A crowd packed into Fetch Bistro, the indoor and outdoor diner for humans and dogs, to watch celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay transform the restaurant in Wednesday’s episode of “24 Hours to Hell and Back.”
“It’s pretty cool to have our Wichita name and songs and stuff on our TV show is especially fun,” a customer quipped.
Ramsay’s show contacted Greg and Pamela Buss, the owners of Fetch Bistro last July to be a part of the show. The cast and crew arrived in Ramsay’s “hell on wheels” bus in November and set a ticking clock to 24 hours, in which the waitstaff, cooks, owners and Ramsay’s crew transformed the business from their point of sales system to back of house concepts.
“He can be kind of scary when he’s calling you on the carpet and getting in your face making sure you know what’s going wrong. In the long run, he just wants to help. He’s really a neat guy,” Pamela Buss said.
The episode shows Ramsay questioning the side yard of the business which the Buss’ inherited from the previous owner and made into a bocce ball court. Ramsay called it a “waste of space” and created a fenced-in dog park and patio.
“You can go outside and have a beer while your dogs are playing off leash and in a fenced-in area,” Greg Buss said.
Fetch Bistro put out a “Ramsay buffet” featuring the chef’s recipes for the watch party.
Though tears were shed on the actual episode, the Buss’ agree they are better for it.
“He did some really awesome things for us,” Pamela Buss said, “Chef Ramsay is larger than life.”