Capri was a Los Angeles, California restaurant featured on season 4 of Kitchen Nightmares. Check in for an update on what happened next. As a hood cleaning business, we are amused by each episode and can relate to seeing a dirty, unmanaged kitchen.
Find out what happened when Gordon Ramsay visited The Capri and what has happened since Gordon left The Capri.
Capri Kitchen Nightmares Episode Recap
In this Kitchen Nightmares episode, Gordon Ramsay visits Capri in Eagle Rock in Los Angeles, California.
They entertain the guests but are so lazy that they do as little work as possible and they sleep in their car during service.
Gordon arrives and isn’t impressed with the exterior of the restaurant and he thinks that the interior is too dark.
He is greeted by Jeff who tells him that the restaurant is closed during the day and only opens at 4 o’clock in the evening for their dinner service.
While waiting to be served, Gordon inspects the dining room and is shocked at how dirty and run down it is with taped carpet and sauce-stained booths.
Jim says he is responsible for cleaning the restaurant but admits he hates it and hasn’t cleaned the restaurant in a long time.
The meatballs are bought in and microwaved to reheat and the pizza has a lot of gunk on it and is falling apart.
The chicken Scarpello is dull and smells off and Jim is unable to tell him exactly how old the frozen chicken is.
Gordon notices bits of gum stuck underneath the table and Colleen tells him that underneath the tables have never been cleaned before.
In the walk in, there are rotten vegetables, precooked dishes and a warmt sauce in the fridge that would have been dangerous to serve.
Jim and Jeff get back to cooking and begin to send food out of the kitchen but the diners are less than impressed.
Thanks to Gordon’s encouragement, Jeff jumps back into dinner service and tries to help Jim, get the kitchen back on track.
Unfortunately makes the matters worse as Gordon discovers that the chicken isn’t being safely defrosted and he tells Jim to take it off the menu.
Instead he announces the lack of chicken directly to the customers in the dining room and many of the diners walk out.
Soon, Jim and Gordon get in an argument and pizza cook Darian reveals that they are childish and will cry whenever things don’t go their way.
The remaining customers complain as they had to wait hours before they were served and get frustrated and leave.
After the twins spend most of the night cleaning, Gordon arrives early and opens the restaurant for lunch and with help from Colleen and Darian.
Jim and Jeff arrive to a full dining room and Gordon had introduces their new lunch menu and they sit down to sample it.
He tells the twins that they made $300 from the service and the twins realise it would boost revenue to open every day at lunch.
Gordon teaches them to make homemade meatballs and Jim goes out to the street to shout about their meatballs.
Gordon and his team worked overnight to give the restaurant a long overdue revamp and it is one of the biggest makeovers in the show’s history.
Capri Kitchen Nightmares Relaunch
On relaunch night, the restaurant is packed, Jim is in the kitchen expediting and the food quickly makes its way out the kitchen.
Gordon takes them outside for a pep talk, the kitchen turns it around and the customers love the new food when they receive it.
After the successful night’s service, Gordon speaks with the twins one more time and they tell him that they are grateful for the help.
Gordon has a surprise for them both, it is a certificate of appreciation for their meatballs from the local Chamber of Commerce.
Eight months after the show aired, the twins reported to the local press that business had increased by 20%.
Both the Yelp reviews are mostly positive after the show, the meatballs and pizza are mostly well received and customers love the twins.
Of all the KN restaurants, I was able to eat at this restaurant. While the food was decent (pizza was good but not the best I’ve had) and the service was all right, they seem to be doing fine. As I read, the Kingston Cafe across town closed recently, which was surprising since it has been there even before Old Pasadena opened.
Holy macro. When I saw the beginning of the episode, it was the first time I’d expect the restaurant to be closed and went to clarify it here. And it stuns me to find out they’re open – in a good way. Amazing.
Out of all KN this was my favorite episode, I loved these guys, they where funny, you can tell they have a good heart and out of all the owners I wish them the most success.
Yes. I also agree, I felt that they reminded me of very lovable shire folk and I could see they melted Nodrog’s icy heart. Long live Jim and Jeff and God Bless. Hmmm. Quite endearing. A pleasant episode and I shall watch it again sometime.
I’m watching the episode as I write this (May, 20 2015) and since I’m planning a trip to So-Cal (Disneyland rocks!) I’m going to have to find out how far the restaurant is from Disney. After all, you can’t go without seeing Tweedle-Dee & Tweedle-Dum. That was the first thing that popped into my head when I first saw this episode. And apparently they are actors. Where were they when Tim Burton remade Alice? Loved the movie and these two would have been better than CG characters. I am happy to know that they are open, they seem like decent guys unlike most of the arrogant toe rags they get on the show. Loved the boxing match, too!
This was one of the best episodes I’ve see of Kitchen Nightmares! I was honestly thinking they would go back to their old ways (like most do in past episodes of KN) but I am shocked and words can’t describe how glad and happy they really took Gordon’s advice and are continuing their success!! Proud of these men and hope their success continues on for a very long time! One of the best turn arounds I’ve seen in Kitchen Nightmares!! Hope we will see them for a 3rd time in a future episode of Kitchen Nightmares!! 🙂