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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:
Good to watch if you work in the industry 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 »
Movie Connections:
Version of "Efialtis stin kouzina" (2009)See more »


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23 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Good to watch if you work in the industry, 12 April 2005
Author: sardid007 from Melbourne, Australia

Ramsay's kitchen nightmares is a British reality TV show that features chef Gordon Ramsay that attempts to save restaurants from going out of business because of poor teamwork, poor food quality, poor hygiene or Bad customer service. His rude personality is a laugh as he attempts to save the battling restaurants from closure. The show appears to be aimed at reality TV fans that may have an interest in food and beverage and the Hospitality Industry.

I think the show provides an interesting insight into what happens behind the scenes at restaurants including the stress on the staff and the common mistakes made by the kitchen staff particularly. I feel that the show expanded my knowledge by highlighting the importance of teamwork in a restaurant and what can happen if this is not done. Since a lot of the show is filmed during busy hours of the restaurant the viewer gets to see how the kitchen operates and how fast passed everything is.

We Lent about the importance of communication within the workplace in class and Ramsay's kitchen nightmares provided an educational link by showing students how any restaurant could be a disaster with out efficient communication. My conclusions of the show are very good. It's great to see a new type of TV chef that doesn't just stand in front of the camera cooking meals all the time. Gordon Ramsay has a very rude personality that is stereotypical or the "grumpy chef", but it makes for a very entertaining show.

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