The kitchen at the Hotel Marchand is hot and steamy, but it's not the simmering gumbo that's kicking up the heat. Head chef Robert LeSoeur and sous-chef Melanie Marchand have been battling each other since their first day together.
Taking orders and curbing her creative instincts is tough for an ambitious professional like Melanie, and the attraction she feels for her boss makes it even harder. There's only one solution: get rid of the guy. But when she finds a way to do just that, the doubts begin. She'd have the kitchen to herself, but Melanie also knows she'd be giving up the one man she can't afford to lose.