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"Kitchen Confidential" (2005) More at IMDbPro »TV series 2005-

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Kitchen Confidential: Season 1: Episode 11 -- Jack has sex with Gia, the woman living in the apartment over Nolita, only to discover she's Pino's mistress; Pino throws a party at Nolita for his wife and Gia shows up threatening to tell all.
Kitchen Confidential: Season 1: Episode 13 -- Nolita is a finalist for the prestigious James Beard Award, which Mimi and Jack are determined to win; then Becky reappears in Jack's life, and he learns that her restaurant is up for the same award; and Seth finds out that Jim is involved with Tanya.
Kitchen Confidential: Season 1: Episode 10 -- Jack sleeps with a girl he meets at Nolita, only to learn that she ranks all the chefs she's had sex with, and posts it on a website.
Kitchen Confidential: Season 1: Episode 8 -- When Jack takes credit for Teddy's scrumptious fish dish, Teddy gets angry and quits; Jack hires a replacement, and Teddy gets a new job; but things at Nolita go wrong without Teddy there, and the staff schemes to bring him back.
Kitchen Confidential: Season 1: Episode 7 -- Becky asks Jack to start serving brunch at Nolita and to let her run it; smitten Jack can't say no, though he wants to; the staff is furious, especially when they find out that Jack and Becky are having sex; and Mimi wants to move in with Becky.


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19 September 2005 (USA) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 23)

Bradley Cooper ... Jack Bourdain (13 episodes, 2005-2006)

Nicholas Brendon ... Seth Richman (13 episodes, 2005-2006)

John Francis Daley ... Jim (13 episodes, 2005-2006)

Jaime King ... Tanya (13 episodes, 2005-2006)

Bonnie Somerville ... Mimi (13 episodes, 2005-2006)

Owain Yeoman ... Steven Daedalus (13 episodes, 2005-2006)

Sam Pancake ... Cameron (12 episodes, 2005-2006)

John Cho ... Teddy Wong / ... (10 episodes, 2005-2006)

Frank Alvarez ... Ramon (7 episodes, 2005-2006)

Frank Langella ... Pino (6 episodes, 2005-2006)

Series Directed by
Michael Alan Spiller (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Darren Star (2 episodes, 2005)
Lev L. Spiro (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Writing credits
Anthony Bourdain (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
David Hemingson (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dan Sterling (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Stacy Traub (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Joshua Sternin (2 episodes, 2005)
Jennifer Ventimilia (2 episodes, 2005)
Richard Appel (2 episodes, 2006)
Lesley Wake (2 episodes, 2006)

Series Produced by
David Hemingson .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jeffrey Morton .... producer (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jim Rosenthal .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Chris Smirnoff .... associate producer (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Darren Star .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Richard Appel .... co-executive producer (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Richard Rosenstock .... consulting producer (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dan Sterling .... co-executive producer (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Joshua Sternin .... co-executive producer (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Stacy Traub .... supervising producer (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jennifer Ventimilia .... co-executive producer (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Lesley Wake .... producer (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
David Knoller .... executive producer (1 episode, 2005)
Series Original Music by
Daniel Licht (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mark Kilian (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Cinematography by
Joe Pennella (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Bruce M. Pasternack (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Film Editing by
John Axness (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Wendy Smith (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Casting by
Leslie Litt (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Production Design by
Stephen Hendrickson (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Art Direction by
Tim Eckel (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Set Decoration by
Leslie McCarthy-Frankenheimer (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Costume Design by
Roberta Haze (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Makeup Department
Loretta James-Demasi .... key makeup artist / makeup artist (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Vince Tremonti .... makeup department head (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Solina Tabrizi .... hair department head (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Nancy Baca .... key makeup artist (8 episodes, 2005-2006)

Heidi Grotsky .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Nick Pavonetti .... post-production supervisor (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Barbara Black .... unit production manager (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Robin Chamberlain .... unit production manager (1 episode, 2005)

Daniel Hank .... production supervisor: New York (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melody Beam .... second second assistant director (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Ruth A. Redfern .... second assistant director (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Alisa Statman .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Hal Olofsson .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jerram A. Swartz .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Daniel Silverberg .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2006)
Cecilia Sweatman .... second second assistant director (1 episode, 2005)
Series Art Department
Dupree Dial .... on-set dresser (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
T. Scott Elliott .... assistant property master (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mike Sudrow .... assistant property master (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jeff Hite .... property master (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Meg Harker .... art department coordinator (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording mixer (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Lou Thomas .... sound supervisor / sound effects editor (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Stephen Tibbo .... production sound mixer (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
David Torres .... foley mixer (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording mixer (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Adriane Marfiak .... sound editor / sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mike Brooks .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2006)
Brian Harman .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2005-2006)

Harsha First .... sound utility (unknown episodes)
John Fors .... second boom operator (unknown episodes)
John R. Fors .... second boom operator (unknown episodes)
Ken Strain .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Von Varga .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Craig Weiss .... visual effects supervisor: CBS Digital / visual effects supervisor (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Stunts
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt coordinator (5 episodes, 2005-2006)

Carrick O'Quinn .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Ray Siegle .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen Brock .... chief rigging electrician (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tracy Allen Davey .... first assistant camera / assistant camera (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Todd Grunberger .... best boy grip (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Scott Papera .... assistant camera (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mark Combs .... chief lighting technician (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Richard Crow .... camera operator (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Donald S. Hubbell .... dolly grip (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dave Loden .... key grip (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Richard Rasmussen .... dimmer board operator (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Josh Stancil .... rigging key grip (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Bruce M. Pasternack .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
James M. Sterba .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Samuel Buddy Fries .... camera operator: "a" camera (2 episodes, 2006)

Michael D. Alvarez .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Donovan Davis .... grip (unknown episodes)
David Gasperik .... additional camera operator (unknown episodes)
Joe Hendrick .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Andrew Kuepper .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Adam Richard Sklena .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Deborah Barylski .... original casting (12 episodes, 2005-2006)

Christine Ciraolo .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon Sampson .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 2005)

Artemio Carpio .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Todd Bochner .... colorist (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Brian Farley .... post-production assistant (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jeff Winston .... on-line editor (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Sandra Grubb .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kristine McPherson .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Music Department
Mark Bensi .... music editor (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Andrea von Foerster .... music supervisor (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mark Walk .... composer: main title theme / composer: theme music (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Ralph Sall .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Transportation Department
Malcolm Mazer .... transportation coordinator (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Chris Haynes .... driver (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Other crew
Tami Fernholz .... payroll accountant (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Lori Huck .... production executive (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Rick Tropasso .... production accountant (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Terry Chupak .... production coordinator (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Joe Dornich .... set production assistant (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Nancy Goodman Iland .... food stylist (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Pam Leonte .... script supervisor (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Justin McEwen .... assistant production coordinator (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Greg Edwards .... grip (9 episodes, 2005-2006)
Erin Sarofsky .... title designer (3 episodes, 2006)

Katlin Allen .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Dave Couture .... assistant to executive producer, showrunner and writer (unknown episodes)
Larissa Grudt .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Arturo Guzman .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Tracy L. Moody .... additional script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Sam Nainoa .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Heather A. Seiple .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Pavel Sterba .... key assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
Robert L. Harman .... dedicatee (1 episode, 2006)

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22 min
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The pilot was shot at Maison G in Los Angeles, and then a sound stage was built replicating the restaurant.See more »
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 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Quality television, 27 September 2005
Author: Scott ( from Greensboro, N.C.

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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