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CT’s Oldest Inn On “Hotel Hell”

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Gordon_Ramsay[1]Lots of Connecticut people on reality tv these days and soon, a place will be center stage and under the microscope for your viewing pleasure.

Food/hotel know-it-all, celebrity chef and hospitality guru Gordon Ramsay paid one of his “Hotel Hell” visits to the Curtis House Restaurant & Inn in Woodbury over the summer and what he found and fixed will be featured on the Sept. 1 episode of the Fox Network makeover reality show.

Built in 1736 and considered the state’s oldest inn, the Curtis curtis (2)House is owned by the Hardisty family, with siblings TJ Brennan and Chris Hardisty in charge. According to an advance from the show, the brother and sister’s “constant bickering and disrespect for one another is not only tearing their relationship apart, but is bringing the inn down with them.”

The advance notes that “with little upkeep, it is no surprise to Ramsay that he is the only guest at the inn. Find out if Ramsay can patch up their relationship and save this historic establishment.”

Chris Hardisty said he couldn’t talk about what happened during the transformation but its Facebook page (Curtis House Restaurant & Inn) not only boasts pictures of updated rooms and  freshened up common areas, but a revived restaurant as well.

Showtime is 9 p.m.

TV Personalities In The News, Hell’s Kitchen Looking for Chefs!

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Fox Ct co-anchor Laurie Perez was one of 37 women honored Wednesday by the New Britain YWCA at its 15th Biennial Women in Leadership Luncheon.

Perez, who is also co-host of FOX CT’s weekly political show “The Real Story”, and five others, were inducted into the YWCA’s Academy of Women Leaders at the luncheon.

The event recognizes women in central Connecticut who demonstrate extraordinary leadership and outstanding achievements.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Laurie. She works as an anchor, hosts a political show, reports on major news stories yet finds time to help other women through her volunteerism and mentoring. We are proud that she is a member of the FOX CT News team,” said Coleen Marren, FOX CT News Director.

Other women inducted in the academy were State Rep. Elizabeth Boukus, Central Connecticut State University professor Carolyn Fallahi, Coram Deo Recovery case manager Theresa Leonard, New Britain High School Academy for Health Professions and Hospital for Special Care consultant Maria Pietrantuono and Career Development Specialist at the Connecticut Department of Labor, Diana Ryan.

Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin was the guest speaker. FOX CT anchor Alison Morris emceed the event.

An additional 31 women were also honored for their community service and outreach efforts at the luncheon at the Aqua Turf in Southington.

And at WFSB…

Dan Kain may have not been feted recently but he surely will be in the next few weeks. He is retiring.

Kain, who has worked at WFSB for 25 years, will step down on June 7.

As far as naming a replacement to the story-telling beat?

“Hard to say,”said news director Dana Neves. “Dan is really and truly irreplaceable!!”

And speaking of tv, do you want to be on it?

Gordon_Ramsay[1]Fox TV is looking for chefs/cooks who want to be on “Hell’s Kitchen” with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

The reality show pits one cook against another and ultimately ends with someone being chosen by the hot-headed Ramsay to oversee the kitchen at one of his world-famous restaurants.

If you are interested, send an email to HKCasting2013@gmail.com

In the subject line put your name and the city and state where you live. In the body of the email include your name, where you live, your address, you present occupation, a photo of yourself, contact information and a little about your culinary experience and why you think you would be a good fit for the show.

Hell’s Kitchen “Bad Boy” Hurd Moving To Water’s Edge

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hurdandkerrWe loved the him on Season 6 of the Fox reality show “Hell’s Kitchen” with his bold mouth and   redneck charm, and welcomed him as a Connecticut celebrity chef when he relocated to join fellow HK standout Kevin Cottle at the Country Club of Farmington and then Jordan’s Caterers.

But now Van Hurd has decided it’s time for him to be the #1 guy in the kitchen and will do it as the new executive chef at Water’s Edge Resort & Spa  in Westbrook.

“I’m just tired of being the second one in charge and this is a chance to head my own kitchen,” said Hurd who was living in Texas when he was on the popular Fox network show hosted by Gordon Ramsay. “My plan is to review the menus at all the restaurants at Water’s Edge before making any changes but it’s exciting  to take on this new job.”

Hurd, who has worked under Cottle for several years said his decision to move on by himself feels likes a “break-up” with the guy who became his dear friend when they met on the show.

“But we’ll still be friends, probably better ones now that we aren’t working together,” laughed the married father one. “It was time for me to go on my own ,” he said. “I’m excited about it.”


Junky Hotels In CT, This One Is For You!

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hotelehellReality show bad guy Gordon Ramsay  and his Fox “Hotel Hell” show are looking for candidates for the sow’s ear-turned-silk purse makeover show. And they are looking in Connecticut.

Here’s the scoop from the CT Lodging Assn:

 “Gordon Ramsay is on a mission is to give each location the competitive edge needed to survive in the hospitality industry. Hotels featured last season have greatly increased their business!

Whether the establishment has been affected by the economy, Hurricane Sandy, family dynamics, a combination of factors, or you just can’t figure out the problems, let Gordon help with a fresh pair of eyes!

* Your property must have a kitchen and must be open for at least one year”

For more information regarding Hotel Hell, please visit:WWW.FOX.COM/HOTEL-HELL