The Opener premiered on TLC on January 3, 2011. Top TV chef David Adjey knows the restaurant business inside out, and in The Opener, he is determined to give amateur restaurateurs a fighting chance at success. With their life savings on the line and often very na??ve expectations, David uses unorthodox teaching techniques to identify problems and come up with a plan to get them to opening night and beyond. Between a pair of former university friends looking for their next great adventure, an ex-nightclub promoter eager to transfer his skills into the restaurant business, and an owner who has hired a strict vegetarian as his head chef, David has a difficult task on his hands. The stakes are high, the clock is ticking, and failure is not on the menu.