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Season 2 / Episode 8 and airs on 26 May 2022 18:00
Chef Boot Camp, takes a deep dive into one of the most critical and essential elements of restaurants everywhere – the chefs running the kitchen. The success of a restaurant starts and ends with the food they serve and trouble in the kitchen can jeopardize everything. Enter Cliff Crooks, Culinary Director of a global restaurant brand whose job entails making sure the entire enterprise runs smoothly, including hiring and firing the chefs for each kitchen. Now Cliff is taking his decades of expertise and embarking on a new mission to help struggling chefs from restaurants across the country prove that they deserve to keep running their kitchens. Nominated by their respective restaurant owners, each episode Cliff will put a trio of underperforming chefs through a grueling series of challenges to test their real-world culinary skills and fitness for the role. With their jobs on the line, these chefs will attempt to not only survive but thrive in Chef Boot Camp and prove to their owners they have the talent and passion it takes to succeed.
Boot camp is a rude awakening for three chefs who have a hard time on Chef Cliff Crooks' line. Becoming a chef was Cody's saving grace from drug addiction, but his skills are not up to being an executive chef at his own restaurant. Antonio struggles to keep his small catering operation running due to lack of support and his inability to cook meats to the right temperature! Morgan is a spitfire in the kitchen who doesn't like to take criticism and thinks she knows it all, a habit that Cliff must break her of if she's ever going to succeed fully in her craft.
Three chefs turn to Chef Cliff Crooks for help getting to the next level. Melody put all her resources into turning her historic home into an event space with catering, but she's struggling to make ends meet. Mel, once the successful owner and operator of a food truck, decided to open a restaurant but discovered that running a restaurant is harder than she thought. Ryan is a line cook who has high hopes for becoming an executive chef. With only a few years of experience under his belt, Chef Cliff's boot camp may be the wake-up call Ryan needs!
Chef Cliff Crooks reaches out to help Kwame, whose first restaurant failed. As the owner and head chef of Chicken Fire, he knows everything about chicken and how to cook and fry it, but he knows little else that will help his second business survive. Inayah dreams of owning a brick-and-mortar location, but she's stuck in her catering business, not knowing how to move forward. From the outside, Vira seems to have it all as the owner of four restaurants, but her goal of branching out to multiple cities is on hold. She may have the culinary chops, but Cliff needs her to realize that a leader must communicate and listen to their team.
Chef Cliff Crooks is up for the challenge of helping three chefs pump the brakes and re-evaluate their career goals. Judy is an experienced executive chef trapped in a job where she's struggling to gain command of her kitchen. Joe has been working as a sous chef for almost 20 years and can't figure out why his dreams of becoming an executive chef have not yet come true. Alex is a young private chef who just started his own business but needs a lesson in humility.
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