Barber .... dubbing mixer (10 episodes, 2004-2007)
Simon Quinn .... sound (5 episodes, 2004-2005)
Kuz Randhawa .... sound (2 episodes, 2004-2007)
Derek Bruce .... sound (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Series Editorial Department
Tamer Osman .... on-line editor (10 episodes, 2004-2007)
Aidan Farrell .... colourist / colorist (9 episodes, 2004-2007)
Series Music Department
Jonathan Gunton .... composer: additional music (19 episodes, 2005-2007)
Malachi Lillitos .... composer: additional music (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Daniel Pemberton .... composer: stock music (5 episodes, 2005-2007)
Series Other crew
Simon Wright .... restaurant consultant / consultant: restaurant (8 episodes, 2004-2007)
Sarah Hayes .... production coordinator / production co-ordinator (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
Carolyn Stopp .... production co-ordinator / production coordinator (3 episodes, 2004)
Emily Thompson .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2006)
Sasha Mantel .... researcher (2 episodes, 2004)
Steve Allen .... food co-ordinator (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Nathan Johnson .... food co-ordinator / food coordinator (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Isabel Meacher .... researcher (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jake Ruggeri .... researcher (2 episodes, 2006-2007)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
60 min (including commercials)
Sound Mix:
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | USA:TV-14

Did You Know?

During filming of the pilot episode, the producers still hadn't decided what to call the series, and were considering various choices including "Kitchen S.O.S." and "Ramsay to the Rescue". During the filming of the follow-up visit to Bonaparte's, Gordon Ramsay exasperatedly commented that "This is a living fucking nightmare!" after finding the restaurant in an even worse state than when he first arrived, which gave the inspiration for the show's final title.See more »
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32 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
The Scariest Chef In The World... EVER!, 10 June 2004
Author: James Barnes from Chesterfield, England

Only weeks before the more mainstream 'Hell's Kitchen' came along, this one-hour, 4-part documentary series on Channel 4 was a real unexpected treat for viewers, particularly for jaded ones such as myself, tired at the whole cringe worthy "celebrity chef" genre.

Grizzly chef Gordon Ramsey travelled around Britain, each week visiting a different restaurant that was struggling to make money, serve decent food etc. In his now-famous way, Gordon would shout, swear & threaten the incompetent chefs at the restaurants, warn the restaurant owners that they will go out of business if they don't put their foot down & try & turn their fortunes around, help out in the kitchen, & promptly criticise anyone who had the guts to disagree with him on any sort of decision he made.

Seeing Mr. Ramsay tear into young upstarts, arrogant owners & generally anyone who got in his way, made for fascinating television, but it was also pleasant to see that, more often than not, the help Gordon had provided made a lot of difference, & that the restaurant began attracting more customers & serving better food.

No doubt there will be a second series of 'Hell's Kitchen' on ITV1 next year, but I would also like to see this show recommissioned as well. Not as glamorous as seeing celebrity chefs whinge at each other in a glorified TV studio, but 'Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares' was the best cookery-related show to come out in a long, long time

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