Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares is a British food-themed reality makeover television series featuring British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, in which he visits a failing restaurant each week and acts as a troubleshooter to help improve the establishment in just seven days.
The series premiered in the UK on Channel 4 on 27 April, 2004. There are 30 hour-long episodes in five seasons to date.
An American adaptation of this show, titled Kitchen Nightmares, debuted in the USA on FOX on 19 September, 2007.
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares premiered in South Africa on DStv's BBC Food channel in 2006.
Multi-Michelin-starred Gordon Ramsay has sharpened his knives, and his tongue, for explosive outbursts and tough love in Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares.
You're a restaurant owner in crisis. The wolves are at the door, but the punters aren't.
Enter Gordon Ramsay, the most feared and revered chef in Britain today, with his potent recipe of passion, perfectionism and inspirational leadership. Gordon has just one week to turn each business around and save them from financial ruin.
With his passion for food and infamous lack of patience with sloppy standards in the kitchen, he spares no one in his pursuit of restaurant excellence.