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Kitchen Nightmares: Zeke’s Hires New Executive Chef

May 15, 2011 01:00 PM by Lisa Princ

Last week on FOX’s Kitchen Nightmares we watched as Gordon Ramsay helped turnaround Zeke’s in New Orleans and the restaurant is still boasting the changes as well as the fact that they hired a new executive chef. Keep reading for more details!

Kitchen Nightmares sent Gordon Ramsay to New Orleans this past week to help transform Zeke’s and make it’s owners see that there was more to running a restaurant than just the financial gain. After a successful turnaround, Ellen and Darryl Cortello are boasting the changes are still in place and they have even hired a new executive chef!

According to their website, the pair boasts “Gordon Ramsay, along with his restaurant and design experts, have totally redone Zeke’s Restaurant. What was great about the restaurant is still in tact, but the changes are incredible. The dining room, bar and menu have been given a brand new look. The decor, ambiance and cuisine offers Old Metairie the restaurant they’ve been looking for.”

They have also announced that they have hired new executive chef Michelle Matlock and they say “Michelle is one of New Orleans seasoned chefs and her vast culinary career includes Excecutive Chef of the Royal Cafe and time at the Windsor Court Grill Room under renowned Master Chef Rene Bajeux.” Whether or not Jason and Emil are still there is unknown, but it sounds like this place is on the right track to maintaining all that Chef Ramsay has taught them. If you’re in the area, why not try them out? Then be sure to let us know how your experience was at Zeke’s!

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