The Opener

(19 x 1 hour episodes)

Iron Chef competitor and star of Restaurant Makeover, David Adjey, has been in the restaurant business his whole life. It’s taken him from working at a neighbourhood greasy spoon to running a top New York hotel. Along the way, he’s become the Keith Richards of the Biz – the restaurant world’s rock star – untamed and very, very talented.

Today, he’s North America’s most sought-after restaurant consultant for hire and in each episode, our hero helps newbie restaurateurs open their dream restaurant – often with their life’s savings on the line.

Original broadcaster: Food Network Canada

Distribution: Syndicado 


  • Winner: Yorkton Short Film Festival Golden Sheaf Awards — Lifestyle Category
  • Nomination: Gemini Awards — Best Host or Interviewer in a General/Human Interest or Talk Program or Series