‘Anybody elso out there watching Kitchen Nightmares? Even though each week the “plot” is highly predictable…I love watching the show.
If you’ve missed it, each week goes “a little something like this”… A failing restaurant invites Chef Gordon Ramsey to “makeover” their greasy spoon… Even though they are obviously failing they still think that they are “pretty much doing everything right”. They blame the customers for not eating at their lousy restaurant. Enter Gordon Ramsey… Chef Ramsey tastes the food and rules it disgusting. He pokes around in their filthy kitchens and freezers and generally hurls (censored for tv) curses at them for being such “filthy pigs”. The owners and staff resist at first but finally come to the realization that however painful the truth is…if they do not face it and accept Chef Ramsey’s profanity laden help…they will fail. Humility ensues…changes are made…Kitchens and cupboards are opened and cleaned…the restaurant is “made over” and relaunched…in the end the grateful owners and chefs end up hugging Ramsey and thanking him for saving their restaurant…and their lives.
I think God works a lot like Chef Ramsey…minus the profanity?! We cry out to him from our filthy messed up lives…we resist his truth at first because it’s painful…it’s shocking when he reveals our “filthy kitchens” and our “disgusting freezers”. It’s much easier to blame others for our sins… In the end we make a choice. We chose to either send the “Almighty Chef” away…and continue to struggle on our own. Or, we invite him in…make the changes in our lives he suggests…allow him to help us clean up the filth we have accumulated in our lives. We end up thanking him for coming and saving us… That’s what undeserved Grace is all about.
So that’s what I “learned” from Kitchen Nightmares….that…and to NEVER eat in a restaurant again…