Amy's Baking Company - Where the customer is always wrong
We have just about seen it all with today's reality television shows. We have survived "Myrtle Manor", "Honey Boo Boo", "Breaking Amish", and "Undercover Boss" just to name a few. Just when you thought it was safe to turn the television back on, Gordon Ramsay's season finale of Kitchen Nightmares hit the airwaves. Now this was just supposed to be a cooking show where Chef Ramsay turns a failing restaurant around. Well think again because this show was about as far away from that as humanly possible.
This one particular episode of Kitchen Nightmares took place at Amy's Baking Company, which is an upscale bistro in Scottsdale, Arizona. It all sounds rather innocent enough, but Gordon Ramsay ended up after almost 100 shows throwing his hands up and walking away. There was nothing that he could do to turn this restaurant around.
It was the "I can't do anything wrong!" attitude of the owner and his wife, which was absolutely shocking. This restaurant saw over 100 employees come and go in just a little over a years time, as well as an employee who was fired while this show was filming. During the show one of the food runners referred to Amy as Cruella De Vil. The owners kept all of the tips of the teenage waitresses, and admitted this to Gordon Ramsay on the show.
There couldn't be anymore drama in a single place of business if people tried, and put forth some effort. Besides what has already been mentioned here in this hub they were caught passing off store bought Ravioli as there own, and spurning helpful critiques from Chef Ramsay. Assaulting paying customers, charging paying customers for food they hadn't received, and then calling the police in on those same customers. It was quite a show for everyone at home on television, and a live show for other customers in the restaurant.
Even with all of this going on there's even a bigger cardinal rule that you don't want to break at Amy's baking company. Don't criticize the food that's cooked by chef Amy. The waitresses even went to all of the trouble of just throwing the food away into a trash can which was returned by customers instead of dealing with Amy. After an hour's wait Chef Ramsay's pizza had uncooked dough inside, his hamburger was literally dripping all over the place, and he despised his salmon burger which took forever to come.
Neither of these two owners could take any constructive criticism in stride, and instead they lashed out at Chef Ramsay, and others who spoke up with words that aren't even printable here in this hub. Unless you have been living under a rock, by now most people have most likely read or heard about Amy’s Baking Company. If you haven't then just Google it and I can assure you that there won't be any shortage of stories out there on the Internet about this fiasco. If things keep up then Gordon Ramsay's season finale of this show may just end up being one of the most watched programs ever in the world, surpassing even the NFL's Super Bowl.