Kitchen Nightmares season 8: next episode, restaurant updates and everything we know about the Gordon Ramsay series

Gordon Ramsay and the staff of Max's Bar & Grill in Kitchen Nightmares season 8
(Image credit: Jeff Niera / FOX)

Gordon Ramsay is cementing his place on Fox this season with not one, but two shows, and another on the way. Kitchen Nightmares is coming back for its eighth season and will be joined this fall by Hell's Kitchen season 22. 

Ramsay has long been a staple on Fox (22 seasons of Hell’s Kitchen is proof of that) and he'll also have Next Level Chef season 3 to look forward to either at midseason or in the spring. 

Here's what we know about Kitchen Nightmares season 8. 

Next episode of Kitchen Nightmares season 8 

Kitchen Nightmares season 8 airs Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT on Fox. It shares the night with the second season of Special Forces: World's Toughest Test, which airs at 9 pm ET/PT. New episodes are available the following day on Hulu. 

The two-part season finale of Kitchen Nightmares will air Monday, December 4. The title of the episode is "Max's/Diwan" and here's the episode description: "Gordon Ramsay heads to Max’s Bar & Grill in Long Branch, New Jersey to mediate the restaurant’s divorced owners through their frustrations with each other before their business crumbles. Then, Gordon steps in to help transform Diwan, an established Indian restaurant in Port Washington, New York, that is also running a Mexican restaurant out of the same kitchen in the all-new “Max’s/Diwan” two-part season finale episode." 

There's currently no UK premiere date set but when one is available we'll have it for you right here. 

Kitchen Nightmares season 8 episode guide

Kitchen Nightmares season 8 episode 1: "Bel Aire"
"Gordon Ramsay urges two brothers to work through their emotional conflicts to save their beloved family restaurant."
Kitchen Nightmares: is Bel Aire Diner still open?

Kitchen Nightmares season 8 episode 2: "Bask 46"
"When a New Jersey couple's six-month old gastropub is in jeopardy due to their fiery head chef and dysfunctional menu, Gordon Ramsay offers his expertise and works to transform it into a successful business."
Kitchen Nightmares: is Bask 46 still open?

Kitchen Nightmares season 8 episode 3: "In the Drink"
"One of New Jersey’s busiest golf courses is home to In the Drink, a country club restaurant that struggles to find cohesiveness. Despite an absent owner, Gordon Ramsay attempts to revamp the restaurant and revive its lackluster menu." 
Kitchen Nightmares: is In the Drink still open?

Kitchen Nightmares season 8 episode 4: "Da Mimmo"
"Gordon Ramsay’s next transformation is a New Jersey Italian restaurant that is in financial ruin, despite being open only six-months. Da Mimmo is a passion project for a retired mother to work on with her three sons, but Gordon is forced to step in when two of the sons see the failing business as a joke." 
Kitchen Nightmares: is Da Mimmo still open?

Kitchen Nightmares season 8 episode 5: "Juicy Box"
"A family-run Haitian juice bar and restaurant in Brooklyn, NY has fallen into utter chaos after the owner’s children, who value partying and having fun over the success of their father’s business, take over management. Gordon Ramsay steps in to completely transform the restaurant when the owner is given a 60-day deadline to turn a profit"
Kitchen Nightmares: is The Juicy Box still open?

Kitchen Nightmares season 8 episode 6: "Love Bites"
"Love Bites is a small restaurant in Saugerties, NY run by childhood sweethearts who have trouble separating their work and personal lives. Gordon Ramsay steps in to save both the cafe and the couple’s engagement after the business breaks down their relationship."
Kitchen Nightmares: is Love Bites still open?

Kitchen Nightmares season 8 episode 7: "El Cantito"
"A sibling duo opened El Cantito, a Puerto Rican restaurant, five days before the COVID shutdown. However, they struggle to keep the business afloat with malfunctioning equipment, a small staff and pandemic-induced financial strain. They call Gordon Ramsay for help when the pressure becomes too much and the business is at risk of shuttering its doors in the all-new “El Cantito” episode of Kitchen Nightmares."
Kitchen Nightmares: is El Cantito still open?

Kitchen Nightmares season 8 episode 8: "South Brooklyn Foundry"
"The co-owners of South Brooklyn Foundry don’t see eye-to-eye, causing their communication about the business to grow toxic while the restaurant falls into more debt. Gordon Ramsay steps in to reassess the Brooklyn eatery’s priorities and straighten out the finances before it’s too late."
Kitchen Nightmares: is South Brooklyn Foundry still open?

Kitchen Nightmares season 8 premise

Here's the official synopsis of Kitchen Nightmares from Fox: "Chef Gordon Ramsay hits the road to help struggling restaurants all over the United States turn their luck around. Ramsay examines the problems each establishment faces, from unsanitary refrigerators to lazy or inexperienced staff, and searches for resolutions. With help from his team, Ramsay redecorates each eatery to give it a fresh new look and updates the menu as needed. Ramsay's ultimate goal is to make the restaurants he visits popular and profitable, but it's up to the restaurateurs to take his advice and turn their business nightmare into the American dream."

Kitchen Nightmares season 8 cast

Gordon Ramsay returns to host Kitchen Nightmares, personally mentoring the business owners in need. He's also one of the series' executive producers. Ramsay, known for his hit series Hell’s Kitchen, is one of the most widely known and recognized celebrity chefs on the planet. His trademark in-your-face outbursts are known to strike fear in the hearts of competitors, but behind the gruff exterior, he's a very nice guy who does a lot to support the chef community. 

Kitchen Nightmares season 8 trailer

Take a look at the trailer for Kitchen Nightmares season 8 below:

How to watch Kitchen Nightmares season 8

Kitchen Nightmares season 8 airs on Fox, which is included with most cable providers. If you've cut the cord, you can access the channel through live TV streaming providers like FuboTV, Hulu Plus Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV

New episodes of Kitchen Nightmares become available to stream the day after they air live on Hulu

Sarabeth Pollock
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