Take an unknown Bradley Cooper, Xander from Buffy, the dorky new waiter from Waiting, Jamie King, Frank Langella, and John Cho from American Pie put them in a sitcom based on Anthony Bourdain’s life and you get Kitchen Confidential.
Kitchen Confidential aired in 2005, but was put on hiatus due to baseball and in typical Fox fashion, was just never given a chance. The show was cancelled after thirteen episodes which stinks because the show was really good! It was maybe just a little be ahead of the foodie culture that exploded five-six years later, and Anthony Bourdain wasn’t a huge name as of yet.
I watched Kitchen Confidential mainly for Nicholas Brendan (Xander). I was in the midst of finishing up Buffy in 2005, so I felt an urge to see what else one of my favorite characters would go onto.
I’ve watched this series twice all the way through and just recently started a third watch through with Brandy. It’s a good show that isn’t available anywhere to stream or even to buy digitally at this time which is a shame.