** November 2011: Note: Conviction Kitchen is now closed and houses ‘Bistro 2’.
The TV series Conviction Kitchen follows the redemptive journey of 12 ex-criminals — six in the kitchen, six on the floor — being given another chance as they learn the skills to successfully run a high-end restaurant.
Channel 7 opened the doors to Conviction 3 weeks ago, and with only 6 weeks of taping, seats available for meals have been in high demand.
After a visit there last week, I can see why.
You are told you will be filmed. If you are like me, you have a camera and mike shoved in your face, be asked a question and mumble like a bumbling fool, which guarantees you will either end up on the cutting room floor (good choice) or be aired showing the world what a bumbling fool you actually are (not such a good choice).
I have to tell you – my dessert was so amazing, I raved about it for the next 2 days.