On the brink of closure by the health department for serious health violations, the owners at Big Momma’s Chicken & Waffles in New Orleans are left with few options. With little time before a health inspection, Big Momma’s days of serving up down-home Southern cookin’ are numbered. Enter, Ben Vaughn, hosting Food Network’s newest special, “Health Inspector.” Vaughn, a restaurant consultant and food health and safety expert travels the country, working with food establishments to
clean up their acts. The little-publicized, “Health Inspector” premiers tomorrow (check local listings), scrubbing the filth at Big Momma’s Chicken & Waffles, but will they clean up their act in time for the real health inspectors?
TV Guide reports that Food Network quietly scheduled the new special as a test. Traditionally, Food Network’s shows glorify food and the industry, but this show will focus on the not-so-glamorous underbelly of the restaurant industry. Shows like Gordon Ramsay’s “Kitchen Nightmares” currently feature cleanliness, food handling and health and safety violations, but Food Network will focus an entire show on the subject to highlight the importance of proper food handling.
According to TV Guide, Food Network is tight-lipped, but indicated that the special is being considered for a regular series, depending on the ratings for the premier special. “Health Inspector” will air on the Food Network on Wednesday, June 20 at 10pm/9 central with several encore presentations over the days that follow. Check local listings for show times.
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