Coming to Channel 7 and 7plus in 2022
Colin Fassnidge to star in first local series of Kitchen Nightmares
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.
Eureka Productions Co-CEO, Paul Franklin, said: "Kitchen Nightmares is a legendary format and
Eureka could not be prouder to be making it for the Seven Network. Lifting the lid on Australia’s
kitchens on the brink of failure, the series will see chefs and restaurateurs being tested like never before as they get a final chance to save their dreams.
“Kitchen Nightmares will be an incredibly emotional and heart-warming series that will give Aussies a front row seat into the adrenaline-charge dworld of professional kitchens.”
Sabrina Duguet, EVP APACfor All3Media International,said: "How brilliant that there’s another characterful and immensely talented chef in the kitchen, sorting out Australia’s troubled restaurants!
“Kitchen Nightmares needs little introduction, having proven its credentials over the years with a brilliantly entertaining and ultimately positive narrative. I’m sure what Colin brings to these kitchens, care of Eureka Productions and Seven’s launch, will delight the Australian audiences and we are looking forward to taking this Australian version around the world!”