Kitchen Confidential (2005– )

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A bad-boy chef runs wild in his New York City eatery.

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 Jack Bourdain (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Seth Richman (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Jim (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Tanya (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Mimi (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Steven Daedalus / ... (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Cameron (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Ramon (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Pino (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
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Jack Bourdain, a once famous chef, has hit rock bottom. Out of the blue, Jack is offered an opportunity to get back in the game as head chef at a top New York restaurant. There's just one problem: the owner gives Jack a mere 48 hours to fully staff his kitchen and prepare to dazzle over 300 customers - including the food critic for the New York Times. Written by CaptainStigmata

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Based on the book "Kitchen Confidential" by chef Anthony Bourdain. See more »

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Jack Bourdain: Okay everybody, listen up! I am Jack Bourdain, I'm your new head chef, and this is Greg! Greg, this handsome devil, is a Patagonian toothfish, commonly known as a sea bass. And when combined with garlic and shallots, will become our delicious fish special for this evening.
Tanya: Hello, Greg.
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27 September 2005 | by (Greensboro, N.C.) – See all my reviews

A statement previously thought to be an oxymoron, Kitchen Confidential raises the bell curve for quality television. With no inkling of what the show is about, I watched the series premiere beginning to end, commercials and all, and was delighted with it through the credits. The show is handled with a directorial craftsmanship superb for television. Actors are kept within their boundaries, dialogue is quick but not rushed, and characters are at least likable. The exposition was presented neatly in the first block and gave sufficient personality to each character. A flair for stylish editing and freeze frames is arranged perfectly, and other technical qualities such as lighting, sets, and extras heighten the enjoyability of this show. As a whole, I am excited about watching upcoming episodes and seeing how the show progresses. Kitchen Confidential is a well balanced show that will be a serious contender for the Primetime viewing audience.


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