Gordon Ramsay, the famously fiery British chef, is reportedly filming his show, “24 Hours to Hell and Back,” at The White Rooster, a Cuban restaurant in Toms River.
The angriest man in food television has come to the Garden State.
Gordon Ramsay, the celebrity chef famous for the “Hell’s Kitchen” and “MasterChef” programs on Fox — and the fiery temperament that created the “idiot sandwich” meme — has been spotted filming one of his shows at a Toms River restaurant.
Patch.com reported last week that a restaurant makeover show was being filmed in Toms River this week and diners were requested for the show, but could not confirm the name of the show or the restaurant. APP.com wrote on Monday that the show was believed to be Fox’s “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” and that it would be filmed at Cuban restaurant Caneda’s White Rooster. Then 94.3 The Point posted photos of Ramsay and the crew of the show at the restaurant.
The show features Ramsay driving across the country in his 70-foot “Hell On Wheels” truck that unfolds and turns into a high-tech mobile kitchen which serves as a training ground for chefs as Ramsay and the staff have 24 hours to completely revamp restaurants that need makeovers.
Caneda’s White Rooster currently has three and a half stars on popular restaurant review site Yelp, with a slew of complaints about the food and service to go with some stellar reviews. According to APP.com, owner Patty Caneda had hinted on social media that the restaurant would be closed from Oct. 12 to 15, “for some incredible changes and evolution.”
The show has had stops in New York and Pennsylvania in previous seasons, but this would be the first time it was set in New Jersey, though Ramsay does own two restaurants in the Garden State — Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill and Gordon Ramsay Steak, both in Atlantic City.