Graham Elliot and Charlie Trotter are just two of celebrity chefs that will be featured in A&E;’s newest cooking show called Fix this Kitchen. On the surface this sounds like a totally reasonable pitch. Celebrity chefs will visit a regular kitchen and then help redesign it with help from actual show host and accomplished designer Nicole Facciutoit. Obviously, they’ll pick the worst home kitchens to visit for the show, but we have all kinds of questions. First off, aren’t most suburban kitchens probably bigger than the cramped and dark places that most chefs in the city toil in? Sure, some of the chefs may have better equipment and a smarter way of laying things out, but isn’t the kitchen of busy and successful restaurant noisy and frantic? Second, aren’t most restaurant kitchen painted white with silver counters? Oh well, the show premiers on October 16 and check out all the details below.
Fix this Kitchen
About the Show:
The average American kitchen has more than a few unflattering attributes. It’s too small. The cabinet doors are often falling off of their hinges. And the appliances don’t work correctly, if they work at all. Throw in a homeowner who really loves to cook, and things can get ugly pretty fast. How to fix it? Have a celebrity chef design a new space and replace it with brand new IKEA home furnishings.
Each week on FIX THIS KITCHEN, one of the world’s greatest chefs (Lidia Bastianich, Georges Perrier, Marcus Samuelsson, Charlie Trotter, Ming Tsai, and Graham Elliot Bowles) will team up with show host and accomplished designer Nicole Facciuto, a conspiring family member, and IKEA to surprise a frustrated household cook with a complete kitchen makeover. The team transforms the homeowner’s outdated and inadequate kitchens into eye-catching, functional spaces worthy of a gourmet chef.
Trotter, Elliot coach makeovers on A&E;’s “Fix This Kitchen” [The Stew/Trib]
Fix this Kitchen [A&E;]