Chef Gordon Ramsay visits The Greek at the Harbor, Ventura, California, where owner Makis and his wife have been running the restaurant since 1994. The restaurant offers Greek food, has an amazing harbour view but they are running out of money. Makis is tired and the standards have dropped, son Aris wants to get more hands on but his father won't let him. Gordon sits them down to talk about the restaurant and discovered they haven't made any money in years. The decor of the restaurant is really dated and features disco balls. Gordon sits down to order food, he orders calamari, sampler platters and moussaka. he says the food is "dreadful" and an embarrassment to Greece. The chefs just say they are doing what they are told.
Ramsay does a kitchen inspection and discovers everything is pre-cooked and reheated. The food goes out quick but customers send it back. The source of the tension between father and son is discovered by Ramsay, at his graduation party Ari said that he did not want to work in a restaurant and wanted to make something of himself, this insulted Makis. The air is cleared and Aris becomes more involved. They cook a dish together with Makis teaching Aris the dish and Gordon likes it.
The restaurant receives a makeover, removing the disco balls and the menu is also revamped. On relaunch night, Aris is in charge, it gets off to a shaky start with substandard food getting through to the customers but he pulls it off for a successful relaunch. Gordon is impressed with the way he quickly stepped into the role and importantly, the customers love the food.
What Happened Next?
Aris continued to lead the kitchen and is determined to keep up the high standards, the restaurant is packed and Makis is considering retiring! The restaurant is still open and their Facebook page shows regular specials and new menu items.
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