The Seven Network today announced it has commissioned the first local production of the acclaimed global television hit Kitchen Nightmares.
The must-watch new series will debut on Channel 7 and 7plus later this year, hosted by outspoken and award-winning chef and author Colin Fassnidge.
Each week, Colin will provide emergency restaurant rescue with a unique combination of practical insight and compelling entertainment. A struggling restaurant will receive his tough love in a bid to turn around its flagging fortunes. With only a few weeks to effect the transformation, nothing is sacred – and the results will be extraordinary.
Seven’s Director of Network Programming, Angus Ross, said: “Kitchen Nightmares is one of the most successful television series in the world and we are delighted that it is coming to Seven in its first-ever Australian incarnation.
“We are very excited that Colin will host the series. He is an amazing chef, with a great track record and very strong opinions, and we know he will make a huge difference to the restaurants that will feature in the show.
“Kitchen Nightmares is a powerful mix of advice, tension, conflict and great entertainment. It offers a fascinating look at the ins and outs of the restaurant business, revealing the secrets to success for running a profitable restaurant. By turns exciting, moving, surprising and inspiring, Kitchen Nightmares will prove that even the most disastrous situation can be turned around with a bit of imagination, some tough advice and a lot of hard work.”
Colin said: “Restaurants across Australia have been hit hard over the past couple of years and livelihoods are on the line. I’ve learnt a fair bit in the restaurant game over the last 28 years and I can’t wait to help out a bunch of businesses with plenty of advice and a healthy dose of honesty.”
Kitchen Nightmares will be produced for Seven by Eureka Productions, based on a format distributed by All3Media International.