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Recap – Colin Fassnidge serves up a dose of reality to jokester Jonny on Kitchen Nightmares

Colin Fassnidge serves up a dose of reality to jokester Jonny

Tonight, redemption was on the menu for Sunshine Coast restaurant Guru Life, as owners Katie and Jonny sought help from Colin Fassnidge in Kitchen Nightmares Australia on Channel 7 and 7plus

With a big garden and an even bigger menu, Colin didn’t have to look too far to find out why this happy-go-lucky couple’s restaurant kept coming up in the red.

Jonny’s menu read like a travel guide, with Katie acknowledging: “It doesn’t give people what they really want.”

After learning that Jonny overruled his highly qualified head chef Sharon, Colin pulled him up: “If you’ve got a strong member of staff in the kitchen, and you don’t utilise that member of staff, you’re an idiot.”

A secret shopper enlisted by Colin revealed that Jonny’s carefree attitude lead to the staff “arsing around behind the counter and not being arsed to take orders”.

If that wasn’t lazy enough, the staff gave customers an “RSL-style buzzer” to retrieve their own meals from the kitchen.

Uncovering their “famous” Curry Nights were a money pit, Colin crunched the numbers with Jonny and Katie to realise that the couple were on the verge of losing their house.

Then, Colin and Sharon teamed-up to rework the menu, making it clear and concise before wowing the Guru Life staff with their new creations.

Colin also taught the front of house staff how to wait tables; with everyone except Jonny taking to it swimmingly.

When Guru Life reopened to a full house, Colin was forced to don his chef whites and give out a helping hand in the kitchen. With positive reviews and feedback, Guru Life was back in business.

Following a successful relaunch, an elated Jonny and Katie said: “Thank you, this means so much to us.”

See episode 2 highlights here:

Next week on Kitchen Nightmares Australia: It’s disgusting food with a side order of denial as Colin gets stuck in a time warp at the daggy Café Martini in Wangaratta. Can he revive this country pub and its owners in only five days?

Kitchen Nightmares Australia – Continues 7.30pm Wednesdays on Channel 7 and 7plus

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