Friday, 13 May 2011

Kitchen Nightmares - Runaway Girl / Silversmiths - OPEN



Episode Recap


Chef Gordon Ramsay visit's Runaway Girl, Sheffield, UK,  A Tapas restaurant with reheated tapas from pots and loud live music to accompany your meal, it couldn't decide if it was a nightclub or a restaurant. Head Chef Richie was fed up, to me he was the highlight of the show, and Gordon turned them around to cooking to local produce.

What Happened Next?


Gordon revisited and found an expensive set menu, they launched an assault on the pub chains offering a Venison pie on Pie Night. Since Gordon left, the restaurant has been a success picking up a number of Local Awards.

According to online blogs, Richie, possibly the most likeable Head Chef to be featured on Kitchen Nightmares ever, is no longer working at Silversmiths. He now works at Remo's in Sheffield.


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26 comments:

  1. What happened to Richie? where is he now?

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    1. ego nxt to winter gardens

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  2. I know. I want to know where he works and eat his food and ask him out for a drink. Loved his personality.

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    1. If you know his whereabouts, do share!

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  3. Richie!!!!! where you at!?

    Top guy, loyal, a rare characteristic these days! I'd hire him any day regardless of his skill level. The kid has will and commitment and most of all loyalty. Priceless qualities!

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  4. Go to the FB page for silversmiths and ask them. I would ask myself but I'm too chicken.

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  5. I got curious because I liked Richie too. Apparently, "he'd been made redundant from his position as chef at Silversmiths, in favour of a cheaper replacement, not a chef I understand but a cook (and there is a HUGE difference.)"

    http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/showthread.php?s=2eec596a010e3b6872b4a8d3d1fa63f4&t=516256

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  6. last time i checked he was working as head chef at popolo's in sheffield and doing a great job. I had the pleasure of working with ritchie for a few years at runaway girl and over the course of the show and he is truly a great guy. Justin came off really badly in the show but to be fare a bad word shouldn't be said about him. He was a great guy to work for and extremely passionate.

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  7. I'll never forget this scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIY_G2VqrXE

    Richie was a loyal friend for sticking around through all the bs for years and years, must have crushed him to have to serve crap out of tubs to Gordon Ramsay. Hopefully he's doing well now and working in a place where he's actually appreciated for his abilities and opinions.

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  8. I enjoyed this episode, however, my problem is that Ramsay was passed a flyer when he first arrived and more often then not in an episode he will pull everyone out to pass out food and flyers...

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    1. I noticed that too. It falls under 'Ramsey pretty much rants against everything at the beginnig'. Honesty? Not so much.

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    2. What about the meat that the customer sent back to the kitchen? I didn't get that either, he always said that customer is king, but in this case he sent the food back to the customer! Doesn't make any sense

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    3. I can sympathize with the owner on so many levels. Im a partner at an executive search firm and went into a business i knew nothing about an lost my shirt.

      On the other hand, throughout the entire process I knew I didn't know what I didn't know and employed consultants and it STILL didnt work. This guy was a stupid shit at every step - I say that with understanding and love :)

      Rules of thumb: take all ego out. business is about numbers not emotion. get experienced professionals to advise whenever possible - they pay for themselves - DIY is an amateur's attitude.

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  9. Also interesting how Gordon lambasts Justin for using 'pretentious' comment cards, yet every season of 'Hell's Kitchen' in the USA features - you guessed it - comment cards! And although I am no fan of the programme anymore, because I can't bear the undeserved conceit of Gregg Wallace, I read comments somewhere about how Ramsay regards 'Masterchef' as overly-dramatic or something or other, but he's quite happy to judge the US version of 'Masterchef', no doubt for a fee, and that is so over-the-top and melodramatic, it's truly cringeworthy! Ramsay's double standards at play again. Oh, and one last thing. It has me in stitches how Ramsay can tell people to 'have some effing respect' when he shows so little to so many other people. Wasn't he in trouble recently for his bigoted comments about an Australian TV anchor or something?

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  10. I'd vote for Donna as the best looking Server / Wife / GF on any Nightmare show, US or UK.

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    1. hell yeah!! So fine!!

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    2. huge mystery how that dork ended up with such an awesome friend and girlfriend. they must know something about him that doesn't show up on tv.

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  11. Justin is a great guy, he understands now where he was going wrong. He came into our school yesterday to be interviewed by us as part of a business studies course and he was very clear and forward thinking. I really enjoyed meeting him.

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  12. Say what you will about Gordan Ramsey. But he really turned that place around!!! And Justin should be extremely grateful!!!

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  13. I've watched both the British and U.S. versions of Nightmares on BBC America as I have better things to do when it airs on prime time. I've noticed one massive difference between the two versions. I'm not sure if it's just for the telly (I assume so) but he is a complete wanker on the U.S. episodes and actually shows a wee bit of respect on the British ones. As I said, I imagine that it's amped for the cameras, but I don't care how good his food is. He is a deplorable egomaniac who needs a good swift boot to the head.

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    1. I have to agree with you on how Gordo acts between the U.S. and U.K. versions of the show. There is definitely a different tone to each show with the U.S.version of him being so much more bombastic, but I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if that is how the Fox network, on which it aired, asked him to act like that intentionally for the ratings. Our society is poisoned by "reality" shows that make people famous for no reason at all. Example: the Kardashian clan. What redeemable quality do any of them have? Exactly, NONE! Now, I'm quite certain that Ramsay, if you met him, would be a horse's ass and an egomaniac, but I think the truth is closer to the U.K. version. Most people who took part in the U.S. version made the claim that unless the camera was running, Ramsay was nowhere to be found. Bottom line: It's a program that has the main goal of ratings.

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    2. Really? I've read a boatload of articles (an embarrassingly high number) about this show and never seen anyone saying that.

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  14. I've watched both the British and U.S. versions of Nightmares on BBC America as I have better things to do when it airs on prime time. I've noticed one massive difference between the two versions. I'm not sure if it's just for the telly (I assume so) but he is a complete wanker on the U.S. episodes and actually shows a wee bit of respect on the British ones. As I said, I imagine that it's amped for the cameras, but I don't care how good his food is. He is a deplorable egomaniac who needs a good swift boot to the head.

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    1. You are stupid loser!

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  15. Re: Richie. Looks like as of Jan 2015, he was at Remo's In Broomhill, Sheffield.

    https://dawesindoors.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/rendezvous-with-remo/

    P.S. Also looks like Justin and Donna broke up.

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