Three years after ending his trademark series, Kitchen Nightmares, superstar chef Gordon Ramsay is back to help out struggling restaurants around the country. FOX will air a new show called Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back, which is essentially Kitchen Nightmares on crack.
The setup for the new show is essentially the same: Ramsay will roll into town to help floundering restauranteurs retool and hopefully save their businesses.
The twist is that Ramsay will now bring with him a 70-foot, state-of-the-art semi-trailer that transforms into its own kitchen space for the sharp-tongued chef to work on the restaurant’s new menu and train the staff.
But the biggest twist of all relates to the timeframe involved because Chef Ramsay will only have 24 hours to present the newly revamped restaurant.
“With the clock set at 24 hours-and-ticking, I can promise you this culinary boot camp gives a whole new meaning to Hell on Wheels,” says Ramsay.
24 Hours to Hell & Back will be Ramsay’s sixth series on FOX, following Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Masterchef, Hotel Hell, and The F Word.
Between all of those shows, Ramsay still finds time to appear on multiple British series as well, including a children’s show (believe it or not) called Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch.
Ramsay came to prominence after a 1999 Channel 4 documentary series called Boiling Point documented the young chef’s attempt to garner a rare three Michelin Stars (a feat he did indeed accomplish).
The pressure to succeed with his first (and now flagship) restaurant, Gordon Ramsay at Royal Hospital Road, led to a short temper and explosive outbursts from Ramsay, which he and producers then translated into a successful television career. In addition, Ramsay now owns and/or operates 26 different restaurants around the globe, including 10 in the United Kingdom and four separate locations in Las Vegas alone.