The Kitchen Job

The Kitchen Job

Watch the man with the golden touch, restaurateur John Palino, bring restaurant and cafe owners back from the brink of ruin. His talent and passion for the business sees him help desperate owners get back on their feet.
20 Episodes
The Kitchen Job - Lou Lou

Lou Lou

With a sensational view of Waiheke Island, Lou Lou is a restaurant on the brink of closure.
The Kitchen Job - Cafe Cecille

Cafe Cecille

Cafe Cecille is situated in the picturesque Queen Elizabeth Park in Masterton. Unfortunately its financial situation is far from pretty and if things don't change soon the owner risks losing everything.
The Kitchen Job - The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree

Five minutes down the road from central Tauranga is the small village of Greerton where 'The Lemon Tree Cafe' is struggling. The owners have taken a massive gamble and if things don't improve soon they risk losing their livelihood.
The Kitchen Job - L and P

L and P

Nestled in the Thames Valley is Paeroa, "World Famous in New Zealand" for New Zealand's most famous drink. Not so famous is the L and P Bar and Cafe, a family style restaurant and information centre, that's struggling to keep afloat!
The Kitchen Job - Riverview


After taking over the restaurant, Andrew's partner chose not to follow and he has struggled ever since.
The Kitchen Job - Vinnies


Located on New Zealand's rugged west coast, Vinnies, is a restaurant suffering from a major identity crisis!
The Kitchen Job - Haleems


Balmoral is a cluster of shops, cafes and restaurants halfway down Dominion Road and home to struggling Indian Restaurant Haleem's.
The Kitchen Job - Main Street Cafe

Main Street Cafe

In the stunning beach town of Mount Maunganui the Main Street Cafe is fighting a losing battle to survive amongst the multitude of other eateries in the area.
The Kitchen Job - WKA


Sandringham is a small community with a real buzz...but about to collapse in one foul heap on its door step is struggling day time cafe WKA.
The Kitchen Job - Red Tomatoes

Red Tomatoes

Perching over the trendy Kelburn Village in Wellington, Red Tomatoes pizzeria is a restaurant in a mess!
The Kitchen Job - 306 Bar And Bistro

306 Bar And Bistro

306 Bar and Bistro in Onehunga is in dire need of help. With bad reviews and customers staying away its inexperienced owner is trapped in a financial nightmare.
The Kitchen Job - Chocolate Cafe

Chocolate Cafe

Historic Howick is now a vibrant community, and with its cafes, specialist shops, galleries and friendly relaxed atmosphere is also home to the recently established 'Chocolate Cafe'.