Amy's Baking Company Dishes On What To Expect On Her Reality TV Show
"We've had to weed through the crazy—like photos of kitty cats," Amy Bouzaglo told LAist.
Bouzaglo and her husband Samy recently put out a job listing/casting call on Facebook asking for servers and bussers to apply to work at Amy's Baking Company—and for their new reality TV show. They're getting a variety of applicants, including furry animals. It's not surprising that they're getting trolled by people over the internet—and that some may be hesitant to join the staff. After all, the beleaguered restaurant was featured on Fox's "Kitchen Nightmares" in May in a negative media firestorm, showing that they kept tips from their servers, screamed at their employees and customers and served frozen food disguised as fresh.
Irwin Entertainment, the company that has produced other fine reality TV shows such as "Celebrity Rehab" and "Couples Therapy" is giving Amy's Baking Company the Hollywood touch. Bouzaglo was mum on which network is picking them up; however, they are expected to start shooting in a couple of weeks.
"This [show] is about the real Samy and Amy Bouzaglo," she said. "[It's about] how we are 100 percent the polar opposite of how we were portrayed on 'Kitchen Nightmares.'"
She promised the show would also reveal that she does "100 percent of the baking" herself (a contentious topic where she was portrayed as doing the exact opposite on the "Kitchen Nightmares" episode), her home life with her husband, and her "kitty cats." Bouzaglo insisted that they never stole tips from their servers, and that people will see how well she treats her staff, including a girl she has been training for the past eight months; she referred to her as "Mini-Me."
We can only imagine what she's like.
In addition, she claimed that they are still being cyber bullied from users on Facebook and Yelp, and called "Kitchen Nightmares" host Gordon Ramsey the "king of the trolls on Yelp". (Bouzaglo believes he's leading the charge on the negative reviews of her restaurant.) Recently, Chow Bella reported an upcoming "Kitchen Nightmares" special recently filmed in Scottsdale, AZ on the effect Amy's Baking Company has had on the community. That episode should tide viewers over until the Amy's Baking Company reality TV show premieres one day, which could very well be sheer insanity as well.