Kitchen Confidential
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Kitchen Confidential
First Aired: September 19th, 2005
Status: Ended
Genre: Comedy
Network: FOX
Summary: Chef Jack Bourdain found enormous success at a young age, but his culinary genius also led to a lifestyle of boozing, womanizing and drugs. After hitting rock bottom and deciding to sober up, the only job he could get was slopping pasta for the masses at a tacky opera-themed restaurant. 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 just 48 hours to fully staff his kitchen and prepare to dazzle more than 300 customers -- including the food critic for The New York Times, who also happens to be a jilted ex. Jack hastily assembles a renegade crew of colleagues from his past, including chefs Steven Daedalus, Seth Klein and Teddy Wong. Also along for the ride are Tanya the hostess, a rookie pastry chef named Jim and the owner's daughter -- the gorgeous Mimi, who can't wait for Jack to fail.
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Season 1
Exile on Main Street
Episode 1: Exile on Main Street
Air Date: September 19th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Jack Bourdain was a great chef four years ago until he made his own demise. Nowadays, he works in a children's restaurant run by his girlfriend. But his luck is about to change - Pino Lugeria, owner of Nolita, wants Jack to take over as head chef and to assemble a crew in 48 hours. For this, he goes back to his old friends offering all of them a chance to work together again. But this decision does not sit well with Pino's daughter, Mimi, who resents Jack.
Episode 2: Aftermath
Air Date: September 26th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: When Pino suspects Steven of stealing steaks, Jack is determined to change Steven and himself from their old ways but his plans don't go to plan. Tired of his new ways, Seth and Steven plan to get Jack laid so it will ease the pressure off him but he instead runs into his ex-girlfriend. Meanwhile, Stockbrokers run up a huge bill and then dine and dash.
Dinner Date With Death
Episode 3: Dinner Date With Death
Air Date: October 3rd, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Jack's old mentor, Gerard, comes to Nolita with a strange request. He wants Jack's food to feed him to death. Meanwhile, Steven and Seth's authority drives Jim to find his way up the kitchen hierarchy with ineffective results.
French Fight
Episode 4: French Fight
Air Date: December 5th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: After Jack sees Nolita's menu on Michel's restuarant without asking permission, the two restaurants go head-to-head hoping to destroy their rivals restaurant. To make matters worse, Michel begins seducing Mimi much to Nolita's chagrin.
You Lose, I Win
Episode 5: You Lose, I Win
Air Date: December 12nd, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Jack realizes that he needs to spend more time with the patrons if he wants Nolita to be more successful. To accomplish this, he hires Becky to be head-chef while he talks to patrons. Meanwhile, Mimi's old loser friend gives Nolita a visit and shows up with her handsome fiance, causing Mimi to become jealous of her. Seth and Teddy go to desperate measures to see if people like pastry or fish.
Rabbit Test
Episode 6: Rabbit Test
Air Date: December 19th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Summary: Jim accidentally accepts a delivery of rabbits for Nolitas special, but when they arrive alive, no-one has the guts to kill them. Meanwhile, Jack dates a vegan who will not touch meat but he sweet talks her into eating meat. Also, Steven is convinced that Becky wants him badly in the sack that they put a bet on to see who will be the first one to crack, which results in both chefs to seduce one another.
The Robbery
Episode 7: The Robbery
Air Date: January 1st, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: After a gang of armed robbers target Nolita, the restaurant runs low on patrons and several staff members begin to freak out. Steven throws a model party to turn their luck around but the crew realize that the models eat the food then vomit it back out again.
Teddy Takes Off
Episode 8: Teddy Takes Off
Air Date: January 1st, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Food and Wine magazine writes a favorable review of one of the Nolita meals that Teddy makes but Jack takes total credit for it. This makes Teddy quit in anger, but seeing him quit and return so often, Jack decides to hire another chef, Chet. Meanwhile, Nolita is flooded with guests wanting the fish meal, and Jack soon discovers he does not know how to make it, and realizes he has to get Teddy back.
Let's Do Brunch
Episode 9: Let's Do Brunch
Air Date: January 1st, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Jack and Becky’s secret affair continues. Meanwhile, Pino orders Jack to take his sweetbreads off the menu because they are not selling. Becky convinces Jack to start serving brunch even though the rest of the staff is dead set against it. Seth has a run in with a suave chocolate maker.
Praise be Praise
Episode 10: Praise be Praise
Air Date: January 1st, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Jim tries desperately to impress Jack with his initiative in the kitchen, but his good intentions turn against him causing Jack to give him the silent treatment. A “no send-back” policy is introduced at Nolita which annoys Mimi. Jack gets rated on his “bedroom skills” by the author of the website. But when he is given an score that does not sit well with him, he goes out to prove to the author he is top material.
An Affair To Remember
Episode 11: An Affair To Remember
Air Date: May 12nd, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Jack is unaware that the woman he slept with, Gia, is Pino's mistress, who lives above the restaurant. Gia wants to tell Pino about their affair because Jack looks after her whereas Pino does not. Everything then goes awry when Pino throws his wife a party and his mistress arrives threatening to tell all. Meanwhile, Steven, Teddy and Seth plan to take Jim out to get him laid but they instead use his pityful nature to pick up girls for themselves.
Power Play
Episode 12: Power Play
Air Date: January 1st, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Mimi is the new owner of Nolita and a power-struggle with Jack enfolds. The two fight for control over the restaurant and staff but when a surprise health inspector shows up for an inspection, this prompts Jack to try and bribe her and Mimi doing the inspection the honest way. Also, Jim deals with Tanya's kiss, and trying to keep it secret from Seth who has a history of crazy jealousy.
And the Award Goes To...
Episode 13: And the Award Goes To...
Air Date: January 23rd, 2006, 08:30 PM
Summary: Now that Nolita has changed hands and Jack and Mimi are in charge, Nolita is nominated for an EPICURE Award. However, Jack soon realizes that Becky's restaurant is also nominated for the same award prompting a series of mistrust and hostility towards Jack for welcoming her back into his life. Seth finally discovers Jim's indiscretion and Ramon sees the Virgin Mary in a Prize Lobster.
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