Chef Boot Camp, takes a deep dive into one of the most critical and essential elements of restaurants everywhere – the chefs running the kitchen.  The success of a restaurant starts and ends with the food they serve and trouble in the kitchen can jeopardize everything. Enter Cliff Crooks, Culinary Director of a global restaurant brand whose job entails making sure the entire enterprise runs smoothly, including hiring and firing the chefs for each kitchen. Now Cliff is taking his decades of expertise and embarking on a new mission to help struggling chefs from restaurants across the country prove that they deserve to keep running their kitchens. Nominated by their respective restaurant owners, each episode Cliff will put a trio of underperforming chefs through a grueling series of challenges to test their real-world culinary skills and fitness for the role. With their jobs on the line, these chefs will attempt to not only survive but thrive in Chef Boot Camp and prove to their owners they have the talent and passion it takes to succeed.

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Premiere Date: Apr/8/2021


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Chef Boot Camp season 1 episode 5

Season 1, Episode 5: Show Me the Intensity

Chef Cliff Crooks mentors a 23-year-old head chef with too much attitude at her family's restaurant, an owner who needs to be more assertive and a former hotel owner who sold the business but stayed on to run the kitchen....

Air Date: May 06, 2021

Chef Boot Camp season 1 episode 6

Season 1, Episode 6: The Bottom Line

Chef Cliff Crooks helps a first-time head chef in Portland, Maine, understand budgeting; an inexperienced chef at a family restaurant in Scranton, Pa.; a chef in Syracuse, N.Y., whose care eats up time and profits....

Air Date: May 13, 2021

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