Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Comments will be moderated prior to being published. With the changes in place, he eventually invites the local paper’s food critic back to Hot Potato Cafe for their “new” opening night. One of the most novice run businesses in this series. With Gordon Ramsay, Claire Keller, Danielle Keller, Erin Keller. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator. But it doesn’t stop there, Gordan Ramsay also decided to personally invite one of his chefs, Richard, to mentor Danielle over the period of a month. The food is poor quality and the diners are not happy at all with the food they have been served. Unfortunately, soon after Gordon’s visit, Danielle left the restaurant and as a result, the quality dipped back down to the old poor standards. Hot Potato Cafe The Hot Potato Soup was "a mess" and "like lumps of glue", the 3 week old frozen Spud Skins taste dreadful and the Shepherds Pie was "2/3 mash, 1/3 greasy minced lamb". Within minutes, their dissatisfaction with the food is obvious; in fact, one of them even describes it as being “something you’d get at the cafeteria at college.” Restless, Gordan soon takes himself to the kitchen, where he is introduced to the head chef, Danielle. Making his grand arrival, he is soon greeted by the three sisters, who are obviously more than happy to receive his help. Gordon dramatically walks out and the owners follow him, a tear filled heart to heart where they admit that they have lost hope brings Gordon back in to continue helping the restaurant. You Go Danielle! Even after Danielle's departure, they certainly could have hired a cook, not necessarily a chef. Today, the location exists as the Lloyd Whiskey Bar. After Kitchen Nightmares, Danielle left the restaurant and the quality started to slip back to the old ways. Disappointed, Gordan once again sends it back to the kitchen, of course, much to the disappointment of the sisters. Gordon meets Danielle and is surprised to learn that she isn't a trained chef and is following recipes she has been given. Gordon arrives to observe a dinner service, the staff aren't used to being so busy and the service is completely unorganised. “A mess”, Gordan describes the soup as being like “a lump of goo.” Unimpressed, he soon sends it back to the kitchen, but not before learning that it’s actually made every other day. This post was last updated in September 2019. Danielle has 6 jobs listed on their profile. so composed, so refreshing. Gordon revamped the decor of the restaurant, revamped the menu with smaller portions and they smashed the old massive plates. The restaurant has been open since 2007 and after the head chef left their young niece Danielle stepped in to help them in the kitchen. What a shame it closed. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Good luck. Discover what to watch this November including a Marvel docu-series, a '90s reboot, and a Star Wars holiday celebration. With that, things slowly make sense for the celebrity chef; in his words, she’s so young that it’s likely that “she hasn’t even had the time to learn anything.”. I can’t help myself.) Gordon meets server Brian and orders a variety of potato dishes - the Hot Potato Soup, Spud Skins and a Shepherds Pie. The restaurant has been open since 2007 and after the head chef left their young niece Danielle stepped in to help them in the kitchen. Hot Potato Cafe closed in May, 2010, just four short months after its episode aired on Kitchen Nightmares. In addition to that, he also pulled some strings which allowed the restaurant to receive a free potato supply for three months, from a local farmer. Assisted by their niece Danielle in the kitchen, they expected business to boom; this, unfortunately, was not the case. Use the HTML below. Click for more Kitchen Nightmares As news of the celebrity chef spread in Philadelphia, the restaurant quickly filled up. :-). Claire said in an article that the experience had been difficult but that it was fun and rewarding and their attitudes had changed. Not only is he amazed to learn the fact that she is not a trained chef, but he is also surprised to learn that she’s simply been following the recipes over and over. Upon seeing the menu Gordon asks the sisters to recommend a dish each and no one recommends a potato dish, despite it being a potato themed restaurant. This restaurant is owned by two sisters Claire and Kathryn & their sister in law Erin. With a lack of “fight” from the owners, Gordan simply shakes his head. Confronting the owners about “what is wrong with the restaurant”, the women are silent. The owners believe the problems arose as they focused more on the decor of the restaurant and less on the food they served. Sitting down once again with the owners, he gives them one last chance to prove themselves during dinner service, which is to happen in a few hours. Rounding up everything as soon as dinner is over, Gordan expresses his disappointment to the owners, who have an obvious “lack of passion for the restaurant. With that, Gordan leaves Hot Potato Cafe to cool his head; it isn’t until the following day that he returns to the restaurant. The only thing "Hot" about the Hot Potato Café are the flames it is going down in, with a family trying to run their café but unsure of how to even do it and with zero passion, and a loss in costumers after a bad review. Those with spam links, offensive language or offensive nature of content will not be published. In fact, the sisters all agree that they have no idea what’s wrong and that they are at “a complete loss.” From there, Gordan soon learns who’s in control in the kitchen- their twenty-one-year-old niece, Danielle. (29 Jan 2010). Previous episode - Cafe 36 Customers took lots of food away in takeaway boxes and taking with them the restaurants profits. I hope she succeeds in her new career. I feel like the assistance was used more as a temporary crutch than a springboard to bigger things. Chef Danielle doesn't really want to be a chef and is only there to help out the family and she feels out of her depth. Gordon invites Brian McManus from the "Spuddy Hell" review back for the relaunch night, he enjoys the new food branding them "potato-riffic" and they pulled off a successful relaunch with no dishes returned. It wasn’t until another heart-to-heart talk that he returned to Hot Potato Cafe. This FAQ is empty. The spud-heavy menu was, well…a dud. Hot Potato Cafe aired on January 29 2010, the episode was filmed in May 2009 and is Kitchen Nightmares season 3 episode 1. Desperate to save the reputation of the cafe, they invite celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay for a chance to turn things around. Finally, Shepard’s pie arrives at Gordan’s table. “One-third mash and one-third greasy minced lamb”, he tells Brian to take the dish away, for the owners to try the dish themselves. To the owner’s surprise, he seemingly enjoys the food. Over time, however, the quality eventually began to slip back to what it was before Gordan’s visit. Sitting down, the group goes on to talk about the recent review that the restaurant has received. Done with Hot Potato Cafe, he makes his way out the door. I hope Danielle does well in life lovely lady. Seating himself at a table, he is eventually greeted by his server Brian, who takes his order. In attempts to remedy the problem, he destroys all of the restaurant’s large plates. The restaurant had been previously put up for sale on Craiglist in June 2010. Their niece Danielle, who … With that, he immediately questions the name of the restaurant- surely, a Hot Potato Cafe would serve some novel potato dishes? Lloyd Whiskey Bar opened in October 2012, the menu looks great and Yelp reviews are good. Directed by Jay Hunter, Mark S. Jacobs. document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a8fd5674436565d90a3ca76594d6cd0c" );document.getElementById("e0de84dab3").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Almost immediately, he confirms his suspicions with one of the sisters that they indeed come, frozen. The next dishes to arrive are the Baked Potatoes. and yeah, one of the most beautiful girls I have ever seen at some random café. Unfortunately, the staff quickly becomes overwhelmed with the abundance of orders. Join Facebook to connect with Danielle Keller and others you may know. The only thing "Hot" about the Hot Potato Café are the flames it is going down in, with a family trying to run their café but unsure of how to even do it and with zero passion, and a loss in costumers after a bad review. Also she is very pretty. Unsurprisingly, Gordan Ramsay is already familiar with Hot Potato Cafe even prior to stepping foot into the restaurant- or more specifically, the cafe’s reputation of being “Spuddy Hell”, according to the local paper. I had to see what happened to her after just seeing the show for the first time some 4 years after the fact.

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