Ok confession time, I had never heard of Anthony Bourdain, read any of his work. I have no idea if Kitchen Confidential aired in the UK. The only reason I purchased this DVD was to see more of Bradley Cooper's earlier work. Kitchen Confidential didn't disappoint I found it to be really funny and a well written series. Bradley Cooper was perfectly cast as Jack Bourdain, in fact all the cast were suited for the roles they played.
With American TV I've found they don't always realise what hidden gems they have and I'm sure had this aired on a different network, it probably would not have been cancelled after a few episodes. Maybe a few more seasons would have been made as well.
Buy the DVD if you have a multi region player as you won't be disppointed.