Running a restaurant seems like a dream job and as chefs become more like celebrities, everyone wants a slice of the pie. Presented by chef Simon Rimmer, Recipe For Success gives a couple the chance to live the dream and run a restaurant for real. Each day, a different couple take over the Recipe For Success restaurant, are given a restaurant team and money for supplies. Their challenge: to take these ingredients and produce a memorable lunch and dinner service for 40 hungry diners worth £25 a head.
To help them plan their menu, a successful restaurateur is on hand to offer advice on how to improve or simplify the menu to make the service run smoothly. But it is up to the couple to decide whether to take the expert’s advice as they begin the preparations for their grand opening. Throughout the week the couples compete for the five days’ earnings, up to a fantastic £5000 in cash. Whichever couple makes the most money from their day in the kitchen wins the lot, but in a cruel twist it’s the diners who decide how much they want to pay for the meal – £25, £10, or nothing! The would-be restaurateurs all think they have the flair and food knowledge to run their own establishment but this is no dinner party. At the end of each day the restaurateur adds up the takings, whilst the nervous couple wait to hear how much their diners have paid for their meals. Is it enough to beat the other contestants?
On the last night of the week, when all five couples are back in the restaurant, the overall winning pair is revealed. For them it’s a whopping cash prize… but for the other four, it’s back to their own homes empty handed.... Read more.