Like millions of people, I tuned in to Fox last evening to watch the long awaited return of Amys Baking Company & Bistro. Before watching the latest showing of Kitchen Nightmares, which featured the return of Samy and Amy Bouzaglo, I was a little skeptical about the attitudes of these two illustrious owners. While viewing the show very closely, my purpose was to remain objective. Now that I have seen it, I have formulated my own opinion of the owners.
Is “Hate” Campaign Against Amys Baking Company Justified?
Ever since the finale of Kitchen Nightmares last season, the country has launched a National “Hate” campaign against the owners of Amys Baking Company. But I must ask, “Who is everyone in the Country to judge Samy and Amy Bouzaglo?”
Are Samy and Amy the bad guys here? Consider the famous Chef, Gordon Ramsey. This guy may be considered one of the world’s best celebrity chefs by many people. However, Gordon Ramsey is not the only renown chef out there. What about Robert Irvine, host of TV Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible? Mr. Irvine does basically the same thing as Mr. Ramsey. He goes out and tries to save restaurants that are in distress. The difference is, Robert Irvine does it in a tactful way. I don’t think Mr. Irvine would say to an owner, “This dish looks like something that came out of a baby’s diaper.”
Gordon Ramsey may be considered by many to be the best at what he does. However, I am of the opinion that he is not entirely right in the way he does it. Amy and Samy proved this point. The man uses foul language, and he talks to people like they are dogs. Samy and Amy were not going to tolerate this, and I applaud them for standing up to the Chef, and holding their positions. The best food network, which is the TV Food Network has never had Ramsey featured on any show. I have always wondered about this, until recently. Now, it all seems very clear.
One final note is worth mentioning. If this restaurant needs saving, which I doubt, I believe Robert Irvine could save it. He has a gentle, but firm way of dealing with people.
I don’t live near Scottsdale, AZ. If I did, I would have dinner at Amys Baking Company. So would all the hypocrite bloggers in the Country who have been posting obscene material about the restaurant. In fact, I think I would enjoy the food there. Some restaurants are better than others. I can’t ever remember eating at a restaurant where the food was totally bad. If this were the case, the local health department would probably order the restaurant to close down. I find it hard to believe the food at Amy’s is as bad a people say it is. Remember, the people who are evaluating the restaurant are prejudice.
If I could speak to Samy and Amy, this is what I would say to them:
“Guys, you are sitting on a gold mine. You are getting millions of dollars in free publicity. Your restaurant is the most famous restaurant in the country. Everyone wants to eat there. MAKE THE MOST OF IT!”
And, I also want to tell Amy and Samy the same thing I tell all of the visitors to FoodMazing, which is:
Every time you sit at the table,
Enjoy Your Food