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Hell's Kitchen Top Prize

applehome | Aug 1, 2011 12:15 PM

The top prize is exec chef at BLT Steak in NYC. I know that this is bogus from past seasons - if there really is a candidate that could do the job, maybe... but otherwise, the winner will be given the money and a job for a year, but not the real exec position.

But I was wondering why BLT Steak? Since the BLT chain has been taken over by the ESquared conglomerate, I don't think Laurent Tourandel has much to do with it any more. But why is it an available prize for Ramsey's stupid show? Is Ramsey connected to ESquared?

I went to BLT Steak a few years ago - thought it was better than the other chains (Capital Griddle, Smith and Wesson, Ruth's whatever...) but still not the real quality (especially in terms of dry-aging) of Peter Luger. I guess it's possible that the chain is now centralized and corporatized to the point that a junior clown could be the "exec" of an individual outlet. Just like Howard Johnson's.

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