Jamie’s Chef, Channel 4

by | Jan 31, 2007 | All, Reviews

Did we like it?

Jamie Oliver’s selection of a chef to run an Essex pub called The Cock (insert your own joke here) wasn’t that tasty. But the main course – where the lucky winner gets to work – promises to be more appetising. (One day we’ll write about Jamie Oliver without resorting to culinary clichés. Honest)

What was good about it?

• Jamie’s Woodstock party looked hilarious. Lots of pleased-with-themselves thirtysomethings dressed in hippie garb trying hard to have fun.

• “Put the money in a bin and burn it – the pain will be less,” Jamie was told by an expert. Fortunately, he shrugged off that advice so we can enjoy his pain over the next few weeks (and no-one performs displays of frustrated pain better than Jamie)

What was bad about it?

• The selection process lacked drama, even though we were shown insights into the lives of the four contenders.

• We’re a bit bored with Jamie with his cries of “pukka” and campaigning zeal and wife Jools and awful friends and tendancy to give everyone a nickname (Big Fella, Tiger etc)

• We wanted London geezer Dennis to win the job. Instead it went to Aaron Craze

Luke Knowles

Luke Knowles


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