Premiering May 31 at 9/8c, Ramsay's latest foray into television promises to be a kid-friendly variety show that features "foodie families" from across the country. And while that all sounds terrific, we tend to think the British restaurateur is at his best when he's serving it to us straight—sans the sugar-coating required for primetime.
With that said, we asked Ramsay for the cold hard truth about what really goes on behind-the-scenes of your
What's the protocol when you get a bad meal?
The customer is king. You are going out for a special night, so if it’s an unsatisfactory experience, take the opportunity to let the staff know so that they can rectify it then and in the future. It’s also just as important to compliment great food and service, so don’t be shy either way.
Asking the server for a recommendation: always or never?
It really depends on the restaurants, but servers tend to taste most of the dishes on the menu and can give you insight to what the chef has added or what locals love. Being on the road, I’ve gotten a lot of great recommendations from servers.
What should you never order at a restaurant?
Ask what yesterday’s soup du jour was
Are Valentine's Day pre fixe menus a trap?
Valentine’s Day is the worst day of the year to go out. Busy kitchens with
Is it taboo to order a steak well-done?
Good question. The problem with
One pervasive restaurant myth that drives you crazy?
That anyone can own/run a restaurant.
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