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The Opener

EVERYBODY thinks they have what it takes to open a restaurant – it’s easy. All you need is grandma’s secret lasagna recipe, some friends willing to wait tables, a little money from your parents, and enough charm to keep ‘em coming back, right? Outrageous Celebrity Chef and restaurant consultant David Adjey knows better. Adjey brings his unique know how, tough love and unorthodox methods to the task – stopping at nothing to get the job done. Will he succeed in turning these dreamers into successful restaurateurs or will he be thrown out before the doors even open? This gritty, dramatic and always entertaining series will be a must watch to closing credits.

David Adjey

Host: David Adjey

David Adjey has been in the restaurant business all his life.  He rose from scrappy teen years as a dishwasher in a Scarborough Ontario diner, to become Executive Chef at New York City's tony Rihga Royal Hotel. He's been Personal Chef to actor Dan Aykroyd, appeared on the Jay Leno Show, and realized a dream as Chef Proprietor of his own Toronto fine dining establishment, 'Nectar.'

In 2008, Chef Adjey embarked on a new path to become a highly sought- after restaurant consultant, a career trajectory that has taken him across North America and beyond to help aspiring restaurateurs create new and profitable businesses founded on their dreams and passion for food.

Along the way, Chef Adjey has established a strong television presence as a chef-expert for the Food Network on such programs as 'Restaurant Makeover,' and 'The Opener,' which began in 2010.

Coming up on: The Opener

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