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The Kitchen Job (Series Two, Episode Two)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2010

American-born John Palino made his name as a restaurateur, before two unsuccessful bids to become Auckland's mayor. In this reality series he comes to the aid of struggling eateries around the country, and attempts to set them on the right path. In this episode Invercargill’s Strathern Inn is bleeding money, has a bad rep, and is possibly haunted. With a bit of savvy planning, and help from local mayor Tim Shadbolt, Palino does his best to get the staff trained up and the Inn on the path to success. Unfortunately any success proved shortlived, as the ageing building was later demolished.

It's great to see the staff are getting involved and the kitchen's doing great. The customers love the food. They're pointed in the right direction now. I wish them luck!
– John Palino

Key Cast & Crew

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John Palino

Presenter, Associate Producer , Development

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Laurie Clarke

Post-Production Director, Executive Producer

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Phill England

Field Director, Second Camera

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Kate Fraser


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Brian Holland

Development Executive

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Sue Woodfield

Network Executive

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Top Shelf Productions


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Top Shelf Productions