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The Diner (Format)
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This aspirational format breaks down the barriers of disability and prepares a group of people with a range of disabilities or long-term conditions, for their dream of a career in the hospitality business.

In the UK version, Michel Roux Jr, the world class chef and host of this critically acclaimed format, mentors a group of young people with disabilities through training and work placements, as they strive to break into the industry and secure full-time employment.  

It’s a feel-good show that celebrates people's abilities, challenges perceptions and aims to transform lives.

The UK transmission version of the series was titled Kitchen Impossible With Michel Roux Jr.

A local version of the format made for NET5 in the Netherlands, has aired two successful series to date, entitled Kitchen Impossible.

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In the UK, viewers peaked at 1.6 million – 28% above slot average.

Rated with twice the channel average in households across the Netherlands.



“Charming and funny, with an important message at its core (“no-one is unemployable”),Kitchen Impossible shines a light on those who are all too often excluded.” – Evening Standard

“It is totally different to any cooking show you’ve seen. It’s a celebration of humanity, and there are moments that will move you to tears.” – Daily Mail Weekend

 “Kitchen Impossible doesn’t aim to create a winner but simply to advance the participants’ self-esteem…” – Radio Time

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