Amy’s Baking Company: Where are Amy and Samy now?

Amy’s Baking Company: Where are Amy and Samy now?

It’s been a while since Amy’s Baking Company shut up and shut down in Scottsdale.

You’ll recall the restaurant’s owners, Amy and Salomon “Samy” Bouzaglo, from such antics as falling apart on “Kitchen Nightmares” (twice), accusing show host Gordon Ramsay of sexual harassment and allegedly brandishing a knife at a customer.

And who could forget clips like Amy’s “I speak feline MEOW!” and Samy’s “Here’s your pizza, go (expletive) yourself!”

For more than two years — from that first airing of Ramsay’s walkout on “Kitchen Nightmares” in May 2013 to the shuttering of the restaurant in September 2015 — the Bouzaglos’ actions made one headline … and then another.

Forgot what happened? Here’s a timeline of the Amy’s Baking ‘Nightmare’ 

Since then, they’ve eschewed the public eye, as if they’ve started a counter: “365 days incident-free.” 

In early July 2019, we reached out to Amy on Facebook but did not hear back.

But we did a little digging, and came up with answers to the questions you’re probably wondering on this momentous anniversary:

Where are they now?

As of July 2019, the Bouzaglos appear to be living in Israel, based on social media posts on Amy’s Twitter and Instagram accounts. As of 2016, the couple had moved to Westwood, California, a small enclave near the University of California-Los Angeles.

Records searches and Google searches indicated they resided in a posh, five-unit condominium building that features primarily 2-bedroom, 2.75-bath homes for rent, ranging from about 2,100 to 2,300 square feet. (The building’s top-floor penthouse is larger.) 

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Is she still baking?

Yes. Amy posts new glittery desserts on her Instagram account. She previously ran a business, Amy’s Sweet Magic, that accepted special-order cakes and sold her cookbook, “Baking with Amy.” The self-published cookbook includes recipes for the basics of creating desserts. While the business appears to have closed (the website no longer works), the cookbook is still available for purchase from retailers such as Google Play.

What’s in the former Amy’s Baking Company space?

As of July 2019, the space is unoccupied after its latest occupant, The Grande Stand, closed last December. The burger joint still operates at its original location, called The Stand, at 36th Street and Indian School Road. 

 The Stand is known for its limited, well-executed menu of burgers and shakes made with quality ingredients. The beef for the burgers is ground daily. The fries are hand-cut. The shakes are hand-spun.

‘Kitchen Nightmares’ is no longer being filmed. What show is Ramsay on now?

His latest show, “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted,” is set to premiere July 21 on National Geographic. The series chronicles Ramsay’s explorations around the world, during which he’ll meet local food stars and learn about cultural traditions and customs that shape a country’s cuisine. Expect some of the competitive style of Ramsay’s other shows to be included in the new series, as Ramsay will square off against chefs he meets along his travels.

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